Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Top Ten Books I'd Give A Theme Song To



Here are the theme songs I'd assign ten favorite books:

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POLLYANNA with WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

Pollyanna (Pollyanna #1)


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A FINE BALANCE with QUE SERA SERA

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THE GIVING TREE with YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE

The Giving Tree

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THE GOOD EARTH with I WILL SURVIVE


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RHODA with RESPECT

Rhoda: A Life in Stories

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TRAVELING MERCIES with YOU RAISE ME UP


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OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO with
FEELIN' GROOVY


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FAMILY MATTERS with BLOWIN' IN THE WIND


 
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ANGRY HOUSEWIVES EATING BON BONS with
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS


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1Q84 with YOU REALLY GOT ME



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What did you pick?
What books did you give theme songs to?



Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!


And don't forget!

and...
and Paris to the Past and...
All Kinds of Kisses!
And it's international!


Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Monday, February 27, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

 



What I Finished Last Week

Last week, I read two wonderful
travel narratives:
Beyond the Sky and the Earth:
A Journey into Bhutan
by Jamie Zeppa
Review coming soon

Looking for Lovedu:
A Woman's Journey Through Africa
by Ann Jones
Review coming soon


 
What I'm Reading Now



What I Might Read Next





 
What are you reading today?!

And don't forget!

and...
and Paris to the Past and...
All Kinds of Kisses!
And it's international!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme Book Journey loves to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Book Journey offers a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment telling BJ how many you visited.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Top Ten Books I'd Save If My Home Was On Fire


I don't have any rare books. I don't have any valuable books.
I don't have any books that I could not easily replace.

In the past year, I've emptied six floor-to-ceiling bookshelves of books.
Gone. Hundreds of books.

It's not the physical book I prize; it's the words,
thoughts, and ideas inside the book. And the best of these
can't be destroyed by fire; I have these in my heart.

How about you? 
What books would you grab if your home was on fire?



and...
and Paris to the Past and...
All Kinds of Kisses!
And it's international!


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Monday, February 20, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?










What I Finished Last Week

Review coming soon

Review coming soon


 
What I'm Reading Now




What I Might Read Next





What are you reading today?!



and...
and Paris to the Past and...
All Kinds of Kisses!
And it's international!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme Book Journey loves to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Book Journey offers a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment telling BJ how many you visited.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Why We Broke Up


Why We Broke Up


I wasn’t too sure about you at first,
Why We Broke Up. You have your
world and I have mine and never the
two shall meet and all that. You are
from the Snarky World, after all,
and I’m doing everything in my power
to be in the Kind, Compassionate World,
so we really never should have met at all.

But the more I read, the more I fell in love
with you, Why We Broke Up, you and
your clever words and your beautifully
simple art, words and art that lured me in,
lingered in my mind and then, of course,
my heart.

I saw it all coming,
you and your edgy self, the YA world
in which I once lived but now only
see through the pain-filled eyes of
every teen I meet. I knew it couldn’t
last, that the crack in teenage love
that always runs smack down the middle
would finally snap and, like a tsunami,
slap away the entire beautiful world
before my eyes.

I loved you, Why We Broke Up, but
I knew you’d leave me, heartbroken,
bitter, wiser but
more wary Next Time.

And that’s Why I Loved Why We Broke Up.






Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop! and Readerbuzz's February Giveaway







Literary Giveaway Blog Hop

I'm happy to announce
the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop
and
Readerbuzz's February Giveaway!


Win Paris to the Past!
Win All Kinds of Kisses!
Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!


(Paris to the Past is open to bloggers anywhere in the world.
I reserve the right to send a $15 Amazon gift card
instead of the book to areas outside the US.)

(All Kinds of Kisses is open to bloggers in the US only.)


(The Amazon gift card is open to bloggers
anywhere Amazon can ship!)


Rules for the giveaways are simple:

(1) You must follow me.
(2) You must leave a comment here
that expresses whether you'd like to win
Paris to the Past (international),
All Kinds of Kisses (US only),
the giftcard (international), or
any combination of the above,
and includes an e-mail address
 (posted in an elusive way to thwart the wicked).


BONUS:
If you really, really want to win the books and/or giftcard,
you are welcome to receive extra entries by:

Following me at Twitter
and leaving a comment +1 

Befriending me at Goodreads
and leaving a comment +1

Befriending me at Facebook
and leaving a comment +1

Please visit Leeswammes' Blog
to visit all sixty of the blogs
participating in the
I will leave these giveaways open
 until February 29th.
Good luck!
Readerbuzz's February Giveaway is scheduled to begin on February 1st at 12:01 am EST
and end on February 29th at 11:59 pm EST.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Top Ten Books That Broke Your Heart A Little


Top Ten Books that
Broke My Heart a Little

Happenstance by Carol Shields

Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak

Love, Loss, and What I Wore


The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson

Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell

The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan

The Gold Bug Variations by Richard Powers

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson

Tadpole's Promise by Jeanne Willis

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
with illustrations by Maira Kalman


And don't forget!
The February Giveaway here at Readerbuzz is...
and
All Kinds of Kisses!
And it's international!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.