Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday:  Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List 
(could be blogging related, book related etc. -- meeting authors, reading x many books per year, finishing a daunting book, etc.)
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Jeni's Picks:

1. To read more books off of my TBR list. This list gets bigger every year so I'm determined to keep it below 500. 

2. To go to a book festival in another state. I'm lucky I live by so many authors but it would be fun to meet more. 

3. Get my sister to finish her book!!! I love the start of it and have been begging for years for her to finish it. I hope I get to see a finished copy before I'm 40. 

4. Meet Rick Riordan with my book club. All of the girls in my book club would love to meet him. Wish he would come visit Utah or a city close by like Las Vegas.  

5. Work at a Library one day. I'm thinking this would be an awesome post retirement job. Wish my husband would let me do it now but my current job makes more than I would earn as a librian. 

Emily's Picks: 

1. Reading all the books in my house. I have a few.

2. Buying more books to add too my shelves at home.  I love when authors discribe characters that have rooms full of books every where, taking up every available space of their home.  That's what I want, well, at least one room, because my husband wouldn't let me over run the house with books, but there are worse things..

3. Maybe work on my great unfinished novel.

4. It would be fun to one day read all the books in the library. Starting with "A" and work down. I thought about it once.

5. Read new book genres, and expound my reading experiances. I tend to stick with things I know and author's I like.  

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Spring TBR List

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Jeni's Picks: 
1. Night Broken by Patricia Briggs : This is one of my favorite series. So excited to see what is in store for Mercy Thompson in this book. 

2. The One by Kiera Cass: I really loved the Selection but I haven't read Elite. I love reading but I hate waiting for trilogies. I decided to wait until the whole series was out to continue reading. So I can't wait to revisit this world and find out what happens. 

3. The Shadow Throne by Jennifer Nielsen: Another trilogy I have been waiting to finish. I love how Jennifer Nielsen writes. This is a great series to read out loud. Hope that the movie well actually get made. At the launch party for this book Jennifer Nielsen mentioned that if it gets to casting they are hoping to cast well known actors as the adult characters and not well known actors for the child/teenager actors. 

4. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent: This book sounds so interesting. She is coming to a book signing near my home. Yeah!!

5. Small Town Spin by Lyndee Walker: I loved the first two books in this series. Here's hoping that this one well be just as good.

Emily's Picks

1. Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepard. This is the second book in the Madman's Daughter series.  I wasn't totally convinced with the first book, but I'll give this book a go.

2. Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick. So, the world goes dark, and then what? Seems like a 5th wave theme, and I'm willing to try it.

3. Speaking of...The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.

4. Tallow (Curse of the Bond Riders #1) by Karen Brooks. New fantasy is always interesting to me.  

5. The Death of the Necormancer by Martha Wells a world like Victorian England with magic? Yes please. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Popular Authors I've Never Read
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 Jeni's Picks:
1. Kassie West: I've meant to read her Pivot Point series I just haven't gotten to it yet. 

2. Marie Lu: Another series I've been wanting to read but just haven't

3. George R.R. Martin: Maybe one day I will read his books. 

4. Brandon Sanderson: I've actually met him in person and I've bought a few of his books. Maybe this should've been one of my new years resolutions. 

5. Lois Lowery: My goal is to read her Giver series before it comes out in the movies. 

Emily's Picks
1. Elizabeth Gaskell.  I have watched all the BBC mini series but I have never actually read the books. North and South, Wives and Daughters. (Hello handsome)
2. Charles De Lint. He writes fantasy, need I say more?
3. C.S. Lewis. His essays, not his children books. 
4. Oscar Wilde..just his name alone should tempt me to read him. OSCAR WILDE
5. Tahereh Mafi Shatter Me. I had Amazon send me a little sample, and I must say, I will be looking this book up.