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Top Ten Tuesday: Recent Favorite Picture Books

Happy Tuesday and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!  This week's topic is a freebie all about the visuals, so this week I'm sharing ten of my Recent Favorite Picture Books that have been released within the last five years.  Here we go, in alphabetical order by title:

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin & Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems

I'm a Dirty Dinosaur by Janeen Brian, Ann James (Illustrator)

I Want My House Back by Jon Klassen

Magritte's Marvelous Hat by D.B. Johnson

Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner

Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses by Kimberly Dean, James Dean (Illustrator)

Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door by Adam Rubin & Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)

Waiting by Kevin Henkes

So, what do you think of my list this week?  Have you explored any of these picture books?  Do you have any good…

Music Monday: Welcome to Night Vale, Year 2 - The Weather, Pt. 1

Happy Monday everyone and 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.


Every Monday share one or two of 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).

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I've recently finished up Year 2 of Welcome to Night Vale, which is one of my favorite podcasts to listen to.  I started in on it last year, so I'm a little late to the party, but I'm trying to catch up.  Anyway, for the next few weeks I'll be sharing with you some of my favorite segments from "The Weather" from Year 2.  Witho…

2016 End of Year Book Survey

I know this is coming a bit late, but I'm taking part in Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner's 2016 End of Year Book Survey.  You can go here if you'd like to see my 2015 survey.  Without further ado, let's go through my year in books!

Number Of Books You Read: 237 - I beat my Goodreads goal by a whopping 37 books!

Number of Re-Reads: 0 - At least that I can remember...

Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy - No surprise there!

1. Best Book You Read In 2016? 

I read so many great books this year, but these are fourteen of my favorite reads in alphabetical order.  Each title is linked to my review, if you'd like to see what I had to say about it.

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Ink and Ashes by Valynne E. Maetani

Ink and Boneby Rachel Caine

The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Only the Dead Know Burbank by Bradford Tatum

The Rav…