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Top 10 Tuesday — Summer Reading from My NetGalley Shelf

25 Jun

Summer is supposed to bring more time for reading. And while that is generally the case, I have lots of obligations this summer that are cramping my reading style. 😉 Because of that, my NetGalley shelf is overflowing. This summer I am going to try to catch up on all those great titles. Let me know which book I should start with first.

For more Summer TBR Lists, make sure to visit That Artsy Reader Girl.

 

Top Books From My NetGalley Shelf

Cold, Cold Heart by Christine Poulson

Death of A Jester by Deb Richardson-Moore

The Express Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse

The Golden Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse

The Lady of Tarpon Springs by Judith Miller

Mending Fences by Suzanne Woods Fisher

A Reluctant Bride by Jody Hedlund

Tell Her No Lies by Kelly Irvin

Verity by Lisa T. Bergen

 

What’s on your summer TBR list?

Top 10 Tuesday — Don’t Touch That Book!

21 May

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday is all about valuable books. Books readers won’t loan or, in some cases, even allow others to breathe on 😉 . At first I didn’t think I could come up with anything on this subject. I generally loan all the books I read with the understanding that they may not return. And that’s mostly what happens, although I did have one book returned after it fell in the sink while my friend was washing dishes. And I rescued a long ago loaned book from a relative’s guest room closet. *no words*

So I hold my books loosely, preferring to risk never seeing them again because the insides of the book are too important not to share. (Sounds so noble doesn’t it! 😉 )

I have 2 types of books that will not leave my home: signed copies with personal inscriptions and childhood favorites. These really only have sentimental value. None are signed by famous dead authors, and the books from my youth are generally in fair to poor condition. But they would be hard or impossible to replace.

If you are one of those people, people who borrow books, here are 13 Simple Rules to Follow When Borrowing Books.

And the graphic below is a good rule of thumb for the next time you ask to read a friend’s book.

 

 

Top 10 Tuesday — Book Quotes

30 Apr

This week Top Ten Tuesday is challenging bloggers to list their 10 favorite book quotes. Because first lines are very important in grabbing a reader’s interest (and because it has been very busy around here 😉 ), I am sharing some favorite first lines that made their debut in my First Line Friday posts. Hopefully, they will pique your interest (perhaps again) and spur you to pick up a new book.

For more great book quotes (and certainly more creative posts), visit That Artsy Reader Girl.

 

Top 10 Fabulous First Lines

 

What’s your favorite book quote?

Top 10 Tuesday — Winter TBR

18 Dec

The weather outside has been frightful so far this winter — rainy and cold — so it’s a good thing I have a lot of good books on my Winter TBR List! What about you? What are you planning on reading during the long, dark days of winter? Check out That Artsy Reader Girl for lots of great suggestions.

 

Top 10 Books on My Winter TBR List!

 

Breach of Trust by Rachel Dylan

Brunch at The Bittersweet Cafe by Carla Laureano

Code of Valor by Lynette Eason

 

The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright

Emergency Case by Richard Mabry, M.D.

How The Light Gets In by Jolina Petersheim

The Liberty Bride by Marylu Tyndall

 

Searching for You by Jody Hedlund

Secrets at Cedar Cabin by Colleen Coble

We Hope for Better Things by Erin Bartles

 

What are you reading this winter?

Top 10 Tuesday — December Bookish Bingo

11 Dec

I just found bookish.com! How did I miss this site? For all book nerds, this is the site to bookmark. (See what I did there!) Anyway, their Holiday Calendar is the perfect Advent Calendar for all your bookish needs. I especially loved their December Book Bingo, so I decided to incorporate it into my Top 10 Tuesday list. To get you started, I have included some recommendations that will fill those squares. While the books don’t have to be specifically Christmas-y, that’s what I shared. Enjoy!

Find out what other fun things bloggers are sharing today in the Freebie Top Ten Tuesday by visiting That Artsy Reader Girl.

 

 

bookish.com

Top Books for December Book Bingo!

There’s Mistletoe — Magnolia Mistletoe by Lindsey Brackett

Red or Green Cover — Jane and The Twelve Days of Christmas by Stephanie Barron

Characters Are Snowed In — 12 Days at Bleakly Manor by Michele Griep

Set During A Winter Holiday — Christmas by The Sea by Melody Carlson

Characters Sing — The Christmas Light by Donna VanLiere

Less Than 200 Pages — The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson

Bookish Book Club Pick — The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury

Snow on The Cover — A Wreath of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs

 

Bingo!

 

Top 10 Tuesday: Gifts for Your Beloved Bookworm

13 Nov

Christmas will be here before you know it. If you’ve been in any store recently, you know it’s true. And with the holidays comes gift-giving. Admit it, some people are hard to buy for and that includes the bookworms on your list. What do you get someone who already has 10 – 20,000 books in their TBR pile? And while more books may be the correct answer, it is often next to impossible to choose the perfect title. I am making it easier for you with my Top 10 Tuesday Buying Guide! Hopefully my list will inspire you and earn you points with your bookish friends and family.

For more books and bookish stuff to buy, check out That Artsy Reader Girl.

 

Top Bookish Buying Guide

Gift Cards

I know this seems like an uninspiring gift, but really it is a book lover’s dream — FREE  money to buy those books that they really want, but haven’t justified buying yet. An Amazon gift card is always appreciated, but don’t forget your local bookstore. Share the love with those brick and mortar, independent booksellers!

Bookish Miscellany 

While you are visiting the local bookstore to purchase that gift card, be sure to peruse the small and relatively inexpensive items to include with your gift. Bookmarks, pens, notepads, etc. are all fun additions and add a personal touch to your gift.

If you want to be a bit more creative in your shopping, here are some bookish gifts that I just LOVE!

Book Mugs from The Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild. One of my favorite mugs to sip from while reading is my Jane Austin mug with all the wonderful quotes from her classic books.

Literary Candles from UncommonGoods. These candles help to create the perfect atmosphere for book reading.

Classic T-Shirts and Tote Bags from Literary Book Gifts. Be sure to use the discount code BTB20 for 20% off!

Book Box from JustRead. A fun book box that doesn’t require a subscription. The boxes include tons of bookish goodness and books! Currently, there are two to choose from.

HopeByTheBook Magazine. The perfect magazine for your bookworm, the magazine is filled with lifestyle articles, author interviews, reviews, and recommendations. You can buy a single issue or subscribe for 4-editions/year.

 

I hope you were inspired by my list. 

Happy shopping!

 

Top 10 Tuesday — Bookish Bookshops

16 Oct

Ok, I know that the title of my Top Ten Tuesday post is a bit redundant, but I have a reason for this somewhat silly title. Today, bloggers are supposed to share the bookstores and/or libraries they would love to visit. A very bookish bucket list. 😉 There are a number of real life bookstores that I would absolutely love to visit. Powell’s in Portland comes to mind. But those destinations will have to wait. So I thought I would share the bookstores I have already visited, however fictionally. Yes, my list consists of bookstores that reside in books, hence bookish bookshops. Some of the books are cozies in which bookstore owners double as mystery solvers, while others share stories beyond the covers of books and walls of stores.  Have you visited any on my list? I’d love to know what you thought.

Be sure to head over to That Artsy Reader Girl to find out just where other bloggers want to visit.

 

Top Bookish Bookstores

 

Bay Books — Camino Island by John Grisham

The Book Depot — Strangled Prose by Joan Hess

Charming Books — Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower

Death on Demand Bookstore — Death on Demand by Carolyn Hart

Island Books — The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Magic Balloon Bookshop — Hidden Among The Stars by Melanie Dobson

Oak Tree Bookstore — The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

 

What bookish location do you want to visit?