Mindiana Jones

Top 10 Book Characters Whose Jobs I Wish I Had

And we're back! I wasn't feeling the last couple of topics at That Artsy Reader Girl, but this week's is pretty cool -- I might have to do it again for a freebie week -- and I like the description ("maybe not even because the job sounds fun, but maybe the co-workers are cool or the boss is hot?"), though I'm definitely focusing on the job itself...for the most part.

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TV 2021

As evidenced by how desperately I struggled to even remember what I'd watched while doing last year's fandom in review meme, I need to start writing down what I watch. And since I've clearly given up doing TV reviews forever, I started keeping track on the reading/movie list, but I can see how quickly that will grow out of control. Ergo, I think that every two months (or maybe monthly, if I'm super fired up), I'm going to do one of these "TV roundup" posts so I can at least sort of talk about it what I've been watchin'. List format first, then more detail below.

* = rewatch

*Sister, Sister: 5x14-6x13
*3rd Rock From the Sun: 1x06
Call Me Kat: 1x01-04
The Chase: 1x01-04
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune: 1x01-04
The Hustler: 1x01-04
*The Office: 5x23-6x07 (minus 6x05. i hate it so much)
The Mandalorian: 2x01-03

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Never Said Goodbye, Quinn

Top Ten Authors I Would LOVE To See Release A Second Novel

a.k.a. its working draft title, "Authors who have only published 1 novel after 5+ years and I DON'T KNOW WHY!"

This week on Top Ten Tuesday is a "love freebie," and since I don't see any other freebie weeks coming up in the next couple of months, I'm going to do a topic I've been storing up for ages that I only had to twist a little to properly tie to the theme.

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Jim Time Lord

Top 10 (or maybe more!) Books Written Before My Mom Was Born

Note: this is a queued post and will be linked back to the main one when I get a chance.

This week's Top Ten Tuesday Topic is a VERY awesome one I am grateful to Davida Chazan at The Chocolate Lover's Book Blog for suggesting: "books written before I was born," which made me lol because that's basically half my content every other week, so I decided to up the challenge by one generation and restrict myself to books published before 1952 (sorry to reveal your age on the internet, Mom).

I still had 50+ books tagged on my 'vintage' shelf on Goodreads shelf that fit these parameters, and that doesn't even include the extensive back catalogs of older authors I read as a kid. (...OR PICTURE BOOKS. I could have done picture books again!! Oh well.)

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Top Ten New-To-Me Authors in 2020

Note: This is a queued post and will be linked to the main one when I get a chance. Original prompt/linkup post can be found over at That Artsy Reader Girl.

(Bonus Note: I raged for 20 minutes and almost started rewriting this post when I couldn't find it anywhere, until I realized I'd accidentally 'scheduled' it for this date in 2020. The perils and pitfalls of being able to backdate...)
Anyway, this is always a fun prompt! In 2020, I read books from at least 55 different authors who are new to me (give or take a few for co-authors I didn't spot when I counted by sorting Goodreads), but after some intense scrutiny I have narrowed it down to a top 10, chosen via secret algorithm that weighs the quality of their book(s) against how interesting their other books look to me. Listed in alphabetical order for simplicity's sake/so I don't have to actually choose my favorite.

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Part I
There’s a Barnes and Noble, unfortunately not super close to me but not terribly far away either, that has an awesome sale annex featuring used books. I went by last week for the first time since Covid, because I was in the area, and as soon as I entered that section I nearly had a heart attack at the sign in front.

So, the downside is that I’m pretty sure the sign means they’re phasing this section out. The upside is that the sign said…

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Books I Meant To Read In 2020 But Didn't Get To

From the main prompt/linkup post located at That Artsy Reader Girl.

I've started this post so many times, and I keep getting bored because it's such a retread of my TBR posts, so finally I just made a list of all the books on my ~official~ TBR lists from last winter, then spring, summer (x2), and fall that I didn't finish. The explanation to all of these is pretty much just "I put it on the back burner and forgot" or "by the time I had time and/or was physically able to get my hands on it, I wasn't quite in the right Mood anymore." It's a Stats Post instead of a Storytime one kind of day.

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Bookish Goals & Resolutions for 2021

This is an upcoming topic for Top Ten Tuesday, but I don't want to wait all the way to January 12th to post it (or even until tomorrow), so I'm just going to make it its own post now. I'm still going to do 10, though, so I have lots of options without feeling pressured to complete them all -- these are just ideas to lightly direct my reading and other book habits.

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Queen Quinn

The Books of 2020: Final Wrap

Back to the usual book survey -- or maybe the book survey as it looked before I and/or others began to tweak and modify it -- which apparently began here! So I am linking up this year.

Quick Preview Links
1)  The original reading list, which includes links to my Goodreads reviews of each book.
2) The Quilt Of Many Covers (clicking the book photos will enlarge them)
3) I posted some library checkout data on Tumblr this year too!

Now, survey readers, ONWARDS!
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If the can of beans (or other canned goods) was the only food in the house that didn't have to be cooked, sure.

But making your 9-year-old kid (note: not helpless toddler) decide between figuring out how to use a tool and eating other food is not, by any stretch of the imagination, child abuse any more than saying "nope, you can't have beans, pick something else" is.

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