Bookish Habits that I am Guilty of

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Hello dear readers, I come to you with another Top 5 Tuesday list, this time all about some bookish habits that I have. Top 5 Tuesdays are hosted over at Bionic Book Worm, and you definitely need to check out her blog if you love books.

Some habits are probably things that a lot of book readers do, and some might be more specific to me.

Bringing my Book EVERYWHERE

Almost everywhere I go, I have a book with me. Whether it’s to work, hanging out with friends, or even waiting on the elevator on the way to take my dog for a walk I have a book with me. Short bursts of reading actually gets a lot done if you do it often enough.


Multiple Books on the go

I have gotten much better at this in the last few years, but I tend to have two or three books and a manga or two going on at the same time. Usually they’re of different genres, but I usually jump back and forth now and then to keep things interesting.


Bad Book Buying Habits

I think all book lovers can appreciate this one, but if you leave me alone in a book store, I ALWAYS come out with a book or two. I’ve actually had my girlfriend drag me out of the store to prevent me from buying something.


Progress Bookmarks

I like to see the progress that I make when I am reading, so I like to have two bookmarks in my books. The first is where I started at the beginning of the day, or week and the second is where I am currently. It’s nice seeing big chunks of the book being finished a time.


Spoiler Free

You can’t spoil a book for me more than I do myself. As soon as I am hooked, I am searching on the internet for what comes next, what happens to the characters in the end, who gets what sort of magical powers. That doesn’t ruin the story for me either, because it is the adventure that we go on that I really enjoy.


What are some of your bookish habits? I know we probably share one or two, but I want to hear about what weird things you might do when it comes to books.
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Top 5: Type It Out Tuesday

Hello my dear dear readers. It is always a pleasure to be here, giving you writing prompts.

I had found a few over the past few weeks that I was inspired by, so I thought I would share them with you too.

Hopefully one of these inspires someone out there to write their next great masterpiece.

The world you live in has such advanced scientific knowledge, that you are able to see every person’s stats like they are in a video game. Strength, speed, interests, weaknesses. You can see it all.


You walk into a used book store one day, and you happen to notice one book has your name on it. You open it and begin reading, and soon realize it is a detailed account of your life. You skip ahead and you read about yourself finding the book…
Do you read your book to the end?


The day after your 16th birthday, you head downstairs in the morning and make some breakfast. You go back up to your room to get ready for school, but it is as if there is an invisible barrier stopping you from entering the room. Over the day, this same sensation happens again and again, and you realize you can’t enter a room more than once.


You wake up in the morning with a throbbing pain in your arm, and you look to see a strange tattoo on your wrist. You call for your wife, and suddenly the number goes down. You yell again, and the number goes down again. You’re 42 years old, and you seemingly only have 157 words left to speak in your entire life.

You are a freed genie who grants wishes you hear people mutter under their breath


You find a genie’s lamp in an antique shop, and as a joke you rub it. A genie pops out, but after thousands of years of being stuck in the lamp…the genie has a bit of an attitude. He grants wishes, but only those that people say under their breath in a moment of anger.


I hope you all enjoy these writing prompts, and again I hope they can inspire you to create something truly wonderful.

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5 Books I Got For Christmas

Hello again dear readers, and Happy Holidays to everyone celebrating out there. I hope you had fun times with your family, or by yourself. I know my holidays were filled with food, not a lot of sleep, and a lot of laughs.

As a self-proclaimed bibliophile, you can bet I ask for books for the holidays. I didn’t actually receive too many, which is good, but I did receive a couple and some gift cards to buy some…so I thought I would share them with you today.


The Alloy of Law

A Mistborn Novel, and the first book in the second Mistborn series. I am excited to jump further into the world and read more Brandon Sanderson…he is my favourite author at the moment.

The Wizard’s First Rule

I have heard of Terry Goodkind before, but I have never had the chance to read him yet. What better way to get to know an author than by reading the first book in a large series of his?

10 Games to Play in Your Head by Yourself

I AM SO EXCITED TO BE LOST IN MY HEAD PLAYING A BUNCH OF GAMES ON MY OWN. I love finding ways to pass the time, and I hear this book is great at doing this.

The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek

Honestly, I am not sure what to expect from this book, so I am setting my expectations low so I am not disappointed. It’s apparently based off of true stories, so I hope its worth the read.

Fahrenheit 451

A classic if there ever was one. My girlfriend picked this out for me because it was the 60th anniversary edition. I got a poster with 100 books every reader should read in their lifetime and Fahrenheit 451 is in this list

Top 5 Tuesday: Surprising Reads of 2019

Hello fellow readers. Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is brought to you by Bionic Book Worm. She’s done a fantastic job of giving Top 5 list topics for two whole years now, so if you guys have any ideas for a new list, send it her way!

This latter half of 2019 has been a slower reading time for me. I haven’t found as much time to sit back and read as I would like, but I have managed to finish a good number of books or stories.


#1 The Snow Queen
I am a fan of short stories, so I wasn’t worried about not enjoying this piece, but I was surprised by how much I liked it. It was a fun, quick, and entertaining piece to read.

#2 Mistborn
I didn’t realize how interested in this book series I would be. It had an interesting premise when I heard about it, but I was hooked by the first few chapters. I can’t wait to dive into books 2 and 3 in 2020.

#3 Fire and Blood
A political book of the Game of Thrones universe. Sounds like it could be interesting, but I wasn’t too sure at first. Turns out, this was one of my favourite books in the Game of Thrones series.

#4 The Devil’s Apprentice
Pleasantly surprised won’t do this book any justice, but that is how I felt when I read this books. I was a bit indifferent at first, but it quickly turned into a book I thoroughly enjoyed.

#5 The Wheel of Time
I am not necessarily surprised by how good each book has been, but instead I am excited about how entertaining the series continues to be, despite it nearing the 10th or so book I am reading.


What books that you read surprised you this year? Let’s talk about them in the comments below.

Top 10 Tuesday: Changes in Reading Habits

Hello again fellow readers. Today I am back with another Top Ten Tuesday Post.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.


This week’s topic is Changes in Reading Habits.  Every reader goes through this in their life, because change is inevitable. It’s impossible to be the exact same reader, or even person you were even a year ago, so everyone understands change to some degree.

I’ve experienced a lot of change in my reading habits through my life, even through the last few months. None of these changes are necessarily bad, in fact I like to welcome change. I like adopting new things into my life over time, preferably over time, but once in a while overnight.

I won’t be giving you 10 changes in reading habits, because despite trying to think of 10 different ones I have experienced, I could only come up with eight…so I’ll give you five main ones because giving you a weird number like eight would bother me.


Mainstream Books

When I was younger I mostly read a handful of books that nobody ever heard of. I remember trying to tell my friends about them, but they had never heard of them before. I didn’t necessarily start reading more mainstream books and authors to try and fit in more, but it has been a nice change to being able to participate in more discussions with people I know that love reading.


Reading Female Authors

Going over my list of books that I have read, it is still male dominated. I’m not ashamed of that, but I have been trying to seek out more books by female authors. I haven’t read enough female authors in my life, but the ones I have read have always left a positive impression on my life. I want to pursue more books written by females because of that.


Audiobooks 

I just got into audiobooks recently because of a free trial with Audible, and I can say I have fallen in love with it. I’m the type of person that likes background noise when I am doing anything. Cleaning, walking the dog, showering, I always need some noise to keep my mind busy. Podcasts are my main source, but with my recent dive into audiobooks, I hope to explore more soon.


Manga/Graphic Novels

In high-school I started getting into Manga, because it was a new form of story-telling that I hadn’t explored yet. I quickly fell in love with some of the more popular Shonen Mangas, but discovered more and more the longer I read. I still read several mangas to this day, and some of them have to be my favourite stories I have read.

In terms of graphic novels, I have done a small dive into reading them. Like manga, they are a new way to read stories, but honestly I prefer the manga feel. Graphic novels are filled with a different art-style that is pretty to look at, and I enjoy reading them, but mangas are where my heart lies.


Time to Read

I found now that I have finished school, I am reading a lot less. I used to read on the bus every morning and afternoon, but now that I walk to and from work, I don’t have those 20 minutes each way. I am finding I don’t dedicate as much time to reading as I would like to, and I am kind of mad at myself for that. I want to get back into reading all the time, and am trying to read before bed, or when I have a free hour or two.


What have been some changes in your reading life? Let’s talk about it in the comments.

Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Books on My TBR

The usual Top 10 list that I get ideas from didn’t have a topic I was interested in writing this week, so I found a Top 5 idea from Yolanda at Past Midnight, who got the idea from Shanah at Bionic Book Worm, so thank both of you for the idea.

This weeks list is all about the books on my TBR that I am most excited to read. The TBR list on my blog isn’t the complete list, so expect a few that you wont find on there.

#1 The Road by Cormac McCarthy

I vaguely remember seeing the movie years ago, and I thought it was pretty good, so I thought maybe I would read the book. There’s no real reason this is on my TBR list other than I am excited to get away from the fantasy genre for a little bit.

#2 American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is a great author from my experience, and I have heard that American Gods is a terrific read. Plus, as a Supernatural fan, I am a big lover of the “gods walking among us” idea.

#3 IT by Stephen King

Though technically this is the book I am currently reading, I haven’t gotten too far into it yet, so I am counting it on my TBR list. So far it’s been a great read, and I can’t wait to dive into it further.

#4 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Of course one of the classics is on my list, especially Frankenstein. A few first hand accounts I have heard make me want to read this one as soon as possible.

#5 Top 10 Games You Can Play In Your Head by Yourself by D. F. Lovett, J. Theophrastus Bartholomew, and Sam Gorski

I actually found out about this book through a YouTube channel that I follow, and the idea sounds really interesting. It’s supposed to help your brain function, and I often find myself passing the time with meaningless tasks because I am bored.


Are any of these books on your TBR? If not, what books are you most excited to read? Let me know in the comment section.

Top 10 Tuesdays: 5 Characters I’d Be Friends With and 5 That I Wouldn’t

Hello, Lovely Bookworms!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

This week’s prompt is about 10 different characters that I would like to be friends with. I really couldn’t think of that many characters that I’d want to be friends with, so I came up with 5 I’d like to be friends with and 5 that I would never in a million years want to be friends with.

Who would I like to be friends with?

1.) Tarzan (Tarzan and the Apes)

Tarzan would be an awesome friend. Not only because he could help me meet some gorilla friends, but also he takes care of the ones he cares about. Plus who better to back you up in a sticky situation?

2.) Gandalf (Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit)

All-powerful wizard with cool ass fireworks and just a flare for mischief? Yes please.

3.) Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes)

He might be a bit of an ass, and too smart for his own safety, but who wouldn’t want the most deductive mind in the world as a sidekick. Well to be more specific I’d be worse than Watson, and wouldn’t even be worthy of being a Sherlock sidekick, but maybe I can admire him from afar.

4.) Kaladin Stormblessed (The Stormlight Archive)

Hard working, caring, and puts himself before everyone else. I see myself a lot in Kaladin, so I think we would make good friends.

5.) Jack/Mary (The Magic Treehouse)

These two took me on some wild adventures when I was a kid, and being their friends and sharing stories with them would be awesome. I couldn’t pick between the two because they sort of come as a team, but two friends are better than one.

and who would I never want to be friends with?

1.) Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter)

I don’t even need to describe why I wouldn’t want to be friends with Umbridge do I?

2.) Daisy Buchanan (The Great Gatsby)

Spoiled, selfish, and too materialistic. I don’t think she earns quite enough hate for how bad of a person she really is.

3.) Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)

There is a four letter word that would describe this man, and it begins with a C. I shall not utter it though.

4.) Victor Frankenstein (Frankenstein)

Truly the monster, Dr. Frankenstein would not make a good companion. I’d probably be too scared of him trying to harvest my organs or something.

5.) Romeo (Romeo & Juliet)

Idiot. Horny. Selfish. Dumb. I wouldn’t be looking to make friends with Romeo or Juliet.