The Secondary Characters That Own My Heart {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today was a character freebie and this could have gone so many ways, but in the end I chose to gush a bit about my favorite secondary characters ever, because really I adore these characters so much that I just jumped on the opportunity to rave about them some more.

Also, while making this post, I realised that I could have easily written this same exact post about 3 years ago (with some exceptions) so why don’t I have any more recent favorite secondary characters? Do I just love these ones so much no other character can live up to them? I don’t know… So let me know your favorite secondary characters, and if they are from more recent books or also a bit more aged like mine!

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My Childhood Favorites — Baby-Sitters, Aliens, Dolphin Childs & Loads of Creepy Stories {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s all about childhood favorites, and boy did I enjoy taking a walk down memory lane. I forgot about some of these books until writing this post and writing it made me want to reread all of these though sadly I don’t own most of them anymore. Thinking about this list does confirm to me that I’ve ALWAYS been a reader and though book slumps may occur from time to time, I shouldn’t worry about them. This love of books has been going strong for 33 years and is obviously not going anywhere anytime soon 🙂 So for now, walk down memory lane with me as I present: my childhood favorites!

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Books On My Summer 2019 TBR (AKA The Summer I’ll Try To Catch Up On All The Amazing New Books I Missed While I Was Adulting) {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today is all about our summer TBR. Now, normally, this is the time where I make a list of all cute contemporaries I want to read because for some reason summer means contemporaries for me. But not this year. This year, because of moving and adulting and stuff, I have an unfortunate backlog of a lot of books that already came out earlier in the year that I REALLY want to get to. SO the summertime, when life usually gets a little less busy, seems like the PERFECT time to catch up.

Here are twelve books on my Summer TBR:

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2019’s Obviously The Year of the Snake! — Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019 {Top Ten Tuesday}

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I’ve been MIA to Top Ten Tuesday for the past few weeks because life got a little busy, but I am so HAPPY to get this post up, because I LOVE gushing about all the books I want to read and maybe, hopefully, also actually will read soon. And oh boy, does the second half of 2019 deliver with some amazing releases.

Here are the twelve releases of the second half of 2019 I’m most excited for!

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LGBTQIA+ Books Made For The Screen: Get These Adapted For Movie Or TV ASAP! {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s topic is all about book-to-screen adaptations and I particularly want to talk about LGBTQIA+ representation on the screen. Though we still have a looong way to go to get great representation on on our screens and not everybody handles it correctly (looking at you, J.K Rowling, Disney and Marvel), there is also some progress.

Tv shows featuring queer characters are existing more and more. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina stars a great trans character, played by an actual non-binary actor. Some of my favorite LGBTQIA+ books have already received the screen adaptation (Love, Simon) and others are on their way (What If It’s Us, They Both Die At The End).

But there’s still plenty of room for more. So big tv and movie execs, if you happen to be reading this (and why wouldn’t you? haha), I highly recommend all of these stories to be adapted for the screen!

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Fictional Characters That Remind Me Of Myself {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s all self-reflection, as I take a look at some of the fictional characters that remind me of myself. Now, obviously, none of the following characters are exactly me. But each of them have a few character traits that do remind me of myself.  Let’s go!

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Ten Inspirational Quotes For Introverts… And The Extraverts That Love Them {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s all about inspiring quotes! I love me some quotes, and I already did a feature on my favorite quotes, romantic quotes and first lines, as well as my weekly Quote It Wednesday (at the moment sadly still on hiatus), so today I wanted to focus on something near and dear to my heart, and that is introversion.

I’m a very introvert person, and all too often I have to deal with people telling me that I should be different: speak more, get out of my shell, basically change my personality. I even had someone recently who told me, in response to me saying I am the way I am and don’t need to change, that that’s the same things alcoholics say, that it’s just an excuse and there’s no reason we can’t get better. As if introversion is something that needs to be cured (spoiler: it’s not) I have struggled with this a lot, and often cursed myself for not being able to change. But you know what? I am happy the way I am. I like the way I am. And I don’t need to change who I am for anyone!

So here are some of my favorite introvert ‘power-quotes’, quotes that inspire me and cheer me up whenever I’m feeling blue about being an introvert. If you’re an introvert like me, I hope they can inspire you too. And if you’re an extravert, I hope they can inspire you to understand and love your introvert loved ones that little bit more. Either way, introvert, extravert or ambivert: you are awesome, just the way you are!

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A Tale of Terrible Formatting, Misspelled Author Names & Cringe-Worthy Reviews — My Ten First Blog Posts {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s a Throwback Tuesday, because I’m taking you back in time, all the way to January 2016, when I was a fledgling blogger who, after a lot of doubt, finally took the plunge and just started her own book blog… Which was (and who am I even kidding, still IS) a learning curve. So here’s to rookie mistakes, not giving up, and getting better one day at a time!

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Magical & Whimsical Rainy Day Reads {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s all about rainy day reads, and for me, rainy days just seem perfect for reading magical books. So all of the following books contain some magic and a nice touch of whimsy that is guaranteed to make you forget all about the rain outside and just get completely immersed into their fantastical worlds.

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“So Do You Also Read Real Books?” And Other Outrageously Annoying Things People Tell Readers {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today I’m deviating a tad (a lot) from the original topic, which should have been ‘Outrageous things I’ve done as a reader’ because honestly, I’m quite boring and not very outrageous. The most outrageous thing I could come up with was reading an entire day and sneaking reads during family gatherings. Not so outrageous, now is it?

But then I thought about outrageous things other people have said to me as a reader. And to other readers. Because really, sometimes people can say really outrageously annoying things to readers. So that’s my post for today. Get ready for some annoyed rants and a lots of tea being served.

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