Top ten books I’m determined to devour over spring

TTTm3This week’s Top Ten set by THE BROKE AND THE BOOKISH is Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR. The Broke and the Bookish are up there in the Northern Hemisphere having fall (aka autumn), but I’m down here in the Southern and spring be springing. So here is my top ten books I’m determined to devour over spring.

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Crystal Kingdom (Kanin Chronicles #3) by Amanda Hocking

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Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead

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Pieces of Sky by Trinity Doyle

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A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas

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Paradise Road (Paradise #2) by C.J. Duggan

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Batgirl: Year One (Batgirl) by Scott Beatty, Chuck Dixon, Marcos Martin

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Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles #1) by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl

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Saga, Volume 1 (Saga: Collected Editions #1) by Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples

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The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies #3) by Pittacus Lore

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Chains of Water and Stone (Griever’s Mark #2) by Katherine Hurley

Ten Finished Series I Have YET to finish

TTTm3This week’s Top Ten set by THE BROKE AND THE BOOKISH is Top Ten Ten Finished Series I Have YET to finish.

The NINE series I came up with are complete and I own all the books in them, I just haven’t read them all, YET!!

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Animorphs by Katherine Applegate

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I know these aren’t real covers but I found them online and they cracked me up. If they cracked you up, we’re now BFF. I actually laughed out loud at the Pitbull cover, it was the first image that popped up. Oh Mr World Wide you never looked better.

The Circle of Talia by Dionne Lister

Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien

I’ve read the hobbit and seen the LOTR movies, but I still NEED to read the books.

Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini

All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness

Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy by Laini Taylor

Rain Wilds Chronicles by Robin Hobb

The Grimoire Saga by S.M. Boyce

So many books, so little time!!!!!

My Top Ten Auto-buy Authors

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Of Your Auto-buy Authors.

 I’ve managed to read more books this year than ever before, but I could only come up with 6 authors. So far in my entire life I’ve read about 300 books. Some of you out there read that number in a year. I got into this game late, which is a mistake I will not let my son make. I’ve read over 100 of those 300 books this year! So yes I’m not all that “well read”, but I’m working on it furiously. I didn’t read much when I was younger, I didn’t do well in school, I didn’t play many video games, I just didn’t have the attention span for any of it. I couldn’t sit still. I’d get home from school, eat some food while watching some cartons, then I’d go to my room, turn my stereo up as loud as it would go and dance around my room until I was tired enough to sleep. You’ll still find me doing this on the weekends when I need to de-stress, my two year old son thinks it’s fantastic and joins in.

Ok so I got off topic there, but sometimes I feel more than a little unknowledgeable. But I guess we’ve all different in this community and we all bring something different to the table. Even though I can’t come up with the content for each weeks Top Ten every time, I still love reading all your Top Ten’s and finding new books to add to my ever growing TBR.

So without further ado here is my list.

Leigh Hutton(1) Leigh Hutton. I’d buy any of Leigh’s books regardless what it was about. I think Leigh is an awesome woman and have really enjoyed reading her Girl Power filled YA books.22031265

Rick Riordan

(2) Rick Riordan. Totally buy anything if it’s Percy Jackson related. I have actually got two of his adult books but haven’t got around to reading them yet.12127810
Lee Child

(3) Lee child. So far the only work I’ve come across of Child’s is his Jack Reacher series which I love. I’d be willing to give another series a go if Child ever runs out of Reacher content. The series is 24 books strong, but Reacher is getting on in years – so who knows.

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J.K. Rowling

(4) J.K. Rowling. Totally buy anything if it’s Harry Potter related. If she was to come up with another YA/MG world I would give it ago. I haven’t read any of her adult books, yet!22842001

Amanda Hocking

(5) Amanda Hocking. I have really enjoyed everything I’ve read by Amanda and If I haven’t read it, It is sitting on my self to be read.

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(6) LOCAL! I’m a proud Novocastrian (person from Newcastle). See we’re so special they have a name for us :-P. localsRecently I decided to start finding books by people from or living in Newie, Lake Mac, Hunter Valley and the central coast and buying their books. Obviously I’m only going to buy the ones that appeal to me, ones that I want to read.

These are the ones I’ve purchased so far. Trinity Doyle / Kaz Delaney / Lizzie Wilcock / Susan Whelan I have more on my list that I want to buy, but sadly I need to eat.

Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From.

Rick Riordan

Thirteen books Read by Rick Riordan. All of them Percy Jackson related in some way :-).

John Marsden

Twelve books Read by John Marsden. Ten of those books related to Tomorrow When The War Begun (the original seven in the series and the spin off Ellie trilogy).

Amanda Hocking Eleven books Read by Amanda Hocking. Mainly her ten part graphic novel series. I’ve now completed my collection of her trilogies Trylle and Kanin Chronicles and am looking forward to reading them.

Lee Child

Ten books Read by Lee child. All Jack Reacher Novels. I’m looking forward to reading the other fourteen.

Robert Kirkman

Nine books Read by Robert Kirkman. I made it Nine books into the Walking dead. I enjoyed it. I think Kirkman is brilliant. But zombies really aren’t my thing.

J.K. Rowling

Eight books Read by J.K. Rowling. All Harry Potter related. Hands up who’d love a Young Padfoot or from Neville’s point of view spin off >ME<.

Stephenie Meyer

Seven books Read by Stephenie Meyer. You meanies can bag her out all you like, I LOVED The Host and I credit the Twilight Saga with getting me into reading again! So Bite Me!

C.S. Lewis

Seven books Read by C.S. Lewis. Narnia! Every cupboard or closet I open I still hope to find Narnia!

Katherine Applegate

Six-ish books read by Katherine Applegate. Animorphs, I know I read some as a kid, but I don’t know which ones. I’m in the process of reading the series from start to finish and am currently reading number Six.

Douglas Adams

Six books Read by Douglas Adams. Mainly the trilogy in five parts; The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy. So long and thanks for all the fish.

Last Ten Books That Came into My Possession

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is the last ten books that came into my possession. My list is in order of newest to oldest.

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(1) Thief’s Magic (Millennium’s Rule #1) by Trudi Canavan / TBR / I won a signed paperback from Trudi & Hachette Australia.

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(2) The Soul Thief (Angel of Death Series #1) by Majanka Verstraete / TBR / review copy eBook.

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(3) I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies #1) by Pittacus Lore / Read <I didn’t do a proper review for it, just a quickie on Goodreads where I gave it five stars> / purchased eBook.

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(4) Starfire (2015) #1 by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti & Emanuela Lupacchino / Read <My Review> five stars / purchased eComic.

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(5) City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare / TBR / purchased eBook.

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(6) Jillaroo (Jillaroo #1) by Rachael Treasure / TBR / purchased paperback.

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(7) Troll Mountain: The Complete Novel by Matthew Reilly / TBR / purchased eBook.

The next three I won through the Australian Women’s Writer Challenge’s celebrative Australian Voices in Print Tour competition in collaboration with Simon & Schuster and Harlequin.

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(8) Deadly Obsession (Lexie Rogers #2) by Karen M. Davis / TBR.

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(9) Heart of the Country by Tricia Stringer / TBR.

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(10) Season of Shadow and Light (The Seasons Quartet) by Jenn J. McLeod / TBR.

For someone who never wins anything I’ve done really well this year 🙂 a 10 comic book bundle from Diamond Distributors in April. The Australian Voices in Print Tour in May. And Thief’s Magic in June – I’m walking on sunshine (whoa oh), I’m walking on sunshine (whoa oh), and don’t it feel good (HEY!) Alright now – So I’d say that’s all my good luck gone for the next 28 years haha.

Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015

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I went through all my five star reviews for this year, 14 all up, but I was ruthless. I wanted this to be a I loved it and will read it again or I am now sucked into the series list.

I loved it and will read it again:

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(1) Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

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(2) Batman: Year One by Frank Miller (Author), David Mazzucchelli (Illustrator), Richmond Lewis (Colorist)

I am now sucked into the series:

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(3) Stake-Out (Paranormal Detectives Book One) By Lily Luchesi

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(4) Paradise City (Paradise #1) by C.J. Duggan

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(5) Ice Kissed (Kanin Chronicles #2) by Amanda Hocking

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I’ve read a lot more comics this year, and while I’ve loved reading them, as is evident by my list, they just don’t have that same blow you away ability that a great novel does. Only two comics made it onto my list, Starfire who is adorable and Batman, and everyone loves the Batman.

Top Ten Topics We’ve Ever Done

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the BookishTop Ten Tuesday has been going on for 5 years, so to celebrate today is My Ten Favorite Top Ten Topics We’ve Ever Done.

I only partook in my fist Top Ten Tuesday on the 18th May, so for this week I looked back over all the Top Ten’s the Broke and the Bookish have done, picking my >>>

Top Ten I Wished I’d Been Apart Of.

(1) Top Ten Books I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time (October 2011)

(2) Top Ten Reasons Why We Love Book Blogging (June 2011)

(3) Top Ten Characters and Literary Figures that I’d Name My Children After (February 2011)

(4) Top Ten Favorite Words (September 2010)

(5) Top Ten Favorite Book Quotes (September 2010)

(6) Top Ten All-Time Favorite Books (July 2010)

(7) Top Ten Best/Worst Movie Adaptations (July 2013)

(8) Top Ten Series I’d Like to Start, but Haven’t Yet (March 2013)

(9) Top Ten Books I HAD to Buy but Still Have Not Read (March 2013)

(10) Top Ten Authors I would DIE to Meet (July 2011)

I read these and my brain automatically started making the lists. I’m going to get around to doing posts based on at least the first two.

Top Ten Tuesdays: Books I’d Love to See as Movies

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by Capturyyyy

June 2nd Is Top Ten Books I’d Love to See as Movies or TV Shows

A lot of books I love have already been turned into movies or TV shows with varying results of awesomeness and some being just plain shitty!

So this is my list of ones I think they should give ago – FYI I’m available for creative input into the production process if you’re interested; Sony? Universal? Disney? Anybody?

Movies:

(1) The Divided” by Amy A. Bartol

(2) We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach 

(3) Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

(4) Jump Girl by Leigh Hutton

(5) Rev Girl by Leigh Hutton

(6) Longhorn by Jo Baker

TV Series:

(7) The Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan

(8) The Jack Reacher Series by Lee Child without Tom Cruise anywhere near the project

I stopped at eight – thinking so hard at this time of the morning was starting to hurt :-P.

Top Ten Tuesdays: 1st Attempt

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by Capturyyyy

May 19th’s Top Ten Tuesday is Freebie YOUR CHOICE OF TOPIC and because this is my first Top Ten Tuesday, I was like ummmmmmmm. So I read back though the recent list and went for April 7th’s Top Ten Characters You’d Like To Check In With.

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1) Percy Jackson  – Is he as adorable in his late thirty’s? Did he marry Annabeth and live happily ever after in New Rome? (Percy Jackson and the Olympians series & The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan).

2 & 3-ish) Mr Darcy and all those Bennett sisters – Did Mary and Kitty ever find a man? Did Lydia ever grow up? Did Lizzy and Jane live happily ever after with their wealthy men? (Pride and Prejudiced by Jane Austen).

4) Albert – Did he find the promise land, old Australia? Did he find where his heart and soul belonged? What happened to that wonderful platypus!!!! (Albert of Adelaide by Howard L. Anderson).

5) TJ – What adventures and mischief did he get into once he parted ways with Albert? (Albert of Adelaide by Howard L. Anderson).

6 & 7) Wanda and Melanie – What became of their lives and loves? How did the earth hold up? Did the humans take over again? (The Host by Stephenie Meyer) on closer look at this it seem that Meyer was going to turn it into a trilogy, but back when it came out and I read it in 2008 it was a one off as far as I know??

8) Seth – I loved that little wolf boy, what ever happened to him and his sister? (The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer).

9) All the Characters in We all looked up – Did the meteor kill them all? Did some of the earth survive? (We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach).

10) Luna Lovegood – What ever happened to her? Did she get happily ever after with kids? Did she continue the Quibbler for her father or did she get herself some other magical profession (The Harry Potter phenomenon by J.K. Rowling).

Lavender and Frankincense Part Two

This is a progress post following me trying Oils in my Face moisturiser.

After the amazing results I’ve had with putting YLEO’s Lavender into my body moisturiser (blog post link below) I decided to give it a go in my facial moisturiser, so I did some reading on the many uses of the Oils I had at home and I added the YLEO’s Lavender and Frankincense to my face moisturiser and I’ve been using it for the last two weeks. After adding the oils the cream definitely feels heavier on my face. I can feel the cream mix sitting on my face for a while after application, but It smells divine and my skin feels wonderful. I’m going to finish off the double oil moisturiser I have made up, but next time around I’ll add the lavender to my face wash and just the frankincense to the moisturiser and see how that goes. Also it’s summer here and has been rather hot, just step out of the shower and your sweating again kind of hot, I actually don’t think I’d notice the weight of the cream on my face the other nine months of the year.

My Previous Post – Part One – https://sarahfairbairn.com/2014/11/24/lavender-frankincense/

Product shots fro new catalog at YL farm in Mona

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