Top Ten Books On My Fall 2013 TBR List

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I have a lot of books that I have but need to read. Therefore, the only way I could possibly make sense of this TTT is by listing the next 10 book reviews I have scheduled on my handy-dandy Google Calendar. Hopefully, if all goes well, these will be the next 10 or so reviews that you see from me. Marina will just be surprising you. ūüėČ

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Would Love To See As A Movie

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So, this week’s Top Ten makes the caveat that this list is set in a perfect world where movies don’t generally make a huge mess of things we love. ¬†With that in mind, here’s my top ten, for various reasons…in no particular order, and thrown together hastily, late at night, after a very long day…

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Top Ten Books That I Wish Were Taught In Schools

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Hey, Gretchen here, and I have a confession. Due to the unconventional nature of my high school experience, I have no freaking idea what is actually on a general required reading list for anyone. So I decided to do the secondary topic this week, Top Ten Books That I Wish Were Taught in Schools. Again, I have absolutely no idea what SHOULD be on this list, so I came up with a bunch of my own for my own reasons. Cool? Cool. Here they are, in no particular order.

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TOP TEN MOST MEMORABLE SECONDARY CHARACTERS

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I tried to remind myself that ‘memorable’ does not always mean ‘awesome’, but this came out mostly good guys anyway, with the exception of Kossil and the technical boy. ¬†Do the bad guys not get fleshed-out secondary characters? ¬†Or am I just low on imagination right now? ¬†(Also, hi everybody! ¬†First Real Marina Post is apparently a Top Ten post! ¬†Welcome to my literary tastes!) ¬†Anyway, in no particular order…

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Top Ten Books I Wish Could Have Had Sequels

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So, for this TTT, I tried really hard to stick to stand alone books that I wanted more out of. I could have gone on and on about series that I wanted to continue, so this made this a little bit more challenging and–I think–a little more true to the spirit of the topic. So here we go, in no particular order!

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Meme Overload, Meme Overload–RESISTANCE IS FUTILE…?

Something has been on my mind a lot since a Top Ten Tuesday category a while back, and it got brought around to the forefront again when I found out about a meme called Throwback Thursday. Don’t ask me who hosts it; I didn’t look into it. I wanted to, though. But there was a problem.

See, in my Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Tips for New Book Bloggers post, I mentioned the danger of participating in too many memes. In the

Seriously, do you blame me? Look at my week, starting on Tuesday and ending on a Wednesday.

perfect example of someone forgetting their own advice, I got irrationally excited about my number of pages views last week. Three weeks in a row, my Top Ten Tuesdays and Waiting on Wednesdays consistently broke records for my busiest day. While staring at my blog stats, I couldn’t help but think, “WELL I SHOULD DO MORE OF THESE!”

My mouse was literally hovering over the link. But then I thought about it. And I thought about the calendar I use to keep track of my blog. And then the sirens went off in my head.

No matter how awesome memes are, I had to hold myself back. Why, you ask, when I don’t usually blog on Thursdays? Because I already participate in Top Ten Tuesday by The Broke and the Bookish, Waiting on Wednesday by Breaking the Spine, and Feature and Follow Friday by Parajunkee’s View. That only leaves Monday and Thursdays free for reviews and my own ramblings (like this post). (I don’t blog on Saturdays and Sundays usually because I have work, don’t judge me. Why do I not blog on Thursdays? Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t. Depends on how much reading I’ve actually gotten done. Stop asking hard questions.) That means that, already, over half my week of blogging is memes. No matter how much I want to, personally I don’t think it’s a good idea. I’m already worried I participate in too many.

So what do you guys think? Do you like memes? Participating is one thing, but how about READING them? After all, the point of a blog is to have someone READ it, and do readers get tired of memes? When do you know if enough is enough? Tell me in the comments!