Top Ten Tuesday (35)

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It’s Top 10 Tuesday (hosted at The Broke and the Bookish) and the topic is:

Top Ten Reasons I Love Being A Blogger/Reader

I was born to read.  Some of my earliest memories are reading books and making up my own stories.  One of my favorite childhood photos is a picture of me sitting outside, roller skates cast off, sitting in a fold out chair reading not one, but two books. I was the kid who would get books taken away as punishment and who perfected reading under the covers (and in the closet!) without getting caught.  Now that I’m an adult, I don’t have to hide, but if you see bags under my eyes, you know why.

When I started this adventure last April, I had NO idea where it would take me.  I could not of predicted the fun and enjoyment it would bring, along with the opportunities.  Adding Loren to the team in January just made the whole thing 100x better, because now I get to do all of it with my bbf (yes, that is best friends forever as spelled by my five year old. It was cute and kind of stuck).

So, here are our reasons we love being bloggers and readers!

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Top Ten Tuesday (34)

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It’s Top 10 Tuesday (hosted at The Broke and the Bookish) and the topic is:

Top Ten Worlds Books That Make Me Swoon

I do my fair share of swooning, especially over fictional boyfriends—but there are just some books that leave me fanning myself, falling to the floor gracefully.

So, without further ado…

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That’s What He Said (5)


The lovely ladies over at Chapter Break have started a new meme on Thursdays!  That’s What He Said is simple: Just pick a favorite quote from one of your book boyfriend to his heroine. Keep in mind these are direct quotes from dialogue in a book!

Today’s another one of my favorite quirky boys: Park from the amazing Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.  If you guys haven’t picked this book up, you are TRULY missing out on greatness.


Some amazing artwork from people way more talented than I could ever be!


“Nothing before you counts,” he said. “And I can’t even imagine an after.”  She shook her head. “Don’t.”  “What?” “Don’t talk about after.”
“I just meant that… I want to be the last person who ever kisses you, too…. That sounds bad, like a death threat or something. What I’m trying to say is, you’re it. This is it for me.”
― Rainbow RowellEleanor & Park

“The first time he’d held her hand, it felt so good that it crowded out all the bad things. It felt better than anything had ever hurt.”
― Rainbow RowellEleanor & Park

“Holding Eleanor’s hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive.”
― Rainbow RowellEleanor & Park

“I want everyone to meet you. You’re my favorite person of all time.”
― Rainbow RowellEleanor & Park

And now, like every week I do this, I am compulsively wanting to reread this book.

Until we meet again,