All posts tagged: top 10 tuesday

Podcasts I want to listen to.

I am not a very productive person. Sometimes I go through spurts of productivity but the rest of the time I am pretty much rolling around my house like a potato searching for food or sweating my ass off in the kitchen at work. I’m really good at wasting my time – which is why I haven’t managed to actually listen to any podcasts that I’ve been meaning to for years (apart from a few episodes) So today I’m going to write a list of some podcasts I want to listen to – mainly so I can reference it in the future! But also, you guys might find it interesting, so who knows! (bio’s taken from podbay.fm) SERIAL – Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig Serial tells one story – a true story – over the course of a season. Each season, we follow a plot and characters wherever they take us. We won’t know what happens at the end until we get there, not long before you get there …

Favourite comic book series

This is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find out more info here! I feel like I’m a mix of an avid comic reader and someone who cannot be fucked ever reading comics. I’m really good at binge reading series and then not picking another one up for months at a time. But today I thought I’d talk about a few of my favourite series I’ve read – not in detail, because I’m crap at that, but just about how much I love them. Okay? Okay. Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (IMAGE) If you’re active on the online book community at all I assume you’ve definitely heard of this series. Saga is a space opera, fantasy about two lovers from different worlds whose people are at war with one another. I have been reading this series since early 2014 and while I’m not up to date I do really enjoy this one. Definitely worth picking up. The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman (IMAGE) Now if you haven’t …

TV shows I want to re-watch

I’m posting every single day in September! Go here to check out everything I’ve talked about so far! This is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find out more info here! In honour of the Fall TV season (or Spring, as I’m in Australia) this week Top Ten Tuesday is themed around television instead of books! Since TV is probably just as big part of my life as books, this made me extremely excited. Because I already have planned some other television topics that I want to write about I had to be creative when thinking of something to talk about today. Since rereading has been on my mind a lot lately, I thought I would continue on that and talk about some of the TV shows I want to re-watch soon! For some reason I am a lot better at re-watching television than I am rereading books. Oops. If you’re a fan of Grey’s Anatomy, you will probably agree with me that the earliest seasons are the absolute bees knees. …

Top books that have been on my TBR since 2012.

This is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find out more info here! This week I have some exciting news! Believe it or not, there are barely any books that I have sitting constantly on my TBR pile since I first joined the book community! Can you believe it?! My TBR has changed drastically since I first started online. I cut my Goodreads TBR from almost 300 down to just over 30 in the past 2 years. I love not being overwhelmed by the books I want to read. Of course I want to read more than 30 books in my life time, but for the meanwhile I’d like so only focus on a set few. So today I’m here to share a few stand outs that have made the cut (but I haven’t picked up…) since 2012! Enjoy! Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling This book (along with Bossypants by Tina Fey and Yes Please by Amy Poehler) is one of the comedic …

Books I can’t believe I’ve never read.

This is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find out more info here! This week for Top Ten Tuesday we had to REWIND and chose a topic from the past list that we hadn’t completed before. Now there are a lot of books that remain unread on both my physical and mental TBR, but there are definitely some stand outs, so those are the ones I’m going to share with you today! (This topic was originally done August 24th 2010!) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Now, now, I know what you’re thinking. “But Amy, how have you not read Pride and Prejudice before! It’s a classic! You must read it!” Well to that I say… oops? Trust me, I have tried and tried again to get through this book. I probably picked it up for the first time when I was 11 and have continued to try ever since, however since reading Emma by Jane Austen last year for University I feel as though I am much more likely to read this one now. …

Books I would buy immediately if I could. (aka. my book wish-list)

This is based off a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find out more info here! This weeks topic made me both simultaneously excited and sad. Excited, because I got to list down a bunch of books I would buy straight away if I could! Sad, because I cannot. But I thought I’d clue you in on what I’m eyeing off anyway! (Heads up, a few of these have definitely been mentioned before) How to be Both by Ali Smith Ali Smith’s How to be Both has been called many things:”innovative, original, unforgettable, scrupulously playful,” just to name a few. And along with recently reading another one of her books Girl Meets Boy, this has been sitting at the top of my mental wish list for a few weeks now. I’m itching to get my hands on it and see what I think. On Goodreads it says, “it’s a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There’s a Renaissance artist of the 1460s. There’s the child of a child of the 1960s. …

My favourite books set outside of the US.

This is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find out more info here! Like a lot of people I see online, I admit that a lot of the books I read are set in the United States. There is such a large number of publishers in and from the States that it’s almost impossible to try and read solely from other continents. Some people manage (participating in challenges like #ReadDiversely) but I really struggle to continually pick books set outside of North America. So today I’m going to talk about some of my favourite books outside of the US. Enjoy! Title: Burial Rites Author: Hannah Kent Release Date: September 10th 2013 Set in: Iceland. This is a beautiful debut novel by Hannah Kent about a woman named Agnes who is charged with the murder of her former master and is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Based on the true stories about the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829, Hannah Kent’s lyrical and moving writing was absolutely captivating and I …