Okay, 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
It’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!
It’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
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