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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Read In Other Countries

Hey y’all! Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish question idea that was originally created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, from way back in June 2010! Since January 2018, Top Ten Tuesday has been hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Thanks for taking it over! The idea is to make a list of ten books or bookish things on different topics each week. Check out her site for details on how to join and what the upcoming prompts are. 😊 You can also see all the posts from other bloggers linked on each weekly post on their main site.

This week’s prompt is books read on vacation, and over the years I’ve made travel and “vacation” a priority in my life as much as I could. Below is a list of what I’ve been reading on the trains and planes and parks in between exploring. Plus one bonus from my home country, as opposed to one of those I’ve only visited (or briefly lived in).

The Books

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved So Much I Bought a Physical Copy (or two…)

Hey y’all! Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish question idea that was originally created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, from way back in June 2010! Since January 2018, Top Ten Tuesday has been hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Thanks for taking it over! The idea is to make a list of ten books or bookish things on different topics each week. Check out her site for details on how to join and what the upcoming prompts are. 😊 You can also see all the posts from other bloggers linked on each weekly post on their main site.

Today’s prompt is books that I bought because I loved them so much (prompt recommended by Alecia @ The Staircase Reader). This is one that I can only join because of recent changes in my life, namely having space to HAVE a library of my own of shelves and shelves of books. It’s such a luxury, and it’s basically all I need to be happy in my home.

The books that have moved me most enough to buy a copy tend to be nonfiction or graphic novels (or sometimes both!). This is partly because nonfiction tends to have a lot of information that I like to quickly thumb through and refer to or dip back into on re-reads, and graphic novels or heavily illustrated books are nicer to have a physical copy of to enjoy the art. With that in mind… here’s my list!

The Books

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books in past TBRs that I still haven’t read πŸ˜…

Hey y’all! Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish question idea that was originally created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, from way back in June 2010! Since January 2018, Top Ten Tuesday has been hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Thanks for taking it over! The idea is to make a list of ten books or bookish things on different topics each week. Check out her site for details on how to join and what the upcoming prompts are. 😊 You can also see all the posts from other bloggers linked on each weekly post on their main site.

Today’s prompt (submitted by Dedra at A Book Wanderer) is books from past seasonal TBRs that I still haven’t read. I don’t really do seasonal TBRs, though, so I’m just pulling from my monthly ones that I typically do. I definitely have some that got shoved out for a month, then two, then three, then quietly dropped off the list and back onto the shelves. xD

The Books

The Reasoning

I do have some ideas as to why these books get pushed, at least in some cases. Others are just an inexplicable shrug. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ But some of the reasons are:

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Autumn Book Tag, take 2!

Hey y’all! I was poking around, looking for a fun Halloween-themed book tag to do, but I couldn’t really find any?? What the heck? I must be looking in the wrong places because no way do none of these exist. Please point me in the right direction, anyone!

So instead, I found a book tag I did last year from Jenniely who has largely stopped blogging, but whose legacy lives on in this tag! πŸ€— I’m doing this one again, because I read through last year’s answers and thought “wow I could definitely have some new answers for those!” and so.. here they are. πŸ˜€

PS – yeah I still sorta hate fall.

1. Hot Chocolate – what is your comfort book?

Definitely has to be Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson. This book makes me laugh, cry, and feel both better and worse and better about feeling bad. I’ve read it once or twice this year already, and to be honest I’m thinking about a third time. 2020 has been a bit… wild, in case y’all hadn’t noticed. This book helps me cope with damn near anything. For example, losing my job 3 times in a year.

The same job. 3 times.

As I said… it’s been a wild year.

2. Pumpkin Carving – what is your favourite creative outlet?

Last year I said photography. While I still have my daily project going at Tookapic, it’s taken a sharp decline since I’ve been home for 6+ months. So my creative outlet has really been blogging, but that’s sort of lame to say on a blog so instead I guess I can mention cross stitching. I gave it a go early this year when I had a lot of time to fill and it did the job well. It’s satisfying to watch something slowly come together, line by line. Plus I’m (very very slowly) making a dope gift for my brother, so that’s a nice feeling too.

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