Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters Who Belong on the Stage

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I decided to participate in The Broke and the Bookish’s weekly meme post (click here for more info).  This weeks topic is 10 Characters Who Belong on the Stage:

1. Caddie Woodlawn from Caddie Woodlawn-The young, spirited, and tomboy young girl is enough to take over the entire stage herself.

2. John Yossarian from Catch 22-Because who wouldn’t enjoy seeing Yossarian’s quip and dull comedy on the stage? Bomb airplanes not included.

3. Jo March from Little Women-The character who inspires every strong female, I’d love to see her perform a play within a play.

4. Voldemort from the Harry Potter series- I’d like to see some monologues from this guy. He’d be good for an one act play perhaps?

5. Jay Gatsby from The Great Gastby-Flashing lights, money, love. This character has a flare for the dramatic.

6. Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice-I feel like we don’t get much of his brooding from the book, and his stoutness would present for a marvelous think piece drama.

7. Bigger Thomas from Native Son– He’s guttural and has a lot to say.

8.  Dorian Gray from The Picture of Dorian Gray-He’s embodies show presence. However he might deliver too many monologues about himself.

9. Patrick Bateman from American Psycho-The craziness Bateman exudes is exactly the kind of drama that would be interesting on the stage.

10. Lady Macbeth from Macbeth– Although technically she already was on the stage, I wouldn’t mind seeing her evil devices being carried out in a new and innovative way.

Which characters would you choose to be on the stage?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Popular Authors I’ve Never Read

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 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Authors I’ve Never Read. I am surprised at some of the authors I’ve never read, and hopefully that will change as I read more books. 

1.Gabriel García Márquez-One Hundred Years of Solitude

2. Franz Kafka-The Castle, Amerika

3. Nora Roberts-The MacGregors, The Perfect Hope, and many more.

4. Suzanne Collins-The Hunger Games Trilogy

5. Leo Tolstoy-Anna Karenina

6. Neil Gaiman-Stardust, Coraline

7. Gillian Flynn-Gone Girl

9. Stephen King-Carrie, The Shining

10. Dan Brown- The Da Vinci Code

My goal to  read a least one novel from each of the authors over a span of time! What popular authors haven’t you read yet?

Top Ten Tuesday Rewind!

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Tuesday REWIND which means we get to choose our favourite top ten topic from the past, or one that we have missed. I missed last week’s post which was Top Ten Reasons I Love Being a Blogger/Reader. Hope you enjoy!

1. Being a blogger helps with improving your writing skills. You are constantly writing, and editing, and preening your work, your writing starts developing and getting better.

2. Book blogging allows me to interact with others about books we mutually like, don’t like, or I’m able find great recommendations!

3. Blogging keeps me up to date with all that’s happening in the book world. Who doesn’t like having the 411?

4. Blogging is a great tool to have when marketing yourself as a writer, or editor, etc. Your blog acts as a portfolio and allows for employers to see your writing, web design, and editing.

5. Blogging about books and writing reviews helps my reading by pay more close attention to details and sharpens my analytic skills.

6. I love being a reader because you get to transport yourself into a different world for 30 minutes, an hour. You can forget everything around you and just be absorbed by words.

7. Reading opens your mind to different perspectives, worlds, and people.

8. I love being a reader because I get to go on an adventure everyday.

9. I love being a reader because you are never alone or bored.

10. When you’re a reader, you get to say “The book was soooo much better ” when referring to film adaptations :).

Why do you like blogging and/or reading?

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme sponsored by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s list is all about books that makes us swoon! Because Valentine’s Day is coming up, this week’s topic is super appropriate. Let the literary love fest commence!

1. Jane Eyre by  Charlotte Brontë- The story of Jane and Edward Rochester’s slowly growing love is so passionate yet so scandalous. This novel made me fall in love with literature, and it gives us regular gals hope to find love.

2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen- DARCY. Need I say more?

3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë- Well it’s definately no secret those Brontë know how to write great romance novels. Not only did the lip quivering novel make me swoon, but I might have shed a slight tear. Heathcliff and Catherine’s tragic tale makes you feel all sorts of emotions. A classic worth reading.

4. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton-This story about is about how love grows over time, and Wharton’s writing style makes for a juicy love story between the Newland Archer and the infamous Countess Ellen Olenska.

5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern-This book’s beauty swept me away. Beautiful beautiful prose and an embedded love story that is a masterpiece. The Night Circus is a must read.

6. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks-Sure we’ve all seen the film, BUT THE BOOK IS SO MUCH BETTER! Swoon swoon swoon.

7. New Moon by Stephanie Meyer– I know I know, a Twilight book. But during the time of its release, this book gained some major points with it’s…“biting” love triangle between Edward, Bella, and Jacob.

8. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell– I haven’t read this novel in years it seems like, but it’s beautiful writing and warming story of Scarlett O’ Hara and Rhett Butler has resonated deep within me. This novel is unforgettable and another must read classic.

9. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green-This book has made it on the list once again, and I think we all know why.

10. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss– A book brings together two past lovers Leo and Alma. Their story takes place over 60 years after they find each other in New York. Krauss strings together words wonderfully, and you’ll find yourself rereading lines over and over again.