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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Love That Were Written Over Ten Years Ago

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl .  This week's topic is Books I Love That Were Written Over Ten Years Ago.  All of the books that made my list this week are books that I've read within the last year.  Without further ado, here we go in alphabetical order by title: Alanna: The First Adventure ( Song of the Lioness #1) by Tamora Pierce - First Published: 1983 An Artificial Night ( October Daye #3) by Seanan McGuire - First Published: 2010 The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan ( Enola Holmes #4) by Nancy Springer - First Published: 2008 Dauntless ( The Lost Fleet #1) by Jack Campbell - First Published: 2006 Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman - First Published: 1990 The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick - First Published: 2007 Leviathan ( Leviathan #1) by Scott Westerfeld - First Published:  The Lightning Thief ( Percy Jackson and the Olympi
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Music Monday: Quien Sera

                    Welcome back to Music Monday! Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately!  If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up below. Rules: Every Monday share a few songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s). If you would like to participate in Music Monday, please join the link up by sharing your post's url. Happy Monday everyone!  This week I'm sharing the Spanish song Quien Sera and my two favorite English language covers called Sway.  The original version (with lyrics) is from 1954 was performed by Pedro Infante (and the clip I'm featuring is from the movie School For Tramps ), and the covers two covers are performed by Dean Martin (1954) and Michael BublĂ©

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Slugs (Slugs #1) by Shaun Hutson

     On Friday's I take part in two weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by  Freda's Voice , and Book Beginnings, hosted by  Rose City Reader .  For The Friday 56, you choose a book, a book you have just finished, a book you are about to start, your current read, and share a line or a few lines that grab you (but don't spoil anything) from page 56 or 56% of the way through the ebook. Post it and share your post's url on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post. As for Book Beginnings, you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires, and then link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.    Happy Friday everyone! This week I'm spotlighting one of my  Trope-ical Readathon  books,  Slugs  ( Slugs  #1) by Shaun Hutson .  Look at that cover! Doesn't that look absolutely deranged? Beginning: The slug's eye stalks waved slowly as it moved towards the crimson lump on which several of its companions were a

Top Ten Tuesday: Funny Books On My TBR

      Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl .  This week's topic is Hilarious Book Titles, but I decided to do something a bit different and feature some Funny Books On My TBR instead.  Without further ado, here we go in alphabetical order by title: Another Fine Myth ( Myth Adventures #1) by Robert Lynn Aspirin Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Catch-22 ( Catch-22 #1) by Joseph Heller The Dark Prophecy ( The Trials of Apollo #2) by Rick Riordan The Fourth Bear  ( Nursery Crime #2) by Jasper Fforde Guards! Guards! ( Discworld #8) by Terry Pratchett In the Company of Ogres by A. Lee Martinez The Lives of Tao ( Tao #1) by Wesley Chu The Mark of Athena ( The Heroes of Olympus #3) by Rick Riordan The Palace Job ( Rogues of the Republic #1) by Patrick Weeks Have you read any of these?  Which one should I read first?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

Music Monday: The Wailin' Jennys

                  Welcome back to Music Monday! Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately!  If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up below. Rules: Every Monday share a few songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s). If you would like to participate in Music Monday, please join the link up by sharing your post's url. Happy Monday everyone!  This week I'm sharing my three favorites from the Canadian folk trio, The Wailin' Jennys .  These three have such beautiful voices and I could listen to them all day!  Give a listen to Long Time Traveller , Storm Comin' , and Bird Song : You are invited to the Inlinkz link party! Click here to enter

TrekAThon - Enemies and Allies - Wrap Up & Mini Reviews

  Hello everyone! Today, I'm featuring my wrap up and mini reviews for  TrekAThon  which ran for the entire month of July and was hosted by  Louise @ Foxes and Fairytales .  You can see my original TBR here if you like - I managed to complete 8 of the 10 books on my TBR (and I made 3 alliances and had 5 battles).  Keep reading to see my thoughts on the books I read for this challenge: Tribbles - Battle: Read a book with a lot of pages. ❋   ❋  ❋   ❋ In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeanette   by Hampton Sides is a fascinating history that is incredibly readable.  Going into it I wasn't already familiar with this expedition or the author, but I'm glad I took a chance on this.  Wild is a perfect way to describe these true events. I'm going to have to look into more about this voyage and this author in the future. My review is also on  Goodreads  and on my blog . Vulcans - Battle: Read an author with an S or T initial. ❋   ❋  ❋   I'

PopCulture Readathon, Disney Channel Original Movies: 2000s Board - Wrap Up & Mini Reviews

Happy Saturday everyone!  This July I participated in the  PopCulture Readathon , created and hosted by  Whitney @ bookswhitme  (with some assistance from  Lo @ Reading Parental ).   The theme was Disney Channel Original Movies and I decided to tackle the 2000s board.  I read 7 out of the 16 books on my original TBR which you can see here .  Keep reading to see my thoughts on the books I read for this challenge: Double Teamed - Book Starring Twins ❋   ❋  ❋  ❋ Identical  by Ellen Hopkins  isn't my style generally speaking.  That said I've been meaning to try more of her books and I'm glad I have.  This is a must read - disturbing but an absolute must read. My review is also on Goodreads . Get A Clue - Read A Whodunnit? ❋   ❋  ❋  ❋ Thanks go to  The Naturals  ( The Naturals  #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes  for making me remember how much I miss Prodigal Son and Hannibal . Could have done without that love triangle though. I have a feeling that this series could just get better