In the spirit of All Fool's Day in April, below are my top 5 favorite jokesters/pranksters in fiction: 1) Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter series Fred and George never let anything, not even losing an ear (I'm holey!), get in the way of a good laugh. 2) Peeves the Poltergeist from the Harry Potter series The … Continue reading Top 5 Favorite Jokesters
1. Bought 25 books in 1 day The most epic book-buying day I had happened a couple of years ago when I went into the city and ran around to all the bookstores I could find. It wasn't until the end of the day when I counted up my haul that I realized I had … Continue reading 10 Outrageous Things I Do (or Have Done) for the Love of Books
This list was a little hard to narrow down seeing as I'm the kind of reader where I'll pick up a book if it's 1) a book and 2) directly in my field of vision. Still, there are some kinds of books/genres that I might reach for a little more quickly if I see it … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book
Left to Right, Top to Bottom: An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1) by Sabaa Tahir Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi The Three Kingdoms, Volume 2: The Sleeping Dragon by Luo Guanzhong; translated by Yu Sumei 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die by Robert Dimery Persuasion … Continue reading March 2019 Book Haul!
1) Dracula by Bram Stoker Rating: 4/5 I've been a horror fan for a long time and I can't believe it took me until 2019 to read one of the genre's all-time classics. It was so cool to see where a lot of the vampire mythos originated in Dracula - the bloodsucking, the ability to transform into a bat, the … Continue reading March 2019 Reading Wrap-Up
1) Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley I used to be a Book Purist - meaning if a sequel was published to a classic book by anyone other than the original author, I wouldn't look twice at it. I love Gone with the Wind and even though Scarlett has been approved and authorized by the Mitchell estate, I didn't see how it could … Continue reading T5W: 5 Books I Thought I’d Hate – but Ended Up Loving
1) Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov; narrated by Jeremy Irons I have been in love with Jeremy Irons and his smoky, velvet voice ever since I watched The Lion King. I had (and still have) a really weird thing for Scar. Honestly, I'd listen to Jeremy Irons read the phone book but I'd much prefer listening to him read Lolita, a favorite … Continue reading TTT: 10 Audiobooks I’d Listen to for the Narrator Alone
The weather's getting warmer, the flowers are starting to bloom and Easter candy is already appearing on store shelves even though it's only mid-March. Spring's finally here and for this week's Top 5 Wednesday spring reads freebie, I'm celebrating the start of the season by making a list of book covers that evoke spring. 1) The … Continue reading T5W: Spring Reads – 5 Book Covers that Scream SPRING!
1) Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff I'm really late to the party for this one but what better time to read a juicy political tell-all than springtime? 2) Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard The latest installment of the Witchlands series came out in February but I just didn't have time for it - which means it's at the top of my TBR for … Continue reading TTT: Top 10 Book on My Spring 2019 TBR
"You might belong in Gryffindor, Where dwell the brave at heart, Their daring, nerve, and chivalry Set Gryffindors apart" 1) Cassie from The 5th Wave series Cassie not only survives an alien invasion but she goes on to do battle with the extraterrestrials in order to save her little brother and, eventually, what's left of humanity. A … Continue reading T5W: 5 Characters that Embody Gryffindor