“Because that’s what Hermione does,” said Ron, shrugging. “When in doubt, go to the library.”

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

Bookstores/Libraries I’ve Always Wanted to Visit

For a slightly different spin I’ve listed either bookshops or libraries from the fictional world:

1.The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman.  This is a library with portals to an infinite number of worlds at different periods – either past, present or future.

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2. The Library or the bookshop in Beauty and the Beast – both look brilliant.

3. The University Archives in Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

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4. Toby Daye – the Library of Stars – to be honest, I can’t remember which book this first appeared in – maybe One Salt Sea – I would love to go visit.

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5. Hurtfew Abbey, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clark – magic!

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6. Young Frankenstein – I love this film, it makes me laugh, this is a scene not so much with a library but with bookcases and secret passages – that lead to nothing less than a medical library.  I want to visit this place.

8. Hogwarts.  I mean, you must want to visit Hogwarts and whilst there, well, there is all this…

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9. The Citadel in A Song of Ice and Fire.  A place of learning where Samwell Tarly is sent to become a Maester.

The healers of the Citadel are the best in the Seven Kingdoms.[7]

– Samwell Tarly

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‘The bigger they are the harder they fall’

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

The page counts are approximate so don’t hold me to them!  And, I think these are possibly the longest books I’ve read although It’s equally possible that I’ve forgotten one or two here and there.  I suspect that we may all share a few books this week:

  1. JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings 1200 pages (Not sure if this one really counts because technically speaking this is three books.  But, I read it as a whole so I’m going for it.LOTR.jpg
  2. Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson just over 1000 pagesWoK
  3. A Song of Ice and Fire by GRR Martin just over 800 pagesAGameof
  4. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell over 1000 pagesGoneWTW
  5. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Duman1276 pagesthe count of
  6. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke 1006JonathanStrange
  7. The History of Tom Jones by Henry Fielding over 900 pagesThe history of Tom Jones
  8. Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey over 1000 pagesKushiel
  9. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova 700 pagesThe Historian
  10. American Gods by Neil Gaiman over 600 pagesAmerican Gods

 

 

 

Authors I’d like to meet

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Authors I’d like to meet

I do become a little bit tongue tied if I meet any authors so I’m not sure meeting them would be a good idea but going along to author events and readings is a different matter and I’ve enjoyed quite a few.

Some authors I’ve been to see:

  1. Neil Gaiman
  2. Joe Abercrombie
  3. Robin Hobb
  4. Joanne Harris
  5. Ben Aaronovitch
  6. Brandon Sanderson
  7. Sarah Pinborough
  8. Joe Hill

Some authors that I would like to see:

  1. Mark Lawrence
  2. Jacqueline Carey
  3. Patricia Briggs
  4. Seanan McGuire
  5. Scott Lynch
  6. JK Rowling
  7. Adrian Tchaikovsky
  8. Lauren Beukes
  9. Kevin Hearne
  10. Cherie Priest

Some authors that I would love to see but are no longer with us:

  1. Douglas Adams
  2. JRR Tolkien
  3. Terry Pratchett
  4. Ray Bradbury
  5. Diana Wynne Jones
  6. CS Lewis
  7. AA Milne
  8. Mary Shelley
  9. Jane Austen
  10. Daphne DuMaurier

Basically – these lists could go on forever because I have so many more authors I’d love to see.

 

Some of my favourite female authors

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

Books By Some of My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read

I’ve decided to go all female for this week’s theme.  Below is a list of author’s that I’ve loved in the past and would like to make time to read more from in the future:

  1. Agatha Christie – I’ve read a few of Agatha’s books but currently feel the need to pick up some more  – I have a copy of And Then There were None which I hope to get to soon.
  2. Diane Wynne Jones – I loved Howl’s Moving Castle and a good friend bought me a copy of Charmed which I’d love to have chance to pick up.
  3. Seanan McGuire – The Toby Daye books are amazing and I seriously intend to catch up soon – I’ve read the first 8 and have A Red Rose Chain waiting patiently to be picked up.
  4. Patricia Briggs – similarly to the above (No.3) I really enjoy the Mercy Thompson books,  again, I’ve got as far as No.8 so have Fire Touched to look forward to.  Note to self to catch up.
  5. Donna Tartt – The Secret History is one of my all time favourite books so I’m not sure why I haven’t yet picked up The Goldfinch – well, apart from the fact that time is elusive of course.
  6. Daphne DuMaurier – Rebecca is another one of my all time favourite reads, Plus Jamaica Inn and My Cousin Rachel.  I need to pick up more books by this author and particularly fancy The House on the Strand.
  7. Kate Atkinson – I’ve read a number of Ms Atkinson’s books and thoroughly enjoy her work, particularly Case Histories and Life After Life.  I believe there is a new book on the horizon called Transcription which sounds really good.
  8. Lisa Tuttle – I love the recent Jesperson and Lane supernatural mystery series, I think there are only two released to date so I have my fingers crossed that more are in the pipeline.
  9. Tracy Chevalier – I’ve read quite a few of this author’s books and loved Girl with a Pearl Earring and Remarkable Creatures.  I’m really looking forward to seeing what she comes up with next and in the meantime I would also like to catch up with At the Edge of the Orchard.
  10. Maggie O’Farrell – I think I’ve read about 6 of this author’s books so far.  My absolute favourite is After You’d Gone and I very much like the sound of This Must Be the Place.
  11. Sarah Pinborough – I’ve read about 10 or 11 books by this author.  I don’t know what she’s currently working on but whatever it happens to be I am in for the count.

My Autumn TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

Books On My Autumn 2018 TBR

Very easy this week – these are my upcoming reads.  Hope you all have lots of lovely books and I can’t wait to see what you’re all reading this Autumn/Fall:

  1. Creatures, the Legacy of Frankenstein
  2. Dracul by Dacre Stoker
  3. No Sleep Till Doomsday by Laurence MacNaughton
  4. Dragonshadow by Elle Katharine White
  5. The Monster Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
  6. House of Glass by Susan Fletcher
  7. Charmcaster and Soulbinder
  8. Chasing Graves by Ben Galley
  9. Nightmare Keep by Phil Tucker
  10. What you reading this Autumn??

 

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