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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookworm Delights

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A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Top Ten Bookworm Delights
1. Going to the bookstore
2. Finding a pretty edition of your favorite book/ collecting different versions
3. A new book by your favorite author
4. A really good movie/TV adaptation of a book you love
5. Literature and book-related humor
6. Reading on a rainy day with a nice cup of tea
7. Finding fellow bookworms (especially when you have the same favorites)
8. Getting a good deal on a book/e-book
9. Discovering a new book or author that you love
10. Falling in love with your favorite book or author over and over again
11. Book signings
There's plenty more, but these are the ones that popped into my head. 

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Will Make You Laugh

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A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
1. A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson. A memoir about his misadventures hiking the Appalachian Trail. You can't help but laugh at his misfortunes. The movie is also hilarious. 
2. Hawkeye Vs. Deadpool Of course anything with Deadpool is going to be hilarious. This had me laughing so hard. Hawkeye and Deadpool are forced to join forces to solve a crime with the help of Kate Bishop. Hilarity ensues. 
3. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien There are a lot of hilarious moments in this book. A lot involving Bilbo and his antics. I'm glad the movies kept some of the more humorous moments. 
4. The Martian by Andy Weir Mainly because Mark Watney is a smartass. Weir took what should be a horrific ordeal and made it funny because of an awesome character. It's definitely dramatic, but Mark Watney makes it entertaining. The movie did a great job of capturing this.
5. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams This whole serie…

What I'm Reading: Life Below the Stairs

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To be honest I haven't gotten a lot of reading done lately. It's been a crazy past couple of weeks with my new job (I can't believe I've already been there five weeks!) and life in general. But I do want to do a post on my current read: Life Below Stairs: True Lives of Edwardian Servants by Alison Maloney. 
This book was directed towards Downton Abbey fans (I'm a big one) so of course I decided to check it out. It's about 200 pages and well written. I'm about 3/4 of the way through right now. A lot of the information I know from the show but it's still a really interesting read. I like the way it's divided into topics like social background, household structure, pay and conditions, a day in the life of a country house, code of conduct, hiring and firing, etc. I also enjoy that there are first-hand accounts and letters. 
I would definitely recommend this book to Downton Abbey fans who want to dive deeper into the history. I would also recommend this…

Book Blogger Hop: April 8th-14th

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A weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.
"What other interests do you have besides reading and blogging?"
Well, I guess this is a good chance to share a little about me. I have a bachelor's degree in literature. I work in a hospital. I have a pet dog, a leopard gecko, and am hoping to get a bearded dragon soon. I also want to get a snake eventually (I like reptiles). 
Some of my other hobbies include archery, ballet, yoga, writing, cosplay, and hiking.