Category: Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday – It’s only Words

Top Ten Tuesday – It’s only Words

Greetings you guys! It’s Tuesday and time for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday. Today’s  topic comes from yours truly – Typographical Book Covers. In laymen’s terms – books with only words on the cover. Thank you Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl for choosing our prompt! We feel very chuffed today. So what inspired this prompt? While sorting out our Book Shelfs a couple of months ago, my Mommy realized how many books we have that don’t have pictures on the cover, but only words. Look, we love a pretty cover as much as the next person and like an ostrich, if it’s got a shiny cover – we’ll go for it. But at the end of the day, it’s all about the words and if Words can be enough for a cover, imagine what lies between those covers. Here’s our Top Ten Favorite 5 Star Books with only words on the cover: Ha, this was an interesting exercise! My Mommy don’t have time to make a pretty CANVA graphic now, so she just gave WordPress free reign to do with the covers what they want. Not as nice as CANVA, but not all bad either. Let’s leave it like this. […]

Posted September 27, 2022
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Ten Books that need to FALL from my TBR shelf

Ten Books that need to FALL from my TBR shelf

Greetings! It’s Tuesday and time for Top Ten Tuesday. Today’s prompt is one of the seasonal ones – Ten Books on my Fall TBR list. Well, we are definitely ready for spring and summer here in the Southern Hemisphere, so a fall TBR is not going to work for me. But what will work for me, is to take a look at the books that need to FALL from my TBR shelf. I am not even going to go to my actual Goodreads TBR, even if we start today, we won’t be done with it by Fall 2030. I’ll go with the ones that stare us in the face on a daily basis. Who doesn’t love to borrow books from friends, colleagues and even students? Oh my Mommy loves it! But perhaps she needs to start reading them…. Fable by Adrienne Young Written in Blood by Chris Carter A Time for Mercy by John Grisham Yes, we all have a problem with overdue ARC’s and please don’t for a second think that these are the only ones on the shelf. These are just the ones we find the most pressing. On our hearts and minds and conscience that is. Singing Lessons […]

Posted September 20, 2022
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Top Ten Tuesday – Life’s a Beach

Top Ten Tuesday – Life’s a Beach

Hi Guys! Welcome to another TTT! This week’s topic was submitted by Lisa of Hopewell, and is Books with Geographical Terms in the Title. Oh we had endless ideas, this is quite a fun prompt! But spring finally seems to be making an appearance here with us and the mutt is big enough to start going to the beach. So let’s just entertain the little one and dedicate today’s TTT to the beach. On the Beach by Nevil Shute – perhaps not the best one to start with. But definitely one of our favorites. Beaches by Iris Rainer Dart – My Mommy really is giving her age away today. Another favorite. The Beach House by James Patterson – I remember this one, need to read this one again. Beach Read by Emily Henry – This one is on my TBR. Will try to read it this summer. The rest of the books on our list, we haven’t actually read. The Bookstore on the Beach by Brenda Novak Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts  Beach Music by Pat Conroy  Beach Road by James Patterson The Beach Club by Elin Hilderbrand Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by Jana […]

Posted September 13, 2022
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Top Ten Tuesday – Books I loved so much I just had to have a copy for myself (so I stole it)

Top Ten Tuesday – Books I loved so much I just had to have a copy for myself (so I stole it)

Greetings you guys! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by Jana @ That Arsty Reader Girl. I’ve tried to come up with a clever twist or play with today’s prompt, but alas. It will have to be as literal as it comes. Books I liked so much, I had to buy a copy for my personal library. The only creativity I could come up with, was the title. Just to put you all at rest, I didn’t steal a single one of my books on my list today. We did rightfully purchase them all. Some for a pretty penny and some for a steal. No clever CANVA graphics today, I’ll just use some photos. They aren’t very good. My Mommy and me took a few sneak ones now. The puppy is sleeping and that saying of let sleeping dogs lie is ever so true if you have a fox terrier puppy in the house. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles – My Mommy listened to this one on audible and just had to have a copy. It’s now a very popular choice in our Book Club as well. The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune – Another […]

Posted September 6, 2022
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Ten Books You Probably Shouldn’t Read at School

Ten Books You Probably Shouldn’t Read at School

Greetings you guys! It’s Tuesday and time for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s prompt is a School Freebie and apparently you can  do whatever you want with this prompt. As long as it’s related to school in some or other way. How sneaky a reader were you at school? In other words, what books did you read you probably shouldn’t have for what ever reason? For today, we will present you with a list of books you probably shouldn’t read at school. This list is totally biased of course. But please feel free to add as you see fit! The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty – Georgetown, Washington D.C. Actress and divorced mother Chris MacNeil starts to experience ‘difficulties’ with her usually sweet-natured eleven-year-old daughter Regan. The child becomes afflicted by spasms, convulsions and unsettling amnesiac episodes; these abruptly worsen into violent fits of appalling foul-mouthed curses, accompanied by physical mutation. Medical science is baffled by Regan’s plight and, in her increasing despair, Chris turns to troubled priest and psychiatrist Damien Karras, who immediately recognises something profoundly malevolent in Regan’s distorted fetures and speech. On Karras’s recommendation, the Church summons Father Merrin, a specialist […]

Posted August 30, 2022
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Ten Books I love that are a 100 Years Old

Ten Books I love that are a 100 Years Old

Hi there you guys! It’s Tuesday and time to have fun with Top Ten Tuesday. Today’s prompt from Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl, is Books I love that are over 10 years old. No use in waking up a sleeping cat, she’s not even 10 years old yet. So for today, TTT is coming straight from me. But of course I’m going to tamper with the prompt and add a zero. Books I love that are a 100 years old.  Ten Books I love that were Printed in 1922 1. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Nursery magic is very strange and wonderful, and only those playthings that are old and wise and experienced like the Skin Horse understand all about it. Like the Skin Horse, Margery Williams understood how toys—and people—become real through the wisdom and experience of love. This reissue of a favorite classic, with the original story and illustrations as they first appeared in 1922, will work its magic for all who read it.   2. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse Herman Hesse’s classic novel has delighted, inspired, and influenced generations of readers, writers, and thinkers. In this story of a wealthy Indian Brahmin who casts off a life of […]

Posted August 16, 2022
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Ten Hilariously Funny Feline Book Titles

Ten Hilariously Funny Feline Book Titles

Geetings you guys! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s prompt is bound to be nothing but fun. Hilarious Book Titles. Just like Jana, life is a bit busy here with us, so we almost skipped this week. Luckily, there is nothing wrong with our innovation abilities and as a cat, I am also extra resourceful. In February 2021, we had a prompt – Titles that made me laugh out loud. Ha. Nothing wrong with republishing. In fact, it’s being encouraged on numerous platforms. So that’s exactly what we’ll do today. With a tweak or two. If you’ve read and actually remember (I’m not that good a writer, so what’s the chances) our post from last year, a recap is always good. If you haven’t read it, have fun! In case you might think I made some of these titles up, I will add links to all the titles and you can see for yourself that my innovation only goes that far. 1. Games you can play with your Pussy by Ira Alterman 2. Does God ever speak through cats? by David Evans 3. Why Cats paint: A Theory of Feline Aesthetics by Heather Busch 4.I could pee on […]

Posted August 9, 2022
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Top Ten Tuesday – The Seven Sisters World Tour

Top Ten Tuesday – The Seven Sisters World Tour

Greetings you guys! Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Today we are going travelling! Boy, do I have a splendid tour planned for you. My Mommy and just about all the ladies in the Book Club, are a huge fans of The Seven Sisters Series by Lucinda Riley. The series based on the mythical Seven Sisters of the Pleiades. Not that this is a mythological story, no these are very real sisters who all came together from across the globe. All 7 of these sisters have been adopted by Pa Salt and grew up in a beautiful pink palace in Geneva. When Pa Salt died, he left each of the sisters co-ordinates to where they come from, along with but one clue to help them all on their journey. My Mommy is convinced that this will actually be one heck of an awesome tour to really go on. Perhaps it will be her lucky day and one of you know a travel agent who is going to start planning the itinerary… We will give you a basic idea of a tour schedule, just to help you along. We will kick the tour […]

Posted August 2, 2022
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Top Ten Tuesday – The Cat and the Fox Terrier

Top Ten Tuesday – The Cat and the Fox Terrier

Greetings you guys. It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday and we couldn’t be more grateful to Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl for making this week a freebie. I need a freebie to help me with me cattish plan to get rid of the latest infestation in our house. On Sunday, I told you about the little mongrel my Mommy brought home on Friday. In case you’ve missed it: I know, it’s still horrendous to look at. Not to mention the smell. But in any case, in order to beat your enemy, you have to know your enemy.  The best way I know how to gain information, is by reading. I started searching for books with Wirehaired Fox Terriers. Apparently that is the breed the little mutt belongs to. And this is what I found: Everyone blamed Emily Arundell’s accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs at her home in Market Basing by her frisky terrier, Bob. But the more she thought about her fall, the more convinced she became that one of her relatives was trying to kill her. So, on April 17th she wrote about her anxieties and suspicions in a letter to Hercule Poirot. And […]

Posted July 19, 2022
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Ten Books on our Winter TBR

Ten Books on our Winter TBR

Greetings you guys! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. I actually didn’t feel like participating in this week’s TTT as geography has never been my strong suit. Northern and Southern hemispheres always feel like such an unnecessary complication. When it’s time for most of you guys to show your winter reads, it’s summer here with us. And vice versa of course. We do love reading in winter though and statistically we read slightly more in winter than in summer. Books on my Summer TBR are still months away. But we do have a whole stack of winter reads just waiting for us to snuggle in with! The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton Romancing Mr. Bridgerton (Bridgerton #4) by Julia Quinn The Milk Tart Murders by Sally Andrew The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus Lock Every Door by Riley Sager The Whisper Man by Alex North Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar I’m sure that most of you have read at least one of […]

Posted June 28, 2022
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