Top Ten Tuesday | 1/5/21

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. Please check out her website for more TTT topics!

This week’s topic is:

Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021

January 2021 Releases:

We Free the Stars – 1/19/21

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February 2021 Releases:

A Court of Silver Flames – 2/16/21

Reaper of Souls – 2/18/21

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March 2021 Releases:

Red Tigress – 3/2/21

A Queen of Gilded Horns – 3/16/21

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April 2021 Releases:

Blessed Monsters – 4/6/21

What’s Not to Love – 4/20/21

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May 2021 Releases:

Soulmate Equation – 5/18/21

Blade of Secrets – 5/4/21

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June 2021 Releases:

The Cruelest Mercy – 6/15/21

Out of all these titles I think my MOST anticipated reads are A Court of Silver Flames and The Cruelest Mercy. Leave your TTT link in the comments so I can check out your list!

💚 ~ Yolanda

Top Ten Tuesday | 12/29/20

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. Please check out her website for more TTT topics!

This week’s topic is:

Favorite Books of 2020

I can’t believe we have come to the end of 2020! I never want to have a repeat of this year, EVER again. But I will say, books did get me through it as did Netflix and music. But here are my top TWELVE books of 2020 in NO particular order…

Okay…so I picked my top twelve instead of ten because 2020 had some really good releases!! Drop me a comment and tell me what was your favorite book of 2020.

📚 ~ Yolanda

Top Ten Tuesday | 12/22/20

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. Please check out her website for more TTT topics!

This week’s topic is:

Books I Hope Santa Brings

I only get book gifts from my mother-in-law usually! So I usually do my own book gifting to myself haha. I can’t think of 10 since I just bought a few on my kindle app, but here are 5 that I’d like to get next:

The only one I’ve read in this list is These Violent Delights and it was as an arc so I’d love to have the physical copy on my shelf. I’m in love with the cover.

What book gifts do you want this Christmas?

🎁 ~ Yolanda

Top Ten Tuesday | 12/15/20

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. Please check out her website for more TTT topics!

This week’s topic is:

Books On My Winter 2020-2021 TBR

I have a bunch of NetGalley arcs to get through this Winter so you can see I’m not reading many new releases unless I have time to fit them in. I’m trying to get through books on my shelf that have been sitting there neglected haha, so I need to read them before buying any more new books.

What’s on your Winter TBR?

💕 ~ Yolanda

Top Ten Tuesday | 12/8/20

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. Please check out her website for more TTT topics!

This week’s holiday freebie topic is:

Books That Take Place in Cold Weather

I used to read much more holiday romance books but now it looks like I’ve been reading more fantasy set in cold weather haha. What’s on your TTT today?

❄️ ~ Yolanda

Top Ten Tuesday | 12/1/20

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. Please check out her website for more TTT topics!

This week’s topic is:

Books I Want to Read Again

(This could mean books you plan on re-reading OR books you wish you could read again for the first time.)
  1. Legendborn ~ I’ve been re-reading this slowly since I bought the book! Hopefully, I’ll have time to really dig in, after the holidays.
  2. A Court of Thorns and Roses ~ I’ve reread this series so much but with Nesta’s story coming out in February, I may have to reread it again.
  3. The Inheritance Games ~ I’ll read it again before the sequel comes out.

4. Twilight ~ the book that got me into reading young adult novels when I was adult status. I don’t think I’ll read it again, but I do wish I could relive my first time reading it and I was like…”vampires don’t sparkle!” 😂 I was used to Anne Rice kind of vampires or Dracula okay? Burn in the sun!

5. Bring Me Their Hearts ~ will reread this when I buy myself my own copies.

6. Secondborn ~ I reread this SO many times, but to go back to that first time would be awesome.

7. The Vampire Diaries series ~ I was OBSESSED with this series in the early 1990’s. I reread my copies so much the covers fell off. Oh to read it for the first time again.

8. The Secret Circle series ~ Yes, I was obsessed with all LJ Smith books. This was another series I read over and over until the covers tore off.

9. Vampire Academy series ~ sooo addicting! I loved this world of dhamphirs.

10. Tithe ~ my first Holly Black book and what started my love for faeries! Oh the memories.

So I feel like having a blog and reading as many books to review has made me reread book WAY less…😞. I seriously have no more time to reread my favorite books and that’s makes me a little sad. On the bright side, I get to read about all these new worlds in these new books I come across.

What did you have for your TTT? Drop me a link in the comments!

😘 ~ Yolanda

Top Ten Tuesday | 11/24/20

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. Please check out her website for more TTT topics!

This week’s freebie topic is:

Thanksgiving/I’m Thankful for…

  1. My Health ~ after such a wild year, losing my husband’s aunt to covid, hearing of other friends losing their parents to covid, my family and friends getting exposed…I am thankful I’ve stayed healthy to take care of my kids. 🙏🏼
  2. My Family ~ being locked down together makes you appreciate the little things AND learn how to give each other space so you don’t go totally insane together. Also
  3. Books ~ for helping my mind travel when I couldn’t! 📚
  4. My Friends ~ who FaceTimed me and texted me as we got through all the anxiety of this year together!
  5. Coffee ~ for helping me get through my son’s remote schooling. ☕️

Also I am…

Thank you to all who has supported my blog the past year and a half. I appreciate you. 😘 Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Top Ten Tuesday | 11/10/20

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. Please check out her website for more TTT topics!

This week’s freebie topic is:

Book Titles that Would Make Great Song Titles 

  • I’m sure I Wanna Be Where You Are and You Should See Me in a Crown are already song titles (definitely You Should See Me…).
  • I know there is a song called To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before (my dad used to listen to it A LOT when I was a child haha), so why not To All The Boys!

What do you think? I think these would make some pretty good songs!

🌟 ~ Yolanda

Top Ten Tuesday | 11/3/20

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. Please check out her website for more TTT topics!

This week’s topic is:

Non-Bookish Hobbies

(Let’s get to know each other! What do you do that does not involve books or reading?)
  1. Crafting with Resin

It’s a hobby I just picked up in 2020 and I started selling some of my items on Etsy again. My shop is called FancifulWish is you want to check it out. I also do some hand stamping metal still (which was why I opened my shop in the first place…8 years ago now?). My shop took a hiatus when my daughter was born 3 years ago and I thought I was done with it, but I guess the creative juices in me won’t quit.

2. Plants

I have to thank quarantine for this hobby. I’ve been living in this house for about 7 years now and I did try to grow things before and all my plants died! Haha…but for some reason, during lockdown 2020, my green thumb emerged? Maybe because I really put time and effort this time and had fun doing it? I don’t know…but I’ve already propagated so many succulents – I’m proud of myself! 😀 I did tell my family if they need gifts for Xmas, please, take my extra plants and give them a good home.

3. Gaming

I’m not a big gamer, but I did pick up Animal Crossing this year. I occasional help my son out on his Nintendo games and we did finally finish Luigi’s Mansion 3 during lockdown. Yay! Haha…

4. Cooking

Another thing I started to do more during lockdown and trust me, I used to semi-enjoy cooking. I’m TIRED of my cooking sigh but I did manage to cook more filipino foods and get better at it. I’m not good haha, but at least now I can say I’m getting better at it. I have more fun baking because desserts are my weakness!

5. Netflix and Chill

I haven’t had time to sit down and watch anything since you got it, 2020 and being in lockdown! Ha! So definitely had more time to binge shows. I guess before lockdown I was taking my son to school, running around doing errands, taking them to their ballet and soccer. I had so much to do, I didn’t have time to watch anything.

Other than that my main hobby is reading! I read, I blog about reading and I post bookish things on my IG.

Drop my a link to your TTT in the comments! I’d love to know what your hobbies are outside of reading. 🤗

💞~Yolanda

P.S. My fellow Americans, please go out and Vote today it you didn’t yet!!

Top Ten Tuesday | 10/27/20

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. Please check out her website for more TTT topics!

This week’s freebie topic is:

Creepy Covers

Just to stay in the Halloween spirit…these covers have that cool, kinda creepy vibe. I don’t have 10, just 5!

And I will say…that Horrid cover – creeps me out so bad! 😅 It’s the eyes! 😑 I was trying to find covers with girl faces that had the creepy/scary vibe to it and that one just tops the list. I’ve only read The Grace Year and Sawkill Girls from this list and The Grace Year still is vivid in my mind. I was disturbed, but it was a good read.

Have you read any of these? I’m a wimp when it comes to horror but just for the season, I occasionally indulge in reading these haha.

I hope all of you have a Happy Halloween week!

🎃 ~ Yolanda