This week's topic is my favorite bookmark.
I love bookmarks and have quite a few. I try to rotate through them when I remember, or try to match a book with a particular bookmark if I sense a certain combined theme. I've also been known to use scraps of paper or torn off tissue (from clean ones, of course). Whatever is most handy at the time. Although, I read so many e-books these days my actual bookmarks don't get as much use as they used to.
This one is a long time favorite, which I have put to good use over the years. I received from my husband before we were married. He even wrote me a little note on the back.
Another extra special one to me is the one my daughter made for me a couple years ago for Mother's Day (which I haven't used, I admit).
Oh, and I just love this one! I'm not usually one for bling, but isn't it adorable?
Do you have a favorite bookmark?
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely ladies at Broke and Bookish.
This week's Top Ten Tuesday is Throwback Freebie: My Ten Books I Loved During My First Year of Blogging. I am cheating and copying and pasting my Top Ten list which I posted at the end of 2006, the year I first began blogging. I've added the covers because, well, I like cover art, and evidently hadn't thought to include them in my original post. So, without further ado, here is my Top Ten list of books read in 2006:
10. Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly ~ This was a funny suspenseful thriller that had me up reading into the wee hours of the morning. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found the main character to be an interesting one.
9. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote ~ This true crime novel, frequently toted as the first of its kind, is beautifully written. Mr. Capote was able to produce empathy for the murderers in the way he told their stories, although not taking away the desire for the reader to see them face the consequences of their actions.
8. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie ~ A delightful mystery! Agatha Christie was my designated favorite mystery writer when I was growing up and she is still among my favorites.
7. Labyrinth by Kate Mosse ~ I found the story mesmerizing, full of suspense as well as drama. I loved the historical aspect of the novel most of all.
6. Tales From the Child of the Enemy by Ursula Duba ~ Although simple in its presentation (in poetry form), Ms. Duba’s book is thought provoking and conscious raising.
5. The Devil of Nanking by Mo Hayder ~ Books that balance historical events with the present seem to be among my favorites most often, I've discovered. This novel offered that and so much more. It was one of the best suspense/thriller novels I've read.
4. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho ~ Stealing a line directly from my review: Upon finishing the book, I understand what the publisher Harper Collins meant when it referred to the book as being like “getting up at dawn and seeing the sun rise while the rest of the world sleeps.” That’s truly what it feels like.
3. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield ~ I was so tempted to put it in the top spot. Alas, two other books consumed me just a little more and so The Thirteenth Tale finds its place as #3 on my list. It was well written, intriguing, and spoke to me, sometimes the voice sounding a little like mine.
2. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova ~ I was lost in the prose as soon as I began reading and held in suspense with each chapter. I was transported directly into Kostova's world as I read, held captive even when I was not reading the book.
1. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See ~ Snow Flower and The Secret Fan left a deep impression on me and is still one of my all-time favorite books.
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