My Top 10 Anime

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Hello my tireless readers and anime watchers, welcome to yet another Top 10 Tuesday. This week I came up with my own topic, and I thought I would share my top 10 anime…which will be ranked in proper order.

Make sure to share your favourite anime, because my list of ones I want to watch isn’t long enough yet.

10. Future Diary

One I discovered recently, but I really enjoy the strategy behind it all. Has a few slower moments, but overall its very interesting.


9. Dragon Ball Series

A classic series of all anime lovers. I have been watching the series since I was a kid and I love how simple it is. Just gotta get stronger and stronger.


8. Fairy Tail

Though I have a lot of issues with this one, I love it at the same time. I love how connected I feel to all the main characters.


7. Tengen Toppa Gurren Laggan

A short action anime with mechs the size of planets. It was one of my first anime and I love rewatching it every now and then.


6. Attack on Titan

Since the release of the newer seasons, I have been so engrossed in the story. Season 4 can’t come soon enough.


5. Naruto Series (Minus Boruto)

One of the first anime I watched, and one I followed right until the end. Though Naruto has some issues, I love him as a character and will watch some fight scenes over again.


4. My Hero Academia

A controversial choice for many, but I love the depth it goes to to give depth to each character.


3. One Piece

If you need to wonder why this anime is good, then we need to have a talk. One Piece has been the anime I have watched over and over, and the sheer scale of it is amazing.


2. Haikyuu!!

A newer anime on my watched list, I’m surprised it took me this long to watch a volleyball anime when I am a volleyball player. The accuracy to some of the player’s internal dialogues is what has kept me interested, but it keeps getting better.


1. Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Need I say more? It’s got everything you could want in an anime; action, suspense, romance, humor, mystery. I mean what else could you ask for?


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What are your top 10 anime? Let’s talk about it in the comments.
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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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Books That Blew My Mind (No, Not Literally)

Hello ladies and gentlefolk, welcome to yet another Top 5 Tuesday, hosted by the one and only, Bionic Book Worm. This week’s topic is five books that exceeded my expectations.

If you don’t already, please check Bionic Book Worm for some terrific Top 5 Tuesday ideas, and posts in general.

Fault in Our Stars

Like I mentioned in the review, The Fault in our Stars really blew me away on how it hit my soul. I did not expect it to connect with me or make me feel the way it did.


Bullets, Teeth & Fists 3

I had never really opened a gory book, or at least one that was gory for the sake of gore, but when I opened up BT&F, I was blown away that I didn’t hate it. I enjoyed reading it, and didn’t find it out of place at all. It has definitely made me want to read the first two.


Wheel of Time

Before WoT, the longest fantasy series I had ever read was probably Harry Potter, and that was nowhere near as intense. WoT opened my eyes to what a fantasy world could really be, and I’d probably say it opened the gateway to my true love of fantasy books.


Stormlight Archive

There have been three books released in this series so far, and all three have literally made me cheer out loud in public places. They are truly brilliant pieces of literature, and I am checking at least once a week on when the next one will come out.


Devil in the White City

To be honest this book is probably the one that blew my mind the most. I wasn’t cheering or jumping up and down in excitement, but I was definitely hooked. I didn’t think I’d be more interested in the story of an architect more than the story of a serial killer.

What are some books that blew your mind, you know there’s at least a few!
Let’s talk about them in the comments or on social media!
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Top 10 Tuesday: Bookish Discoveries of 2019

Hello dear readers, and welcome back to another round of Top Ten Tuesday.

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. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Today’s Top Ten list is all about Bookish things I discovered in 2019…so I hope you enjoy.

#1 Brandon Sanderson

I didn’t technically discover Sanderson in 2019, but I think I fell in love with him in 2019. I had read a handful of his works before, but I really found out how good of an author he really is. 2019 was a great chance for me to read some of the Mistborn series…and I can’t wait to read them in 2020, along with his new Starlight Archive book.


#2 Ink to Film

This is a podcast I found near the end of 2019, but it has been bumped up my list to be my next listen to. The first episode I listened to had me hooked from the start, and I like the varying perspectives of the same story. If you like books and their film adaptations, this podcast is definitely worth the time to listen to it.


#3 Fictional

The second of two podcasts on this list, and one for the classic literature lovers. This podcasts takes books, and gives them a modern telling. I like hearing the modern day versions of some classic stories. It’s sort of like Myths and Legends…but for books!


#4 Blog Tours

I got to be a part of my first Blog Tour near the end of 2019, and I was quickly looking for more. They’re a good opportunity to reach out to other bloggers and read their perspectives of the same book that you read.


#5 Dungeons and Dragons

Not necessarily a book, but I am counting it on this list. Dungeons and Dragons has been so much fun, for the little bit of playing that I have done. If you’ve played it before, then you know how much fun it can be.


#6 Audiobooks

I only tapped into the audio-book market this year, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it all. I loved how immersed into the story I felt, and even when I felt like I wasn’t listening, I was still absorbing the whole story.


#7 My Book

Not much has come out of this yet…but it all started in 2019. That’s when I came up with the idea of the story I wanted to write, and that’s when I came up with the determination to see it through to the end.


#8 Speechify

Speechify is this really awesome text to speech app I discovered. I can’t afford an Audible subscription right now, but I have a few book-tours ongoing, and since I find myself in short supply of reading time, Speechify can read PDF documents out loud, which has helped me finish a few books already.


#9 Short Stories

Not something I discovered in 2019, but something I found a new appreciation for. I actually generally enjoy short stories more than some full-length pieces simply because they are shorter, and often have interesting endings to them.


#10 Ten Games to Play in Your Head by Yourself

A book I got for Christmas, and one I have not yet cracked open. I keep hearing better and better things about this book, and I can’t wait till I have the time to read through it.


What are some bookish discoveries you made in 2019? Let’s talk about them in the comments, or on social media!
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Top 10 Tuesday: Bookish I Am Thankful For

Hello readers. I am coming back with another Top 10 Tuesday, and since its the American Thanksgiving weekend coming up, this week’s list is all about what I am thankful for.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

It was born of a love of lists, a love of books and the desire to bring bookish friends together.


I am thankful for a lot of things in my life. I am truly blessed to be where I am in my life and have the opportunities that I have.

There is a long list of things I could be thankful for when it comes to books, but there isn’t enough to make an entire list of it, so I thought I would put them all in one list and give you the Top 10 Bookish Things I am Thankful for.


  1. Brandon Sanderson
    My favourite author right now. Honestly, my fantasy collection would be pathetic without Sanderson on my shelves.
  2. Robert Jordan
    He wrote my favourite book series as of now, and I can’t be more thankful for all the ideas he has given me in addition to his wonderful story.
  3. Brian Jacques
    The author that made me fall in love with the Fantasy genre. His Redwall series still holds stories I cherish to this day.
  4. Audiobooks
    An easy and convenient way to consume a book. I haven’t gone too deep down the audiobook rabbit hole, but they have been amazing so far.
  5. Physical Books
    If you’re like me, you’ll know that there is nothing quite like owning a physical copy of a book, flipping through it page by page.
  6. Book Blogging Community
    It has been amazing learning about books and eveyone’s thoughts and opinions in the Book Blogging Community. I had no idea there were so many books out there, and I thoroughly enjoy reading everyone’s posts.
  7. Followers
    Without my followers, I don’t think I would still be blogging. I am thankful for all the feedback and support they give me.
  8. Indigo/Chapters
    It’s almost shameful to admit how much money I have spent in Chapters buying books I don’t need, but there is nowhere quite like it when I need to pick up a new book to read. There’s a sense of being home when I am in there.
  9. Inspiration
    Whether its from other bloggers, different books, or even just natural inspiration, the Book community has given me the inspiration to write a book of my own.
  10. This Blog
    I am more than thankful for this blog, and all the opportunities it has granted me. I have enjoyed it way more than I thought I would, and I am looking forward to everything that will come of this blog in the future.

What are some things you are thankful for, whether book related or not? Let me know in the comments.

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 10 Tuesday: Top 10 Bookmarks

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 Top 10 list is My Top 10 Favourite Bookmarks. I guess this could be meant in a few different ways.

It could mean my Top 10 physical book marks–different ones I have owned through my life that look cool or had sentimental meaning, or it could mean the top 10 things I use for bookmarks.

My list is going to be a hybrid between the two…so here we go.

  1. Scrap Paper
    When you’re in a pinch, anything will do as a bookmark (except folding the page because that’s just wrong wrong wrong).
  2. Flash Cards
    I like to use flash cards as bookmarks when I want to see the physical progress I have made in a book. Seeing the distance between the starting bookmark and the flash card.
  3. Sticky Notes
    I don’t do it often, but when studying a book for school, there would be multiple times when I would take notes on a sticky note and use that as a bookmarker to go back to that page.
  4. My Finger
    There have been more than a couple times that I would walk around for an hour or two with my finger in the book, marking my page. A lot easier when you I found the moment to sneak in a page or two.
  5. Metal Book Markers
    I got these as a gift several years ago, and they are still my favourite bookmarks. They are small metal markers that you can hardly see or feel when running your hand along the book. They’re easy to lose, but when they come in a tin of 30 or so, you have several years worth of bookmarks that wont get ruined in your bag.
  6. Electronic Bookmarks
    So these obviously only work on eBooks, but I can’t deny how handy it is when I re-open the eBook I am reading and it is on the exact page that I left it on.
  7. Paper Bookmarks
    I haven’t used a paper bookmark for years. They were my favourite ones as a kid, usually with a tassle at the end of them, but they got ruined too quickly for my liking now.
  8. Nothing at all!
    I know it sounds a bit barbaric, but there have been a few times in my life where I would just pick up a book at random times when I was bored and would just find the spot where I left off. Usually it would be a book that had more of a text-book style reading to it, but still the idea of not using a bookmark sort of makes me sick.
  9. One Attached to the Book/Journal
    Sometimes I’ll find a book or journal that has one of those attached pieces of fabric to use as a bookmarker. I use one in my agenda everyday, and they’re really handy and can’t get ruined that easily.
  10. Paperclips
    I was not a fan of this when I did it, but a paperclip did come in handy to quickly mark the page I needed.

What are some of the most bizarre things you’ve used as a bookmark before? My list is pretty tame compared to some others I have heard, but let me know in the comments!