Top Ten Tuesday- 10 Bookish Pet Peeves

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s list is all about books that we refuse to let others touch. Well, I don’t have many people who I trust with my precious books, so instead, I thought I’d talk about my bookish pet peeves!

  1. Spine breaking– I can’t deal with it. My books always look like they haven’t been read.
  2. Dog-earring– Use a bookmark or remember the page number that you’re on. Don’t damage my books!
  3. Staining– I don’t like when my books get stained by food or drink!
  4. Questionable second hand books– I get it that second hand books have a history, but for some reason I just can’t get into reading second hand books.
  5. Cover changes mid series– I can’t be doing with series that don’t match. It’s infuriating. Is that the teacher in me? I want everything to match!
  6. Errors in printed books– Again, teacher in me. I know I’m not perfect and make errors all the time, but in the process of publishing books you’d think they’d pick up on errors and inconsistencies?
  7. Student-teacher relationship– I’ve never read one that sits right with me.
  8. Absent parents through lack of caring- Awful. It makes me so sad.
  9. Females hating on other females– Let’s empower others rather than bring them down. 🙂
  10. Controlling behaviour masked as romance– No. Just no.

This is such a negative list but it felt very cathartic to get these bookish pet peeves off my chest! Ha!

I’m looking forward to seeing your lists today. Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

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Top Ten Tuesday- Page To Screen

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s list is a page to screen freebie. We can talk about anything page to screen related! I’m not often a fan of adaptations, especially when they are from my favourite book but there have been some good ones and I’m going to list my favourites.

Matilda– One of my favourites! I love the book, but I equally love the movie.

The Witches– Another Roald Dahl… I think this was so well cast. I used to love watching this!

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory– I know, I know. I’m a Roald Dahl fan girl, but the older version has my heart! ❤

The Help– I was worried about this book being made into a movie but I thought it was so well done.

Me Before You– This was one of my biggest worries as it’s one of my favourite books, but they did it well!

Harry Potter– There may have been some bits missing, but I thought in the main part, the movies were fabulous.

Love, Simon– I adore Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda and I was worried about this one too, but it was SO good.

Little Women– I love the March sisters! So well cast.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas– I read the book to my class last year and I was reminded by how I prefer the movie. Rare!

The Wizard Of Oz– You can’t beat this movie.

What are your favourites? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Tuesday- Ten Characters That You Can Relate To

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s list are characters that remind us of ourselves. I had some trouble with this list! I decided to talk about characters that I think are easy to relate to in one way or another. Some of them do remind me of myself so perhaps I can get away with this topic change?

  1. Miss HoneyMatildaRoald Dahl– A lot of parents call me Miss Honey. It’s not been the first time a parent of a child in my class comes to me and either calls me it by mistake or tells me I’m like her. Not a bad thing. It could be The Trunchbull!
  2. MatildaMatildaRoald Dahl– Love Matilda’s fierce sense of right and wrong. Oh and she’s a wonderful bookworm.
  3. Bridget JonesBridget Jones’s DiaryHelen Fielding– I think many can relate to dear Bridget.
  4. AliceAlice in WonderlandLewis Carroll– I was torn about whether to put her on my list or not. I feel like she was a bit spoilt, but I can’t deny that I enjoy her endless curiosity.
  5. Margaret– Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret- Judy Blume- Oh my goodness, this character is so relatable. I believe even in ‘current’ times there’s a lot of Margaret qualities in many young girls.
  6. EeyoreWinnie The Pooh A.A Milne– I’m sorry I had to. Some days I am just like Eeyore.
  7. Molly WeasleyHarry PotterJ.K. Rowling – I may not be a mother but I’m fiercely protective over my family and my class. I’m generally a laid back person but get called ‘feisty’ when you cross my family or criticise my class without them needing it!
  8. Anne ShirleyAnne Of Green Gables– L.M. Montgomery-She’s a bookworm. She’s a little flawed (aren’t we all?) and she knows her own mind.
  9. Jo MarchLittle WomenLouisa May Alcott– Are you getting the idea that I like strong minded, family orientated people? I think they’re easy to relate to for me.
  10. Jenny LawsonFuriously HappyJenny Lawson– Okay, so this isn’t a character as the book mentioned is a memoir, but Jenny Lawson is totally relatable. I like how she addresses mental health.

Who is on your list this week? I can’t wait to see them. I have a feeling they’re going to be very unique!

 

Top Ten Inspirational/Thought Provoking Quotes From Books

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s prompt is one of my favourite. Goodness knows I love a thought provoking quote. Here are some of my favourites in no particular order:

  1. “You may be born into a family, but you walk into friendships. Some you’ll discover you should put behind you. Others are worth every risk.” – They Both Die At The End- Adam Silvera
  2. “You can be okay again. Just a different kind of okay than before.”- The Names They Gave UsEmery Lord
  3. “Live boldly. Push yourself. Don’t settle.” Me Before You- Jojo Moyes
  4. “I wonder – if nobody is listening to my voice, am I making any sound at all?”  Radio Silence- Alice Oseman
  5. “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” – Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire- J.K. Rowling
  6. “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” My Sister’s KeeperJodi Picoult
  7. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” The Alchemist- Paulo Coelho
  8. “Although it’s good to try new things and to keep an open mind, it’s also extremely important to stay true to who you really are.” Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine- Gail Honeyman
  9. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”  Oh The Places You’ll Go!Dr Seuss
  10. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  I Can Read With My Eyes Shut– Dr Seuss

Some of these have made appearances on my blog before but I can’t help quoting it again! Feel free to leave me a link to your post this week. I’m looking forward to reading them!

Top Ten Tuesday- The First Ten Books I Reviewed On My Blog

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week it’s all about the first reviews that we’ve written. I decided to go for my first ten reviews on my blog. Well, this was cringy experience for me! Ha! Here they are, with links going to the review!

 

  1. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry– Rachel Joyce
  2. Some Kind Of Fairy Tale– Graham Joyce
  3. In The Time Of Butterflies– Julia Alvarez
  4. The Abigail Affair– Timothy Frost
  5. One Moment, One Morning– Sarah Rayner
  6. The Other Daughter– Lisa Gardner
  7. The Song Of Achilles– Madeline Miller
  8. Specials– Scott Westerfeld
  9. Sense and Sensibility– Jane Austen
  10. Magic Under Glass– Jaclyn Dolamore

What were your first reviews? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Rainy Day Reads

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week, we are thinking about rainy day reads. Those books that are perfect for curling up with inside when the weather is horrendous outside. I’ve decided to pick books that are easy to read, fast paced and totally binge-able.

Click on the book image to get to the Goodreads page!

A List of Cages

This book surprised me. I don’t think I’ve seen it enough around the blogosphere. Such an important story to be read. I highly recommend it.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

If you’re avoiding this book because of the hype, please don’t! I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

I bloomin’ loved this book! I really didn’t expect to like it as much.

The Silent Patient

One of my favourite reads of this year! I highly recommend this book.

The Flower Girls

I’m into my thrillers, as you can see and this one is so worth curling up with!

Apple of My Eye

This one had me totally gripped!

What If It's Us

Two of my favourites…writing together. This romance is so easy to get involved in.

Nice Try, Jane Sinner

I think this book is highly original!

A Sky Painted Gold

Such an atmospheric read. I was really impressed by this book.

A Thousand Perfect Notes

Ooh, this is an intense but SO good read. I can imagine that this could be easily read in a few hours. It’s gripping.

Tell me about your favourite rainy day reads! Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by.

Top Ten Tuesday- Things I’ve Done Because Of My Book Blog

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week we are thinking about things that we’ve done because we love books. It’s supposed to be outrageous things but I had some trouble with that. I’m pretty boring and bland. I thought I’d talk about things I’ve done because of my bool blog that have taken me outside of my comfort zone. I don’t think I’ll get to 10, but here are 5!

In no particular order:

  1. Attended YALC in London– I’m not one for big crowds and YALC has that in abundance. I’m pleased I went though as I enjoyed it for the two times I went there. It’s a massive anxiety trigger, but I’m glad I did it.
  2. Attended an Oxford bookshop crawl– I’m a bit nervous with meeting new people. My sister Beth and I coincided this bookshop crawl with a mini break. It was lovely, even if the weather was terrible!
  3. Had 2 Reading Spas– I wouldn’t have found out about it without book blogging. Highly recommended if you’re ever in Bath. Read about my experience HERE and HERE.
  4. Received the Champion Newcomer Award at the UKYA Book Awards- I was made up to be nominated-let alone win. My little corner of the internet got attention!
  5. Carrying out a workshop at YA Shot Beth and I had the opportunity to carry out a workshop all about book blogging. It was awesome but so scary for me to speak to teenagers. I’m used to speaking to young children! Such a great experience though.

I’m really looking forward to reading posts today! Make sure to leave me a link to your post so I can stop by!