Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday – Books that awakened my inner travel bug

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that originated on The Broke and The Bookish. As of January 2018, it moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Books that awakened the travel bug in me

two wedding crashersSouth Florida (I was there last week, but on the gulf side)

beau and belleNew Orleans

savor youPortland, Oregon

scoring the billionaireNew York City

challengeLondon

Chaser_Whim_v8Idaho

hookerLos Angeles

playing for pizzaItaly

tied with meSeattle

davinci codeParis (and Boston)

Happy reading.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Bookish Settings I’d Want/Not want to live in

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that originated on The Broke and The Bookish. As of January 2018, it moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is book’s with your favorite color on the cover.

Top Ten Bookish Settings I’d Want/Not Want to Live in

Going to do 5 and 5.

Want to live in

Cotton Malone’s world (Cotton Malone series by Steve Berry).  Cotton’s home base is Copenhagen, but he spends most of his time travelling the world solving mysteries surrounding real world events.

Indy Savage’s world (Rock Chick series by Kristen Ashley). Indy has a very eclectic group of friends with hot, alpha men at their side. And they live in gorgeous Denver.

Seattle with the Montgomery family (With Me in Seattle series by Kristen Proby). Large, extended family living in Seattle – and my all time favorite book boyfriend Matt Montgomery lives there.

Paris/Rome with Robert Langdon (Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown). Hot (in the book anyway) professor travels the world solving mysteries. Yes please.

Hudson Valley (from the Cream of the Crop series by Alice Clayton). Picturesque town filled with beautiful men and good food. Count me in.

Would not want to live in

Bon Temps, Louisiana (Sookie Stackhouse series). Werewolves, vampires, witches, and voodoo do not sound like a place I would like to live. Plus it sounds like a really boring town.

District 12 (from the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins). Poor, no food and strict rules don’t sound like a fun place to live.

Christian Grey’s penthouse (from Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James). He’s a possessive psychopath with a penchant for abuse. No thanks.

Any Scientology center (based on Leah Remini’s book).  I’m cheating a bit here, but after reading her book and watching her series, I would want nothing to do with that lifestyle.

Trenton, New Jersey (based on the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. The author didn’t make this town sound like a great place to live, but Morelli lives there, so there’s that….

Where would you want/not want to live?

Happy reading.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Unique Character Names

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that originated on The Broke and The Bookish. As of January 2018, it moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is book’s with your favorite color on the cover.

Top Ten Unique Character names

Wow, this was a hard topic! I had to think about this one for several hours. Here we go…

Olive Taylor

from To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise

Alcide Herveaux

from the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris

Katniss Everdeen

from the Hunger Game series by Suzanne Collins

Myron Bolitar

from the Myron Bolitar series by Harlen Coben

Cotton Malone

from the Cotton Malone series by Steve Berry

November Mayson

from Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Fern and Ambrose

from Making Faces by Amy Harmon

Elvis Cole

from the Elvis Cole series by Robert Crais

Kline Brooks

from Tapping the Billionaire by Max Monroe

Carlotta Wren

from the Body Movers series by Stephanie Bond

Happy Tuesday!

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books with Purple covers

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that originated on The Broke and The Bookish. As of January 2018, it moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is book’s with your favorite color on the cover.

Top Ten books with purple in the cover

Purple has been my favorite color for as long as I can remember. My grandmother was shocked I didn’t pick purple for my bridesmaids dresses; that’s how much and how long I’ve loved purple. Anyway, here are some books I’ve read with purple on the cover.

 

 

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Top Ten Tuesday – Words/Phrases that turn me off a book

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that originated on The Broke and The Bookish. As of January 2018, it moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is a freebie, so I’m going with:

Top Ten Words/Phrases that will make me skip a book

I generally won’t read a book until I’ve looked on goodreads and it has at least a 3.75 rating. In most cases, I won’t read the book if the summary contains one of the words/phrases below.

Virgin. I’m 46 years old. I don’t want to read about virgins. Doesn’t appeal to me, and if it’s a surprise in the book, I’m generally annoyed.

Dominant. I’m over the whole Christian Grey thing, so if I see this word, I’ll pass.

Rape. Don’t think I really need to explain.

Daddy (mostly in titles). There are a LOT of books on Kindle Unlimited with Daddy in the title. I’ve read a few and for the most part, they are not good.

Vampire. Not a genre I’m interested anymore.

Secret Baby. I read the first 11 Virgin River books then kind of lost interest. She has a few other series I need to read.

Billionaire. With the exception to the series by Max Monroe, billionaire is generally a turnoff. Reminds me of Christian Grey and I’m over that.

Best Friend’s Dad/Uncle/Stepdad. Just no. This is generally a story about a 19 year old girl hitting on her BFF’s dad. Doesn’t appeal to me at all.

Menage. Not something I’m a fan of reading.

Beast. Along the same lines as vampires, and generally a fantasy.

What words turn you off?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Most Read Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that originated on The Broke and The Bookish. As of January 2018, it moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is a freebie, so I’m going with:

Top Ten Most read authors

Janet Evanovich – 24. It’s funny she’s my most read author, since I stopped reading her a few years ago:)

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Kristen Ashley – 21. Another author I haven’t read much lately, though I just reserved my copy of the new Rock Chick book yesterday.

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Kristen Proby – 21. My favorite author. She wrote one of my all time favorite book boyfriends, Matt Montgomery. I still swoon when I think of him.

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Sawyer Bennett – 16. I like Sawyer Bennett’s Cold Fury Hockey series a ton.

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Harlan Coben – 13. I was so bummed when he stopped writing his Myron Bolitar series. I loved that character so much!

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Robyn Carr – 11. I read the first 11 Virgin River books then kind of lost interest. She has a few other series I need to read.

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Charlaine Harris – 11. Read all the Sookie Stackhouse books.

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Aurora Rose Reynolds – 10. This woman can write an alpha male like no one I’ve ever read. I love her books.

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Harper Sloan – 9. Another author who knows how to write a great alpha male.

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Lauren Blakely – 8. I love that she writes most of her books from the male POV. She writes sweet, caring guys.

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Who are your most read authors? In Goodreads, click on My books and scroll down until you see this:

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Top Ten Tuesday – Movies I never want to re-see

Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that originated on The Broke and The Bookish. As of January 2018, it moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Books I Don’t want to Re-Read. If you’ve read my blog, you know I don’t re-read books (ever), so instead, my TTT will be:

Top Ten Movies I’ve seen once and NEVER want to see again

The Birds. This movie scared the crap out of me. Once was enough.

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Platoon. This movie was incredibly voilent, and while amazingly well done, seeing it once gave me all I need to know about Vietnam.

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Saving Private Ryan. Yes, another war movie. They are generally very violent, which is why once is enough for me. The beginning of this movie is incredibly hard to watch once, let alone multiple times. No thanks.

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The Passion of the Christ. I cried this entire movie, then cried the entire mass I went to the next day. Way too graphic.

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Apocalypse Now. Last war movie, I promise. I saw this in high school and it was hard to watch even then.

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The Exorcist. Don’t think I need to explain why once is enough for this movie.

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Jaws. This movie cemented my fear of deep water at a young age. Only problem is my kids LOVE this movie, so I’ve seen it more times than I’d care to.

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbings, Missouri. This movie was really dark, slow and long, and once was enough.

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Braveheart. I don’t like period pieces in general, but everyone said you have to see this. I didn’t love this movie, but now I can say I’ve seen it.

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Dear Zachary. Yes, this is a documentary, but this movie shattered my heart. You have to see this movie once. It’s so well done but so heartbreaking.

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Is there a movie you’ve seen once and never want to see again? I’d love to hear from you.

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