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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Gladly Throw into the Ocean

Morning, lovelies! I have had a good long weekend, and feel a bit more well-rested for this short work week. This week contained a bit of a hard topic for me. I personally don’t love throwing away books, and I would normally not read a book if I felt like I wouldn’t like it much.

So this week is a shorter list as I couldn’t quite hit 10. If you happen to like some of these books, I am sorry we do not see eye to eye about them. I have compiled the titles I either gave a 1 star rating (which I rarely ever do), or books I own/have finished reading but just could not bear to keep them or ever re-read them.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Places in Books I’d Love to Escape to

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.


Hello lovelies! I hope this week has been treating you well so far. It’s been a kind of reflective week for me due to some bad news I received last Monday, so I am actually quite glad that this week’s TTT topic is one that was perfect to think of. I think reading is such a beautiful thing because it allows us to escape the stuff in our lives at times to other worlds and places where we temporarily live other people’s lives and see how they struggle and triumph through what’s thrown at them.

In trying to honour the vast diversity of genres I read, I have picked a number of real places, real-ish societies, and completely fantastical places I would love to escape to for a while right now.

Fantasy locations I wish I could transport to

1. The Shire/Rivendell (The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien)

This has always been my number one place when I want to escape out of my own stress. Just put on the soundtrack, close my eyes and dream of peaceful rolling green hills and leaning against a tree trunk watching Hobbits doing their thing.

Or seeing the glory of the Elvish halls as the sun hits its spires in all the right places, and running into this peaceful abode to spend the rest of my days. What more could I ask for?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Fun(ny) Book Titles

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.


Good morning friends! I hope this Tuesday finds you all well and that spring is coming around the corner for everyone.

I am excited to share today’s TTT topic, which was rather hard at first to think on the spot. I want to first say that I don’t think any of these book titles are necessarily ha-ha kind of funny. It is not my intention to make fun of any of these titles because that is not the point being made here, and I’m sure the authors are proud of their work, title and all. Instead, I have chosen to list titles that are unique and fun for various reasons that make me smile.

Let me know if any of these titles put a smile on your face too!

1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

When I first saw this title at the time it came out, I was thinking “what kind of a book is this?”. And later realizing what it is all about, I’d say there’s nothing more unique than this novel in title and content (did you see those photos inside??).

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