This 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 year. Continue reading
Top Five Wednesday – Favorite First Sentences
This 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 – Additions to My Wish List!
I realized yesterday that I haven’t posted anything since geeking out about the AMAZING new Ghostbusters last Friday nor have I really been on WordPress since the weekend. It was unplanned but proved to be a nice mind-clearing, resetting sort of mental holiday. Anyway, it’s Wednesday and you know that that means – it’s Top Five Wednesday time! This week’s topic, care of the good folks running the Goodreads group, is the top five books you’re dying to add to your collection. Sounds fun :). Yay! Continue reading
Top Five Wednesday – Settings
Admittedly, I’ve only been doing this Top Five Wednesday thing for three weeks now but this one proved a little bit challenging for me. The good folks who run the Official T5W Group over at Goodreads said we were to write about the top five settings we wanted to see more of. They could be time periods, places, real, fictitious, etc. What made this hard is, upon reflection, I learned that the setting is rarely what draws me to a story, let alone makes me fall in love with it. For example, I love New York City but I won’t read a book or see a film just because it’s set there. And few books or movies make the city as central a part of it as, say, Begin Again did (which, if you haven’t seen, you should check it out NOW – it’s beautiful). So it’s not the setting that I love but rather what the author does with the story and the characters they choose to place in that setting. But! I wasn’t going to throw in the towel! So, after some careful consideration, here are the five settings I’d like to see more of. Continue reading