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Top 5 Tuesday: 5 Badass Females

Sometimes it’s hard, really hard, to choose just 5 of something. Like today’s Top 5 Tuesday topic of Bad Ass Females courtesy of Shanah over at Bionic Book Worm. Are you kidding me, I can only choose FIVE? But. But. There. Are. So. Many! Well, I’m almost sure no one is going to have heard of some of these female characters, but to me, they know how to kick butt with the best of them! #1. BRIGID QUINN by Becky Masterman — A no-nonsense ex-FBI agent turned PI who hasn’t quite retired from rubbing everyone up the wrong way, getting into peoples faces, and generally getting herself into trouble while solving the crime. Brigid, who is 60, is gritty, determined, and will not rest till justice is served. Check out: Rage Against The Dying Fear The Darkness A Twist of the Knife #2. LORI ANDERSON by Steph Broadribb — Lori Anderson is as tough as they come, managing to keep her career as a fearless Florida bounty hunter separate from her role as single mother …

Top 5 Books That Need To Be A Movie

The topic of this week’s Top 5 Tuesday from Shanah over at the Bionic Book Worm is, Books That Need To Be A Movie. I know I’ve seen lots of movies and, because of them, have gone on to read the book. But, occasionally, we also read a book that we would love to see up on the silver screen, and even start imagining who we’d like to see play the MCs. I’ve read a few books lately that I think would make great TV shows, especially Steve Cavanagh’s Eddie Flynn series, and, of course, Louise Penny’s Armand Gamache books. Then there’s, Steph Braodribb’s Lori Anderson series, which would also make a great series on the small screen. But books into movies? Hmm … Making my top 5, I would choose: #1. THE RECKONING by James McGee — This is the kind of period drama that the BBC does well. Rabble-rousing fist fights in seedy dark corners of 1813 London. There’s period costume, spies, murder, oh, and did I mention it’s set during the Napoleonic …

Top 5 Reasons I Love To Read

Shanah, over at the Bionic Book Worm, has asked us to pick our Top 5 Reasons I Love To Read, for this week’s challenge. And really, when all is said and done, don’t we all just need one reason to read: because we love to. But, she’s asked for 5, so here goes, I’m listing my top five reasons: #1. Stories — Because of the stories, stories that transport us to other places, other times, even other dimensions. We can literally go anywhere in space and time. #2. Characters — All those crazy, quiet, mixed-up, funny, annoying characters, character we fall in love with, characters we hate. Characters we want to be when we grow up. #3. Books — Yes, it’s true, some of us love books because of the way they look, or how they smell, or, just because … we want them, we need them. We have to have them, even if we’re broke. We horde them like a dragon does their treasure. #4. Knowledge — Reading brings us knowledge, and knowledge is …

Top 5 Tuesday: Books of Magic

Welcome to another Top 5 Tuesday, hosted by the Bionic Bookworm herself, Shanah! I’m way behind on writing and posting this one today (because of my bright, shiny, distracting, new iMac—yes, I’m writing this one the old iMac). Anyway, where was I? Oh, yes, it’s Tuesday, so this week we’re talking books with Magic. It’s only natural (or is that, obvious) to want to start this one with none other than Rowling’s Harry Potter series, or Tolkien’s Lord Of The Rings but I’m sure everyone is going to mention them. I’m going to go with a few less obvious choices of book I’ve read over the years, that for me at least, have been a magical read. #1. GLORY ROAD — Robert A. Heinlein This one is older than me (I think) but was one of the first Heinlein books I read, and yes, while it is classified as SF, it also features a great deal of magic. Science-based magic … Star is Empress of the known universes, and, eh, wields a very unusual magic …