Monday, December 18, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday!


Hello, Tuesday!

This week's topic from The Broke and the Bookish is "The Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings" and I have some that I am so so so hoping I get - or that I at least get gift cards to the places where I can buy them myself.

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This. I must have this one NOW.

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#BlackLivesMatter does not mean they matter MORE, it means they matter ALSO. Let's start acting like it.

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Can't really go wrong with Chernow. Seems he's got another biography I still need of some semi-famous guy that Lin-Manuel Miranda raps about...

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Oh, right. This guy.

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Let's throw this one in for good measure.

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This author isn't too shabby either...

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I love Tom Hanks. LOVE him. Apollo 13 is one of my all-time favorite movies, along with a slew of author Tom Hanks' movies and when I found out he had a collection of stories out I knew I had to have it.

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I am thoroughly obsessed with city biographies and NYC in particular.

Leave a comment about my list and be sure to share a link to yours so I can check out what you are waiting for as Christmas (or the holiday you celebrate) is nearly upon us.

Happy Reading,
Sarah

24 comments:

  1. These all look amazing. I'm particularly intrigued by Black Tudors. Also, your blog name made me laugh—great choice.

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    1. I am really psyched for that one also, I have heard so many good things about it and that time period is one of my favorites.

      I am glad my blog name amuses you - it came about when I was first setting up my blog here and literally everything cute and witty that I tried with my name and various titles, were all taken. I was very frustrated and actually said out loud, "UGH! All the book blog names are taken!" Then, TA-DA! here we are now. Thanks for coming by!

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  2. Hamilton and Grant are two I'd like. And the Leonardo one looks interesting too.

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    1. I've had them on my list for ages, so I am trying to make them a priority in the coming year.

      I really liked Isaacson's biography on Steve Jobs, though Jobs himself was thoroughly unlikable at times. Have you read that one?

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  3. I love Tom Hanks as well. My obsession started much too long ago with Bosom Buddies back in the 80's or so. This book of his has been on my list since it came out!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!

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    1. I was born in '83 but remember Bosom Buddies, at least reruns! He is such a great actor and I just love him so. We will have to compare notes when we each finish reading it!

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    2. Ah yes, so I'm a little older than you are! Hahaha! But we'll definitely have to compare notes. :)

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    3. Agreed...One way or another I am going to get the book between now and Dec. 31st. It would just be so much easier if Santa would do it for me, haha.

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  4. Good list!! I hope you receive all the books you want this year. Happy holidays!!

    Here's my TTT post for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2017/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-i-hope.html

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    1. Thank you so much, and thank you for stopping by! I am so patiently hoping for them. Happy Holidays!

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  5. I really want to try a Chernov biography some day! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. Same! I have had those on my list for so long, I decided I MUST make them all priorities this coming year. Plus, they're massive, so I need to start ASAP in January. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  6. Tom Hanks is a treasure. The series he produces -- From Here to the Moon, Band of Brothers -- are amazing, and his own dramatic work is stellar. I even enjoy his eighties comedies.

    Walter Isaacson has done some very well-respected biographies...including one on Einstein!

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    1. YES!! Band of Brothers is so well-done, and 'Saving Private Ryan' is another of my most favorite movies. I must also admit, so is 'That Thing You Do!' - I love that one and I'm pretty sure I still know that song by heart. It is because of Apollo 13 that I really became interested in space and the space program. I've read tons of great books about various missions and astronauts and as always, there are plenty more to read.

      The first (and only) Isaacson book I have read so far is his bio on Steve Jobs and I really enjoyed it, even when Jobs is not easy to like. Have you read it? The Einstein one is on my TBR also.

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    2. I haven't -- I've never gotten into Apple, so Jobs hasn't been of interest to me. I knew of the Einstein book because I recently created a pamphlet for the library of best-selling biographies. The Einstein book was part of it, as was Chernow's work on Hamilton and McCullough's 'John Adams".

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    3. I am not much for Apple myself, but I still find Jobs fascinating because of his life story. I'd still recommend getting to it at some point, it's very well-done. I have a couple McCullough books on my TBR. The John Adams one is the book I intended to read for my 2017 President Goal, which has become my 2017/2018 President Goal.

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    4. Okay, thanks! I may get to him...I've been considering reading more books about creative-types and builders, people like Jobs and Henry Flagler. The latter was a railroad tycoon who designed some incredible buildings in St. Augustine.

      I think you will enjoy the John Adams book. HBO did a series based on it, with Paul Giamatti.

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    5. Good, let me know what you think of the book if you do get around to it. It is a tome, but I found I read it fairly quickly.

      I know Flagler well - also as the founder of Standard Oil. Another topic I am passionate about is these Robber Baron/Gilded Age tycoons.

      I saw bits and pieces of the series, I'll have to find time to watch it through.

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  7. I love all the nonfiction. I hope you get all these!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  8. The Tudors is my favourite era of History, so I'll definitely have to check out that Black Tudors book! I love Hamilton the musical, so I should probably check out the biography too.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/19/top-ten-tuesday-138/

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    1. There is another Tudor-ish book I also want but left it off the list because I have talked about it before. it is called 'The Survival of the Princes in the Tower' by Matthew Lewis. I can't wait to read it and will probably ask Santa for that one too :)

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