Nonfiction suggestions

One of my reading goals this year is to read more nonfiction and I have abysmally failed so far. I need suggestions! I am interested in women in history, feminism, memoirs, current events, writing, food, travel.

I have read a handful of memoirs and some feminist essays but I am always caught up in fiction so nonfiction gets pushed to the side.

Also, does Stan Lee have a memoir because I would read the sh*t out of that.

I welcome any and all recommendations! Thank you in advance for your wonderful suggestions.

tina

T5W – Fictional Jobs You’d Want to Have

T5W – Fictional Jobs You’d Want to Have

Happy Wednesday!

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme that was originally created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and is now hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. To find out more about this booktastic topic, visit the Goodreads group here!

This week’s topic is “Fictional jobs you’d want to have“.

I had to think about this one for a while and even though I would be in no way equipped or talented enough for any of these jobs, a girl can dream.

  1. Literary Detective from The Eyre Affair – they give to actually jump into books and meet the characters! Hell yeah.
  2. The Doctor’s companion – that’s a job right? A very dangerous job but maybe I’d be the one that lives happily ever after, without getting trapped in an alternate universe or getting sent back in time.
  3. S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent – another dangerous job but it would be awesome to be a highly trained operative that gets to (hopefully) interact with the Avengers a.k.a. I want to meet Captain America and Bucky. (Bucky is an Avenger, fight me).
  4. Employee at Bob’s Burgers – probably wouldn’t pay well but free burgers and fun antics with the Belcher family! I’m in.
  5. Professor at Hogwarts – Hogwarts is a magical, magical place, in every sense of the word, and now that Harry Potter doesn’t go there anymore it must be a little safer so it would be a fun place to work. I just really want a wand…

What fictional job would you want to have? Share in the comments.

Book thoughts – Gone Girl

Book thoughts – Gone Girl

Holy crap. I just finished reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and wow. I knew it was a suspenseful book but it really went above and beyond that qualifier. I will keep this post curse word free, but just to let you know, the best way to describe this story is with curse words.

I love a good plot twist and Gone Girl definitely had that. I would probably have to put it up there with the twist in Life of Pi. I don’t read the suspense/thriller genre very often so I wasn’t really sure if I would ever read this book. Somehow I managed to not be spoiled since the movie came out in 2014 and I am grateful for that. I wouldn’t have read the book if I knew any of the spoilers.

I will never re-read Gone Girl (it was enough of a mind melt the first time), but I am glad I read it and I definitely understand why it got a movie deal and captured the nation’s attention.

*SPOILERS BELOW! STOP READING NOW!*

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T5W – January 11th – 2017 Debuts You Are Excited For

T5W – January 11th – 2017 Debuts You Are Excited For

Happy Wednesday!

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme that was originally created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and is now hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. To find out more about this booktastic topic, visit the Goodreads group here!

This week’s topic is 2017 Debuts You Are Excited For”.

I had to do some research about this because I am really bad about knowing about book releases. I’m so focused on the books on my TBR list I kind of ignore new books until they are actually published and on the shelves. BUT…I did do some research and the following books sound awesome.

  1. Jeff Giles, The Edge of Everything, January 31
  2. Elan Mastai, All Our Wrong Todays, February 7
  3. Danielle Paige, The End of Oz, March 14
  4. Francesca Zappia, Eliza and Her Monsters, May 30

And…

5. The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, April 26 – I have this book on hold at my library right now because I really, really want to read it before the TV series is released.

I am sure I will come across other book debuts, but these are some that look pretty darn great. I love book adaptations to the big or small screen and I know there are quite a few coming in 2017. Here’s to a great year filled with new books and new movies/TV!

Who has read The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood? What did you think? Will you be watching the Hulu series? Let me know in the comments.

End of Year Survey: 2016 Edition

End of Year Survey: 2016 Edition

Hello my fellow bookworms! It’s almost 2017! I got this survey from Nicole, A Library of Sorts who is participating in Jaime from Perpetual Page Turner’s end of year survey. This was a really fun survey to fill out and I hope you do it too!

2016 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 40/30
Number of Re-Reads: 4
Genre You Read The Most From: Young Adult Continue reading “End of Year Survey: 2016 Edition”

Book Wishlist for Christmas

Christmas is coming! I always have a regular wishlist and a book wishlist. I like having wishlists because then if someone asks what I want for Christmas, I can give them specifics. That way they know that they’re getting me something I really want. It’s a win-win situation! I’ve already know I am getting a few of these titles for Christmas (the two with a *) and I’m so excited! Continue reading “Book Wishlist for Christmas”