Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Required Reading

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Hello and welcome to my Top 5 Wednesday post!

T5W is a weekly meme is hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes.  You can visit the Goodreads T5W group for more info.

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This week’s theme is…

July 13th: Books You Wish Had Sequels
— Standalones that you wish had a sequel or the last book in the series that you wish wasn’t the last

Yeah I was not feeling this week’s theme, so I decided to do a past T5W theme.  I’m going to throw it back to August, way before I started blogging…

August 12th – Favorite Required Reading*

* Required reading is a book that you were assigned to read while you were in school. I’m from the USA, so for an example, that would be required reading anywhere from elementary school – college.

I decided to stick to the books that were required reading for me when I was in high school, which I just realized was 11 years ago… holy crap I’m old.  Excuse me why I go ugly cry for a minute….

First off, I would like to start off by saying that I was very fortunate to have AMAZING English teachers in high school.  When it comes to required reading, I really think the teacher can make all the difference in the world in whether or not the students enjoy the book.  I really do credit my love for the classics to my wonderful teachers.  Unfortunately, many students are not so fortunate.

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Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Character Names

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Hello and welcome to my Top 5 Wednesday post!

T5W is a weekly meme is hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes.  You can visit the Goodreads T5W group for more info.

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This week’s theme is favorite character names.  I don’t know about you all, but I am a huge fan of eccentric names… the more bizarre a name, the more I adore it.  Bonus points if the character’s personality matches their name!

Let’s talk oddball names, shall we?

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Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Summer Reads

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Hello and welcome to my Top 5 Wednesday post!

T5W is a weekly meme is hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes.  You can visit the Goodreads T5W group for more info.

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This week’s theme is summer reads!  I am more than ready for summer to arrive.  It feels as if it will never come.  Ohio is experiencing 20+ degree colder weather than is normal for this time of year.  Apparently Mother Nature got summer and fall mixed up… Anyways, in the summer I like to read “beachy” type books usually set near some type of body of water.  Preferably, I would be reading these books on a beach, but when you have kids, your days of beach reading are over until they are older.  When we go to the beach, I spend my time building sandcastles, hunting for sea shells, and making sure my kids don’t drown…  Maybe when the toddler goes off to college I’ll be able to read on the beach again.  Only 16 more years, but who is counting?

Here are a few books to pack in your beach bag this year…

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read On A Whim

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It’s that time of the week!  It’s Top Ten Tuesday time!  What is TTT? TTT is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  Check out their blog for more info and to see upcoming themes.

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This week’s theme was books I read on a whim… Generally, I’m not one to pick up a book without first either being recommended the book by someone, or seeing a book that is getting a lot of hype and picking it up out of curiosity.  Since I have started listening to more and more audiobooks, I’ve found that I’m becoming less picky and picking up more books on a whim.  I think this has to with the fact that I am borrowing these audiobooks through a digital collection my library offers and not actually paying for the books… I also am a little more willing to pick up a book on a whim if I am thrift store book shopping and only paying $1-$2 per book.  Anyways, here is a list of books I’ve picked up and read on a whim…

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Book Traveling Thursday: Favorite Bookish BFFs

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Happy Thursday!  It’s time again for Book Traveling Thursday! Visit the BTT Goodreads Group for more info and to see upcoming themes.

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This week’s BTT theme was favorite bookish BFFs.  I decided to select a book I recently finished last week…

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