Posts Categorized: Top Ten Tuesday

Autumn book covers

Autumn book covers

October 10, 2017 2017, Top Ten Tuesday 6

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes. Check out their blog for more information. This week I’m showing books with Autumn covers and colors and even a few that take place during Autumn! For me the colors of the covers are what says “Autumn”  . . . the oranges and browns. Of course, trees with colored leaves, pumpkins, golden grasses all help me think of Autumn–one of my favorite times of the year. The Watership Down cover above is the cover I think of (and love) when I think… Read more »

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Listening to podcasts

Listening to podcasts

September 19, 2017 2017, Top Ten Tuesday 2

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes. Check out their blog for more information. Update: When I linked my Top Ten Tuesday to the Broke and the Bookish Blog I discovered that my TTT list (which I download to decide which topics I can think of answers) is out-of-date (2016). I could have sworn I downloaded the list a month or so ago. I worked on this post a long time so I’m leaving my link for this week even though it’s not the right topic ! I thought… Read more »

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Police procedurals I’ve recently added to my TBR pile

Police procedurals I’ve recently added to my TBR pile

June 6, 2017 2017, Top Ten Tuesday 13

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week I’m talking about the police procedurals I’ve recently added to my TBR pile. Most of these are from authors I haven’t read before. With a few I’ve read one or two books in the series. I’m always on the lookout for new police procedurals so I’ve been happy to find these to try in the last month or so. Mike Bowditch is a game warden, but I’m counting him… Read more »

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Anticipated books the last half of 2017

Anticipated books the last half of 2017

May 30, 2017 2017, Top Ten Tuesday 10

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week I’m talking about the books I’m most Anticipating for the second half of 2017. I know these aren’t all the books I will be excited about, but these are the books I’m aware of now! July One of my very favorite series! The Harbors of the Sun by Martha Wells Series: The Books of the Raksura #5 Genre: Fantasy Synopsis: A former friend has betrayed the Raksura and their… Read more »

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2017 books I want in first half of year

2017 books I want in first half of year

January 24, 2017 2017, Top Ten Tuesday 6

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it’s fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week is a freebie week so we can all decide on our own topics. My topic–2017 books I want in first half of year. This was a topic from December, but I didn’t get it done in then. January The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch (Peter Grant/Rivers of London #6) — Urban Fantasy, Police Procedural One of my favorite urban fantasy series and I’ve waited for this book for a couple of years… Read more »

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Underrated gems I read in 2016

Underrated gems I read in 2016

January 17, 2017 2017, Top Ten Tuesday 12

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it’s fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week I’m talking about Underrated gems I read in 2016.  Mysteries Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O’Connor (Irish Village Mystery #1) — Contemporary Mystery I loved the Irish village in County Cork and the O’Sullivan family. Out of the Blues by Trudy Nan Boyce (Detective Sarah Alt #1) — Police Procedural Well-written book about a young police detective. Written by a veteran police officer. Among the Departed by Vicki Delany (Constable… Read more »

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New releases I meant to read but didn’t get to

New releases I meant to read but didn’t get to

January 10, 2017 2017, Top Ten Tuesday 6

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week I’m talking about the 2016 releases I meant to read, but somehow didn’t. The interesting thing is that I have copies of all these books, but lost track of them. I plan to read them this year. Science Fiction Arkwright by Allen Steele (No series)–Space Opera Dark Run by Mike Brooks (Keiko #1)–Space Opera Arabella of Mars by David D. Levine (Adventures of Arabella Ashby #1)–Steampunk Fantasy The Edge… Read more »

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My favorite new-to-me authors

My favorite new-to-me authors

December 6, 2016 2016, Top Ten Tuesday 8

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week I’m talking about My favorite new-to-me authors. I’ve read almost all mysteries this year and all my favorite new-to-me authors are mystery writers. That’s kind of amazing. Most of these books are also police procedurals. I’ve added two honorable mention authors and though one of those books is a science fiction dystopia it’s also a police procedural! ……………………. Favorite new-to-me authors Carlene O’Connor Ms. O’Connor wrote one of my… Read more »

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Holiday Picture Book Gift Guide

Holiday Picture Book Gift Guide

November 29, 2016 2016, Top Ten Tuesday 6

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week I’m talking about Christmas and winter books which would make great gifts for a young child. With one exception these are all books our children enjoyed reading when they were little. ……………………. The book on the left (which is the version we have which I read to my children) is out-of-print and there is no photo on Goodreads so I’ve linked to Amazon. The book to the right by… Read more »

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Autumn-themed children’s picture books

Autumn-themed children’s picture books

October 25, 2016 2016, Top Ten Tuesday 6

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week I’m talking about Autumn-themed children’s picture books. There are both Halloween books and books about fall. I love picture books because the illustrations are often so beautiful. I think the illustrations often are as much for the adults as for the children! I also love when the books have poetry or repeating language. Those books are fun to read to children. So these are the books I think many… Read more »

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