Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Graphic Novels/Comics

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Hi Everyone!

Just stopping by with another Top Ten Tuesday!  This week's topic is Top Ten Tuesday is about Top Ten Favorite Graphic Novels/Comics. I actually want to offer a few suggestions and then mention a few that are still on TBR list.

 Here is my list of ones I adore:


Rat Queens

Gotham Academy


Goldie Vance

Sisters (and others by Raina Telgmeier)




The Babysitters Graphix


Want to read:
Archie (especially in light of the new show Riverdale!)


Adulthood is a Myth

A Monster Calls (not exactly a comic, but it is illustrated!)


(Photo credit to Goodreads for these images) 

Have you read these? What did you think?  Any you would recommend for me based off my list?

Happy Reading! 

Book Review: Everything You Need You Have

Monday, January 30, 2017

Author: Gerad Kite (more information)
Summary from Goodreads: 
Gerad Kite was a therapist for years before realizing all the talk and analysis weren't making a lasting difference in the lives of his patients. So he quit his practice and looked for a new way to help people feel better. What he discovered is a different approach to finding a secret, peaceful, and permanent place inside yourself that you can access at all times, a path to getting out of your head, to surrender to what is. You'll see that you already have what you need to be happy and well. 

Kite draws on the principles of ancient Chinese philosophy and his extensive experience helping people from all walks of life as a relaxation and acupuncture expert. His ten steps will show you how to tune in to your natural rhythms, view your emotions from a different perspective, and finally experience a state of bliss that you can return to again and again.

The secret to feeling at home in yourself isn't therapy, meditation, silencing your phone, throwing out your possessions or traveling the world. The answer is already inside you.
Personal Review:
I picked up this book because it appeared to be about Wellness and that is something that I have strived to be more mindful about in the New Year. I am glad that I did. In this book, we get alot of ideas for reflection and developing a better you.

Without any spoilers, here are a few ideas that stood out to me:
-We have a choice in how we get to live our lives.
-We're all a bit crazy.
-It's an uncomfortable truth that we humans create and carry around a lot of guilt, and other negative emotions that give rise to all kinds of troubling behaviors."

 Disclaimer: I was awarded this book as part of the Penguin ‘First to Read’ program. Though I did not pay for the book, the opinions are strictly my own.

Happy Reading!

Bookmark Monday: Little Free Library

Hi Everyone!

Just stopping today with a the new book meme that I learned about recently:  Bookmark Monday! This is hosted by: Guiltless Reading.

Here is what you do:
Do you have a bookmark you want to share? Just take a photo and link up in the linky!

Sounds pretty easy right?

I am excited to share with you this bookmark that I got the National Book Festival. This one features the Little Free Libraries. If you don't know what they are, check here. I hope you will have one near you!

Happy Reading!

Reading Recap

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Hi Everyone!

Just stopping by with a few books that I have read recently.

Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It
This is the follow up to the best seller in which people talk about the ways in which the book has made them do things that they normally wouldn’t have. It is an interesting read and takes you across the whole gambit of things that people do. I enjoyed it very much.

New Orleans Carnival Krewes
Ever since we visited New Orleans last year, I wanted to know more about this part of their history. This book was very good in both understanding the history, but some of the dynamics of the krewes. It is a whole culture that I know very little about. I enjoyed the pictures throughout the book as well as it was a visual reminder of where they have been.

First Comes Love
I finally got around to reading this one! This a book about sisters, who both have a lot going on in their own lives and the overlap between them. The book was an interesting read and different than what I normally get from Emily’s books. (Not in a bad way, just different). I appreciated the look at a different type of relationship.

The Scarecrow of Oz
I never really tire of Baum. This is just one more that adds to the dynamics of the Wizard of Oz. I enjoyed that it is short and a quick read. I enjoyed the story and the plot. A good story.

Greyhound Tales

A book of stories about those who have adopted greyhounds. So much love and admiration for this book and the owners who have adopted these dogs. I am especially partial to the picture spread in the middle of the book of all of the adorable pups! I enjoyed this book very much.  

The Upside of Unrequited
This book was amazing. I loved it as much as Simon and I am so glad that I had the opportunity to read it. This book addresses a number of hard topics that are not often found in YA and I love that it pushes those to the forefront. That said, the book does it in a way that is both pleasing and easy to read. I enjoyed the characters and the emotions that they went through. The plot kept me reading throughout. I enjoyed learning about what makes each of them 'tick.' Thank you to Harper for the opportunity.

Have you read any of these books?

Happy Reading!