Happy Birthday Top Ten Tuesday

toptentuesdayFive years ago the the wonderful, list making gurus, The Broke and the Bookish created the fantastic weekly meme,
Top Ten Tuesday
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Each week they publish their top ten list on a different bookish subject and invite fellow book bloggers, vloggers and lovers to join in.

Although this is the first time Big Book Little Book, has ever taken part in this wonderful, inclusive feature, it is one I have enjoyed following for many years. Top Ten Tuesday is a fantastic and easy way to find and get to know new blogs, discover new authors, explore unfamiliar genres and learn about old, new and upcoming book releases.

To celebrate the features fifth anniversary this week we have been asked to discuss,
My Favourite Top Ten Topics.

In no particular order.

1.Top Ten Childhood Favourites
This was the topic that started it all. Click here to read the very first Top Ten Tuesday post from 2010. I love the feelings of nostalgia that this topic inspires. Comparing notes with like minded people, seeing how different bookworms were inspired and moulded by different reading experiences. looking at the differences between childhood from different decades ( Yes, I’m that old!), and those classic books which are universally loved.

3.Favourite Covers
I’ve admitted it before and I’m not ashamed to repeat it- I do judge a book by its cover! I’m a total magpie and I love to add shiny pretty things to my book collection. This topic, along with features like Cover Love, collects the gorgeous art in one convenient place, a virtual literary art gallery if you will. I love seeing how peoples tastes vary and different people see beauty in different things. I’m also not adverse to sniggering at awful book covers, but thats a topic for another day.

4.Favourite Book Blogs
None of us have unlimited resources, When resources are limited The main way I decide how to spend my time and money is through recommendations and reviews. Wether that be a book, film, service and product reviews. Those that I take the most notice of are by people I know and who’s opinions I trust. I have found that the best way to discover new things

5.Top Ten X Genre
A fantastic way to explore new to you genres, bond over old favourites and add to your ever growing wish list.

6.Bookish Pet Peeves
As much as it is wonderful to bond through mutual interests, and the enjoyment of things that we love, there is nothing quiet like bonding over mutual irritation. I think that that might be the most english sentence I’ve ever written! lol
Click here to watch Bookish Brit, Carly’s fantastic video about her least favourite YA clichés . I guarantee that you will find yourself nodding along.

7.Books I HAD to buy but haven’t read yet
The saying, my eyes are to big for my belly, or rather my TBR is too big for my leasure time, completely applies to me and my book hoarding tendancies. Any of these TBR (To Be Read)/unread/unfinished topics make me feel better about my own mountainous pile.

8.Books you loved but never wrote a review for
This appeals to my innately lazy side. Why read/write an entire review when you can get the labour saving version. A great way to give books exposure.

9.Top ten Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter TBR
I love discovering which books my virtual friends are prioritising from their TBR’s, which review I can look forward to reading, discovering books I might have otherwise missed and comparing with my own TBR.

10.Top Ten Books I’d Love To See As Movies/Tv Shows
While we all know that the book is always better ;), there is nothing quiet like an upcoming book to film/tv series adaptation to raise the profile of our favourite reads and get fandom buzzing. This recent topic generated some really interesting posts.

For more information about this feature, links to hundreds of participating blogs and to check out a genuinely fantastic book blog visitThe Broke and the Bookish (here)

I really recommend that you check out some my favourite Top Ten Tuesday participants. Simply click on the names to take you to their fabulous blogs.

Michelle @ Flutterong Butterflies
Our very own Faye @ A Daydreamers Thoughts
Rosy @ The Review Diaries
Jim @ Ya Yeah Yea

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  1. Danica Page says:

    I should have done top 10 books I Had to buy but haven’t got to yet. That sounds like a lot of fun.

    I also did childhood favorites.

    Great list! I loved all the ones you listed.

    Here’s mine

    I also have a $30 giveaway going on here.

  2. Nia Carnelio says:

    Loved your post on Top Ten Tuesdays! I look forward to reading more of these on your blog in the future! 😀 Cheers!

  3. Muhammad says:

    I love the fact that journals are so puaolpr! I’d be so sad the see the written word (literally) entirely replaced by cyber writing! For me it’s as intangible as smiley faces replacing real life, in-person, toothy grins! I love your reviews! They’re witty, informative, and inspire me to read more!

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