Posts Categorized: Meme / Surveys

Jan 01
End of Year Book Survey: 2014

End of Year Book Survey: 2014

Jamie over at The Perpetual Page Turner hosts a yearly book survey. I planned on participating last year, but with a little over 150 books to chose from, it was daunting and decided not to. I decided to participate for 2014 and realized that I do wish I had over 100 books to chose from! Number Of Books You Read: According to Goodreads, 52 books. Which is a lot lower compared to last year’s (which was 161 read), but then again until December of last year, I was unemployed. I’m happy with the 52 read plus I have a little over a dozen books where I started and stopped. Number of Re-Reads: 4. So if I factor that in, then it’s 56 read. Genre You Read The Most From: Mystery… Read more »

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Dec 30
Life According to Literature: 2014

Life According to Literature: 2014

It’s that time of the year! As you know, I had a lot of fun answering these questions last year and decided to do it again. Catherine Pope – Victorian Geek has put together this great meme. Using only books you have read this year (2014), answer these questions. Try not to repeat a book title. Describe yourself: Girl on the Golden Coin (Marci Jefferson) How do you feel: Hidden (Catherine McKenzie) Describe where you currently live: Personal Target (Kay Thomas) If you could go anywhere, where would you go: The Millionaire Affair (Jessica Lemmon) Your favourite form of transportation: Last Train to Babylon (Charlee Fam) Your best friend is: Wild Child (Molly O’Keefe) You and your friends are: The Midnight Witch (Paula Brackston) What’s the weather like: Finding Sky… Read more »

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Jul 15
When I’m Not Reading, I’m Watching

When I’m Not Reading, I’m Watching

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is about must watch tv! Even though some of these are no longer on the air, I think you still need to check them out. In no particular order: 01. Gilmore Girls Gilmore Girls is of those shows that everyone HAS to see, if you don’t get through all seasons, at least see the first season! You’ll love Lorelai and Rory, but grow to love the town as well. I really liked the writing and we get very good rounded characters. Plus it’s not every often we get to see a single mother raising her daughter in a positive light and you’ll appreciate how Lorelai fought to raise her child the way she wanted to. 02. The Americans Kerri… Read more »

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Jul 08
Ten Blogging Confessions

Ten Blogging Confessions

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish Today’s Top Ten Tuesday post is going up later than I wanted, but it’s one I had to really think about. Today’s topic is: blogger confessions and even though I haven’t done a top ten in quite some time I did want to participate. In no particular order: 01. I’m backlogged when it comes to writing reviews. I’ve lost my review mojo along the way and while I’ve been reading, I just don’t have the energy to write reviews. 02. I sometimes covet the cool swag other bloggers are sent by publishers / publicists. Then I remind myself that I have no idea where to put said swag or what to do with it so it’s okay. 03. I miss having the time… Read more »

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Dec 28
Life According to Literature: 2013

Life According to Literature: 2013

I had a lot of fun answering these questions last year and decided to do it again. Catherine Pope – Victorian Geek has put together this great meme. Using only books you have read this year (2013), answer these questions. Try not to repeat a book title. Describe yourself: The Mystery Woman (Amanda Quick) How do you feel: Hard to Handle (Jessica Lemmon) Describe where you currently live: Heartache Motel (Terri L. Austin, Larissa Reinhart, LynDee Walker) If you could go anywhere, where would you go: A Little Too Far (Lisa Desrochers) Your favourite form of transportation: I Run (E.L. Farris) Your best friend is: The Fairest of Them All (Carolyn Turgeon) You and your friends are: Impossible (Laurel Ulen Curtis) What’s the weather like: First Frost (Liz DeJesus) You… Read more »

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Sep 16
My Fall 2013 TBR List

My Fall 2013 TBR List

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week’s top is: Ten Books On My Fall 2013 TBR List. I have a rather large to be read list, but these are the ones I’m most looking forward to. 01. Jennifer Laam’s The Secret Daughter of the Tsar An alternate history regarding the Romanov family and about the possibility of a fifth daughter being smuggled out of Russia. The Romanovs have always fascinated me and I’m looking forward to this! 02. Charles Finch’s An Old Betrayal I’m a big fan of Charlie’s books and I have an ARC of this November release which I’ll be reading soon. As a fan of his Lenox series, I just wait to see what Lenox has been up to since the last release and I’m… Read more »

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Sep 09
Books I’d love to see adapted and others I can live without

Books I’d love to see adapted and others I can live without

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I’d like to see adapted into films. I’ve listed 5 books or series that I’d love to see on television and 5 that should never be developed 5 books or series I’d love to see on the small screen Georgette Heyer’s Regency romances Any of Heyer’s books would make great adaptations! I wish the BBC would take note and adapt some of her Regency romances instead of remaking Austen. Don’t get me wrong, I adore Austen, but you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. Unlike Austen, Heyer had to research and explain to her audience the Regency world. She was very much inspired by Austen and I believe her novels would make wonderful adaptations. She also… Read more »

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Aug 06
5 Books That Need Sequels & 5 That Should Never See the Light of Day

5 Books That Need Sequels & 5 That Should Never See the Light of Day

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I Wish Could Have Had Sequels. I’ve listed 5 books or series that I could keep reading and 5 that should have ended. 5 books or series I could keep reading Brenda Joyce’s Francesca Cahill series. The last book was Deadly Vows and I waited a little over 7 years for this book. Joyce mentioned if it sold well, her publisher would commission one or two books, but leading up to publication date there was no promotion on her part or her publishers. I really wanted another book because it leaves so many characters in limbo. Did Maggie marry Fran’s brother? What of Bragg and his wife? Did they make up and how’s married life treating… Read more »

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Jul 30
Ten Favorite Book Beginnings / Endings

Ten Favorite Book Beginnings / Endings

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week’s topic is: top ten favorite beginnings or endings in a book. I’ve included 5 favorites of both and I don’t consider the ending spoilers since you have to read the book to understand what the quote is. What are some of your favorite book beginnings or endings? 01. Chelsea Cain’s Heartsick “Archie doesn’t know for sure that it’s her until that moment. There is a dull bloom of warmth in his spine, his vision blurs, and then he knows that Gretchen Lowell is the killer.” 02. Eloisa James’ This Duchess of Mine “No one dressed to please a husband. At least, not in the Duchess of Beaumont’s circle of acquaintances. One dressed—to be frank—to dazzle and amaze one’s female friends. Or,… Read more »

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Jul 08
10 Best Book to Film Adaptations

10 Best Book to Film Adaptations

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week’s topic is: top ten movie adaptations. I decided to focus on my favorite films rather than those that sucked. Doctor Zhivago (1965): There’s a reason why Omar Sharif won a Golden Globe for best actor. His emotions especially at the end when he spots Laura and then he has ____ (not spoiling it) = heartache. It also has a beautiful score (Laura’s Theme is one of the most famous). All Quiet on the Western Front (1930): I LOVE this book, but nothing quite conveys emotions like this version. The Godfather: A role Marlon Brando was born for. The Age of Innocence: Edith Wharton’s novel at its best. The English Patient: One of my favorite Ralph Fiennes roles filled with lots of… Read more »

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Jun 24
2013 Top Ten Reads (so far)

2013 Top Ten Reads (so far)

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week’s topic is: top ten books of 2013. This is difficult, but here are some of my favorites. 01. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn: Looking for a mindfuck? This is your book. 02. Front Page Fatality by LynDee Walker: Cozy mystery fans delight! The writing is engaging and witty, “But that’s the thing about dead people: they can’t warn you to keep your nose out of things that are going to put your ass in danger.” 03. Leave of Absence by Tanya J. Peterson: Peterson writes a beautiful book about a taboo subject: mental health. You’ll look at the world a little differently. 04. Shaken Not Stirred by Aaron Cooley’: Fans of Ian Fleming will enjoy this. It’s a fictionalized account on… Read more »

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Jun 20
Feature Follow #11: Favorite Literary Quote

Feature Follow #11: Favorite Literary Quote

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. It’s a fun way to find other blogs and meet new bloggers. You can follow Lit, etc via Twitter, Facebook, Networked Blogs, Bloglovin, or subscribe to the blog via email. Please let me know if you’re a new follower and I’ll follow back. Q: Share your favorite literary quote! I have so many, but this one by Charles Finch from A Stranger in Mayfair sticks because it’s so true! We cannot recapture the feelings of reading a beloved book or a series for the first time, but we can appreciate the friendships made by them! What’s your favorite quote?

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