Top 5 Tuesday #33: U – V – W – X – Y – Z

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm.

This week’s topic:

U – V – W – X – Y – Z

(authors whose name begins with the featured letters)

U is for…

Myron Uhlberg

Uhlberg wrote the children’s picture book The Sound of All Things, which is illustrated by Ted Papoulas. It’s set in New York City in the 1930s and is about a hearing boy visiting Coney Island with his deaf parents and describing the sound of things he hears to his father. It’s a wonderful read, and the illustrations are very realistic and beautiful.

V is for…

Catherynne M. Valente

I can’t believe I haven’t yet read Valente’s The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. It was one of the first books I added to my TBR when I got hooked on booktube a couple years ago, and it’s been sitting on my shelves since then.

W is for…

Brent Weeks

So far, I’ve only read Weeks’s Night Angel trilogy, which is about a street urchin who becomes a notorious assassin, but I’m looking forward to reading his Lightbringer series, which EVERYONE says is good. But I’m hoping Weeks will write more stories set in the Night Angel world.

X is for…

….I don’t know. I’ve neither read nor own a book by an author whose name begins with X.

Y is for…

Rick Yancey

Yancey’s Monstrumologist, a YA paranormal, historical fiction novel about a boy who’s an apprentice to a scientist who studies monsters, is one of my favorite books, and I don’t understand why it isn’t more popular. The story is engrossing and so well written and interesting. I keep hoping for a movie mashup of this and Newt Scamander’s Fantastic Beasts.

Z is for…

Germano Zullo

Zullo wrote Sky High, a funny children’s picture book about two neighbors competing to build the tallest, grandest house. It’s a silly, fun read. The book features illustrations by Albertine that are simple but detailed as the houses become more complex. I bought the book because of how tall it is and was glad I liked the content when I read it.

That’s it for me.
Let me know if you’ve read any of these.

Top 5 Tuesday #32: P – Q – R – S – T

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm.

This week’s topic:

P – Q – R – S – T

(authors whose name begins with the featured letters)

P is for…

Richard Preston

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Top 5 Tuesday #30: F – G – H – I – J

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm.

This week’s topic:

F – G – H – I – J

(authors whose name begins with the featured letters)

It wasn’t until I was done writing up this post that I realize I selected all comic books (I think this is a sign that I should catch up on all my comic book series). I’ll include some samples of the art below and link to my review of them in case y’all wanna know more.

F is for…

Jay Faerber

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Let’s Rewind: February 2020

We’re now in March. For some reason, I keep thinking the year is already halfway done. It may be because my job requires me to plan for some events months ahead, so that makes me think time is going by much faster than it is, which is not always good. Anyway…

Let’s Rewind is my version of a monthly wrap up but instead of talking about only books, I include all types of other stuff, like articles… bookish news… commercials… random-ass links… movies… art… podcasts… cartoons… and whatever else happened to me in the month. You know, the usual stuff that people talk about in monthly wrap ups. So read on to see what I did and read this month. You might stumble upon something that interests you.


So, February happen. January was hectic, but I had a schedule and it was working for me. Then February came along and threw everything into chaos by getting me sick (sore throat and fever). I was down and out for a few days. No job, no exercise. Just rest… although I didn’t really rest. I have so much going on that I took one of those days off to run a few errands, but the illness caught up with me and convinced me to stay my ass in bed — meaning I felt so drained that I gave in and stayed in bed for a few days.

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Top 5 Tuesday #28: Book Hangover

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm.

This week’s topic:

Top 5 books that caused a major hangover

When putting this list together, I realized that the types of books that tend to give me a hangover are those with either a really engrossing story or world or one with really good writing. After reading such books, I tend to take FOREVER to write the review or move on to another book either because I’m intimidated by all the thoughts and feelings I have about the story or because I want to keep the memory of the story as current as possible before moving on to something else.

I have here 7 books that gave me a book hangover. I just selected a few and stopped when I had to go do something else. That’s how I ended up with 7.

Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb

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