Top Ten Covers I’d hang on my wall. (Top Ten Tuesday)

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and Bookish. Each week the bloggers at The Broke and The Bookish put out a topic, and discuss their top ten options for said topic. This week it’s all about the Top Ten Book Covers You’d Frame.

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* Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling. I love the hazy blues and mysterious feeling the cover has. I’d probably hang this somewhere in a hallway.
* City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare. The splash of red against the greens and yellows of the rest of the cover are a great contrast. This would end up in the living room area.
* Lord of the Flies by William Golding. I love the contrast of the green and gold. Plus it’s a great focal piece and sure to get people talking. Entry way or living room.
* Awakened By P.C Cast and Kristin. This cover is one of my favorites out of that series. I like that the subject is in the left field and the red against all the darker tones. This would end up in my bedroom.
* Saiyuki Reload volume 10 by Kazuya Minekura. Frankly, any of Minekura’ series would be plastered over my walls if I had the opportunity to do so. I just really love the design of the Saiyuki characters. Minekura’s art goes all over my place.


* Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I think the cover is just gorgeous. I’ve got a thing for black and white with a pop of color and the bright blue against the black and white shading of this cover does it for me. This would go in a hallway.
* Die For Me by Amy Plum. I haven’t read this, but I was drawn in by the cover. It’s so pretty, and features the ‘pretty dress’. Reds are some of my favorite tones and I like that there are a few variations here. This would probably go in the dining/kitchen area.
* Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini. This is actually next on my tbr pile. I like the cooler tones of this cover, and I’d probably put it right next to the Die for Me cover for strong visual interest and contrast. Dining/kitchen area.
* Black City by Elizabeth Richards. I LOVE this cover. Dark blacks, red fading into white visual interest and it’s a little unusual. I’d put this in a high traffic room so probably the main living space. If I wasn’t greedy and kept it in my bedroom.
* Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. I still haven’t read this book, but I love the cover, and I bought it for the cover (despite everyone loving this book). Totally hanging this one in my bedroom.

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That is my Top Ten covers I’d hang on my wall. If you’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday post, go ahead and leave a link in the comments. 🙂

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Top Ten books if you like Supernatural! (Top Ten Tuesday)

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and Bookish. Each week the bloggers at The Broke and The Bookish put out a topic, and discuss their top ten options for said topic. This week it’s all about the Top Ten Books you’d like if you like x… (movie, comic, television show). I’ve decided to go with The Top Ten Books You’d Like if you like Supernatural (tv show).

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Many of these books have great action, suspense with a touch of horror thrown in. There’s snarky narration, snarky–more than slightly dysfunctional siblings, the need to save the world and mystery to top it all off.

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That’s my Top Ten for this Tuesday. If you’ve done a top ten Tuesday post, feel free to link it in the comments below.

Top Ten Characters who stole my heart. (Top Ten Tuesday)

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and Bookish. Each week the bloggers at The Broke and The Bookish put out a topic, and discuss their top ten options for said topic. This week it’s all about the Top Ten characters that X (are bookish, are epic, stole your heart, ect…)

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clouds10 Reece Walker from As You Turn Away By Molli Moran. A supporting character, as his younger brother is the main focus of As You Turn Away Reece stole my heart because of the story line that’s laid out for him. He’s suffered heartbreak and still manages to be there for his family and the people who need him.

clouds09 Gin Ichimaru from Bleach by Tite Kubo. Gin is one of those characters you love to hate. He snuck his way into my favorites with his first introduction. He’s a sneaky, wicked character with lots of complexity and layers. And it hurts. He’s a tragic anti-hero/antagonist. I’m still not over him or his story line.

clouds08 Magnus Bane from The Mortal Instruments By Cassandra Clare. I LOVE Magnus. He’s sarcastic, smart, and is so much more than he seems. I love his relationship with Alec, I love the character (within the main Mortal Instruments world, I tried the Bane Chronicles and just—no). He’s one of my all time favorite characters. I’d also love to thank the casting director for the movie for casting Godfrey Gao–because hello. That man is beautiful. I was not ready to see him as Magnus.

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Top Ten Bookish Things I have a mighty need for! (Top Ten Tuesday)

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and Bookish. Each week the bloggers at The Broke and The Bookish put out a topic, and discuss their top ten options for said topic. This week it’s all about the Top Ten Bookish things (that aren’t necessarily books) that we want.

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clouds10 This Owl and Woodpecker Bookend set from Knob Creek Metal Arts on Etsy. It’s super cute and I think it would be neat to display the books I’m currently reading or four or five books from my TBR list.

clouds09 A balance bookshelf from Cush Design Studio on Etsy. I would love to have this in my reading room. It would be fun to play around with the various weights/heights.

clouds08 Bookish jewelry. I love necklaces like this. I’ve seen leather cuffs embossed with book quotes. I really just want adorn myself with words.

clouds07 I love these roses made out of vintage book pages. I know how to do it, I just haven’t been able to actually make them.

clouds06 I like this shirt, and others like it. Tea and books are two of my favorite things.

 

 

clouds05 This paper tea-cup. I wouldn’t use it, but oh is it pretty. I’ve pined after this for a long time.

clouds04 A dress made out of pages. I’d probably put it on a dress form and place that in my reading room, but isn’t it gorgeous?

clouds03 A solid metal bookmark. I wouldn’t lose it, and I think it’s really pretty.

clouds02 Second Breakfast mug. I think that’s reason enough to want it. 🙂

clouds01 Bookish tattoo. I’ve wanted one for years, my only problem is narrowing down what I want.

 

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Tell me some of your bookish wants! If you also did a Top Ten Tuesday post, feel free to link it in the comments. 🙂

Top Ten Gateway Books and Authors! (My TTT post)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and Bookish. Each week the bloggers at The Broke and The Bookish put out a topic, and discuss their top ten options for said topic. This week it’s all about the Top Ten “Gateway” Books/Authors In My Reading Journey.

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clouds10 Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George. This was the first book that I would stay up late and sneak under the covers to read. I had bought it from a book fair when I was in elementary school, and my mom had read through it first, and put it up, saying I wasn’t old enough to read it. So I did what any kid reader would do when told that she can’t read something. I snuck it off of the shelf and read it anyway.

clouds09 A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L’Engle. This was my gateway book to science fiction. I first encountered this book as an excerpt in the back of one of my language arts books and I sought out the full book to read. Once more my mom told me I wasn’t old enough to read them, but I read the series, sneaking off with the trio of books (I need to read the others in this series) and falling in love with Calvin and the twins.

clouds08 Pet Semetary By Stephen King. This was my gateway into horror and books that are turned into movies. I saw the movie when I was 9–seriously not old enough, and I read the book when I was maybe 13? This book still to this day terrifies me, and it’s the book that launched my fascination with King’s work.

 

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Top ten things on my (bookish) bucket list! (TTT)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and Bookish. Each week the bloggers at The Broke and The Bookish put out a topic, and discuss their top ten options for said topic. This week it’s all about the top ten things on your bookish bucket list.

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This is possibly an impossible task, but I want to record all of the books I’ve read using Goodreads. I want to include books that I read growing up, and stuff that I read pre-site. I’ve started this process and I’m currently archiving the manga/manwha I’ve read. It’s daunting and I probably should have started doing this sooner, and only taking it one shelf at a time. I just think it would be really fun to see how much I’ve really read. I like numbers, and I like being organized, and Goodreads is a definite time-suck for me. I could spend hours on there cataloging books and searching for books. I’m going to devote a lot of time this summer to this process, especially once I’ve build up a log of scheduled blog posts. I really hope I’m not alone in my obsession with the Goodreads site. Do you catalog books that you’ve read in the past before you joined the site, or do you just update current reads?

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I want to read all of the banned books. I have this thing that when someone tells me I can’t read/listen to something I have to do it. The Banned Book list is something that taunts me, and I really want to read everything on it. I’m against censorship on so many levels and to suspend the printed word is something inconceivable to me. I have the belief that knowledge is neither good nor bad, it’s what we do with that knowledge, and so to deny the chance for people to read something that opens their mind to new possibilities is ridiculous. I’ve read some of the books, but I’m thinking of turning it into a blog feature, maybe committing myself to reading at least one a month and blogging about it.

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I want to ‘walk in a character’s shoes.’ There have been a few books that have spoken to me, and their setting as much of a character as the narrator and supporting cast, and I think it would be so much fun to take the book and live in their shoes. Go the places that are mentioned in the book, eat at the restaurants, find the dive bars, go shopping where they did. I want to immerse myself in their world and experience things as they did.

 

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Top Ten Tuesday! My Top Ten picks of the Fantasy genre!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and Bookish. Each week the bloggers at The Broke and The Bookish put out a topic, and discuss their top ten options for said topic. This week it’s all about the top ten books of x-genre (you pick). This should be a fun one to poke around other blogs and get more recommendations for my tbr list.

I picked the Top Ten Picks of the Fantasy Genre!

Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L’Engle. Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce Shannara series by Terry Brooks So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers By J.R.R. Tolkien.

 

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