Top Ten Tuesday – Novellas

Raise your hand if your reading has taken a back seat because you’re short on time? πŸ™‹ We’ve all been there. Seeing the pages of your book in your mind’s eye flapping saying pick me up. Read me.

Β Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is:

Read In One Sitting Theme: ten of the shortest books I’ve read, top ten books I read in one sitting, ten books to read when you are short on time, top ten books that will make you read the whole day away, etc.

James Patterson seems to have addressed this with his Book Shots. And France got the first short story vending machine. Sitting at the airport or train station and don’t have anything to read, well France has you covered.

Here is my list of novellas to read when I’m short on time or rather when I have a free afternoon/evening.

  1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I have probably watched at some point all movie incarnations of A Christmas Carol (the 1951 version with Alastair Sim is by far my favorite), but have never read the book.
  2. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut has been on been on my TBR for at least 3 years πŸ˜” One day, I’ll get to it.
  3. Home by Toni Morrison. I acquired this at my local library’s book sale. This is probably still sitting on my shelf Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Novellas”

[17] Review, Book Beginnings &The Friday 56 – Truman Capote

Title: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Author: Truman Capote
Format: Paperback, 87 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0679745655
Publisher: Vintage International
Release Date: First published 1958


[Read | Skim] [Buy | Borrow]

This year I’m participating in several reading challenges, and this week’s Book Beginnings and Friday 56 is part of my Mount TBR Challenge. This year I’m making a conscious effort to tackle some of the books in my ever-growing TBR pile piles.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote has been on my TBR list for some time now, so it only makes sense to include it in the Mount TBR Reading Challenge I’m participating in this year.

Continue reading “[17] Review, Book Beginnings &The Friday 56 – Truman Capote”

Top Ten Tuesday – My Ever-Growing TBR

It has become apparent that I am a book junkie. It’s my drug of choice just like San Pellegrino is my fizzy water of choice – ah how I love those bubbles. I can’t seem to make it out of a bookstore without acquiring some book booty, and this weekend was no exception.

So, here we go. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday list is about my Ever-Growing TBR list

  1. The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
    I saw that this was up for grabs (so to speak) on NetGalley. I have Nguyen’s earlier books as well – The Sympathizer and Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. For some reason, I get into these moments in which I obsess about an author and have to have all his/her books. Anyway, The Refugees is a short story collection about people who leave their homeland to fulfill their dreams and aspirations and what happens to them along their journey. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – My Ever-Growing TBR”

Wednesday’s Lyrics – Am I Wrong by Nico & Vinz

According to iTunes I downloaded this song in August of 2014. My sister turned me on to it and when I heard it I knew I had t have it. Since then I don’t have a clue how many times I’ve played it, but it’s one of the most played songs in my playlist.

This song is like my personal anthem. And it validates my thought process that it’s okay to think outside the box and choose another way and do what everyone else is doing. I have always been that way and I have always been criticized about it. But I have never liked following the crowd.

As Oscar Wilde says:

Be yourself; everyone is already taken

Am I Wrong by Nico & Vinz

Oh, oh
Am I wrong for thinking out the box from where I stay?
Am I wrong for saying that I choose another way?

I ain’t tryna do what everybody else doing
Just ’cause everybody doing what they all do
If one thing I know, I’ll fall but I’ll grow
I’m walking down this road of mine, this road that I call home Continue reading “Wednesday’s Lyrics – Am I Wrong by Nico & Vinz”

Top Ten Tuesday – Love to love you

Ten Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would (recently or all time) — or you could do something like books I liked more/less than everyone else

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.

Books I Love & Will Read Over and Over Again

  1. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
    I don’t typically read books for juveniles, but I decided to give this a go; and was pleasantly surprised. It’s probably not destined to be a classic, but it really doesn’t need to be because the message of accepting someone for who they are and not what they look like is better than a classics designation. Read the review here. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Love to love you”