Top Ten Lists

Top Ten Tuesday | Ten Books with Extraordinary Titles #toptentuesday #orangecountyreaders

October 15: Extraordinary Book Titles (submitted by Elise @ A Book and a Cup) This topic was not the easiest, so I went super literal – books that actually have the word ‘extraordinary’ in the title. As I looked through the hundred-plus pages on Goodreads, I saw there were a lot of memoirs and biographies […]

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Friday Face Off

Friday Face Off | Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand #fridayfaceoff #orangecountyreads

Happy Friday! Today I’m comparing different book editions as part of the “Friday Face Off” meme. First, read the book synopsis, then scroll down to see the covers. Here’s the topic: A Cover Featuring an Inn/Hotel “And, though there should be a world of difference between the smile of a man and the bared fangs of […]

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Book Lists, TBR

TBR Thursdays | Page 69 Test 101019 #page69test #tbrthursdays #orangecountyreads

Do you know about “the page 69 test”? The idea, floated by Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan, is that when you read page 69 of a book you know whether or not it’s for you. In the book HOW TO READ A NOVEL, John Sutherland suggests that readers should apply the page 69 test.  He argues […]

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Book Reviews

Book Review | This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger #bookreview #newreleases

The story itself had some exciting moments especially when it looked like the Brickmans had caught up to them. It felt long in parts but the beautiful and vivid descriptions of the people and places kept my interest. I am very interested in reading more by this author, particularly his previous book, No Ordinary Grace. […]

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Book Lists, Top Ten Lists

Top Ten Tuesday |Ten Character Traits I Love #toptentuesday #orangecountyreads

Welcome to my Top Ten Tuesday Post for October 8th. The category this week was a lot of fun to come up with. I focused on my favorite literary females and what character traits I admire about them. Character Traits I Love from Ten Favorite Literary Women (submitted by Hannah @ Books Life and Other […]

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Book Lists

Top 5 Books | Books with the Scariest Covers #booklists #top5 #orangecountyreads

This Top 5 series is a weekly meme created by Amanda @ Devouring Books. 10/5/19 — Books with the Scariest Covers 10/12/19 — Books that Cast a Spell on You 10/19/19 — Gothic Books Creepy Books 10/26/19 — Trick or Treat (Pick your own topic!) Every week I’ll list 5 books featuring the common theme […]

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