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Top Ten Of Your Auto-buy Authors

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Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by the lovely folks at The Broke and the Bookish. Another one I haven’t been keeping up with, but this week’s is an easy one for me; I have a lot of Auto-buys! I do want to expand it as new books and books with that author involved/the subject, as with a couple of them being in the great library in the sky can’t exactly bring out a new novel! And of course, GRRM:

  1. Agatha Christie
  2. Meg Cabot
  3. Rick Riordan
  4. Nick Hornby
  5. GRRM
  6. Truman Capote
  7. JRR Tolkien
  8. Matthew Reilly
  9. Ann Brashares
  10. Lucy Knisley (she’s amazing!)
  11. Sue Grafton
  12. Gregory Maguire
  13. Lauren Conrad
  14. Waris Dirie

A range of crime/mystery, fantasy and chick-lit, which is pretty much me in a nutshell!!

What are your auto buys? I’m sure I’m missing about ten million I’ve forgotten!

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Top Ten Favourite Classics

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After some time off from writing (part laziness part busy-ness) I feel like this week’s The Broke and the Bookish Top Ten Tuesday topic of favourite classics is one of my favourites. I have read many many books that I read over and over again, though some of them I don’t know how well they’d fit into that “classics” canon, unless there’s something about Meg Cabot that I’ve missed! The books below are special to me; I read them as annual events, to cheer me up, to inspire me, to remind me that anything is possible. Continue reading Top Ten Favourite Classics

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

I have to give some credit to Flavorwire for giving me some inspiration for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday.

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I am a mega book nerd, so much so that if I have one edition of a book, but I see a stunningly gorgeous edition of the same book at a store, I will probably buy it and have two copies (case in point: I own almost all of Agatha Christie’s novels, most of them duplicates because while I own many in the more artistic and photographic Fontana editions,23876

I want to own them all in this more stylistically simple Fontana edition:)

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Nitpicky I know, but I really do appreciate the beauty of a book cover. They have a clichéd ability to change someone’s perception of a story before they have even read it. I can’t count the amount of times I have been in the mood to read something slightly trashy and easy and gone for the girliest covered book I could find. Here however are ten books that I treasure, or at the very least treasure their covers as incredible works of art.

  1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Bantam Classics)
  2. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – Michael Chabon
  3. The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
  4. And again
  5. The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien
  6. A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare
  7. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
  8. Someday, Someday, Maybe – Lauren Graham (without the text)
  9. The Chronicles of Narnia (complete set) – C. S. Lewis
  10. Peter Pan – J. M. Barrie

Hope you have some bookish art of your own!

Love,
Andrea