Bookish Things I Am Thankful For

For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday post, here are some bookish things I’m grateful for. Reading really does define a better part of my life and these are the things that make it happen! 0. Coffee. I don’t know if this counts as a ‘bookish thing’ in your world, but it certainly does in mine!Continue reading “Bookish Things I Am Thankful For”

Ten Favourite Books I Read in 2019

I saw someone post a list of their favourite books of the decade and while I would love to write a post quite as grand as that, it seems like an impossible task. I was 17 a decade ago and I honestly couldn’t look at the books I read at 18-19-20… now, through the sameContinue reading “Ten Favourite Books I Read in 2019”

Books by my Favourite Authors I Still Haven’t Read

This list includes book I’ve been meaning to pick up, books I have no intention of reading, and books that I’ll eventually get around to reading. This does not (I repeat, does not) make me any less of a fan, mind you. (Sorry.) 1. Pelican Brief by John Grisham – I have wanted to readContinue reading “Books by my Favourite Authors I Still Haven’t Read”

Ten Questions You Must Stop Asking Book Lovers

(Reposting with minor edits a post from early last year, because it really fits this week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt and because I love it.) Excuse the generalization. The title could be misleading; I’m not talking about all book lovers here, but me. Which means it’s perfectly fine if you aren’t annoyed by these questions.Continue reading “Ten Questions You Must Stop Asking Book Lovers”

Seven Fairytales I Want Retold

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday (The Broke and the Bookish) topic is wonderful. As usual, though, my top ten list has fewer than ten items. In today’s post I talk about the seven popular fairytales I want retold and how. To be honest, I haven’t had time to look up and reread each of theContinue reading “Seven Fairytales I Want Retold”

Five Fantasy Books I’d Like to See As BBC Miniseries

For Top Ten Tuesday @ The Broke and the Bookish. I say miniseries, because, while movies generally prove too short to include all the details, actual TV series are way too long and you end up only watching the first season and wishing it had ended there. (I’m looking at you, Under the Dome.) BBCContinue reading “Five Fantasy Books I’d Like to See As BBC Miniseries”

Top Ten Favourite Songs about Books and Reading

When Delia @ Postcards from Asia wrote a post on the kind of music she likes to listen to, I was inspired to write something about music. I am still not very comfortable straying from the topic of books here on Tabula Rasa, so for today’s Top Ten Tuesday freebie, I give you, my topContinue reading “Top Ten Favourite Songs about Books and Reading”

Side Characters Who Deserve Their Own Books

1. Ollivander from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling – His first name was apparently revealed to be Garrick on Pottermore. I have always found him one of the most fascinating “minor” characters in the books. Anyone who is that charming in a supporting role deserves a book of their own. Wand-making adventures,Continue reading “Side Characters Who Deserve Their Own Books”

Top Ten Books On My Summer (sort of) TBR List

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic requires a little revising around here. I should call it Top Ten Books On My Monsoon TBR List, because summer is finally dwindling to that much awaited end. When it stops being so excruciatingly hot and at last rains, I’d cuddle with a blanket and a cuppa, and spendContinue reading “Top Ten Books On My Summer (sort of) TBR List”

Top Ten Books that Make Me Laugh Out Loud

Last Sunday we discussed Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy at the book club (yes, on Towel Day, though I do still prefer the glorious 25th of May as Wear the Lilac Day, because well, Discworld trumps everything.) But discussing Adams’ zany brilliance was fun and since humour has been on my mind, I decided toContinue reading “Top Ten Books that Make Me Laugh Out Loud”