Top Ten Tuesday – From Page to Screen

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a FREEBIE and I’ve decided to go with books made into movies.

I don’t typically watch books adapted into movies, however there are a few that catch my attention. Here are a few Pages-to-Screen that have caught my eye. Some movies I’ve seen prior to having read the book, which in my world is a no no. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Books Set in Other Countries

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is

Books That Take Place In Another Country

I love this type of topic because it give me an opportunity to rummage through my shelves and see how inclusive and diverse my bookshelves are. And it is slightly dangerous because then I get to say I need more diversity, which then puts me on a quest to find more books.

Man, the struggle is real.


  1. The Bat by Jo Nesbo is his first novel with Inspector Harry Hole and takes place in Australia.
  2. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi is her autobiography and coming-of-age story. It takes us from Tehran during the Islamic Revolution to Vienna, Austria.
  3. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi is a book I’m eager to get back to. It takes place not only in United States but starts out in Ghana. The novel traces 300 years of Ghanaian half sisters, one a slave in the Americas and the other the wife of an Englishman stationed in Ghana.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is

What’s on your Spring TBR

I have a love/hate relationship with Spring. I love it because Winter has broken and Spring is usually just the right temperature. You know not to cold and to not hot. And in one word I hate Spring because of the dreaded Allergies; which by the way I have already succumb to.

Most of the books on this list will be read for one of the challenges I’ve been pretty lackadaisical about. Without further adieu here are my top 10 Spring reads.

1. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami – This is one of the first books I put on my list to diversify my reading. It’s been on my TBR for at least 7 years. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Forever TBR Pile

The Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about

Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read

So, this is really a trick question. If I’m going according to my current Goodreads I have 280 books on my TBR and I probably own the majority of them. Some of that TBR stems from college days, others gifts and still others my own purchases.


As a literature major I had to read a lot of literature. I did read a lot of it, but there was a lot I didn’t really read. More like skimmed and that’s what I did with The Grapes of Wrath and Oliver Twist. I keep saying now that I’m older and have lived a little maybe, just maybe these won’t be so boring. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Intimidating Books

It’s official The Broke and the Bookish (TBTB) has shuttered the proverbial blog doors. I have been in and out of TBTB Top Ten Tuesday over the years. Although I wasn’t faithful they remained steadfast in posting bookish top tens week after week, and as a result there were over 350 Top Ten prompts.

Even though The Broke and the Bookish blog came to an end on January 11, 2018, the Top Ten Tuesday is still alive. It is now being hosted by Jana over at That Artsy Ready Girl.

This week’s Top Ten is:

Bookish Resolutions/Goals

However, I already posted my 2018 Blogging/Reading Goals; so I didn’t want to recreate the wheel. Having said that, I went with an previous prompt.

Most Intimdating Books

  1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  2. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  3. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  4. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo  Continue reading