Books To Read If You Love Pen Pal Romances {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s topic was a freebie and I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about a trope I love dearly, and yet doesn’t seem to be very popular in common media: the pen pal romance. I LOVE pen pal romances. Maybe it’s because I myself am an awkward potato in real life and am much more comfortable expressing myself in writing. I just love the idea of opening up to someone in writing and falling in love with the other person’s writing and words, without even knowing what they look like. Whenever I come across this concept in a book, I am reduced to a swoony, smiling pile of happiness on the floor. Seriously.

Also, please note that when I say pen pal romance I include the whole range of pen pal media: written letters, email, chat or texts. Either one does the trick for me!

So without further ado, I present to you my nine favorite pen pal romances:

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Twelve Audiobooks I’d Love To Try As An Audiobook Newbie {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s all about audio! And what perfect timing too, because it’s only been a few weeks since I, an audiobook newbie, fell HEAD OVER HEELS in love with audiobooks.

I’ve always wanted to try them, but never actually got to it. But since I started a new job that required me to drive for longer periods of time (I’m in the car about 1,5 to 2 hours a day), I figured it would be the perfect time to try audiobooks. And I LOVE IT. I’m getting so much reading done, the daily commute seems to fly by and I’m even looking forward to it!

So while I’m still new at this and don’t have that many recommendations yet (Highly recommend Daisy Jones and the Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid though), I want to focus this post on the audiobooks I’m thinking about trying next. Feel free to give me more recs!

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My 5 Star Predictions For The Rest of 2018 {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today is a freebie topic and I have chosen to do the 5 star TBR prediction. Basically, I take a look at all the books on my TBR (more specifically in this case, my 2018 release TBR) and predict which books I think are very likely to become 5 star reads for me.

Though I personally would like to extend this to 4,5 to 5 star ratings. Why? Because in my personal rating system, there is not that much difference between a 4,5 star rating and a 5 star rating. The difference is really only in my reading experience. I could love two books equally and see no flaw in either, but the 5 star book  I may have enjoyed so much because I could read it in one sitting and was totally immersed while reading. While the 4,5 star book  I may have loved equally, but didn’t have the time to read in one sitting so I had to spread it out over 1-2 weeks of annoyingly interrupted reading. Meaning my reading experience for the 4,5 star book just wasn’t as fulfilling as the 5 star book, but that is in no way the book’s fault. I can’t blame my reading experience on the book now, can I? Nor is this something I can predict in any way.

So basically, what I’m trying to say is: these are the 2018 releases I’m predicting to give a 5 (or 4,5) star rating! I’m already super curious to come back at the end of the year and see how right (or wrong) I was 🙂

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