Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the bloggers over at the Broke and the Bookish. Book bloggers from all around create lists based on the chosen topics, and post links to the host blog to share our love of books.
This week the topic was Rewind Tuesday, so we were suppose to pick any past topic and write about it, so I picked Top Ten Books I Feel Everyone Has Read But Me. I felt this would be a pretty good topic considering I tend to steer clear of popular books.
- Twilight: I just don’t get the whole vampire sensation…I don’t see this changing anytime soon. And yes, pretty much everyone I know has read these books, including the hubby.
- Fifty Shades of Grey: I just…I don’t know, don’t get the whole premise…I have a feeling this maybe one I end up breaking down and reading…mainly cause you people just never give up!
- The Help: There’s not really I reason I haven’t read this…well except just not having enough time.
- The Lord of the Rings: I did attempt to read the Hobbit…can’t stand, put it down after only a few chapters, so saw no real reason to actually try and read the series.
- The Secret Life of Bees: I did watch the movie…does that count? lol. No seriously, nothing against this one either just haven’t gotten to it.
- The Game of Thrones Series: I have lots of friends who have LOVED this series…to be honest I know pretty much nothing about it except that everyone keeps recommending it to my husband…but not me…hmmm….
- Of Mice and Men: I’ve owned this book for probably 10 years…and for some odd reason can never compel myself to crack it open…one day…maybe.
- The Kite Runner (and A Thousand Splendid Suns): Picked up both of these at a yard sale a few years ago as they’ve only been recommended to me by about 100 different people…they are both on my summer TBR list…again.
- Water for Elephants: Ditto to #8.
- The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: I’ve just not been compelled to pick it up, but nothing against it really.
P.S. This was scheduled to post for Tuesday, I don’t now why it didn’t so, I’m post dating it. Sue me.
So, which ones can you join me in saying you haven’t read? What books have you not read that it feels like everyone has read??
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the bloggers over at the Broke and the Bookish. Book bloggers from all around create lists based on the chosen topics, and post links to the host blog to share our love of books. I kinda forgot to post this Tuesday, but I really wanted to given the topic. This week’s is the top ten sites or blogs you visit that aren’t about books. Now…I spend WAY too much time on the computer (blame that on a job that sits me in front of a computer and doesn’t keep me busy), so, I have a lot of sites I visit…so I decided to impose my own additional limit…they would only be blogs by fellow writers like me…nothing commercial, just people sitting at their kitchen table with a cup of coffee trying to fit it in between kids, work, school and well…life. So, here is my shout to ten blogs I love that you should check out! (in no particular order)
- I love to do DIY projects and the projects at Freddy & Petunia are an endless source of inspiration for me.\
- Everyone met John. (“Hi, John”) He is the brains behind Baystride Images. He’s also one of my favorite Backpacking 101 students and the Education Support Specialist at York River State Park (near Williamsburg, VA). He is also one of the best photographers I know, and I never cease to laugh at his stories as an aspiring backpacker.
- And next up we have Beth…who I can sooo relate to. She’s addicted to Pinterest and her blog is aptly named Diary of a Pinterest Addict. Although, I do have a slight bone to pick with her…now, not only am I addicted to Pinterest, I’m addicted to her blog! (And her freaking adorable kids)
- Ahh, Fred. One of the many great people I’ve meet on the hiking trail (and hiking forums). His blog One of My Turns is absolutely hilarious in that he delivers life in 100% truthful tidbits..in other words, he says what we’re all thinking but are too scared to say.
- Tony, over at Finding Subjects states that his goal is to Finding Subjects: one man, one journey to motivate and inspire others by sharing his music, photographs, stories, and humor with the world. And well… he’s hilarious and takes really great photos…I mean, really, what more do you need from a guy?
- This is Meg and her adorable little girl, Zoe, over at Never Done it That Way Before. Now, I found Meg’s blog when she entered (and won!) my first ever Free Book Friday. When I first clicked I read that she was a Pastor…eww…I thought, that’s not going to be good. I am like 100% not religious and have some serious issues with the church. So there was no way I was going to enjoy her blog…well, turns out I was totally wrong (about the blog thing, I stand by my church opinions :) She’s fun, entertaining and never cease to inspire…and bonus points for not pushing religion!
- Books are definitely a huge part of my life, but my true passion is hiking and that’s what lead me to Adam & Christine at Virginia Trail Guide. They have the best hiking write ups ever! One of my favorite parts about their blog is the blog features both of their view points on the hike. Sometimes they agree, sometimes not. Just makes it that much more interesting! Plus they’ve featured some great hikes I haven’t done yet, so I can add them to my TBH list.
- So the 50 year project is kinda semi about books…but not really. It’s T. B.M’s challenge to visit 192 countries, read 1,001 books, and watch the top 100 movies. Not only do I love the idea of the challenge but I love how she writes about her adventures and truly shares herself with the world through this blog.
- Vicki’s blog over at TGAW is one of the first blogs I ever discovered when I started blogging. And well, it’s still a favorite! It’s simple, the design is nothing fancy but her writing draws you in and keeps you. Whether is talking about a hike or her adventures as a new mom, it’s fascinating and I can’t stop reading until the end.
- Growing up one of my earliest memories was watching my older brother draw, years later it became watching my little brother draw. Both were incredibly talented but never really pursued it. Me, however…I did not get the artistic gene. Cooking, creativity, maybe, art, no way. I can’t even draw a stick figure. I think that’s part of why I love the blog at Buddhafulkat. The art work is amazing and takes my back to those days as a little girl peering over my brother’s shoulder wishing I could draw half as good as him. P.S. If you’d ever like to make me a header image, feel free.
P.s. Originally I had awesome images to go with this post so you could get a little snapshot of each of the blogs…sadly, wordpress had different ideas.