Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Top Ten Posts That Provide the Best Glimpse of Me

Today is Tuesday, and that means Top Ten Day over at The Broke and the Bookish.  Head on over there to check out all the links to great blogs!  I love making lists, but I haven't had the time to participate in this favorite meme all summer.  Today's topic is Top Ten Posts That I Think Give You the Best Glimpse of Me.  This is an interesting one because most of my posts are either book reviews or Monday What Are You Reading? updates, but I will try to select a nice assortment to give you a better idea of who I am, both personally and as a reader (and writer).

  •  Welcome to My Reading World - my first ever book blog post, this provides an introduction to who I am and what I like to read.  Since it was written over 6 years ago, I doubt that anyone sees it much anymore, so I'm glad to have a chance to link to it! (NOTE: I later separated reviews of kid/teen/YA books into another blog, Great Books for Kids and Teens).
  • Review: The Anatomy of Hope - this review of a nonfiction/non-memoir book (a bit unusual for me) is important to me because this book had a profound effect on my own life, and I often recommend it to others.
  • Review: Replay - a review of my favorite book of all-time - 'nuff said.
  • Favorite Books Read in 2006 - though a few years out of date now, this year-end summary was the first time I'd kept track of what I read, and some of the books listed here as best of the year remain on my top ten of all-time list.
  • Top Ten Books That Taught Me Something - long before I discovered this Top Ten meme at The Broke and the Bookish (or even knew what a meme was!), I started my own Ten for Tuesday list feature.  This was one of my favorite lists because I love books that are thought-provoking and expand my view of the world.
  • Quote It Saturday 11/7/09 - I really enjoyed this meme and keep a quote journal to jot down excerpts from books that I want to remember.  This one struck a particular chord with me because it is from a memoir about family and travel, two things that are very important in my life.
  • Review: People of the Book - one of my favorite books and also a pretty darn good review, if I do say so myself!
  • My Big Book Summer - this post shows two things:  my first-ever hosted challenge and my choice of books to read this summer (I have read 3 of the 5 so far and am getting ready to start 11/22/63).  There is still plenty of time to tackle a Big Book before Labor Day, if you want to join in!
  • It's Monday 8/6/12! What Are You Reading? - yeah, I know just about everyone writes some sort of weekly wrap-up post, but I think mine is a bit unique because I include what everyone in my family is reading.  Did I mention that family is important to me?
Oh, shoot, I can only pick 10?  Well, I think those provide a good overview of who I am and what my book blog is all about.


  1. Wow! You've been blogging for six years. That's a long time here in Blog World.

    Here's my TTT: I Am Oz post.I hope you will stop by!

  2. Enjoyed my time here today. Great list.