Top Ten Tuesdays – The Un-bookish Blogs I Read

Courtesy of The Broke and the Bookish, here are… The Top Ten Blogs I Read that are NOT Book-Related Home Decorating Blogs I start with this category because they’re the ones that got me into blogging. A friend introduced me … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday – Authors I’d Like to See on a Reality Show

When I saw this topic listed on The Broke and the Bookish, I planned to just skip it. I’m not really a big fan of reality shows. But, then I began thinking about classic authors, like Jane Austen and Roald Dahl, displaced into modern-day reality TV situations… and knew I couldn’t resist.

I just want to say, before you read any further, that these are all authors that I’ve read, I like, and I respect. So don’t read into my assignments, here–they’re all in fun!

Modern Day Authors

1. Stephanie Meyer on Temptation Island

… But with vampires and werewolves.

2. Meg Cabot on Last Comic Standing    

Because she freakin’ cracks me up.

     3. Nicholas Sparks on Tough Love: Couples

Let’s let the master of romance put his knowledge to good use.

4. Jodi Picoult on The People’s Court     

Knowing the ins and outs of the law, Picoult could really put some of these people in their rightful (lawful) place.

     5. Suzanne Collins on Survivor

But, let’s make it, like, Survivor on Steroids and give her a taste of her own medicine.

6. J.K. Rowling on Dancing with the Stars    

I simply chose this combination because I could actually see it happening…

Classic Authors

     7. Laura Ingalls Wilder on What Not to Wear

I’m sorry, I’m a HUGE Wilder fan–I even did my undergraduate capstone on the timelessness of her series!–but she could seriously use Carmindy and Ted Gibson to revamp her make-up & hair.

8. Dr. Seuss on Project Runway    

With his imagination and creativity, even I might be interested in watching this show for once.

     9. Jane Austen on The Bachelorette

Let’s see if any men could measure up to the standards set by Mr. Darcy.

10. Roald Dahl on Jersey Shore    

He just seems like such a strange guy… I think it’d be awesome to see him and “The Situation” duke it out.

Did I miss any obvious choices? Do you agree/disagree?

Top Ten Tuesdays – Favorite Quotes from Books

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Presenting…

Katie’s Top Ten Quotes from Books

1. “You should be kissed often, and by someone who knows how.” – Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

2. “Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another!” – Jane Austen, Emma

3. “Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself.” – Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

4. “I’m right and you’re wrong, I’m big and you’re small, and there’s nothing you can do about it.

“Here it is,’ Nigel said. “Mrs. D, Mrs. I, Mrs. FFI, Mrs. C, Mrs. U, Mrs. LTY. That spells difficulty.’
How perfectly ridiculous!’ snorted Miss Trunchbull. ‘Why are all these women married?”

“I cannot for the life of me understand why small children take so long to grow up. I think they do it deliberately, just to annoy me.” – Roald Dahl, Matilda

5. “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” – L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

6. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

“It is our choices, Harry, that show us what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

“It takes much bravery to stand up to our enemies but we need as much bravery to stand up to our friends.” – J. K. Rowling, the Harry Potter series

7. “Old Marley was as dead as a doornail. Mind! I don’t mean to say that, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a doornail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country’s done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Marley was as dead as a doornail.” – Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

8. “Neither the mouse nor the boy was the least bit surprised that each could understand the other. Two creatures who shared a love for motorcycles naturally spoke the same language.” – Beverly Cleary, The Mouse and the Motorcycle

“Words were so puzzling. Present should mean a present just as attack should mean to stick tacks in people.”- Beverly Cleary, Ramona the Pest

9. “Maybe, sometimes, it’s easier to be mad at the people you trust because you know they’ll always love you, no matter what.” – Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants #1

10. “I’m telling you, it’s fu**ing hard to be classy.” – Janet Evanovich, One for the Money

My Favorite Books A-Z

Ellie, over at Musings of a Bookshop Girl posted this fun meme the other day. (I had to look up the meaning of the word meme recently, as I’ve been seeing it more and more. Am I the only one who didn’t know that a meme is simply “a concept that spreads via the Internet”? According to Wikipedia, a meme could be a hyperlink, video, picture, website, hashtag, or, apparently, a fun little game that you can paste on your blog and bore your readers with.)

So, the idea of this one is to name your favorite books that start with each letter of the alphabet. Here goes:

0-9 One for the Money – Janet Evanovich

A  Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery
Big Boned (a Heather Wells mystery) – Meg Cabot
C  (The) City of Ember – Jeanne DuPrau
D  (The) Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
E  Emma – Jane Austen
F  (The) Faith Club – Ranya Idliby
G  Good in Bed – Jennifer Weiner
H  The Harry Potter series – J.K. Rowling
I  If Looks Could Kill – Kate White
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
K  No title
L  The Little House Collection – Laura Ingalls Wilder
M  Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
N  Nineteen Minutes – Jodi Picoult
O  Olive Kitteridge – Elizabeth Strout
P  Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Q  Queen of Babble – Meg Cabot
R  Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
 Something Borrowed – Emily Giffin
T  The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
U  (The) Undomestic Goddess – Sophie Kinsella
V  Valentine Princess – Meg Cabot
W  Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen
X No title
Y  (The) Year of Living Biblically – A.J. Jacobs
No title
Not too surprising that I hadn’t read any X’s or Z’s, but I was surprised that I hadn’t read any K’s! At least, not according to my Goodreads account. Maybe I’ll have to make that a priority for this year.

Top Ten Tuesdays – Books to Movies

I’ve recently become intrigued by Internet memes. And, although I vow not to turn my blog into a high-school era Xanga page, with quizzes and surveys galore, I came across Top Ten Tuesdays, and thought it’d be fun to try. Created by The Broke and the Bookish, Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly special in which bloggers can share their book-themed lists.

Although I can’t guarantee I’ll participate every week (you all know I’m not necessarily consistent when it comes to posting regularly), I will when the topics strike my fancy.

So, for my very first Top Ten Tuesday…. Here are… (drumroll, please)…

Katie’s Top Ten Books that I’d Like to See Made Into Movies

1. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Yes, this is the sci-fi novel that fooled me. Full of cyborgs, Lunars, and androids, I even predicted in my blog post review that this to-be-published series would be the Next Big Thing, and would eventually be made into a movie.

2. Two for the Dough, Three to Get Deadly, Four to Score, and any/all Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich

I loved the first one, and want to see more!

3. Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot

I just love Meg Cabot. Her Princess Diaries books were made into very successful movies, so let’s try another one!

4. Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot

Okay, I repeat, I just love Meg Cabot. But this would be a totally different movie than Queen of Babble, because the Heather Wells series is a mystery series about a great character who we can all relate to.

5. something by Kate White

I admit, I’m currently a little obsessed. But, honestly, I think it could be exciting. I’d like to see them start with the first Bailey Weggins novel, or maybe The Sixes.

6. How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long

I don’t often blog about my work life, but this is one of my favorite kids’ books. It so imaginative, and the illustrations are great. I’d love to see the idea expanded into a movie.

7. Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner

The only Jennifer Weiner book that’s been made into a movie is In Her Shoes. It was a hit, and Good in Bed is my favorite Weiner book, so I’d love to see it made.

8. The Giver by Lois Lowry

I googled this one to see if it had been made into a movie, and got an unofficial IMDB saying it might be released in 2013?? However, there was not any recent information, so I’m thinking this might be false information… However, this was one of my favorite reads in late elementary/junior high. (Surprisingly, another sci-fi!) I’m actually surprised it hasn’t been made into a movie already since it’s on so many required reading lists.

9. The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World’s Largest Unsolved Art Theft by Ulrich Boser

My book club read this one in the fall. It’s an interesting work of non-fiction about a theft from a Boston art museum that is yet unsolved. I can see the story of the guys who have devoted years of their life attempting to find the answer to this crime being very interesting on the screen.

10. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

Told from the perspective of a teenaged boy on the autism spectrum, this is a powerful book, and a good story. It’s relevant to today’s current events with the focus on autism awareness.

Welp, that’s it, folks. What do you think of Top Ten Tuesdays? This one was pretty thrown together last minute–I look forward to putting more thought into future Top Tens.

What books am I missing off my list? What book would YOU like to see made into a movie?