Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Were Hard For Me To Read

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish

These books have caused at least one, if not more, of the following reactions…

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I’m Still Here!

Hello to all the new followers!

I feel bad that there’s so many new faces and so little posting. I wanted to write a little update so you know what I’ve been up to lately. I’ll start off with the bad news…my little sister’s boyfriend lost HIS little sister this past week. She was only seventeen years old. So last Thursday when I expected to have time off from work to finish posts, I attended her wake instead to support my sister. Although I never meet Marissa, I’m saddened by a bright and full life cut much too short. Marissa and her family were huge fans of the New England Revolution. At their next home game, the Revs are going to have a moment of silence for this amazing young lady.


So the good news…I’m car shopping! Albeit, I don’t really have a choice. The inspection is due in the car I’m currently sharing with my father and neither of us want it to sink any money into getting the check engine light fixed. Thus, I need to find a car within the next month *cue hyperventilating* I looked at some used car lots today and wasn’t thrilled with the state of vehicles in my price range. Going back for a second look tomorrow before work at noon – wish me luck!

Second bit of good news is that I’m heading out to NY this Friday to visit the beau since I haven’t seen him in a MONTH. He’s very much in danger of me tackle-hugging him again. Although this time I’ll be the one with some luggage to drag around so he might be safe…this time.


I mean just look at how stinkin’ cute he is with our kitty Samantha! Miss them both like WOAH.

Soooo that’s why I haven’t been around much lately. And I apologize for completely dropping the ball with Armchair BEA. I wanted to participate so badly since I wasn’t attending either BEA and received my refund for BookCon (to be discussed in a later post).

Hope you have a great day with an even better book!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Will Make You Swoon

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish

Okay, so I’m going to be dipping into my romance reading past for some gentlemen that definitely made me swoon, because duh, that’s what they’re supposed to do! This was a lot easier said then done because two years ago, I donated all my romance novels to the local library. I was moving and had to cull my enormous library to fit into my boyfriend’s truck. Thank god for the internet because after a couple searches using key terms, I managed to find most of them. I highly recommend all these books for swoon-worthy book boyfriends!

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Recommend a…Book With Your Favorite Fictional Couple

Weekly feature created by Shanyn @ Chick Loves Lit, hosted by Vy’s Blog.

I debated whether I wanted to post both a canon and shipped couple but decided to stick with just canon. All the ships for another day, another (very long!) post.

Book With Your Favorite Fictional Couple

Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe (Anne of Green Gables series)

When I thought about my favorite couple, Anne and Gilbert immediately popped into my head. Now I haven’t read this series in YEARS but this couple was the first one I thought about. I realized that their relationship was one of the few I’ve read that seemed real. So much of the romance in genre novels these days pushes the boundaries with insta-love, triangles, and incredible circumstances (not to say that these never happen but it’s rare). And contemporaries are not immune from this either, sometimes they are the worst offenders. But Anne of Green Gables is one of the few series I’ve read in which the main love interests stay true to their character and fall in love anyways.

Who is your favorite fictional couple? What is it about their relationship dynamic that you like so much? Let me know in the comments below!