Top Ten Tuesdays #25 – February 16th, 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 Mardi Gras, which is today! So, today’s themes are book covers that are yellow, green and purple.

  1. The Chef

I know this book doesn’t fit the criteria of having a green, yellow, or purple cover, but the events in the book take place during Mardi Gras festivities.

2. Discover Mediation and Mindfulness

3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

5. Heidi

6. Many Waters

7. More

8. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

9. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

10. James and the Giant Peach

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.

Top Ten Tuesdays #1

Hey, everyone! I am excited to partake in my first Top Ten Tuesdays.

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.

This blogger would assign a new list every week. Although she does say that it is okay to not have a list of 10, if you can’t find 10 books. This week’s theme is books that make you hungry. It could have food on the cover, have food in the title, have some recipes, or mention food in the book.

So, without further ado, here is my list…

10. Cooking Up A Business

I originally bought this with the intention of perhaps wanting to open our restaurant one day, but our goals have changed over the years. And the way things are going, it’s almost like the restaurant service/industry is almost a dying business.

9. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

I enjoy reading this book, because I love drinking tea, and hosting tea parties. This book makes me hungry of their tea parties, and how she eats a magical cake to make herself grow.

8. James and the Giant Peach

This was my sister’s favourite Roald Dahl’s favourite, so growing up this was also my favourite book, too. I always had to be like my sister. But now that I have explored into my own self. I actually really enjoy BFG (Big Friendly Giant), and Matilda.

7. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

I absolutely loved this book growing up, too. I also love chocolate, who doesn’t?!

6. The Chef

I got this book for my boyfriend. He really enjoyed it. It’s all revovles around a food truck owner. And there’s even recipes included from the food truck menu. It’s mostly Mardi Gras food, so that would be fun to make one day.

5. Eat Pray Love

This book always makes me hungry. She travels to Italy, so she consumes a lot of pasta, and they even have gelato (ice cream) for breakfast. I can empathize with her because she mentions how she has been gaining weight since she first traveled out there.

4. CRAVE!

I enjoy buying and using cooking books. I bought this one because it’s all about comfort food. I love making comfort foods, it is one of the best things to make.

3. Desserts

Because stressed spelt backwards is desserts. I enjoy baking, too. I love making chocolate chip cookies, and I would love to master brownies.

2. Potatoes

I love making potatoes because there are so many different ways to cook and bake them. The possibilities are endless.

  1. Soups

My favourite thing to cook is soups. I am so happy that soup season is upon us. I’m going to try various soups this season.