Top Ten Tuesday: Top Halloween Reads

Halloween Top Ten Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday before Halloween everyone! I was feeling in the holiday spirit and redid some of my banners. Super simple and super cheesy but I love decorating for the holidays and the little witch’s hat was simply too cute to resist when I saw it in my photo editor. In keeping with the Halloween spirit, this week’s Top Ten topic is a freebie Halloween theme. Since I’m not a huge fan of horror, the most traditional Halloween topic, I’m just doing a grab bag list which will include horror, monster stories, and stories that have creepy Gothic settings. The witching hour is upon us so let’s get started!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds

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Hello again everyone! Its been a while and that’s mostly my own fault. I had last week’s Top Ten Tuesday list pretty much written out and then I went to see Ant Man and completely forgot all about it. Oops. Here’s to hoping that this week makes up for last week’s blunder!

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Tag, You’re It: Disney Book Tag

So I guess Zeezee over at Zeezee with Books has tagged me. I feel so special! As I understand it through the grapevine, this tag was originally created by Booktuber Katytastic, with additional content created by XtineMAY. I grew up during the Disney Renaissance and have almost every movie memorized (except for the Black Cauldron, but let’s not talk about that one). It’s become a cherished part of my childhood and I still enjoy going to the theaters to see their new films. I think I watched Frozen about seven times (no shame). I happily accept this challenge!

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Reading the Classics: Jane Eyre

Jane EyreJane Eyre

By: Charlotte Bronte

Genres: Romance, Classics

Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield, falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman’s passionate search for a wider and richer life than Victorian society traditionally allowed.

With a heroine full of yearning, the dangerous secrets she encounters, and the choices she finally makes, Charlotte Bronte’s innovative and enduring romantic novel continues to engage and provoke readers.”

~ From Goodreads

I was in high school the first time I read Jane Eyre. I remember my English teacher suggested it to me, believing I was equal to the task of finishing it (its 500+ pages) and knowing I loved Jane Austen. In many ways, reading this book was a life changing experience for me. I developed a passion for Victorian literature and began researching and understanding the vast field of feminism. Reading it for the second time five years later, I’ve noticed more flaws in the writing than I did the first time around, but it still holds a special place in my heart.

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