I’m notorious for returning to books like a toddler and her “blankie.” Anytime I’m overly stressed, emotional, or exhausted I will find myself at my bookshelf and pull off a beloved well read hardback or paperback and settle in for mindless comfort reading. Lucky for my family, sometimes I will do a purging of the books that I’ve no longer felt myself reaching for. This week is the top ten books that I’m no longer interested in reading (and that surprised me):
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! It’s not actually that big of a deal in our house, but Husband and I are going out tonight to celebrate with dinner and a movie by ourselves, and we got a sweet treat and little gift for Bean and Squish.
I do think this Top Ten Tuesday should come with a disclaimer: Please don’t judge me based off of my Go To Romance Picks! Some of them are really good and some of them I turn to purely because I love the relationship written about between the main pairing of the book. So let’s jump down the romance rabbit hole.
When the emergency lights came on, the guards found his shell with a gaping cut in its chest. His lifeless body drooped in his chair like a puppet with its strings cut. As for the assassin, they couldn’t find him. I smiled as he slipped down the dark hall into the kitchen and down the garbage chute. The curtains closed, but the tragedy continued.
My sister, The Perspicacious Bookworm, showed me how fun Top Ten Tuesdays could be. Like her, I can’t promise that I will do every Tuesday, but I will certainly try! For more information and to check out more lists, check out That Artsy Reader Girl!
This week is Top Ten Books that have been on my TBR the longest and I still haven’t read. This one is usually a kiss of death. It most likely means that added them, and then my interests changed, or my taste in books, or whatnot. And some are simply because I forget I haven’t read them yet. Let’s check them out.
My life has been on fire. Quite literally. Two of my younger sisters lost their homes to house fires this past week (fires are common during a dry and windy winter in the midwest) in separate incidents and I’ve been extending as much help towards them as possible. They’re all safe, no casualties thankfully! I’m hoping they’re back on their feet soon. That said, my reading and TV watch list have been at an all time low. They’re usually down during the school semester anyway, but this is an all new low. So let’s talk books, shows, and my 2018 reading challenge!
Once there was a little girl who played her music for a little boy in the wood. She was small and dark, he was tall and fair, and the two of them made a fancy pair as they danced together, dancing to the music the little girl heard in her head.
Her grandmother had told her to beware the wolves that prowled in the wood, but the little girl knew the little boy was not dangerous, even if he was the king of the goblins.
Will you marry me, Elisabeth? the little boy asked, and the little girl did not wonder at how he knew her name.
Oh, she replied, but I am too young to marry.
Then I will wait, the little boy said. I will wait as long as you remember.
And the little girl laughed as she danced with the Goblin King, the little boy who was always just a little older, a little out of reach.
Hello all! I did it again. I disappeared off the radar. With my kids’ birthdays, finals, and Christmas I slipped under the obligations of the real world. I apologize and plan to make it up to you guys with a full four-week blog schedule this upcoming month! January is my birth month and usually bitterly cold here in the Midwest so I tend to hibernate as much as possible both because I can claim “birthday month” rights and because I hate the cold. But I digress. Let’s get caught up.