When I had more time to read, I used to have about 6 to 8 books going at the same time. This was never a problem and I did like to be able to read sections of a books consistently with group reads keeping me on track. But sometime in the last three years or so, it’s all gone wrong. Suddenly, I wasn’t finishing books I started, yet I would still pick up new ones to begin. Which, of course, has left with me with a number of books I’ve begun but never completed. Not good.
Books on my Spring TBR was a Top Ten Tuesday topic and probably one I missed this year, however I thought I would resurrect it, for my own interest as well as yours. Why my own? Well, I have very little idea what I plan to read this spring. As the death of my mom has left me somewhat lost and meandering and the pandemic has changed life considerably, I’ve found that I don’t feel like concentrating on the books I usually choose. And while I haven’t officially chosen any particular book, today I thought I’d wander through my bookshelves to see what catches my eye. My choices might even be a surprise to myself, lol!
Autumn is a lovely time of year when the often hectic life of summer at least settles into some routine. For some reason, while I generally dislike book lists, I do like making a list for autumn and this year is no different. And thankfully the Top Ten Tuesday topic fits right in so here I go!
What an interesting Top Ten Tuesday topic and one that made me think. There are a few characters that I can pick out right away, but ten?!! Let’s see what I can come up with. I’m going to list them in descending order so the last character will be the one I think that I’m most like.
I sort of felt ridiculous typing the title since it’s been awhile since I’ve even put a review on the blog but, never fear! I do have many coming down the pipeline so it’s okay. Really …..! 😉
Well, I decided to alter the Top Ten Tuesday topic a little and instead of my first ten reviews, I’m going to give you my favourite top ten. Here goes …
My Top Ten Favourite Reviews on My Blog
1. Ecce Homo by Friedrich Nietzsche : this is by far the most popular review on my blog and (this will surprise you) probably the funniest one that I’ve written. Nietzsche, while at times interesting, is nothing if not tedious and one cannot help poking fun at him.
Last week’s Top Ten Tuesday were books that I meant to read in 2018 but didn’t which is a looking back on the year, so how could I resist this weeks topic of ten books I’m looking forward to reading this year, which, of course, is looking forward. It’s mostly better to look ahead than back. 😉 Actually, the topic is the ten newest reads I’ve added to my TBR list, but being somewhat of a non-conformist, I thought I’d change it up a bit.
While there will be one overlap from my last Top Ten Tuesday topic, I have mostly new choices in mind for this list. Luckily I plan to read more than ten books this year!
- Moby Dick by Herman Melville- yes, this is a repeat from my last list but who could resist this cover?!! And Brona’s is having a read along in February …. isn’t she …..??
- How To Be A Friend: An Ancient Guide to True Friendship by Marcus Tullius Cicero – this one not only looks great but looks to be a relatively easy read which is not always the case with Cicero
So ….. books I meant to read in 2018 but whoops ….. Never mind Top Ten Tuesday for this topic; for me it should be Top Fifty. But I will try to be considerate and in the spirit of not boring you to death and making your eyes glaze over, I’ll keep it to ten …… I think ……. 😉
So here we go!
- Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Brrr! After an unusually warm autumn, the temperature has dropped and today I woke up to a chilly -4ºC morning. However, the sun is shining brightly and while there is a nip to the air, there is warmth in front of the fire and what better day to list my top 10 winter reads for those frosty days of winter.
1. The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis