Top Five Wednesday – Used To Love ‘Em But…

Top Five LogoOkay, full disclosure, I’m writing this post as I’m watching the Election Returns so I’m sorry if my writing seems a little off.  I’m distracted you know?  Even though I’m still hopeful and optimistic anything can happen (and has been…) and I’m kind of freaking out.  Sooooo I figured I’d write a blog post!  And thankfully our faithful moderator Sam from Thoughts On Tomes has given the T5W Goodreads group another great prompt.  The task?  Find five characters I used to love but now don’t, whether I’ve outgrown them, have come to hate them, or am just now casually indifferent to them.  So here’s who comes to mind when I’m trying not to worry whether or not my country’s about to implode under a Trumpocalypse…  Continue reading

Top Five Wednesday – Gateway Books

Top Five LogoIt’s been a bit busier again since the school year resumed so I haven’t had time to do a Top Five Wednesday post in a few weeks.  Isn’t it annoying how, you know, regular work days can interfere with reading and writing?!?  But such is life I suppose :).  Well, to close out September the T5W Goodreads Group (created by Lainey of gingerreadslainey and now moderated by Samantha of Thoughts on Tomes) has requested we fine participants cobble together a list of five great gateway books to our favorite genre.  Curious what made the cut?  Well read on! Continue reading

Top Five Wednesday – Welcome to the Family!

Top Five LogoIt’s Wednesday once more and this week our creative stewards over at Goodreads have issued another exciting reflective challenge.  This time around we’re to pick the top five characters – whether speaking generally or specifically – we’d like to have as family.  I’ve said before these T5W posts can lead me down a rabbit hole of hours and hours of analyzing, reworking, and over-thinking.  But this was another easy week!  My #1 choice came to me in a matter of moments and the rest of the list followed shortly after.  And I certainly had a lot of fun with this one too.   Continue reading

Top Five Wednesday – Read By Year’s End

Top Five LogoThis was a surprisingly easy week in the Top Five Wednesday world!  I say “surprisingly” because, no matter the topic, I always seem to end up over-analyzing both the topic and my choices.  Don’t get me wrong; I have fun doing that :).  But more often than not a substantial amount of thought has to go into narrowing down my choices to see what makes this list.  But it was easy this time!  Our T5W stewards over at Goodreads have designated this week as the top five books you want to read by the end of the yearContinue reading

Top Five Wednesday – Favorite First Sentences

Top Five LogoThis week those crazy cats over at Goodreads have issued the following challenge to the world of Top 5 Wednesday writers – put together a list of your top five favorite first sentences.  Sounds intriguing right??  It is!  However, once I considered it, I realized this would end up being trickier than I thought.  I am excellent at quoting films or shows I love – and even certain lines in literature.  But, with the exception of a few classic lines, I don’t tend to remember the first sentence of even the books that are most beloved to me.  But I didn’t let that stop me!  So here you have it folks, my list of five favorite first sentences! Continue reading

Top Five Wednesday – Books I’ve Come to Feel Differently About

Top Five LogoAh yes, Wednesday…the calendars have turned over once again to this magical day.  The world is treated once more to the latest in literary engaging prompts from the lovely people running the T5W group over at Goodreads.  Yay!  These always end up prompting faaar more deep reflection then I expect once I actually sit down to write them.  Because of that, they’ve become some of my favorite posts.  The idea this week was to highlight five books that I feel differently about after I’ve had time to think about them or reread them.  After several days of thinking, talking it out, and starring at my bookshelves, here’s what finally made the cut!  This may have ended up being my most eclectic Top Five Wednesday yet… Continue reading

Top Five Wednesday – Most Unlikable Characters

Top Five LogoOn a non-Top Five Wednesday related note, it’s Mom’s BIRTHDAY today!  Yay!  With that being said, there’s all sorts of celebrating to do…which will actually be super welcome since writing this post has made me really annoyed.  You see, this week, the T5W Goodreads group‘s challenge was to discuss your top five UNLIKABLE characters.  Now, the trick was they weren’t to be villains per se but rather protagonists and/or side characters who are unlikable.  With that being said, let’s just go and get my controversial choice out of the way first…
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