So for about five months I’ve been meme-ing along with The Broke and the Bookish on a weekly basis – and I had no idea there were so many book blogs out there.
This week, TBTB asks about the Top Ten Blogs or Sites we visit regularly that aren’t about books. I think I’m going to like this, because I will finally get to know a little more about the bloggers behind the TTTs.
Don’t you just love reality shows? Okay I don’t really, but I can’t seem to drag my eyes away from them. I’ve never watched Jersey Shore of own accord, but if it’s playing in a room I enter, I can’t help but pay attention. It’s embarrassing actually.
I think one of the biggest reasons I read is because it inspires me. It inspires me to live, to love, to be bigger than I am, to exceed life’s expectations.
I guess you could say I collect quotes – so today’s Top Ten Tuesday with The Broke and the Bookish is making me very happy. These are my memes, which I thoroughly enjoyed creating:
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday from The Broke and the Bookish is a little counter-intuitive for me. My first love was, and will always be, books. I always watch movies based on books, but I am more often than not disappointed. It’s great that non-readers get to enjoy these stories too, but often they don’t get the deeper meaning of the characters or the storyline. But it is an honour for the author, so here goes my top ten books I’d like to see made into a movie.
My presence in the medical community has not been lengthy, but I’ve noticed one thing: A lot of doctors are terminally unhappy. I know they think we don’t notice their scowl, their rush to get out of the hospital, their snide comments when the patient is finally subdued by the anaesthetic.
I see it. I see the way their shoulders sag and the way they hate talking about news regarding medical science. I see how rude they are to each other, to their nurses, to their students and even to their patients. And it means one thing: They are miserable.
Organ donation is becoming more and more of an issue. It should have been a huge issue ages ago.
Nazirah wrote a great post about it here. I recently read Unwind by Neal Shusterman. You need to read it. It is a warped and really freaky story. The fictional concept of unwinding is the process of donating an entire live child for organ harvesting, because by the law’s weird rationale, the child is not killed as it “lives on”.
People that don’t read often express confusion as to the attraction of the hobby. Why read? Why not be social and have friends?
First-off, bookworms have friends. They do tend to be more picky though, in my experience. But here’s part of the real attraction in books: they introduce you to a wide array of characters you might never have met in real life. Yeah, we know they’re not REALLY real (sort-of), but that doesn’t make their quirks any less enjoyable, or their lessons any less valuable.
The blogosphere is weird. I’m still not sure how I feel about it, but here I am another week. I had a blog once before, it didn’t work out too well. Then I moved to this blog, and it hasn’t exactly skyrocketed, but I enjoy it.
This week, The Broke and the Bookish talks about tips for new book bloggers. I think my tips are kind of for any bloggers – does one decide from the get-go to blog about books? I don’t know. But here goes.
The saying goes that people will deceive you, but books never will. But sometimes, books do (whether in a good or a bad way).
Today, The Broke and the Bookish talks about those situations where a book was not what you thought it would be. Sometimes this happens because you misread the blurp, or sometimes it’s just plain blatantly deceiving. Continue reading
When I was little(r), I used to pack a backpack full of books and cycle to our local library. I would replenish my stock and return the next day (or the next), having finished several books in a single day.
Things are a little different now – we read thicker books, more complicated books, books that exhaust us. But there is still value in those short books you can read in a day – and that’s The Broke and the Bookish‘s question this week.