Gifts Ideas For The Book Lover In Your Life

Unsure what to gift to get for the book lover in your life? Well, here are some ideas that will sure make you their favorite person this holiday season!

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Book Map from Dorothy

A street map (loosely based on London) that is made up from 600 titles from the history of literature! It has amazing titles such as Mansfield Park, To The Lighthouse, Harry Potter, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and many more. A definite must for any book lover! (I have one in my house and I love it!) Continue reading “Gifts Ideas For The Book Lover In Your Life”

Writing Books for NaNoWriMo

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What better way to get really light a fire under you for NaNoWriMo than to read some writing books! Other than a notebook and a pen, books that discuss writing are essential for budding writers. And you can’t go wrong with these necessities:

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Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark

“Pull out a favorite novel or short story, and read it with the guidance of Clark’s ideas. . . . Readers will find new worlds in familiar places. And writers will be inspired to pick up their pens.” -Boston Globe

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: Read…If You Dare

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

 Halloween Freebie! (Happy Halloween! Let your creativity run wild with a themed post to celebrate!)

Scary movies may have always been a hit and miss with me but reading scary stories has always been a definite hit for me. I like reading a spooky ghost story, without having to see blood and guts splashed over a TV/Movie screen. And a ghost story, just like any book, can provide a powerful impact way better than any slasher flick. So if you are looking for something to scare you out of your wits this Halloween, why not try these books out: Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Read…If You Dare”

Top Ten Tuesday: Unique Book Titles

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

Top Ten Unique Book Titles

Other than the synopsis and, we don’t like to admit, the cover, a title of a book is what grabs readers. We are immediately drawn into those few words that make us readers even to attempt to dive into that new world. But some book titles we call “unique” and these titles add a little something more to the story. There are more poetic and required a lot of thought, which is why they are more resonant with us.

So, these are my top favorite unique book titles. Let us bask in their beautiful words…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books for the History Lover

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

Ten book recommendations for ______________: (Skies the limit here…examples: for Hufflepuffs, for fans of Game of Thrones, for people who don’t normally read YA, for animal lovers, for video game lovers, etc.

I love history and there is no better pastime than learning more about the past. And great way to learn about the past is to read great books about it. So for you history lovers out there, here is some historical fiction that you will definitely enjoy:

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The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

Kate Morton is a great historical fiction writer. So far, her books primarily focuses on World War I/World War II. So if you are interested in the time period, her books are for you. The Secret Keeper has such a compelling and moving story that will have you gripped from the very first page.

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If You Like Jane Austen, Then You’ll Like…

You finished reading all of Jane Austen’s books. Wondering what is the next step? Read them all over again! Just kidding, although you could if you wanted to. However, if you want to read books either similar to her writing style or books based in the same era, why not gives these a try:

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Helen by Maria Edgeworth

An author admired by Austen herself, this book reminded me a combination of Northanger Abbey and Lady Susan. This gripping romantic drama will have you entertained for hours.

 

 

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Ten Best Film/TV Austen Adaptations

Jane Austen has such a profound effect on popular culture, more than any other author. Hollywood loves adapting her books and we, the viewers, just can’t get enough of them. Although this is day is the anniversary of Austen’s death, let us not think of the bad but about the great things that would not exist without her writings. Last week, we talked about book adaptations, now we are talking about film/TV adaptations. Here are, what I think, the best Austen adaptations on film or TV:

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Best Books of 2017 So Far…

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far (break it down however you want — by genre, strictly 2017 releases, whatever!)

Already half the year is gone and out of my goal of reading 100 books for 2017, I have already read 34! I don’t think that is a bad start. Some of them, of course, have been huge letdowns, but others have managed to make my list of the top best books I have read so far:

(All links connect to either a book review or to Goodreads)

 

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft

I was just so deeply moved by Wollstonecraft’s views on women’s rights. A great read for the current issues of this past year.

 

 

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Favorite Dads in Literature

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

Father’s Day related Freebiefavorite dads in literature, best father/daughter or son relationships, books to buy your dad, worst dads in literature, etc. etc.

I was going to list memorable fathers of literature but then I remember that I did a similar post two years ago so I am just going to link to that post. I only listed seven but if during the day I come up with more I will update the page:

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Top Ten Tuesday: Recently Added Books To My TBR List

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

10 Books From X Genre That I’ve Recently Added To My TBR ListI want to know what books have piqued your interest lately from whatever genre you choose!

I read different genres so it wouldn’t make sense for me to list books from a particular genre. I added a lot more than ten to my TBR list, but here are the ones I narrowed to ten: