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"Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself."— John Green


Top Ten Tuesday (30)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because they are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. They'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Each week they will post a new Top Ten list complete with one of their bloggers’ answers. Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND post a comment on their post with a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post to share.  If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.
The topic this week is: 

Blogger's Choice: Top Ten Books/Authors I'm Thankful For!

Author - Tamora Pierce.  She is a kickass author, and one of the reasons I love books so much!
Book - Sandry's Book (Circle of Magic #1).  One of my first fantasy books, the world building within this series is fantastic. 

Author - Laurie Halse Anderson.  She is an inspiration just by existing.  An amazing advocate for teenagers and for reading. 
Book - Speak.  I can't say enough about this book.  It completely changed me when I read it like no book ever has.  It made me want to become a teacher in fact.

Author - John Green.  This man. This man!  He is amazing!  Funny, smart, and such a great writer.  5 of my Top 20 favorite books are written by him.

Book - Looking for Alaska.  A look into the beginning and ending of a life.  How much do we really know each other?  This made me really question growing up.

Author - Ellen Wittlinger.  An under appreciated author, but one of the best I know.  She has written some amazing books, and I always recommend her.  More people need to read her stuff!!

Book - Hard Love.  The first book I read that combined graphic journal pages with prose, it captivated me in the innovation.  But what really captivated me was the discussion on sexuality and discovery.  
Author - J. K. Rowling.  What can I say about the woman who changed children's books forever?  Amazing.

Book - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  The last book in a series that defined a generation.  I know more people who have been affected by this book in some way, and are still being affected.

What books/authors are you thankful for?


  1. Speak has been on my to-read list for so long and I still haven't read it! Need to get hold of it soon. This is a great list.

  2. "Speak" is one of the best books I ever read, and I loved "Catalyst." I need to check out "Hard Love." Thanks for the list!

  3. Interesting list! I've loved the books I've read by Rowling & Suzanne Collins. I'll have to check out the other authors you mentioned that I haven't yet read books by.

    Tanya Patrice

  4. Excellent list, I loved Harry Potter and Hard Love, and the other authors all have books that I really want to read!


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