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Top 7 Fairy Tale Retellings I’ve Read and Top 3 Retellings I Want To Read

Top 7 Fairy Tale Retellings I’ve Read and Top 3 Retellings I Want To Read

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. Weird thing: I absolutely adore fairy tale retellings, but apparently I haven’t read nearly enough of them. I couldn’t come up with a list of 10 good ones if I tried! 🙁 BUT that means I can use part of this list to muse on some of the retellings I definitely need to prioritize on my TBR. So here – we – go. Top 7 Retellings I’ve Read 1. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer: Obvious choice is obvious. I mean, Meyer retells the fairy tales […]

Posted August 4, 2015 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 2 Comments
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Taylor Swift Book Tag

Taylor Swift Book Tag

The Taylor Swift Book Tag, created by The Book Life, pairs book titles to Taylor Swift’s songs. I saw it go around a bunch of blogs a while back, and it looked like SO MUCH FUN, so I put it on my list to get around to sometime even though nobody had actually tagged me. Psh rules! We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together A Book/Series That I Was Pretty Sure I Was In Love With, But Then Wanted To Break Up With Divergent was one of the first books I picked up after I finished reading The Hunger Games, and at the time, I […]

Posted May 21, 2015 by Debby in Memes / 3 Comments
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I Read for Characters

I Read for Characters

If you’ve followed me for a while, you probably know about how I really wasn’t a reader growing up – in fact, I didn’t read much at all before 2012. So now that I’ve been reading steadily, truly a tremendous number of books per year in a wide variety of genres, I’ve been discovering some things about myself as a reader, the first and foremost being… I read for characters. Honestly, you can give me the most elaborate world building and creative story, but if the characters are flat and don’t have a personality, I will quickly lose interest. I’m delighted by complex characters, I […]

Posted March 13, 2015 by Debby in A Personal Note, Discussions / 15 Comments
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Top Ten (or Twenty) All-Time Favorite Books From the Last 3 Years

Top Ten (or Twenty) All-Time Favorite Books From the Last 3 Years

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. Did anyone else just look at this topic and run off, cry, scream “JE REFUUUUUUSE”, and consider skipping it because it’s completely impossible? Yeah. That was basically how I felt. However, with some modifications, I have managed to make this work. I’m looking at books that were published in 2012-2015 – so backlist books I read were disqualified. Then, following my highest ratings, and separating the list into two top tens: contemporary and other, I actually feel confident with this. BUT I’M NOT NUMBERING THEM OR […]

Posted March 3, 2015 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 7 Comments
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Top Ten Favorite Heroines From Books

Top Ten Favorite Heroines From Books

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. I thought for this list I would have a GINORMOUS list that would be super hard to trim down, but that actually isn’t the case! I focused mostly on sci-fi and fantasy series – because then there is actual world saving going on and such – and then the most sparkling personalities I could remember. (You’ll notice that I fall for the heroines with plenty of flaws.) Here’s what I came up with! from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas Celaena is just […]

Posted February 24, 2015 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 18 Comments
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Top Ten Books I Read In 2014

Top Ten Books I Read In 2014

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. Here it is, probably one of the most dreaded topics of the year, because now we have to make some srs choices. Instinct screams, “JE REFUSE!” But, I don’t actually feel too bad, because I’ve been keeping up with my book rankings for the year in my yearbook spreadsheet – so I haven’t forgotten about all of the AMAZING books at the beginning of the year. In fact, despite having read over 120 books this year so far, I’m pretty happy with the top 10 that […]

Posted December 16, 2014 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 15 Comments
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Top Ten Characters Who I Would Totally Want To Be For Halloween

Top Ten Characters Who I Would Totally Want To Be For Halloween

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. “IT’S ALMOST HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEEEN!” she yells, as if she lives in a country where Halloween means anything. *cough* But, I mean, dressing up is fun anyway. Last year, for Blogger Trick or Treat, I shared some costumes for book nerds, and I gotta say, dressing up as a book character would be the way to go. So many awesome characters. Such badassery. Here are my top picks. 1. Celaena from the Throne of Glass series: Let’s face it, Celaena’s a freaking bad-ass. I’m worried about the silver […]

Posted October 28, 2014 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 9 Comments
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Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far in 2014

Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far in 2014

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. Before you get all huffy about this being last week’s topic – I did today’s as well. Yeah, TWO top ten lists on one day. So sue me, I love both topics and I had to catch up. I blame thesis hell. Anyway, so far this year I have read 54 books, and SO MANY that I just want to gush about all day. But, for a change, I decided not to cheat on this topic, and really show you my top ten new reads, according […]

Posted June 17, 2014 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 4 Comments
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