Top Ten Tuesdays #26 – February 23rd, 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 was books that make us laugh out loud, but I don’t really read those books. I am more of a thriller reader, and I do like the occasional romance book. So I am going to write about books that made me cry.

  1. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
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2. Still Alice by Lisa Genova

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3. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

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4. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

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5. White Oleander by Janet Fitch

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6. Go Ask Alice, Anonymous

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7. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

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8. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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9. In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Culleton Mosionier

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10. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Top Ten Tuesdays #12

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 The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week’s topic is Characters I’d Name a Pet After. But I’m not a big pet person, please don’t hate me! But I’m just not a big believer of having any. I grew up with a dog that my parents had before I was born. After he died, my sister wanted to her own dog, but my dad recommended that she tries to look after gold fish first. Unfortunately those fish died very quickly. Once my sister thought that if she feed the fish a lot one day, she wouldn’t need to feed them the next day. But she learned the hard way, that wasn’t healthy for the fish to overeat.

So, I put my own spin on this, and changed it to Characters I Would Name a Child After. Even though I don’t really want children either.

10. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter’s mother name was named Lily Potter (nee Evans), and I have always loved that name, and I would love to name my daughter that. My great aunt was named Lillian, and she holds a special place in my heart. I would name daughter Lily because in the book, she belonged to the Gryffindor House, which symbolizes bravery, courage and determination. She loved her son very much, and tried to do everything she could do to protect him from danger.

Another reason why I like the name Lily so much is it means pure, passion, and rebirth.

I realized that I didn’t have a lot of boy names, so I thought about it. I thought that I would like my son to have Albus as his middle name. It means white in Latin. But in the book, Albus, who is the Headmaster of Hogwarts demonstrated leadership throughout the series.

9. Time Traveler’s Wife

I haven’t read this book yet, but I loved the movie, so I am really excited to read this one. But in the movie, I loved Clare a lot. I can tell she has morals, and good manners. She comes across as a girl who has a very traditional lady, which I admire.

I also like the name Henry, too. It means ruler, and it is quite a royal name.

8. The Notebook

Sorry this book was a bit hard to photograph because of the material of the book cover.

In this book I really liked the name Allie, which in the book is short for Alison. She finds her true love, and they make it work for many decades. That is what I would hope my daughter finds. And today is Rachel McAdams birthday today.

7. Anne of Green Gables

I haven’t read this book yet either, but it is on my To Be Read List. I have always liked the name Anne as a middle name. If I name my daughter’s middle name Anne, she would have half of my name, which is Julianne, so that would be a cute tribute. The book is about her struggles of one foster care to another, and having to take care of younger children. Until she finally gets taken care of Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. She must have developed a lot of strength to overcome those foster homes.

6. The Longest Ride

I also liked the name Ruth, when I started reading this book. I think it’s the perfect middle name. I liked that it was old fashioned, but elegant at the same time. I don’t want to say much about this book, but it is really sad. It’s one of my favourite Nicholas Sparks’ book. It is making me want to watch the movie again.

5. To Kill a Mockingbird

I loved this book so much! I would totally give my son the middle name of Atticus. To me, Atticus symbolizes morality and heroism. He provides his children with a lot of wisdom throughout the novel. He is an attorney, and can see the good in others. I just love his character a lot. I also like the name Harper, as well. It would be a cool middle name, too.

4. Safe Haven

I loved this book, as well. The name that I loved the most was Katie. I have always liked the name Katie. In this novel, Katie has demonstrated strength, and bravery, which is ironic because those are the traits of belonging to the Gryffindor house. I don’t want to say much about the book, because I don’t want to spoil it. But I would recommend it.

3. Alice in Wonderland

I love Alice, she is one of my favourite Disney characters. I love how imaginative she is. She is very curious, and loves to explore things to find out. She prefers books with pictures in them, instead of a book that just has words in it. Alice is Old German for noble.

2. The BFG

I have adored the name Sophie. She is a little girl who is in a Orphanage when the Big Friendly Giant takes her on an adventure in the middle of the night. She also is brave, and kind-hearted. Dahl’s first granddaughter is named Sophie.

  1. Charlotte’s Web

I first read this book in the seventh grade, which was about 14 years ago. I remember bagging my mama to buy me the book and DVD box set, which she did. I just loved it so much. Which probably explains why I love the name Charlotte. She has shown a lot of heroism throughout the novel.

The Folklore Book Tag

I am super grateful to be nominated for this cool tag. Thank you so much https://chickadeelovermaggie.wordpress.com/ for nominating me. I enjoy reading all of her posts because her blog is amazing. You should totally check out her blog.

For those that may not know, I love reading and I am such a big book worm, so I cannot wait to get started with this tag. This post has also inspired me to listen to Taylor Swift’s new album, I haven’t listened to it yet. I just put her album when I started writing this post.

Rules:

  • Link to the original creator: Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink 
  • Tag at least three people
  • Declare the rules and list of prompts in your post 
  • Thank whoever tagged you and link to their post

The One: A book with an ending that left you speechless
The Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks. I don’t want to say anything to spoil it, but just whoa! I loved the movie, too.

Cardigan: A book that makes you feel happy and sad all at once
Pretty much anything Nicholas Sparks. I love his books and movies. I remember being very obsessed with his work in high school. The first movie I had seen of his was A Walk to Remember, and the first book I read of his was The Longest Ride.

The Last Great American Dynasty: A book with a fascinating and extremely well-told story
The Harry Potter series. I loved it, it was extremely well thought out, and magical.

Exile: A book you wish you hadn’t read
Hm… I’m drawing a blank with this one, because I can’t think of a book I didn’t wish I had read. Maybe a school text book of a subject I didn’t have an interest for.

My Tears Ricochet: A book that made you cry uncontrollably
When I was in middle school, the book that made me cry uncontrollably was, and still does is Charlotte’s Web. And now when I was older, I would say Go Ask Alice. It was written anonymously as journal entries about a girl goes to a party and how she got addicted to LSD. It’s really sad, but I read it because it was my friend’s favourite book.

Mirror Ball: A book that feels like it was written just for you
I feel like the book, Year of Yes was written for me. I’m a huge Grey’s Anatomy fan. And the book is about encouraging us to be more confident with yourself. It seemed like the perfect book for me to remind me to be more confident with myself.

Seven: A childhood book that makes you feel nostalgic
Matilda and the Little House on the Prairies series. When my sister and I were young, our Dad took us to the video store, and we always picked out Matilda and we watched it over and over again. I finally read that book a few years ago, and it was absolutely amazing. My mom and I used to read to Little House on the Prairies when I was in grade school. That was a lot of fun. Although her and I never finished it, because life happened and we got too busy to keep on reading them. So I’m going to read them on my own. My mom used to read these books when she was growing up, too.

August: A book that reminds you of summer
Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. I saw this movie for the first time with my sister and her two closest friends at the time. It was a great film. It wasn’t until years later that I read the books. I adored the books so much. It’s about four best friends who are best friends throughout their whole lives, and have never spent an entire summer apart until they were in high school. They went shopping at this thrift shop, and came across these pair of jeans. Despite their different body types, Bridget being taller than her friends, the pair of pants magically fits all of the girls. They decide to wear the pair of jeans throughout the summer, and mail them to each other, documenting the special moments that had happened to them.

This is me Trying: A book that deals with loneliness and sadness
The first book that came to came to mind was In Search of April Raintree. It’s about two sisters whose parents are alcoholics and they end up getting put into foster care. Although the sisters get separated and one gets put in a better foster care and the other sister doesn’t have much of a better life than when she was when she was with her parents. It always makes me sad.

Invisible String: A book that came into your life at the exact right time
You are a Badass by Jen Sincero. I absolutely loved reading this book. At the time I was having a challenging time with myself. I kept on doubting myself and selling myself short on things. But after reading it I appreciated and loved myself more.

Mad Woman: A book with a female character you adore
Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird. I admire everything about her. She is an extremely strong willed kind of girl.

Epiphany: A book that is haunting
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware, read this book really fast since it was so good. It started off a bit slow, but near the middle, it gave me goose pimples. It was a really good book. I would recommend this book who is looking for a good scare.

Betty: A book that fills you with yearning
Ron and Hermione. I absolutely love them! I loved Ron’s lack of passion for school and studying and how it is oversets Hermione’s passion for school. To me, they have a lot of opposites, and I guess that is something I used to look for in a guy, too.

Peace: A book character you’d die for because you love them so much!
Carmen from The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. I love her character and how much growth she goes through throughout the series. I can relate to her because she was the writer of her group of friends, and her parents get divorced. And I was able to relate to what she goes through.

Hoax: A book that you thought you were going to love but didn’t
I can’t seem to think of a book that I haven’t liked. I guess I have a knack of picking out good books.

Nominees
https://midnightbookblog.wordpress.com/
https://ivyslibrarycard.com/
https://cadburypom.wordpress.com/

Top Ten Tuesdays #5

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 The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week is Top Ten is Favourite Book Quotes (from books, or any bookish quote in general).

10. “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”
-George R. R. Martin

9. “Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can’t get any better, it can.”
-Nicholas Sparks, At First Sight

8. “Just remember that sometimes, the way you think about a person isn’t the way they actually are.”
-Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

7. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
-Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

6. “Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn’t make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.”
-Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song

5. “I had diverged, digressed, wandered, and become wild.”
-Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

4. “You’re wishing too much, baby. You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone oughta be.”
-Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

3. “So Matilda’s strong young mind contributed to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”
-Roald Dahl, Matilda (1988)

2. “Dumdledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
“After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape.”
-J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows (2007)

  1. “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
    -Roald Dahl, The Minpins (1991)

This one was a lot of fun! I love these ideas. I posted a lot of authors that has impacted in some way. My early childhood memories (and my mid 20s) is filled with Roald Dahl’s books and movies. As well as J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series and movies. My early high school days I read a lot of Nicholas Sparks books and watched a lot of movies. I enjoy the life lessons that are in each of his books. I was in grade 10 when I first read To Kill a Mockingbird. I still read that book from time to time. I have always loved Eat, Pray, Love and Wild. I enjoy the woman’s journey of finding themselves.

I enjoy reading and all of the things they have to offer the universe. I make it a habit to read everyday. 🙂

WWW Wednesdays – September 9th, 2020

This post is all about books, it answers the following questions,

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

This book is extremely insightful and helpful. I would recommend it to anyone.

I will always love reading this book. I first read it in grade 10, and it gets better every time I read it. I plan on watching the movie soon.

2. What am I currently reading?

This book has sat on my bookshelf far too long without getting read. I remember buying it when it first came out, five years ago. I cannot wait to start this book tonight.

3. What will I read next?

I love everything about this book that I reread it every now and again for inspiration. It makes me miss the days where we had a bit more freedom to travel. I hope I can feel a bit more comfortable travelling next year. I just adore reading this book.

WWW Wednesdays – September 2, 2020

An update of the 20 Books of Summer 2020, I only manage to read 12 out of my 20 books. But now I will definitely be making more time for reading.

This post is all about books, by answering the following questions…

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

2. What am I currently reading?

3. What will I read next?

I am really excited to read this book, because I loved To Kill A Mockingbird, and I have this book sitting unread on my bookshelf, for about five years.

WWW Wednesdays – August 26th, 2020

This post talks 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?
Amazing, as always. I can’t wait to watch the movie next.

2. What am I currently reading?

3. What will I be reading next?

I look forward to reading this book. The last time I read this was back in high school, which was ten years ago.

What books have you been indulging in this summer? I would love to add more books to my To Be Read List, so I am always looking for new recommendations.