Top 5 “Top 5 Tuesday of 2017”

Top 5 Tuesday is a meme created by Shanah @Bionicbookwormblog

This week nothing was planned as Shanah enjoys a much needed break but Joe @ jwmartin.com had the brilliant idea to contact several “Top 5 Tuesday” participants to ask us if we wanted to post our “Top 5 of “Top5 Tuesday” for 2017”.

What a wonderful idea to thank Shanah for all the work and passion she has put into this weekly meme in 2017!

I swear that woman never stops 😊

So thank you Joe and for your eyes only Shanah (well hopefully for others eyes too) here is my own Top 5 of your 2017 topics.

 

Number 1 : Top 5 Favourite Book Quotes

Whole post HERE -> http://bewareofthereader.com/top-5-tuesday-favourite-book-quotes/

Why in number one place? Because as a true book lover I am enamored with words. I love their grace, their music and their power. Words and quotes can make you weep with sorrow or elate your soul.

When I am feeling low some quotes are a real kick in my behind and give me energy for the day. Even better than going to the gym I feel ready to embrace the world.

Other times quotes make me think and feel humble. I see that my problems are petty and shallow most of the time.

They also help me to be forgiving.

So yes this top 5 was my favourite and I had to battle to stop at so little quotes!

Now just one for you ladies that is not book related but that I found so true in my years of being put into boiling water:

“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Number 2 : Top 5 Favourite Covers

Original post HERE -> http://bewareofthereader.com/top-5-tuesday-favourite-covers/

After words empowering my soul here comes a second very important side of my personality: I am an artist who has been asleep for thirty years now and who is awakening slowly thanks to blogging.

I used to draw all the time and paint. For years I did not have the time and put my creativity under wrap. Now blogging awoke the “beast” and I am loving bookstagrams! Creating graphics, etc. Why? Because I’m a very visual person!

So book covers can sometimes give me covergasm *take the kids away*!!!!

Once again I had to refrain from posting tons of pretty covers. I used this top 5 Tuesday to flaunt some of my bookstagram creations. Bets idea ever Shanah 😉

 

Number 3: Top 5 Auto Buy Authors

Whole post HERE -> http://bewareofthereader.com/top-5-tuesday-auto-buy-authors/

It’s obvious if you love books you have favorite authors too! These are the ones touching you deeply with their penmanship or making you think or shaking your beliefs or…

I was a bad, bad girl in this top 5 as it became a top 10. No discipline anymore because I’m awed with so many authors that I want to push them on everyone and shout: just read them!

Bossy? Me? Noooo 😉

 

Number 4: Top 5 Reasons why I blog

Whole post and reasons HERE -> http://bewareofthereader.com/top-5-reasons-why-i-blog/

I really loved this topic. I think it’s important in life to take distance with what we are doing every day and ask some questions like: “Why I am doing this?”, “Does it make sense?”, “Does it fulfill me?”, “Could I do it better?”, etc.

It was ZE moment to think about all the reasons why I began blogging and compare with all the reasons why I am still enjoying blogging. I was really astonished to see the path I followed and the many wonders but also bumps in the road that I discovered this first blogging year.

 

Number 5: Top 5 buzzwords that make me want to read a book

Whole post with my likes HERE -> http://bewareofthereader.com/top-5-tuesday-top-5-buzzword-that-make-me-want-to-read-a-book/

This top 5 was a very amusing one. I could see that indeed I was a very impulsive reader sometimes as I have some trigger words. Good triggers and bad triggers too but this topic was about the positive ones. I laughed alone writing this post as I can come as very stereotypical I imagine but it was Rae Carson who said once

“ I don’t care if it’s Twilight or Fifty Shades or War and Peace:  never let someone make you ashamed of what you love to read”.

See I began on quotes and I am concluding on a quote!

 

Now a huge thank you to Joe for organizing this Top 5 Tuesday and congratulations to Shanah for feeding us weekly topics!

I wish both of you already a Happy New Year!

If you participated in these Top 5 Tuesday or read mines, what are your favorites?

Thanks for reading!

Sophie

 

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7 Replies to “Top 5 “Top 5 Tuesday of 2017””

  1. Awwwwwww!!! I had no idea this was happening and I was so confused with all the ping backs this morning! Surprised absolutely doesn’t come close. I can’t express how much your words (and Joe’s little movement ) has warmed my heart. Thanks so much for joining me every week (and overstressing that you’re “late” when it’s always on time ) and thanks for helping me make Top 5 a success! I can’t tell you how much this means to me!! I hope you had an amazing Christmas!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hehe Shanah I’m happy we surprised you! As I said earlier this is thanks to Joe! I had a great Christmas and I hope you are enjoying your family time 😉

  2. Great list! I think Book Covers is on just about all of our lists! Thanks for taking part!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Well Joe thank for bringing us all together today 😉 I will go check the other posts asap. Merry Christmas!

  3. Omg!This is so sweet of you all. Shanah would be so happy when she sees this. She really never stops. Coming up with new ideas is so tough. I hope she sees this ASAP. My personal favourite would be books i want for Christmas because it was easy to come up with the list. Once agaiin great post.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Aditi! Yes Joe had a fantastic idea here 😉

      1. He definitely had!

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