Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday  Things I’m Thankful For

Since this week’s Thursday is Thanksgiving in the U.S., our topic this week is Thankful Freebie. Ever since my husband and I retired to the coast of Washington, where our daughter was already living, the three of us have spent Thanksgiving week at a beautiful spot in our state. For the last several years, that …

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#TopTenTuesday   10 Unlikable Characters I Couldn’t Help but Like

I present this list with minimal explanations to avoid spoiling the stories for you. 1. Robbie Feaver in Personal Injuries by Scott Turow I was amazed at how Turow was able to make me appreciate this shady lawyer. 2. & 3. Patty Watts and Rose Gold Watts in Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel This …

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#TopTenTuesday 10 Lists of Books About the COVID-19 Pandemic

Today’s suggested topic for Top Ten Tuesday is a Halloween freebie. I love Halloween just as much as the next reader, but I published my Suggestions for Spooky Halloween Reading early in the month, and that’s all I’ve got on that topic. So today, instead of Halloween, I’m presenting another topic I’ve been interested in lately, …

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#TopTenTuesday Books I Read On Vacation

Today’s topic is Books I Read On Vacation (bonus points if you tell us where you were!). I only read 8 books over the summer on 3 different road trips, but I’m going for the bonus points on all of them, which should compensate for the shortfall. And making this list has painfully reminded me …

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#TopTenTuesday 8 Suggestions for Spooky Halloween Reading

Today’s assigned topic is Favorite Bookstores OR Bookstores I’d Love to Visit. Once again, this is not a topic I’ve ever thought about. I usually try to visit a local book store whenever I travel, but I’ve never drawn up a bucket list of bookstores to visit. So, in place of a bookstore list, today …

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#TopTenTuesday   10 Novels of Female Friendship

This week’s topic is Typographic Book Covers (covers with a design that is all or mostly all words). I honestly don’t think much about book covers; I’m more interested in content And one content area that interests me is female friendship. Here are 10 novels that examine aspects of female friendships, both the good and/or the …

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#TopTenTuesday 10 Books On My Fall 2022 To-Read List

I haven’t been participating in Top Ten Tuesday for very long, but already I can tell that soon I’ll have to start skipping these reading-season updates. All I do is carry over unread books from one of those lists to the next. Here are 10 books I hope to read soon. You’ll recognize several of …

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#TopTenTuesday Books with Geographical Terms in the Title

The topic for this week is Books with Geographical Terms in the Title (for example: mountain, island, latitude/longitude, ash, bay, beach, border, canyon, cape, city, cliff, coast, country, desert, epicenter, hamlet, highway, jungle, ocean, park, sea, shore, tide, valley, etc.) Here are 11 novels from my reading database. Fellowship Point by Alice Elliott Dark The Island …

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#TopTenTuesday 20 Pandemic Reviews I Have Yet to Write

(Feature photo by Debby Hudson on Unsplash) Today’s assigned topic is Books I Loved So Much I Had to Get a Copy for My Personal Library. But I don’t work that way. If I’m reading a library book, I take the notes I’ll need from the book before I return it. I don’t think just …

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#TopTenTuesday   Multigenerational Family Dramas 

Today’s assigned topic is a freebie related to school. But I’ve decided to go off on a tangent that will help me set up my next reading project. And home is at the heart of much of the fiction that I most like to read. Novels that treat both the joys and the sorrows that …

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