#TFW: Books from Before Goodreads

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Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday. This week’s topic is about the books you read before you started discussing books online. I decided for the bar to be set before I joined Goodreads, since that’s when I started doing star ratings and reviews. These aren’t necessarily my favorite books from before I started sharing my reading online. This is me taking the opportunity to talk about some books I haven’t read in a long time that should be talked about and read more. So let’s do this.

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The Labyrinth Book Tag

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When I heard there was a Labyrinth themed book tag, you better believe that I knew I had to do it. This tag was created by Pages and Pens. Let’s get started!

1. Sarah: A character that found strength without a love interest. 

Jessie Burlingame from Gerald’s Game by Stephen King. Her husband was mainly just a problem for her, and the situation she ends up in is because of him. Despite that, she manages to find the strength within herself to escape and face her demons.

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Recommendations: Standalone Fantasy

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I’m a little late this morning with today’s post. Health stuff. ‘Nuff said, am I right? Nothing to worry about! Just enough that it put me off schedule. Today’s topic is standalone fantasy. I think some of what holds people back from trying fantasy is the intimidating series, each installment a massive murder weapon waiting to happen. The good news is I can recommend some very manageable books that stand completely on their own for first timers.

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#T5W: Second Book Is Best (Rarely?)

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Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday. This week we’re talking about series where the second book is the best installment. And… I’m gonna have to shake things up a little, because this statement just isn’t true of me. Apparently. I could only come up with three answers for this. That’s it. The rest of my answers would’ve been lying or bending the rules to make it work.

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Reading Wrap-Up: July 2017

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The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan (My Rating: 5/5) I did not read this in July. I read it at the end of June. I failed to include it in my June wrap-up, which is especially awful since you can tell by my rating that I loved this. Better late than never though.

This book tells the sordid tale of an island that becomes besotted with selkies, women who come from the skins of seals. It gives the backstory of the woman with the power to bring these women forth. It goes through a few generations, and how this destroys things on the island.

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#T5W: Book Covers I’d Live In

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Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday. Today we’re discussing book covers that are so compelling and beautiful, I’d gladly jump in and live there. Or maybe visit. Yes, as usual, I have to be a little contrary about it. I mean, most of these worlds don’t have an internet connection, you feel me? So let’s get started!

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#T5W: Series That Got Better

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Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday. This week, we’re talking about series that improved with each installment. I want to make clear that none of these were series that started out weak. If a series starts too poorly, I don’t continue it. And these days with my new DNF policy, I might not even finish the first book. It has to be good from the start to get me invested, but these are the ones that grew even more wonderful as I read.

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