TTT: Share the Love

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough/In A While.”

  1. A Summer to Die by Lois Lowry – I’ve talked about this one before, but it’s worth talking about more.
  2. A Special Trade by Sally Wittman – A beloved book from my childhood.
  3. Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu – I touched on this book in my post on homeschooling, but if you come back Thursday I’ll give you a whole Look Review. 😉
  4. Organizing from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern – I love Morgenstern’s approach to organization! She doesn’t just slap a one-size-fits-all system onto every problem.
  5. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth, M. D. – This book Saved My Life, or at least my sanity when my daughter was about 6 months old. You don’t even have to read the whole thing, just the section on however old your kid is.
  6. Just Being Audrey by Margaret Cardillo and Julie Denos – Gorgeous!
  7. My Life in France by Julia Child – I admire Julia Child enormously, and found her autobiography delightful.
  8. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis – A classic book of Christian apologetics.
  9. The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series by Susan Wittig Albert – These coziest of cozy mysteries blend historical accounts of Beatrix Potter’s life with fanciful stories from animals’ POV.

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TTT: Characters I Love More Than the MC

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get or Ten Characters I LOVE But Others Seem To Dislike.”

I struggled with this topic, so I’m tweaking it a little and giving you Characters I Love More Than the MC.

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  1. Beth March from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. As a young girl, I closely identified with shy, homebody Beth and was a little intimidated by her tomboyish sister, MC Jo.
  2. Minho from The Maze Runner series by James Dashner. MC Thomas is perfectly nice, but snarky Minho is my book boyfriend! Please, please let there be more Minho in The Fever Code.
  3. Faramir from the Lord of the Rings series by J. R. R. Tolkien. I didn’t love his characterization in the films (the actor was fine, but Jackson changed the character), but he’s my all-time favorite from the series. He’s so honorable and tragic. Sigh.
  4. Fred & George Weasley from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. Does anyone actually prefer whiny MC Harry?
  5. Eeyore from the Winnie-the-Pooh series by A. A. Milne. Eeyore is a lovable pessimist.
  6. The Disreputable Dog from the Abhorsen series by Garth Nix. Don’t get me wrong, I adore Sabriel and Lirael, but the Disreputable Dog is the best!
  7. Aunt Betsey Trotwood from David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. It is fairly likely that my love is partly due to Maggie Smith’s brilliantly hilarious portrayal in the 1999 mini-series.
  8. Puddleglum from The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis. My favorite character in all of the Chronicles of Narnia. Again, this could be due to Tom Baker’s pitch perfect portrayal in the 1990 mini-series.

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TTT: I’m in the Mood for . . .

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For X. I’ve decided to do books that put me in the mood for particular foods. 😆

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  1. Cinnamon rolls: Sunshine by Robin McKinley and Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  2. Cookies and other bakery goodies: The Hannah Swensen series by Joanne Fluke
  3. Cupcakes: The Lizzy & Diesel series by Janet Evanovich
  4. French food: My Life in France by Julia Child and The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert.
  5. Fried pickles: What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
  6. Bread: The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
  7. Doughnuts: Homer Price by Robert McCloskey
  8. Fast food: The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich
  9. Fish and chips: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  10. Pie: Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams

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