Blogmas Day Fifteen (Part Two): Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Winter TBR

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is a list of books on my winter 2020/2021 TBR.

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The Awakening by Nora Roberts
Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam
Rules for Being a Girl by Candace Bushnell and Katie Cotugno
To Sleep in A Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini
Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
Stain by A.G. Howard
The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

What’s on your winter TBR?

Blogtober Day Eight (Part Two): Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Seasonal Freebie

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is a holiday/ winter freebie. I’m going to list ten books that give me winter vibes; specifically winter settings.

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Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas

Vision in White by Nora Roberts

To Light A Candle by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Black Rose by Nora Roberts

What are your favorite winter books?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Thanksgiving

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is a list that’s Thanksgiving related. I’m going with my favorite things about Thanksgiving.

My birthday- It doesn’t fall exactly on Thanksgiving every year but it’s usually pretty close.

Family/ friends- I don’t live close to my loved ones anymore but we always make a point to FaceTime and catch up on holidays.

Mashed potatoes

Cranberry relish- My grandmother would make this every year and it’s amazing.

Fresh rolls

Ham- I have a giant family (fifteen or more people at dinner would not be unusual) so we always had turkey too but the ham was my favorite.

Being able to officially start the Christmas season

Apple Pie

So many leftovers

Having a day off before Black Friday madness

What are your favorite things about Thanksgiving?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Name a Pet After

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is a list of characters I would name a pet after. I’m all about weird or unusual pet names so I’m super excited for this one.

Shalkan from The Obsidian Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Pantalaimon from His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

Fleetfoot from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Pippin from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Solembum from The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini

Timballisto from The Legend of Luke by Brian Jacques

Ember from Talon by Julie Kagawa

Bast from The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss

Blackjack from Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

Reepicheep from The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

What characters would you name a pet after?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles as Song Names

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is a list of book titles that would make good song names.

Love, Jacaranda by Alex Flinn

The Liar by Nora Roberts

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Inferno by Julie Kagawa

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Nevermore by James Patterson

This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Everything and the Moon by Julia Quinn

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

What book titles do you think would make good song names?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Non-Bookish Hobbies

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is a list of non-bookish hobbies.

Crochet

Puzzles

Board Games

Binge watching Netflix

Cooking

Shopping

Playing with my cat

Video Games

Facetiming with family

Painting

What hobbies do you love?

Blogtober Day Twenty-Seven (Part Two): Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween Freebie

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. For this freebie I’m going with Top Ten Villains in honor of spooky season.

The King of Hybern from A Court of Thorns and Roses  by Sarah J. Maas

Levana from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

King Leck from Graceling  by Kristin Cashore

The Darkling from The Shadow and Bone trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

Capricorn from Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Queen Savilla from The Obsidian Mountain trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Gavan Bayar from The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima

Jared Sage from Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

The Dragon King from The Last Namsara by Kristin Ciccarelli

The Chandrian from The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss

What villains did you love or hate?

Blogtober Day Twenty (Part Two): Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books Recommended to Me

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is a list of books I read because someone recommended them to me (and who recommended them!)

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

The City of Brass by S. A. Chakroborty

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Rules for Being A Girl by Candace Bushnell and Katie Cotugno

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Rinn Solomon

Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

These are all the books Amanda recommended for me. What recent recommendations have you gotten?

Blogtober Day Thirteen (Part Two): Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Super Long Titles

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is a list of books with super long titles.

This is How You Lose the Time War by Max Glasdtone & Amal El-Mohtar

Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

The Girl With the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

The Secret of Sir Richard Kenworthy by Julia Quinn

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn

What’s the longest book title you’ve ever read?

Blogtober Day Six (Part Two): Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Fall Book Covers

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is a list of book covers with fall covers or that give off fall feels.

Dune (Dune, #1)
House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City, #1)
Among the Beasts & Briars
Burn Our Bodies Down
The How and the Why
A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers, #1)
The Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World, #1)
An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)
The Wizards of Once (The Wizards of Once #1)
Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)

What covers make you think of fall?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Fall 2020 TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is a list of books that are on my fall TBR list.

Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

The Never-Tilting World  by Rin Chupeco

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

First Comes Scandal by Julia Quinn

Seven Devils  by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam

To Sleep in A Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters

What’s on your TBR this fall?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Freebie

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is a cover freebie, so I will be doing Favorite covers of books I’ve read or plan to read in 2020.

Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa

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Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons

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The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

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Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

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House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

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Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam

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Among the Beasts and Briars by Ashley Poston

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To Sleep in A Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

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What covers do you love? Thanks for reading!

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Question’s for My Favorite Authors

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is a list of ten questions I would ask my favorite authors.

What are you working on next?
How do you start creating the worlds you imagine?
Which aspect do you start with when you begin writing a new character?
What do you love doing when you’re not writing?
Do you have a favorite character?
Do you have a trick to beating writer’s block?
Do you have any writing rituals or quirks you stick to?
Do you ever reread your own work after it’s been published?
What’s your favorite book?
If you could rewrite any of your books, which would it be and why?

That’s it for my list this week! What questions would you ask?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want Adapted

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is a list of ten books that I think should be adapted into a Netflix movie or tv show.

1. The Obsidian Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

2. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

3. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

4. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

5. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

6. The Riftwar Saga by Raymond E. Feist

7. Year One by Nora Roberts

8. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

9. The Lunar Chronicles by Marisa Meyer

10. Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

 

That’s my list for the week! What books do you want to see in TV or movies?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Freebie

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is a list of ten Freebie (This week you get to come up with your own TTT topic!) For this freebie, I’m going to reuse an old topic that I didn’t get a chance to do: Longest books I’ve ever read.

Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon – 728 pages

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer – 756 pages

The Witness by Nora Roberts – 757 pages

Winter by Marisa Meyer – 827 pages

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini – 849 pages

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – 850 pages

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling – 870 pages

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas – 984 pages

The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss – 994 pages

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas – 1276 pages

What really long books have you read? Thanks for reading!