Posts Categorized: Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday (3): Top Ten Girl Power Fantasy Novels

Top Ten Tuesday (3): Top Ten Girl Power Fantasy Novels

  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week was a “choose your own topic” week so, me being me, I chose Top Ten Girl Power Fantasies.         Graceling by Kristin Cashore Katsa’s grace is killing and in many ways she personifies the “Strong Female Character” trope. But the presence of romance is nearly always a must in my fantasy books and I love Katsa’s journey because she learns that having love and having independence are not mutually exclusive. You can be a traditional bad ass and also be invested in the traditionally feminine. Plus, I sure would love to have her with me in a zombie apocalypse. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine The first fantasy novel I read and I adored it! This also remains one of my favorite works of feminist fiction to this day (and what a great intro… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday (2): Ten Authors I REALLY Want to Meet

Top Ten Tuesday (2): Ten Authors I REALLY Want to Meet

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week, the theme is “Ten Authors I REALLY Want to Meet” and we’re happy to be participating. A favor before we begin! For the purposes of this post, assume that “meet” means something like … “I see them and listen to them talk about things.” Because I was rendered speechless by, for example, meeting Sarah J. Maas last year, I don’t necessarily have a lot of faith in my ability to meet my most favorite authors and not freak out. So let’s try to imagine these as scenarios where I am dignified and never, ever lose my cool. Thank you.          1. Naomi Novik Naomi Novik is at the tippity-top of my list right now because I just finished Uprooted at Kim’s suggestion a few days ago (because Kim is the best) and, you all, I… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday (1): Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday (1): Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week, the theme is “Ten Books I’ll Probably Never Read” and we’re happy to be participating. This is our first outing!       The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien  So maybe I’m cheating a little bit because I have attempted to read these books before. I made it to the second book in high school before I gave up in frustration of the endless, endless amount of boring detail. All they do is travel! Does anything ever actually happen??? I read The Hobbit in 8th grade and I hated that too. To be fair, when I first attempted to read these I was just a baby fantasy fan, having recently devoured Harry Potter. Maybe now that I’m an old pro with fantasy I’d find it different. Every time I look at the… Read more »

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