Top Ten Tuesdays #24 – February 9th, 2021

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 of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple: Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to http://www.thatartsyreadergirl.com/ in your Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week is about love, and Valentine’s Day.

  1. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
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2. The Kissing Quotient by Helen Hoang

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3. Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

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4. The Outlanders by Diana Gabaldon

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5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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6. The Time Traveler’s Wife

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7. Love, Fortunes and Other Disasters by Kimberly Karalius

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8. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

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9. P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

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10. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

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Top Ten Tuesdays #23 – February 2nd, 2021

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 of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple: Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to http://www.thatartsyreadergirl.com/ in your Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week is all about books that were written before I was born. I was born in 1994, so I actually own a lot of books that were written before me entering the world. I would love to see what kinds of books were written before you were born.

  1. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, 1865

The famous story about a young girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole, and all of her adventures. I have been wanting to read these books for so slow. This book contains Alice in Wonderland, and Alice Through The Looking Glass, among other tales as well.

2. Gray’s Anatomy by Henry Gray, 1858

A medical textbook, which is still used today. It is about the anatomy of the human body. I really enjoy reading it. Fun fact, the famous Grey’s Anatomy TV show, got its name from this book. I bought this book because I thought I wanted to be a nurse, but I later changed my mind.

3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925

This story was inspired by Fitzgerald’s romance to a socialite, and the parties he attended in 1922. The story follows Jay Gatsby and his love interest to Daisy.

4. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1932

I was first introduced to these books because my mom used to read these books growing up. She ended up buying me these books for my 13th birthday. I was so excited. Her and I started reading them, but unfortunately our lives have gotten too busy to continue to read them. But maybe her and I can make some time later on to finish them.

5. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, 1952

The heart felt story about friendship, love, and death. I loved this book so much, I read it in the seventh grade, and I remember begging my Mama to buy me this book, and the movie for Christmas, and she did. I remember watching the movie over and over again. I can’t wait to buy this book for my niece.

6. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1905

This is a sad story about how a little girl losing her mother, and her father goes to serve in the British Army. Her father sends his daughter, Sara to a boarding school in London. He gives the Headmistress extra money so she can have own room. Despite her fortunes, she is genuine, and sincere. She becomes friends with another girl, and the errand girl. It tells the tale of Sara Crowe. My sister and I used to always rent this movie from the video store, all the time, that and Matilda. But I have not read this book, yet. There is a movie based on this novel. Frances Hodgson Burnett also wrote The Secret Garden.

7. Matilda by Roald Dahl, 1988

Matilda is a girl who loves to read, and has an amazing imagination. The problem is that she is a lot different from her family members. They love watching TV, and they hate reading. Matilda soon discovers that she has magical powers. I loved watching the movie with my sister, but I haven’t read the book, yet. I can’t wait to read it.

8. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, 1908

Anne is an orphan, and she was sent to a pair of siblings, who were looking to adapt a boy, so he can help them run the farm at the Green Gables. But the adoption agency made a mistake and sent them Anne instead. The story tells the adventures of Anne has at the Green Gables. I plan on reading this book this year.

9. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, 1961

It is about an orphan boy who enters a magical peach, where he meets seven garden bugs. This was one of my sister’s favourite story, but I have never read it, or seen the movie. I can’t wait to read this book and watch the movie. Dahl wrote this story for his daughter, Olivia, who passed away a year later after it was published.

10. The Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, 1991

I am currently borrowing this book from the library, so I haven’t gotten to it yet. It is about a girl named Claire who is celebrating her second honeymoon with her husband after World War II, but she suddenly becomes an “Outlander”, when she is magically transported into 1743. I want to read the books, so I can watch the show on Netflix. I always prefer to read the books, before I watch the movie, or show.

WWW Wednesdays – January 13th, 2021

Let’s talk books! This is a post where I talk all about books by answering the following questions…

  1. What have I finished reading?
  2. What am I currently reading?
  3. What will I be reading next?
  1. What have I finished reading?

This book was amazing! I really enjoyed reading it. I liked that it was easy to be able to relate to Jay Gatsby. I haven’t read this book before, but I have seen the movie, the one that Leonardo DiCaprio stars in, back in 2013. I loved the movie, and I can’t wait to watch it again this weekend. It was a short read, which is good, because I didn’t have a lot of time for reading this week.

2. What am I currently reading?

I haven’t officially started this one yet, but I will start reading it tomorrow night.

3. What will I be reading next?

I saw a lot of commercials for this show, and when I was researching where to watch it, I realized it was based off of a book. It made me really excited that my library had it, and I was able to get it fairly quickly. I cannot wait to start reading this.

WWW Wednesdays – January 6th, 2021

Let’s talk books! This is a post where I talk all about books by answering the following questions…

  1. What have I finished reading?
  2. What am I currently reading?
  3. What will I be reading next?
  1. What have I finished reading?

Because the week prior I didn’t have much time to read (unfortunately), I hate when that happens. But this week I was able to finish two books.

This was an amazing book, I was happy to pick this book up again. It had me on the edge of my seat. I definitely do not want to give away too much. If you think thrillers, you are definitely going to like this one.

And

This was such a lovely book, especially since I read it during the Christmas season. I think it made it that much more magical. I loved this book. I can’t wait to buy it for sister, so she can read it soon.

2. What am I currently reading?

I have seen the movie with Leonardo DiCaprio back in 2013 with my mom, and I loved it so much. I cannot wait to finally read the book. I realized that I bought the book, twice, so I ended up giving one to my sister for Christmas. It is a fairly short book, so she shouldn’t have a problem with it. I can’t wait to talk about it with her. I can’t wait to watch the movie again.

3. What will I read next?

WWW Wednesdays – December 30th, 2020

Unfortunately I have been busy getting my house ready for the new year, so I haven’t been able to finish reading these books. I like to do a thorough clean for my house, so it’s ready for 2021.

Let’s talk books! This is a post where I talk all about books by answering the following questions…

  1. What have I finished reading?
  2. What am I currently reading?
  3. What will I be reading next?

I would love to know what everyone is reading! 🙂

  1. What have I finished reading?

Nothing, recently, unfortunately.

2. What am I currently reading?

And

I started reading this on Christmas Eve, but I haven’t picked it up since then. So far it is a cute story.

3. What will I be reading next?

I have actually been meaning to read this book sometime throughout 2020, because of the Roarin’ 20’s. So it seems fitting that I start with 2021 with this book. I can’t wait to read it. I have seen the movie though. I really enjoyed it.