Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Would Name a Pet After

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. For more info please check out Jana’s blog.

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Another fabulous theme this week and one quite apt as my husband and I own two cats that are named after book characters.

So here is the list and first up are my cats!

Meet Lyra and Pan from His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

  1. Gandalf the Grey from The Lord of the Rings – This is my dream name for a long haired grey cat.
  2. Winnie from Winnie the Pooh – A female British Bulldog.
  3. Pilot from Jane Eyre – A male German Shepherd
  4. Holmes and Watson from Sherlock Holmes – Two male Beagles
  5. Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights – Male wire haired Dacshund
  6. Deuteronomy from The Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats – Male Maine coon cat.
  7. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice – Male or female Dalmatian
  8. Meg from Little Women – Female long haired collie
  9. Hercule from Hercule Poirot – Male Scottish Fold cat
  10. Tiny Tim from A Christmas Carol – Male Tea Cup Chihuahua

So there is my pet wish list.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles that Would Make Great Song Titles

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. For more info please check out Jana’s blog.

Another interesting topic this week!

I think there will be some interesting books listed this week in response to the prompt.

So here is my list.

The Summer of Madness by Alexander Raphael

Cat Out of Hell by Lynne Truss

Girl in Trouble by Stacy Claflin

The Way to the Stars by Una McCormack

Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding

While you were Sleeping by Kathryn Croft

Goodbye to All the Cats by P. G. Wodehouse

Half a World Away by Mike Gayle

The Existence of Amy by Lana Grace Riva

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

There is my list. I think some of these would make some pretty good heavy metal songs.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Non Bookish Hobbies

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. For more info please check out Jana’s blog.

I love this weeks theme! I’m hoping we will all get to know a bit more about each other.

So here are my non bookish hobbies

  1. Walking
  2. Knitting
  3. Crocheting
  4. Cross stitch
  5. Fitness
  6. Baking
  7. Music
  8. Thimble Collecting
  9. National Trust visiting
  10. Travelling

So there is my list of hobbies that aren’t book related. Travelling has obviously taken a back seat since Covid and National Trust visiting but I hope one day to return to it. I have also collected thimbles since I was child, I now own about 700.

Please drop me a comment with your Top Ten Tuesday and I will head over for a visit.

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. For more info please check out Jana’s blog.

Here are some of my all time favourite book quotes!

“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

 

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

 

“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.”

When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne

 

“There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.”

The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien

 

“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.”

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 

 

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

 

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

 

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone By J. K. Rowling

 

“You pierce my soul. I am half agony. Half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever.”

Persuasion by Jane Austen

 

“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

 

There is my Top Ten Tuesday, I really enjoyed this week’s Top Ten Tuesday. Please drop me a comment with your Top Ten Tuesday.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Fall 2020 TBR

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This Top Ten Tuesday is a bit of a tricky one for me because as I have said many times, I am a mood reader. However, I will try my best to see which books I might read this Autumn.

 

The Time-travelling Caveman by Terry Pratchett

The Ickabog by J. K. Rowling

Katheryn Howard: The Tainted Queen by Alison Weir

Troy by Stephen Fry

Mantel Pieces by Hilary Mantel

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Die Standing by John Jackson Miller

Circe by Madeline Miller

The Sea of the Dead by Amy Kuivainen

Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline

So there is my Top Ten Tuesday. Please drop me a comment if you want to chat about the books listed and of course please drop me a link to your Top Ten Tuesday and I will head over for a visit.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Book Covers That I Love

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie but must be cover related so I have chosen Book Covers That I Love. I will be honest I have chosen books because of their cover rather than their content but sometimes you just can’t help but be tempted by a pretty cover. I am really guilty of buying Christmas books due to their pretty covers but I will try not to have just ten Christmas books on my list, I promise.

So here is my list…

 

  1. The Everyman’s Library. This isn’t really a book but a collection of books but I love the covers and happily collect these books. I just love how uniform they all are.
  2. Dickens. I love my Dickens collection, they are early 1900’s and just beautiful and so tactile to hold.
  3. Magic Windows. Now people who have been reading my blog for a while know that I love this book and always read it on Christmas Eve. It just reminds me so much of Christmas as a child.
  4. Old Possum’s Book of Predictable Cats by T. S. Eliot. I love this book and when I went to buy a copy of this book there were quite a few different copies to choose from and I chose this one just because of the cover.
  5. The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins. Oh dear now this was a book I chose because of the cover and was sorely disappointed with the actual story. I really should have learned a lesson from this book but it is doubtful.
  6. The Immortal City by Amy Kuivalainen. Read this book as a NetGalley read and then promptly ordered the book as I loved it so much and was even happier when I saw what an amazing cover it has.
  7. Five Feet Apart by Mikki Daughtry, Rachael Lippincott, and Tobias Iaconis. Haven’t read this yet but have seen the film and loved it. I really love the cover of this book.
  8. The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith. My husband had this book sat on his bookshelf for ages and I was desperate to read it as it was so pretty. Thankfully I loved the book as much as the cover.
  9. The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton. I love the film so much! I was so happy when I discovered this book last year.
  10. Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Prasadam-Halls. I have this on my Ipad and have preordered the hardback which is due out near my birthday. The whole book is just gorgeous so I am really excited to actually own a physical copy.

 

There is my list! Please drop me a comment with your thoughts on my choices and of course if you have taken part in Top Ten Tuesday the feel free to drop a link and I will head over.

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books for My Younger Self

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I love this weeks prompt as I have a huge list of books that I would have loved to have read as a child.

 

Flowers in the Attic by V. C. Andrews

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr, Ernestine Carey

Mr Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield

Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

 

There is the list of some the books I wish I had read as a child but I plan to read them as an adult. Please drop me a comment with your Top Ten Tuesday and I will head over for a visit.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows/Movies

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There are so many books that I would love to see adapted into films or TV adaptations so this will be a tricky choice.

 

Watermelon Snow by William A. Liggett

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Sammantha Shannon

The Immortal City by Amy Kuivalainen

Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett

Half A World Away by Mike Gayle

The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Antrax by Terry Brooks

 

There is my choice. Please drop me a link to your Top Ten Tuesday and I will head over for a visit.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved But Never Reviewed

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. For more info please check out Jana’s blog.

Happy Tuesday!

The subject this week is easy for me as before the blog I rarely reviewed books so there are loads that I have never reviewed. I’ve talked people’s heads off about books I’ve loved but not written it down. So here are the ten I have chosen…

Silas Marner by George Eliot

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The Lord of Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett

So that is another Top Ten Tuesday complete. Please drop me a comment with your thoughts on the books or your Top Ten Tuesday and I will head over for a visit.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Colours in the Title

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. For more info please check out Jana’s blog.

Hello Readers!

I can’t believe we are in August and it is already Tuesday! I had a great weekend reading which was wonderful.

The theme today is Books with Colours in the Title which has really made me rack my brains trying to think of all the books I have read with colours in the title.

The Black House by Peter May

The White Princess by Philippa Gregory

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Sammantha Shannon

Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

The Colour Purple by Alice Walker

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Goldfinger by Ian Fleming

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

 

Please drop me a link with your Top Ten Tuesday and I will head over for a visit.

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