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Thoughts on a Balanced Reading “Diet”

Yesterday, I read a post on Reflections of a Book Addict about balancing your reading diet. I started to comment on it about six different times before realizing that I should probably just write my own post about it, or else risk writing a novel of a comment. Before I say anything else, I’ll have…

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Top Ten Most Frustrating Characters EVER

1. Mrs. Norris – Mansfield Park, Jane Austen. Mrs. Norris must be one of the most flat-out evil characters in all of literature—but not in a Count Dracula or Pennywise kind of evil. The petty, mean, horrible-person-but-totally-human kind of evil that Jane Austen so excels at writing. Every time she opens her mouth I want…

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Top Ten Books I’m Thankful For

Wow, I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving already. This year really flew by. I hope everyone gets to go home and see their families and eat lots of delicious turkey on Thursday! Safe travels, friends! 1. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain. I just finished reading…

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Top Ten Books To Get In The Halloween Spirit

Had to enlist Andrew’s help with this one! 1. Needful Things – Stephen King. This book is all about things that are not what they appear to be, just like Halloween. Plus it’s freaking terrifying. 2. House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski. This book is fantastic but also terrifying, and on several different levels.…

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Top Ten Bookish Confessions

1. I love Ayn Rand. Maybe this shouldn’t really be a “confession” since there are plenty out there who like her, but there are also plenty who hate her and would totally judge me by this. So, yes, I love Ayn Rand—this does not mean that I agree with everything that she says, I just…

Top Ten All Time Favorite Characters in Books

Here is a small sampling of my favorite characters of all time. There’s just no way I could narrow it down to only ten, so take these with a grain of salt. 1. Elinor Dashwood – Sense and Sensibility. This is probably pretty narcissistic of me, but I like Elinor because she’s basically me. As…