Top Ten Books of 2014

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & the Bookish. It’s awesome. Every Tuesday, the lovely ladies over there give us book bloggers wonderful and fun topics to create our lists! Check out what others have posted by going over there!

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This week’s topic is –

Top Ten Books I Read in 2014

This was a little hard for me- some books jumped out at me, while others I really had to consider.

1.  Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

2.  Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

3.  The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

4.  The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell

5.  Bag of Bones by Stephen King

6.  One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

7.  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

8.  We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas

9.  The Green Mile by Stephen King

10. Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia

What was your ABSOLUTE favorite book of 2014?

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Bookish (& Not So Bookish) Thoughts

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Bookish & Not So Bookish Thoughts

is a weekly meme hosted by Christine over at Bookishly Boisterous, where we post things that are on our minds.  Head over there and check it out!

1.  I am amazed I am even going to try to post this!  My internet has been VERY hinky.  I, of course, know nothing about how to fix it, except to turn it off, then back on again, in the hopes that the internet gods decide to favor me and fix the service by magic.

2.  Summer is coming, so of course I have gotten the little plastic pool out.  Most people have these for their children, I have it for my dogs.  Two big Labs, one little plastic pool.  It’s hilarious!  But it is nice to sit outside and read in the warm sun while they play.  It’s like I have toddlers again, but I don’t have to watch the dogs as closely.

3.  I have been the treasurer for a local not-for-profit, and my gig is coming to a close.  What will I do with my time??  I don’t think I could possibly read much more , as my eyes are getting bad as it is.

4.  I won a copy of Bag of Bones from Rory over at Fourth Street Review after King’s March (thank you again!)  I still have this unshakeable sense of sadness after reading it.  I have read two other books-good books- and it won’t go away.

5.  I used to LOVE the end of the school year and the start of summer.  First, because I was a teacher and it was GREAT to not work (even though we did).  Then I had the kids, and it meant fun days- some camp, maybe a vacation.  Now I have two teens, and summer is going to me puling non stop taxi service all over the damn state.  I keep telling myself that in a few years they will be gone, and I will be lonely and bored.  It’s not really working.

6.  Colbert Takes On Amazon

You have to watch this clip if you haven’t seen it for Stephen Colbert”s take on the Amazon/Hachette issue.  I laughed out loud, especial the end.

Great quote-“Used books are the sluts of the literary world”.

How are you getting ready for the summer?