T10T: Books meant to read in 2018 but didn’t get to

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018

Hello, my loves! Time for another Top Ten Tuesday. This top 10 is all books that are on my list to read this year. Here’s hoping I get to them all!

Lord of Shadows- Cassandra Clare
A Discovery of Witches- Deborah Harkness

Crooked Kingdom- Leigh Bardugo
Godsgrave- Jay Kristoff
The Outsider- Stephen King
And I Darken- Kiersten White

The Raven Boys- Maggie Steifvater
LifeLike- Jay Kristoff
Daughter of the Siren Queen- Tricia Levenseller

J.C Cervantes

That’s it for now friends. Happy Reading 💜

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T10T: Platonic Relationships

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!

Happy Tuesday!!! This top 10 post is so much fun because I am a HUGE fan of platonic relationships in entertainment. And if it’s done right, man, that is my jam. This list is a few books and TV and movies. This isn’t in order really except for number 1 hahaha.

1. Harry and Hermione (Harry Potter)

Are we surprised by my number 1? Seriously the biggest disappointment was when JKR said after the books were all done that she thought Harry and Hermione should have ended up together. NOOOOOOOO. Their friendship was the best thing in the books and in the movies.  Truly they were each other’s best friend and I adored them so much. Seriously, this scene is means the world to me because it really shows how much they truly care for each other even during some rough times.

2. Shawn and Gus (Psych)

Psych is one of my favorite shows ever! And the friendship between Shawn and Gus is fantastic. Friends since childhood they are there for each other through everything. Gus literally pushes his full-time job to the side to start a fake detective agency with his best friend. They have so many inside jokes its fantastic. My sister and I quote them all the time.

3. Clark and Chloe (Smallville)

Okay, this is based on let’s say season 3 until the end. You gotta wait until after Chloe’s crush on Clark fades and then they are literally the best of friends. Clark and Chloe are the only two people who stayed on the show for all 10 seasons and their friendship shows it. Chloe was my favorite character by the end and I think her faith in Clark really makes her character great.

4. Donna and the 10th Doctor (Doctor Who)

I’m a 10 girl. I loved Rose, felt bad for Martha since they messed her character up, but DONNA NOBLE IS EVERYTHING GOOD. Season 4 is really the first season of NEW WHO without a companion falling in love with the Doctor. Donna and 10 are just best mates and it made Season 4 fun and entertaining. No jealousy, no unrequited love, just two friends traveling through time and space. I wish we could go back to this era TBH.

5. Veronica and Wallace (Veronica Mars)

Veronica Mars is life. Veronica Mars was like the first show I religiously watched where the 2 main characters never even think about turning their friendship into a romance. From the very beginning, Veronica and Wallace were best friends and that’s it. Wallace knew the reputation of Veronica and still decided to befriend her even though he was the new kid. Ride or dies right here.

6. Jace and Alec (The Mortal Instruments)

I’ll even include the show Shadowhunters in this. Yeah, Alec sorta had a crush on Jace but he was confused and didn’t really know if he was or not. Jace never judged Alec for being gay and didn’t mind that he had a crush on him. Instead, they became close friends after it. Parabati through thick and thin.

7. Matt Murdock and Franklin “Foggy” Nelson (Daredevil)

Friends since college, Matt and Foggy are so cute in flashback episodes. They risk everything when they decide to open up their own law firm instead of working at a big firm with way more money. I think they become way closer friends after Foggy finds out Matt is Daredevil.

8. Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation)

THIS SHOW! That episode when Ron goes over all the really thoughtful gifts Leslie gave him over the years. Even though Ron says he doesn’t like friends, Ron adores Leslie. They always had each other’s back and it was super cool how supportive Ron was of Leslie running for city council.

9.  Garcia and Morgan (Criminal Minds)

The ship that never sailed. Yeah, I wanted them to start dating, but then the show progressed even more and I realized they were much better as friends. And they really were the best of friends. Their banter made every episode so funny even though the show was about serial killers.

10.  The Blackthorn siblings (The Dark Artifices)

Listen, I’m almost done Lady Midnight. But I adore the Blackthorn children. They are so close and protective of each other. For a family that went through so much and have their older brother basically raise them, they are so strong. I really love Ty.


 

Okay, that’s the list! Do you have any favorite friendships? Let me know below. I hope everyone is having a lovely Tuesday. I’m off to hopefully finish Lady Midnight and start Lord of Shadows…. 7 days until Queen of Air and Darkness and I’m beyond excited.

 

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T10T: Backlist Books I Want to Read

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!

It’s always so hard to love so many books. I also have a book buying problem, which creates an even bigger never-ending TBR pile. But hopefully in 2019 and I finally get through some of these Backlist titles…..

 

Monsters of Verity by V.E. Schwab

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One day, I will knock these out

The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare

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I’m starting my Cassandra Clare reread month just in time for Queen of Air and Darkness. I’ve read all of her books just not The Dark Artifices, so I’m really excited 🙂

Legendary by Stephanie Garber

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Caraval was one of my favorite reads in 2017 and I just never got around to starting Legendary. I hope I can read it before 2019

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

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I literally bought this book last year at YallFest with the intention of reading it when I got home. It’s not been almost a year, and I still haven’t read it. Hopefully soon though.

The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

Another book that I bought with the intention of reading right away. But I’m still in a Russian fairytale mood after The Winternight Trilogy so Hopefully for the winter.

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

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Every time I see this cover I forget this is the sequel to The Shining. I need to read this soon.

Bill Hodges Trilogy by Stephen King

Now that this is complete I can’t wait to binge these books! 

Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

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This is just one of those books that just fell through the cracks. I know Reaper at the Gates is out. So I think I might just reread all three books at once, because I honestly don’t remember Ember.

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

I just met Maggie maybe 2 months ago at my Barnes and I felt so bad, I’ve never read any of her books. So this is one of my book resolutions of 2019.

 

T10T: Favorite Halloween Movies

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!

Hey Friends! Halloween is almost upon us. How excited are you? I’m a little upset with myself for picking up a small shift at work. At my old job at the Barnes and Noble, I loved working Halloween because you were allowed to dress up. I don’t think I’ll be able to dress up in the ER though. Lol. So while I can’t dress up for work, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite Halloween movies. Halloween is my favorite time of year and I think it has some seriously fantastic movies that I watch every year, religiously. Here’s just a few 🙂

Image result for halloweentownI can’t believe I was 6 when this movie first came out. Man, do I feel old. Halloweentown is one my most cherished childhood memories. My sister and I were OBSESSED with these movies. Not so much with the 4th one. (You can’t just put Sara Paxton as Marnie and expect me not to notice, Disney) I remember one year they liked didn’t really play the movies on Disney Channel and me and Sis were ready to riot. I’m so happy they are on DVD now so I can forever have the movies 🙂

Image result for twitchesAnother DCOM movie that I adored. I grew up watching Sister, Sister and I thought the Mowery twins were just the best. Such a good movie. I’m always sad it doesn’t show as much as some of the other Halloween movies on Disney Channel.

Image result for hocus pocusIs there really any other way to celebrate Halloween than watching Hocus Pocus? This is peak Halloween movies. I’m obsessed with the Sanderson sisters. For me celebrating Halloween is watching Hocus Pocus. When The Wicked Deep came out and I heard it was like Hocus Pocus I immediately devoured it. Another great watch with my sister J

Image result for casper movieCasper is another great movie that brings me super joy. Bill Pullman and baby Christina Ricci. What else do you need in life? “Can I keep you” *sigh*

 Image result for nightmare before christmasIt’s hard to pick one when I pretty much love all of his creepy movies. Nightmare Before Christmas is probably my fave, but I really do enjoy them all. Sleepy Hollow, Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Frankenweenie, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Corpse Bride. I love them all J

Image result for practical magicAnother great movie with some seriously great actresses. And it’s like a cute like Romantic Comedy that also has witches. Please go watch this movie

Image result for the shining imdbI’m not a big horror fan, I don’t do well with stress. But I absolutely love The Shining. Maybe it’s because I read the book or because it’s directed by Stanley Kubrick. But I freaking love this movie. My dad and I used to watch this all the time together.

Image result for young frankenstein movieOne of my favorite movies of all time. I remember seeing this on Broadway and falling in love even more. My dad loved Mel Brooks and Young Frankenstein was one of his favorites. The great Gene Wilder was fantastic in it. If you ever want to laugh listen to the soundtrack of the musical. And just think of a group of Catholic school music department kids going to see this on Broadway. That was my freshman year experience seeing this.

Image result for a quiet place imdbProbably one of the most thrilling movies I’ve ever seen in my life. I haven’t watched in my home, but I saw it in theaters and it was an experience. I don’t think I breathed at all watching it. If you haven’t seen this. Know your senses are going to be a mess after it. A truly surreal experience

LAST BUT NOT LEAST…..

Image result for psych halloween collectionEvery Halloween episode on Psych: I’ve said before that Psych is one of my favorite shows ever to air. And one of the best things were their Halloween/ Creepy episodes. This whole show was a homage to the 80s, so you can imagine what kind of episodes they’ve done. They even have a DVD collection to their Halloween episodes. There are 11 episodes total and it’s truly the best thing. Click here for the list of the episodes in the collection.

As you can see I’m clearly a 90s kid. But these are just some of my many favorite Halloween movies that I try to watch every year. What are some of your favorite Halloween Movies/TV episodes?

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Bingeworthy TV Shows/Amazing Movies

 Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!

Happy Tuesday Booklovers!! I thought it would be cool to start doing the Top Ten Tuesdays. This week’s prompt is Bingeworthy TV shows/Amazing Movies. After reading, TV and movie-going are probably my favorite pastimes. My Dad got me into TV when I was younger and movie going is something I love doing. My favorite magazines are the Winter, Spring and THE SUMMER movie preview by Entertainment Weekly. I get out my planner and a highlighter and just map out all the movies I’m going to see. I usually try to see at least 50% of my list. Award season is one of my times of the year.  If I could pick any job to have it would definitely be in the entertainment world.

This isn’t really in any particular order!

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  • New Girl is such an amusing show that I can watch at any time. I think it’s one of the best sitcoms ever done. I could honestly watch hours of Nick, Schmidt and Winston interacting.

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  • Criminal Minds is like if I could have a job in the government it would be the BAU. Spencer Reid is also one of my all time favorite tv characters. CM is a great lunch break show because I can just watch any episode and be fine.

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  • Listen, I love animated shows. Have since I was little. Miraculous Ladybug is my freaking jam. I freaking adore Marinette and Adrien. I chased people down at Wizard World Chicago because people were dressed up as characters from ML and I wanted to ask for a picture. No shame.Image result for psych
  • I’ll keep this brief because there’s so much I could say about Psych. Watch this show! Gus and Shawn have a friendship everyone should aspire to have. I have a pineapple tattoo for the show. It was a show my Dad and I watched every episode together, it was our show. My sister and I quote it all the time, it’s just my fave. I just think more people should watch Psych.

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  • Again, animated shows. Young Justice is one of my most-loved adaptations for DC characters besides the all-powerful Batman: the animated series. Young Justice was ahead of its time and I just love the relationships between the characters. Honestly, a great starter show for getting into the DC universe. Plus, Wally West and Artemis are my OTP forever.

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  • THIS MOVIE IS A STRAIGHT JAM! Currently has second place for the most times I’ve seen a movie in theaters with 6 times. My fave MCU movie. Cap 2 has a special place in my heart because honestly, you can watch the movie knowing limited things about the comics or MCU and just enjoy the movie. It gives off such hardcore spy/thriller vibes and I love the Russo Brothers for what they did.

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  • Httyd is so entertaining to watch. The books, the movies, and both TV shows are fun and creative. One of my fave young reader/ MG books, I love the changes they made to the story for the movies. I can’t recommend HTTYD enough. I have all the build-a-bears, the pops, the books, and one of my prized possessions is my homemade ceramic Toothless lamp.

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  • Another show featuring some of my All-Star SNL cast members. Andy Samberg is fantastic in B99. Another great lunch break show. Thanks to NBC for keeping this show going. Holt, Gina and Charles are my people. Watch B99!!!

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  • I don’t watch football, at all. But Remember the Titans is my favorite movie. Seriously I can quote the whole movie. “Attitude reflects leadership, Captain” was my senior quote. All star cast too, Denzel, Opie from Sons of Anarchy, little Hayden Panettiere, Turk from Scrubs, based on a true story.  I’d recommend this movie to anyone.

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Black Panther is my FAVORITE comic book character, so when this came out I was counting down the days until I could see it. This was my most seen in theater movie with 7 times. This movie was amazing and I think it’s amazing that this movie with so many Black actors did so well when people said it wouldn’t. I just love this movie!!

 

 

Well that’s it friends, as you can see I have a lot of thoughts on a lot of movies and TV shows. What are some TV and movies you would recommend, I’m always ready to find new things to watch!! 😊