TTT: Favourite Novellas/Short stories

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.This weeks topic is all about your favourite novellas/short stories. Now I don’t actually read a lot of these but I want to read more and I thought this might help motivate me to read more. Let’s get started.

 

That’s all I have for today. I definitely want to try reading more novellas, so I’d love to know if you have any recommendations for me. What’s your favourite novella or short story? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 

 

 

TTT: Favourite Author

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.This week I’m going a bit off topic. We’re supposed to be sharing our favourite reads of 2018 so far, but I’ve already done a post about that, so I’m going to be sharing my current favourite authors instead. I am also going to share one of my favourite book or series by each author, as well as a book by each author that is on my TBR. Let’s get started.

 

 

That’s all I have for you guys today. I’d love to hear who your favourite authors are right now. Have you read any of these books? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 

 

 

TTT: Books on my Spring TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.This weeks topic is books on my Spring TBR. I have more than ten books on my TBR at the moment but these are the ones I want to read soon. Let’s get started.

 

In a perfect world I will read all of these but the likelihood is that I’ll be distracted by new book releases and/or other things. Hopefully I’ll get to most on them though, because some of them have been on my bookshelf for quite some time now. What books do you hope to read soon? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 

 

TTT: Favourite Quotes

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.This weeks topic is favourite quotes. I love sharing my favourite quotes and I’ve already done 3 posts about some – you can them out here, here and here. For this post I’ve come up with 8 new quotes to share with you guys. Let’s get started.

 

  • “Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet.” The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
  • “History is the long shadow cast by the past upon the future. Shadows, by nature, lack details.” The Wall of Storms by Ken Liu
  • “Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it.” The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
  • “Stand aside, and try not to catch fire if I shed sparks of genius.” The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
  • “Learn everything. Fill your mind with knowledge—it’s the only kind of power no one can take away from you.” Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  • “Sometimes when she told stories about the past her eyes would get teary from all the memories she had, but they weren’t tears. She wasn’t crying. They were just the memories, leaking out.” A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
  • “Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.” Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • “Remember, the past need not become our future as well.” Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

 

What are some of your favourite quotes? I think I need to start writing down some of my favourite quotes from the books I read as I’m reading them, instead of trying to remember them later on. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 

 

TTT: Books I Could Reread Forever

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.This weeks topic is books I can reread forever. I am a big fan of rereading books so I have a lot of books I could choose. Having said that I haven’t actually done a lot of rereading lately so I definitely hope to do some this year.
These are all books that I can go back to again and again but not get bored of them. Quite a few of them of reread numerous times, while I’ve only reread the others a couple of times. Do you have any books that you can always go back to? I hope you are all having wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 

 

TTT: New To Me Authors 2017

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It is that time of the week for another Top Ten Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. This weeks topic is new to me authors in 2017. I have quite a few authors that I found this year which I am pretty happy with. Any marked with an * mean I have only read one book by that author. Let’s get started.

 

Although I’ve only read one book by some of these authors, I definitely want to read more from them and/or keep an eye out for any future releases by them. Have you got any new favourite authors? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 

 

TTT: Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2018

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It is that time of the week for another Top Ten Tuesday. It is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. This weeks topic is books I’m looking forward to in 2018. The way I’m doing this topic is books I’m looking forward to reading in 2018, not anticipated books of 2018. Some of these books have been on my bookshelf for a while so it’s about time that I read them.

 

There are many more books on my TBR but these are 10 that I definitely hope to read soon. Some of my having been sitting on my bookshelf for a while now. What books do you want to read in 2018? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa