Top 10 Tuesday – Inspirational/Thought Provoking Book Quotes📚🤔

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Guess who’s back, back again… I’m BACK with another Top Ten Tuesday post, revived by the lovely That Arsty Reader Girl.

Today’s TTT (on the 30th April) is Top Ten Inspirational/Thought Provoking Book Quotes. This has actually been one of my favourite ones to write so far, I’m a sucker for a good quote. Before I start can I ask very nicely (pretty pretty please) that people don’t judge me for having multiple Potter quotes on here, OKAY THEY ARE MY FAVOURITE BOOKS, please let me be 😦

Now that’s cleared up, here is my TTT:

  1. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live” JK Rowling – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
  2. “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” Roald Dahl – The Twits. 
  3. “Sometimes dead is better” Stephen King – Pet Sematary. 
  4. “May the odds be ever in your favour” Suzanne Collins – The Hunger Games. 
  5. “Some people care too much. I think it’s love” A.A. Milne – Winnie The Pooh. 
  6. “Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving” JK Rowling – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. 
  7. “Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us and sometimes they win” Stephen King – The Shining
  8. “If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.” Lewis Carroll – Alice in Wonderland.
  9. “Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog.” Roald Dahl – Matilda
  10. “The world isn’t split into good people and death eaters. We’ve all got both light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we chose to act on. That’s who we really are.” JK Rowling – Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix. 

Are any of your Top Ten thought provoking quotes on my list? Let me know!

Em xx

Top Ten Tuesday – Rainy Day Reads🌧📚

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Hello my lovely followers!

I’m back again with another Top Ten Tuesday, revived by That Arsty Reader Girl – blog linked so you can go check out her page after you’ve finished reading my post. I’m taking part in this every other Tuesday.

Today’s post is Top Ten Rainy Day Reads, and without further ado here are mine…

  1. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban. I love every Harry Potter book, and I have been known to just pull a random one off the shelf and read it while I’m in the bath, but PofA is my favourite book so I would happily sit inside while it rains and read the day away. 
  2. Matilda. I love Roald Dahl and Matilda is by far my favourite of his books.
  3. The End of Mr Y. I’ve read this book 5 or 6 times now and I still don’t understand it! Because of how confusing I find it, it’s so easy for me to pick up time and time again. 
  4. The Shining. Not only my all time King book but in the top 5 of my all time favourite books.
  5. The Boat Builder’s Bed. I don’t usually read “romance” books as I find them a little bit cringe *A LOT CRINGE* but I really enjoy this one, it’s quite a light hearted read which set in New Zeland, perfect for whisking you away on a rainy day! 
  6. The Da Vinci Code. My favourite Dan Brown book, and the one that I find the most interesting (so far anyway!)
  7. Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone. Where it aaaallll began. My copy of this book is falling apart I’ve read it that much. 
  8. Nightmares and Dreamscapes. Technically a collection of short stories, but hey, they’re written into one book!
  9. James and The Giant Peach. When it rains one of my favourite things to do is re-read books I read in my childhood, usually because I’m so focused on reading books on my shelf I don’t read something simple. 
  10. 1408. I know this is part of an audio book collection but I had to add it as it’s one of my FAVOURITE stories.

Are any of your rainy day reads on my list? Or any you’d recommend based on mine? Let me know in the comments.

Em xx

Top 10 Tuesday – Reasons to pick up a book📚

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Hello everyone!

Welcome to my Top Ten Tuesday revived by That Arsty Reader Girl in January 2018, I’m completely new to this so I’m really excited to kick off my first post.

I’ll be writing about my top 10 things that make me pick up a book, so without further ado… 

  1. The cover of a book. I know you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover!! But I do think a cover can give you a feel of the book, a dark mysterious cover can intrigue me just as much as a good title.  Image result for don't judge a book by its cover
  2. The author. I’m a huge fan of certain authors and if they were to write the phonetic alphabet I’d still read it, regardless of how good it was!
  3.  If it’s a series of books or a standalone novel. I love a good book series, I find the author gives themselves more time to expand on the storyline and really set the scene and delve into the background of the story. 
  4. If someone has recommended it. I’m a huge believer of recommending books to people (one of my later posts will be about books I’ve brought or borrowed from the library based on what other people have shared) and so if someone has been kind enough to tell me about a book they think I’ll like then I will DEFINITELY pick that book up.Image result for recommend a book
  5. Comments from other authors. I recently read The Woman in the Window and in my review I posted that I picked this book purely because other authors that I adore had said how good this book was. I was disappointed in the book but the sole reason I chose it was Stephen King’s recommendation!
  6.  The genre. I’m a fan of certain genres, and I went through a phase where I loved crime books, so I’d only look for books that came under that topic.
  7. The length of the book. As with the series of books, I find a longer book has more time to set the scene and delve into the background, but equally something too long will bore you. It has to be the perfect length. 
  8. It’s a topic I enjoy (none fiction). I love ethics & philosophy and quite a broad range of history as well, so if a book is on a topic I enjoy, I’ll pick it up and give it a read. I prefer to buy these kind of books as I’m able to then doodle over them and write in them – terrible but SOZ.
  9. Staying Power. Is this book going to be read for years to come? Continue to spark discussions? Or is it a book that has been around for years that people can’t seem to get enough of? Either way, if it’s got staying power I AM HERE FOR IT. 
  10. The Fear Of Missing Out. OOOOH, yes, I get this big time. If someone is talking about a book, I so want to be able to contribute my opinion on it and I want to do so ASAP so that they don’t move onto something that I haven’t read yet. A terrible reason to read but something that I’m super guilty of sometimes 😦

Do you pick up a book for any of the reasons above? Do you pick them up for different reasons? Let me know in the comments!

Em xx