Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm, and now hosted by Meeghan at Meeghan Reads.
This week’s topic:
Top 5 books graphic novels
(Recommend your favourite graphic novels!! Will also accept comic book series, webtoons and any other form of words and pictures.)
Instead of focusing solely on graphic novels I’ve read and loved, I’ve decided to mention here 5 graphic novels I don’t often see mentioned on bookish social media channels I use. These are listed by my rating (high to low). The lowest rating was a 2.5, which isn’t so bad.
It’s a fable about a man named Dave who lives on a neat and orderly island called Here. Dave is bald except for a single hair above his lip that one day begins to grow into a full-blown beard that doesn’t stop growing and ends up disrupting the orderliness of the island he lives on.
The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil was a great read that touches on people’s fear of the unknown, and the story is accompanied by beautiful simple, yet detailed, pencil drawings. I HIGHLY recommend it.
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This tag was created by booktuber Rincey Reads, one of the first book vloggers I tuned in to and have continued to follow. She makes great book review videos, and she is co-host of Book Riot’s Read or Dead podcast, which is all about mystery and thriller novels.
So this book tag is about comparing your current reading habits and tastes to how they were 10 years ago. Well, 10 years ago I was an English major in college and hardly read for fun and when I did read, I didn’t keep track of what I read. So instead of comparing my current reading to what it was in 2009, I’ll instead compare it to 2014, which is about when I started to seriously track my reading, blog, and participate in the Goodreads reading challenge.
What was your favorite book in
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! If you celebrated it, I hope you had a wonderful holiday with friends and family and good food and lots of laughter. If you didn’t celebrate it, I hope you had a wonderful day filled with great people, good food, and lots of laughter. 😀
I’m back to hosting my Book Tag Week. This time I’m doing the Fairy Tale Book Tag, which was created by Zoe at My Life with Books. I found it in Ann’s Reading Corner.
Beauty and the Beast:
Pick a book where love triumphs everything.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
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I’m continuing Book Tag Week with the Astrological Book Tag, which I found on Kristin Kraves Books. It was created by Rebecca at Peace-Love-Veggies.
Name a book you’ve read that was full of fire, desire, and passion.
A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole
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Life’s busy, and I’m exhausted and have little time to do anything so that means…..BOOK TAG WEEK!! 😀
Actually, it’ll be Book Tag Week for half the week because all my planning in November has gone off the rails and so too has this event since I’m starting on Tuesday instead of Monday. 😐 Oh well.
I’m kicking off Book Tag Week with the Ghibli Heroines Tag, which I found over on icebreaker694. The tag is inspired by Studio Ghibli films and was created by Kate at Melting Pots and Other Calamities.
- Pingback to Kate at Melting Pots and Other Calamities so that she’ll know you did the tag too.
- Tag all your peeps! Ghibli movies aren’t as popular as Disney or Pixar, so be careful that those you tag are at least somewhat familiar with Ghibli.
- Use examples from books, movies, TV shows, anime/manga, and webcomics.
- As this tag celebrates heroines, please name either a piece of fiction or a female character, if you’re able.
- Have fun.
Nausicaa, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Even though this isn’t technically Ghibli, it’s still marketed that way.): Nausicaa is a princess in a post-disaster world. She is compassionate and brave, a daring explorer who is capable and selfless.
Name a strong female leader.
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I don’t celebrate Halloween, but I sure do enjoy the holiday and seeing people dress up for it. Like I do every year, I’ll honor the holiday on my blog by posting a Halloween-inspired book tag.
Here’s the Halloween Songs Book Tag. I found it on the blog Adventures with a Side of Espresso, but it was created by booktuber A Beautiful Chaos of Books. She also created a playlist for the tag on Spotify based on the songs included in the tag.
Thriller: A book that was an absolute page turner
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
It’s a nonfiction book that reads like a thriller. It had me hooked from the first page and kept me interested the entire time, mostly because I couldn’t believe that everything I was reading is true. It’s about Elizabeth Holmes and her startup company Theranos that lied about having built a machine that can run a variety of tests using a single drop of blood. Many invested millions into the company for a machine that never worked.
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Time for more Halloween book tags!! 😀
Today I’m doing the Spooky Book Tag, which was created by booktuber the Book Pusher.
What book had you confused and lost from the very beginning?
The first thing that came to mind was The Expanse TV show, which is an adaptation of a sci-fi book series of the same name by James S.A. Corey. The first book is Leviathan Wakes. The first season confused me, but I enjoyed it despite that and wanted to keep watching. (I didn’t; I hardly ever have time to watch TV.) I’d like to try the books. They’re often recommended to me.
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Halloween is just a few days away; so to celebrate, I’m posting a bunch of Halloween- and fall-inspired book tags. Today I present the Spoopy Memes Book Tag, which was created by Emily at Embuhleeliest, who also tagged me! 🙂
Time to get spooky! What books will you be reading to celebrate this time of year?
The Fall by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
The Isle of Blood by Rick Yancey
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It book tag time!! 😀
I plan to do a bunch of Halloween- and fall-inspired book tags leading up to the big holiday. I’m kicking it off with the Halloween Creatures 2.0 Book Tag Extension, which was created by Anthony at Keep Reading Forward. He created the Halloween Creatures 2.0 Book Tag, which I completed last year, and added this extension this year in case anyone wants to add more creatures (and prompts) to the list.
I was tagged by Kelsey at There’s Something About KM.
an underrated book that many may not know about
Moonshot: The Indigenous Comic Collection, Vol. 1 ed. by Hope Nicholson
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I’m so proud of myself… and a little disappointed too.
I attended the Small Press Expo (SPX) earlier in September. It’s a comic book expo for independent publishers and creators that I’ve been attending since 2016 (didn’t go in 2018 — I was probably sick). I’ve enjoyed myself every year that I’ve attended, but I’ve yet to make it to any of the seminars!
In past years, I missed the seminars because I got distracted by the showroom floor. I’d spend hours there buying books and prints. This year, however, I got to the event late because I had to work before attending, so I missed most of the seminars and was too exhausted to attend the remaining ones.
Unlike the previous two years I attended, I didn’t buy everything I saw and overspend this time. 🙂 That’s why I’m so proud of myself. I had a budget and only went over it by $50. I consider that a success. 😀
But I am a little disappointed because there were SOOOO many things I wanted but had to prevent myself from getting because I wanted to stick to my budget. So although I was excited to attend the event and enjoyed myself while there despite my exhaustion, I was a little sad because I didn’t get everything I wanted. I may have sulked a bit like a little kid. (Lol!)
But I consider this event a success because some of the comics I hauled are ones I really, REALLY wanted, AND I got them signed!! 😀 Of course, I picked up a few prints as well. You can see them on my IG here. I’ll only focus on the books in this post.
(Title links below are to the publisher/artist’s website where you can see samples of the illustrations.)
Small Press Expo
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