Monday, November 19, 2018

Top Ten Thanksgiving Freebie


 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by 
That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back to The Broke and the Bookish so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

This week is a Top Ten Thanksgiving freebie. I always love a freebie, and wasn't sure where to go with this one, so I just decided to keep it easy and list ten books that I'm thankful to have found due to book blogging. Because as I've said before- book blogging has introduced me to so many books I might otherwise have never read.          

Big Little Lies

This one's a no- brainer. One of my fave books and I might never have tried it otherwise? 

The Shark Club 

Marine conservation, second chance at love, family dynamic- there's a lot to love in this one. 

A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)

My favorite Ice and Fire book- even if we never get another one this one's a gem. 

The Girls in the Garden

My introduction to Lisa Jewell and a very thought provoking book. 

Contagion (Contagion, #1)

This was just a trip. 

The Extinction Trials (The Extinction Trials, #1)

Such a fast-paced read and dinosaurs!

Bad Girls with Perfect Faces

This was even more a trip!

The Woman in the Window

I loved the Hitchcock/ old movie references, the slightly paranoid feel, the suspense... everything. 

City of the Lost (Rockton, #1)

This series is bomb. 

The Wolves of Winter

I loved this dystopian set in the cold north. 

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Rebel (The Extinction Trials, #3)

One enemy who's hungry for power. One who's hungry for flesh.   

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Cover Love: Covers That Tell A Story

You know how some book covers just seem to tell a story? I mean, it could be a scene from the book, but sometimes a cover is so distinctive that it almost tells its own story. Or any possible number of stories. I decided to share a few that I feel have a story to tell, or are just so imaginative that you could get carried away just looking at them. And sometimes I do! 

So what do you think? Do some covers tell a story? And which ones are your favorites?  

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This one for me is amazing just for the details as well as the otherwordly feel. A retro ship with cranes for unloading, people in the various portholes/ windows, as well as on the ground, not to mention the moon visible in the starry sky. I love all the windows that hint at multiple deck levels inside the ship.  

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This one has that otherwordly feel as well, with the moons in the background and the alien landscape. The retro style weapon and tech are kinda fun too, but for me the story here is...who are these people who are apparently stalking him?

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Okay there's definitely a story here- dude is jumping for his life apparently. I love the retro futuristic city, the aircars and the guys chasing him- I want to know what's going on

This cover has always appealed to me, and I don't even like the book that much. Something about two hooded figures in the desert, heading for a city or outpost amidst the wasteland.  

The Snows of Ganymede

This looks ominous, and I love the evocative title as well as the snow they're apparently trudging through and the moon (or is it Jupiter?) in the background. 

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This doesn't look good! I think it's a great cover though, and I get the sense there's a storm raging outside! 

Why is she running, and from whom?

All We Have Is Now

Two people on a bridge, with an asteroid approaching? 


A beach party? This just feels like there's a story behind it. 

The Lies They Tell

Something about the sign and the smoke in the background gives this a certain vibe. 

The Chessmen of Mars (Barsoom, #5)

A living chess match? 

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Sunday Post #272

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews
It's Monday! What Are You Reading is hosted by Book Date 
My favorite thing of the last week or so might be the Riverdale parents episode. Did you see it? I mean they did this song. This might be my favorite thing of ever.  

The bar is now high. :):): In other news, SciFi Month is rolling on, and along with it the readalong for The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet. The first twitter chat was this past weekend and the next one is this Sunday. I reviewed The Similars this week and next week will be The Cheerleaders.    

Movies That Suck will be back with... The Meg! Yes! More shark goodness. Look for that soonish.     
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Song of the week 


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Strange New World (Brave New Girl, #2)


I stumbled across this and I really like this version. 

Wasteland Weekend... is apparently real. 

And the vehicle parade- I love the comments!

Wonderhussy (love that name) takes a closer look at Wasteland. 

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