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Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Numbers in the Title

Bonjour tout la monde, today’s Top Ten Tuesday choice of topic from Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl is Books With Numbers In The Title. Which doesn’t seem too complicated but then, I started racking my brain and eh, it was a little more difficult than I first thought. Anyway, here’s a selection of books I’ve read that fit with today’s topic. 1st TO DIE by James Paterson (Mystery) 14th COLONY by Steve Berry (Thriller) 20,000 THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA by Jules Verne (Fantasy) THE EIGHT by Katherine Neville (Thriller) FORTY WORDS FOR SORROW by Giles Blunt (Mystery) FOUR BLIND MICE by James Paterson (Mystery) THE FOURTH COURIER by Timothy Jay Smith (Thriller) NO SECOND CHANCE by Harlan Coben (Mystery) THE RULE OF FOUR by Ian Caldwell (Thriller) THIRTEEN by Steve Cavanagh (Thriller) Most of these were really good reads, with plenty of pace and thrilling action. The two books I didn’t enjoy were Forty Words For Sorrow, which was tediously slow, and The Fourth Courier, a book I DNFed really early on.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books Guaranteed to Put a Smile on Your Face

Bonjour tout la monde, today’s Top Ten Tuesday choice of topic from Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl is Books Guaranteed to Put a Smile on Your Face. Which begs the question, do I go the humorous route with books that literally made me laugh, or choose books that, well, just make me happy? I guess either fits the bill. WINNIE THE POOH & THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER by A.A. Milne — Yes, why yes, I’m going there, again. So many happy memories and feel good moments associated with this series. ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll — This is another of my happy reads. I remember reading this for the first time as a Tween and being astounded by Alice’s adventures. And, as a result, being hooked on fantasy reads from there on in. PETER PAN by J.M. Barrie — I told you Alice’s adventures got me hooked on reading fantasy reads. So yes, of course I read Peter Pan and wanted, for the longest time, to then be Wendy, in the same way I wanted to be Alice! …

Top Ten Tuesday: Fictional Crushes

Bonjour tout la monde, today’s Top Ten Tuesday choice of topic from Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl are Fictional Crushes! Oh boy, oh boy, where to start. I’m not sure what follows are so much crushes I’ve had on characters, so much as people who I wish were my friends or family. Winnie the Pooh — He’s loyal, unwavering, and, quite frankly, the best friend a child could have. So yeah, I had a crush on him being my childhood companion. Elizabeth Bennet (Pride & Prejudice) — Oh, come on, why not, she was stubborn, strong-willed and strong minded and, in the end, I liked her better than I ever did Darcy. Dara (Daevabad series) — Okay, so on to Dara from the Daevabad series, while I did crush on him, big time I’m not sure I’d end up in a full-on relationship with someone who’s a Djinn, with scary powers, but as dream material? Oh, he fits the bill nicely! Alizayd (Daevabad series) — Now, Ali is a whole other matter. I crushed on him, as he’s funny, bookish, sweet, …