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Top Ten Tuesday (#62) (07/22/14)


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Seven Characters I Would Want With Me On A Deserted Island
Cole Holland

Who wouldn't want some tough, useful eye candy on an island with them?
Sydney Sage
Linh Cinder 

She fixes things.  Maybe she can fix a way off the island.
Mara Dyer

We still don't know what her deal is, but one of the things she has shown is the ability to decimate and kill large swaths of things.  Stick her in the ocean let her go, and get some good grub.
Katniss Everdeen

The conversation would be terrible, but I certainly wouldn't starve.

Hermione Granger

Why wouldn't she be on all lists?  Of course if you're with her, would you actually be stuck on an island?  She can conjurer up all kinds of food, and whatever else you need.  although she is way down here, she is actually number one on my list.

Dexter Jones

Funny, talented, cute, and so much more.  He is my ultimate book boyfriend. I would want to be on a deserted island just to have an excuse to hang out with him.

Top Ten Tuesday (#61) (07/15/14)


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Favorite Movies or TV Shows

I am going with all time here, since I don't watch much TV right now.  I don't do as much reading either, so I'm not sure where my time is going.  Narrowing this down was HARD.  I think it's also telling that many of these were based on books.

Top 5 TV Shows

Yes, I'm still the person who watches this show.  I have loved it since the beginning, and I love it still.  Even when it drives me nuts.

I love the stories, the actors, and just about everything about this series.

So much of this show is now ingrained into American life and vocabulary.  The influence of this show is endless.  And it's hilarious.

There were some bad episodes, but in general, I adore this show.  The show is a giant love letter to NYC, one of my favorite cities in the world.

I am combining these because they had a lot of similarities, although they were both totally unique.  I love them equally, so I couldn't pick one over the other.  If you want your shows gritty and real, check these out.  Also I highly encourage reading Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets.  Amazing.

Top 5 movies

Looking at this list, clearly, I like movies from the 90's.  Little Mermaid revolutionized Disney movies, but this one took my heart.  The animation during the ball room dance scene, particularly the "shot" from above, was nothing short of amazing.

I quote this movie on a regular basis STILL.  I almost died laughing the first time I saw it.

This was a REALLY good year for movies.  This is another one that is particularly quotable.  I also loved how well the story lines were weaved together.

You know those movies that are on TV so much that you just have to stop and watch, no matter how many times you've seen it?  This is my movie.  The book of short stories by Stephen King which it's based on is equally as memorable.

I don't know why I love this movie so much but I do.  The best part is that for something that was so trendy it has totally stood the test of time.  I still want to wear 1/2 of Cher's outfits.  Love this movie. 

Top Ten Tuesday (#60) (06/24/14)


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Ten Book Cover Trends I Like/Dislike

I totally judge books by their covers, but it's hard for me to notice trends unless they smack me in the face, such as the girl in gown craze.  But here are my top five likes and dislikes.


Clean and uncluttered.  A like the trend of just having a single image to focus on, be it a real object or a graphic.

Illustrated covers.  This trend is really becoming huge, and I'm sure I'll get sick of it.  Right now however, I am putting it on my like list.

An interesting font.  A script or something different will usually catch my eye, and I like that there have been so many covers that feature a non typical font.  

Word Bubbles.  Something about a word bubble grabs me and makes me want to read the book.  It's a lot like the illustrated covers.

A Big Title.  I tend to like the trend of the title of the book filling out the entire cover.


Showing some back.  I tend to like covers that DON'T have people in them v. having them, but don't give me a back.  It's just rude.

The Big Face.  I hate this trend and it seems like it's been around forever.  I hate a bit giant face looking out from the cover. 

No Information.  This refers to covers that tell you almost nothing about what the book is about. The covers can be very misleading about what the rest of the book is like.

The legs.  How many times have we seen this cover?  Too many for me. It's just so generic at this point.

The pretty dress.  We are moving away from this slowly but surely, but it still pops up way too often.  Now we are just seeing more back with the pretty dress.