Top Ten Tuesday – Book Boyfriends

Who’s on your list of book boyfriends?

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the folks at The Broke and The Bookish because they like lists!

Today’s post from The Broke and the Bookish was Top Twn Book Boyfriends. The last time I had made a list of book boyfriends was back in 2015. Here’s the original list, in red. And here’s what I think about my choice now!

Top Ten Book Boyfriends

In no particular order:

Colonel BrandonSense and Sensibility  I always thought Marianne was crazy for not scooping him up at the start! I’m still on board for Colonel Brandon. In fact, I will add another Alan Ruckman character to the list. Even though he wasn’t a boyfriend, Severus Snape’s love for Lily Potter was never-ending and truly heart-breaking.

 

Jamie FraserOutlander, Diana Gabaldon  He can do anything.  He would do anything for you! I still agree with this one as well, but need to add someone to the list of ‘Will do anything for my woman list’ – Roarke, from the J.D. Robb In Death series. Yes, he’s a husband now, but the man will do anything for Eve Dallas, including buying her a pair of $6000 boots!!  

Stu RedmanThe Stand, Stephen King  I have had a crush on Gary Sinise ever since he played Stu in the mini-series way back when!  There’s talk to do a movie of the book and I can’t wait to find out who plays Stu! I have no idea whether they’re still doing a movie, but I do still love Stu.

Jake BriganceA Time to Kill, John Grisham  Yes, I was crushing on the character even before I watched the movie!! Eh – not sure I’d include him now.

Rupert Campbell-BlackRivals, Jilly Cooper  Rupert began as quite the shit in Cooper’s Riders, but it’s fun watching how he’s been redeemed by the love of a woman I still love the character of Rupert, but he is really a crappy boyfriend/husband! He cheated on Taggie in Mount – off the list!

Dexter – Something Borrowed, Emily Giffen  Even though he cheated on Darcy, because Darcy really needed to be cheated on! (I know that’s not nice!) Good boyfriend for Rachel, but a bit too boring to make in on the present day list. To replace him, I’d suggest Henry, from Emma Chase’s Royally Matched. Or Leo, from Alice Clayton’s Nuts. Both have a little more excitement to them.

Laurie –  Little Woman  Still so sad Jo never married him! Okay, Laurie can stay

PeetaHunger Games  Team Peeta all the way! Obviously, I was reading Hunger Games at the time I wrote this! 

ChubsDarkest Minds, Alexandra Bracken  Liam is almost too perfect, so I go for Chubs Uh, I can’t remember Chubs so I should maybe take him off the list! 

Neville LongbottomHarry Potter  It was almost Ron but Neville needs some love.  Plus, he grew up so nicely. I agree, but I’m going to add Remus Lupin to the list. Him and Tonks – sigh! 

I’m adding Augustus Waters, from The Fault of Our Stars.

Also, Rhysand, from The Court of Thorns and Roses series.

What about you?  Who are your favourite book boyfriends? 

Is that 10? How about you? Who’s on your list?

 

Top Ten Tuesday – All About Me!

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Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Things About ME!

It’s been a while since I’ve participated in Top Ten Tuesday. It’s a cool meme but since I’ve been trying shift my blog’s focus from books to me-as-a-writer-of-books, I stopped posting my lists. But since this week theme is all about me, I thought it might be fun to do. Everyone likes to talk about themselves, don’t they? 😉

10 Fun Facts about Me

  1. I’m an author of four chick lit novels, 1 middle grade book and soon-to-be 19 adult romance novels. I write under a pen name that I won’t mention here since my kids are at an age where they or their friends might discover it and I’m not ready to discuss details of those books with them!
  2. The three writers which I would love to meet are Joss Whedon, Stephen King and Hugh Howey. Also, JJ Abrams, even though he’s more of a director/producer these days, and Simon Pegg, depending on how much I enjoy the new Star Trek
  3. I am a huge Star Wars fan.
  4. I coach baseball/softball
  5. meI have a tattoo. My sister, who went with me to get thr tattoo, was very upset because it didn’t really hurt when I got it done. I’m thinking about getting another one but not sure what to get
  6. I grew up on a farm. I can ride horses, stack hay bales and if I’m driving by another farm, I can pretty much tell what kind of animals by the smell of the manure.
  7. Things I could spend hours discussing – Star Wars, Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lost. Can we say geek? 🙂
  8. I  created my own imprint to publish my books – Three Birds Press 
  9. Dragon_printSo technically I am also a publisher, as well as an author. I published my husbands’ book – Barrier Free Real Estate – Achieving Freedom at Home. Someday, I’d like to add Editor to the list of things I do
  10. I’m writing another kids’ book for my children. But now my daughter is a teen, she wants something YA. I told her I’d see what I can do!

 

What about you? Give me some Fun Facts about You!

 

What is Top Ten Tuesday?

“Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post and, if you want to, add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s posts (typically put up midnight EST on Tuesday) so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It’s a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.”

Top Ten Tuesday – In the Mood for Pride and Prejudice?

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Today’s list is:

10 Books to Read if You’re in the Mood for Pride And Prejudice

Let’s be honest – as much as you may love the witty banter of Pride and Prejudice, there are only so many times you can read it. So here are some other options.

Once finished Pride & Prejudice, move on to these classics (#2 & #3 favourites in my Austen library)

sense and sensibilityEmma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want more of Mr. Darcy…

darcy's diary mr darcy wife

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lots out there about the different characters and the story in modern times…

my cousin caroline pride and prescience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And if you’re looking to add a little supernatural/paranormal to the mix…

pride zombies dawn of dreadfuls mr darcy vampyre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or a little spice…;)

spank me darcy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are tons of Pride & Prejudice retellings out there, and these are just a few in my collection (except for the Spank Me – I found it on line, but I’m tempted into checking it out :)) Do you love Pride and Prejudice? Have you tried any of the retellings? What’s your favourite?

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite Romantic Quotes

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This being Valentine’s day, the girls at Broke and the Bookish gave us a Valentine’s Day freebie. I went with some of my favourite romantic quotes – and some are from non- romantic books!!

Wallbanger-Quote

two cities

princess bridepoojr wardgatsby

eleanor and park choose alwaysausten

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday – 2015 Releases I Meant to Read But Didn’t Get To

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Top Ten Tuesday – 2015 Releases I Meant to Read But Didn’t Get To (and a few from 2014 and one from 2011…)

From the looks of it, I didn’t do to badly for 2015!

 

from 2011

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from 2013

cuckoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

from 2014

rosie book of life station eleven

silkworm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

from 2015…

queen of shadows girl on the train

simonall the light

 

 

 

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday – Ten bookish things I Resolve to Do in 2016

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Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Bookish Things I Resolve to do in  2016

Okay, so I only came up with 5, but these are bookish things I resolve to do in 2016 that relate to non-bookish things so it’s like it’s 10!

Read More

This means I have to relax more. Like the rest of the world, I am pretty busy. I don’t curl up with a book during the day – sometimes on weekends, but very rarely to I have time for that. I read before bed, when I’m eating alone and when hubby is watching a TV show that I don’t like. I need to make more time to read.

Use to the Library More Often

I usually buy my books and as you can imagine, being booklovers yourselves – it gets expensive. It’s not saying I’ll never buy a book again (because I will!) but it’s something to work on

Write More Reviews

I love it when people leave reviews of my books, so I should return the favour more. It’s a great way to connect with people, which is a big thing for me to work on in 2016

Stop Feeling Obligated – to Finish a Book

2016 is the Year of No for me.

circusCut out the Drama – Except in Books

New Mantra – Not my circus, not my monkeys

 

 

 

 

What about you? What are your bookish or non-bookish things you resolve to do for 2016?

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday – Top Books I Read in 2015

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Top Ten Tuesday – Top Books I Read in 2015

Here’s my list, in no particular order and kind of in a mess! Oops!

husbands secretlittle somethinggolden sonwild

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

nightingalegirl left behindbig little liesmartianheir of firethrone of glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What about you? What was your favourite books of 2015?

 

Top Ten Tuesday – New-to-Me Favourite Authors

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Top Ten Tuesday – I’m on someone’s list!!

I’m reposting Lizzy’s Top Ten Tuesday list, from mylittlebookblog because she included me! I’m on her list right next to Paula Hawkins and it was so cool that I really needed to share it.

I’m a bit excited. And happy. Looksee!!!  Lizzy’s Top Ten New Authors Go look!

Here’s my list

Top Ten New-To-Me Favourite Authors that I Read in 2015

I couldn’t come up with 10. I tend to stick to tried and true authors, and while I read a few debut authors this year, I don’t really think they’re worthy of being called a favourite.

My Top 7

martianAndy Weir – it’s still up in the air whether Mr. Weir will fall on my favourite author list but since I liked The Martian so much, I include him here

 

 

 

 

 

queen of shadowsSarah J.Maas – loving her Throne of Glass series!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

redheadAlice Clayton – I might have read Wallbanger in late 2014; like last few days of 2014, so she’s on the list

Cora Carmack – quick and easy reads with good spicy bits

 

 

 

 

 

one plus oneJoJo Moyes – need to read more of her

 

 

 

 

 

 

husbands secretLiane Moriarity – need to read more of her, too

Christina Lauren – like Cora Carmack – quick, entertaining, sexy stuff

 

Top Ten Tuesday – What if the Book Genie Could Grant me a Wish?

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Top Ten Tuesday – What if the Book Genie Could Grant me a Wish?

book genieWhat would you ask for if you had a Book Genie? A brand new library full of best-sellers? A character to come to life? While I think my wish should be to organize my book shelves (with a never ending Indigo card to buy new books!) I think I would wish to meet some authors. Pick their brains, worship at their feet or just hang out because I think they might be fun friends.

Here’s my Top Ten List of Authors I’d like to meet if my Book Genie Could Grant Me One Wish. (title is a bit wordy – oops!)

  • Stephen King
  • Jane Austen
  • J.K Rowling
  • George R.R. Martin
  • Nora Roberts (to see if she’s cloned – I mean, who can write all those books!)
  • Jackie Collins (RIP, but wouldn’t she be a hoot?!)
  • Hugh Howey (talk about his success and get a ride on his new boat! Plus, I have a teensy little crush on him so why not! :))
  • MaryJanice Davidson, Colleen Hoover and Cora Carmack (talk about success but also because they seem like fun to hang around!)

What about you? What would you wish for? Any authors you’d love to meet?

Top Ten Tuesday – What’s on my Fall TBR List?

top 10Top Ten Tuesday  – Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by the lovely ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. Stop by and join in the fun!

Once again, my choices are pretty varied. I think I have a little bit of everything here.  These are the books I don’t have yet, but will be adding to my pile.

And always looking for more, so tell me what’s on your list!

 

all the light anne and henry Atlantos book of life bracken star wars carry on court of thorns crown of midnight nov 9 ready player one