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2021 Literary Escapes Challenge

- Alabama
- Alaska
- Arizona (1)
- Arkansas
- California (4)
- Colorado (1)
- Connecticut (1)
- Delaware
- Florida
- Georgia
- Hawaii (1)
- Idaho
- Illinois (4)
- Indiana
- Iowa
- Kansas
- Kentucky (1)
- Louisiana (1)
- Maine
- Maryland (1)
- Massachusetts (1)
- Michigan (1)
- Minnesota (1)
- Mississippi
- Missouri
- Montana
- Nebraska (1)
- Nevada (1)
- New Hampshire (1)
- New Jersey (1)
- New Mexico
- New York (4)
- North Carolina (1)
- North Dakota
- Ohio (6)
- Oklahoma
- Oregon
- Pennsylvania (1)
- Rhode Island (1)
- South Carolina (1)
- South Dakota
- Tennessee
- Texas (2)
- Utah (1)
- Vermont (2)
- Virginia (3)
- Washington (3)
- West Virginia
- Wisconsin
- Wyoming (1)
- *Washington, D.C.

International:
Australia (2)
Canada (3)
England (6)
France (1)
Ireland (1)
Switzerland (1)
The Philippines (1)
Wales (1)

My Progress:


28 / 51 states. 55% done!

2021 Fall Into Reading Challenge

My Progress:


0 / 24 books. 0% done!

2021 Children's Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

2021 Children's Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
(Hosted by Yours Truly!)

My Progress:


7 / 25 books. 28% done!

2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge

My Progress:


34 / 50 books. 68% done!

Booklist Queen's 2021 Reading Challenge

My Progress:


35 / 52 books. 67% done!

2021 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

2021 Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge

The 52 Club's 2021 Reading Challenge

My Progress:


40 / 52 books. 77% done!
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Bookish Meme Turns the Big 1-O


With all the chaos going on in the world right now, it's probably not too surprising that I had a nightmare last night.  What's funny is that with all of the anxieties, fears, and worries my dreaming brain could have focused on, it chose to entertain me with a bookish nightmare.  I know it's because I had planned to retrieve my on-hold books from curbside pick-up this morning and I was worried about making it there within the library's pick-up hours (don't judge—quarantine has made me so lazy that 8 a.m. now seems like the crack of dawn).  At any rate, I dreamt that I was doing my darndest to get to the library on time, but obstacles kept getting thrown in my path—an injured child that needed help, downed trees, deep mud, the Burger King breakfast my husband insisted on having, etc.  By the time my dream self finally made it to the library, it was 1:00 in the afternoon!  No matter how much I begged the librarians to just let me get my books, they refused.  In the dream, I was frustrated and upset (naturally).  When I woke up (in plenty of time to get to the library, thank you very much), I got a good chuckle out of my terrifying nightmare.  Although this morning's library pick-up line was the longest one I've ever seen, I didn't mind waiting.  It made me happy to think so many people (myself included) would soon be enjoying their new library books.  I picked up the following (most of which I talked about here):


Now that I can sleep easy again, let's get to the actual point of this post—it's Top Ten Tuesday!  It's a fun one because today marks TTT's 10th year of existence.  I started participating in this weekly meme on February 26, 2013, with this post about auto-buy authors.  Tuning in for TTT has been a joy for me over the years, so much so that I decided to use today's anniversary freebie topic to discuss the Top Ten Reasons I Love Top Ten Tuesday.  Before we get to that, though, be sure to click on over to That Artsy Reader Girl and give Jana—our fabulous TTT host—lots of love.  Happy Birthday, TTT!

Top Ten Reasons I Love Top Ten Tuesday (in no particular order):

1.  It's a great way to discover new blogs to love.  
2.  It encourages me to drop in on blogs I might forget about or neglect otherwise. 
3.  It helps me find new books for the ole TBR mountain chain.
4.  It's a fun way to compare and contrast my reading/bookish habits with those of other book bloggers.
5.  Even if I don't love every TTT topic, they give me fresh ideas for posts.
6.  It reminds me of how diverse the book blogosphere is, especially when it comes to genres read, writing style, etc.
7.  I just can't get enough of bookish lists!
8.  It's a fun way to get to know other book bloggers and to interact with each other in a positive, supportive way.
9.  It gives me a warm, fuzzy sense of belonging.  TTT people are my people!
10.  TTT is a good ole time.  I look forward to it every week.

So, there you go, ten reasons I love TTT.  What do you adore about it?  I'd truly love to know.  Leave me a comment on this post and I will return the favor on yours.

Happy TTT! 
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