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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature run by BrokeAndBookish each week. This week the topic is all about those key words or phrases that will make me want to read a book. I feel like the following ten words and phrases will give you a great look into my tastes. So, in no particular order off we go!

Heists/Cons
I love stories about heists. I love the planning of them and then the reveal of how it’s all done and I definitely love all the types of characters you get when it comes to heists. There the grifter, the hacker, the distraction, the money guy, the patsy, the driver, the inside man and many, many more. I love it when characters fit neatly into these tropes and when the subvert them.

Spies
I love the intrigue that goes with spies, figuring out who’s telling the truth and all the gadgets and skillsets that comes with following a spy character. Like with heists, I love all the tropes that come with stories about spies, the gadgets, mission control. It’s just the best.

Family of Choice
This is my favourite trope in any type of media. Maybe my love for it comes from the fact I have a very small biological family and my friends are closer to me than some of my family members. I just love the idea of finding and choosing the people you consider to be family, those you’d do anything for and love unconditionally. (more…)

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame As Pieces of Art

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature run by BrokeAndBookish each week. I’m thinking I might not take part every week but just see if a week takes my fancy. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame As Pieces of Art!

MITES-CovThe Man in the Empty Suit – Sean Ferrell
I love how simple the cover design is, how it’s all white bar the multi-coloured man.

vicious_cvVicious – V.E. Schwab
I just love how striking this cover is – the red and black look great together, especially with the fracturing silhouettes. (more…)