Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday ~ 24th July

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

How it works:

Each Tuesday has an assigned topic and then post a top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join me and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday Topic is:

Books with Sensory Reading memory’s (where I was, what time of yer was it, who I was with, what I was eating, etc)

As per I am going to cheat a little with this as there is a certain book series that wa purchased for me by my Nanna which I always read in the same place each time th new book was released no matter how old I was. My Nanna understood my love or books, her children weren’t big readers, 6 of her 7 grandchildren didn’t read and neither did her great-grandchildren. With me I think she was happy that it was something we had in common so at  years old she bought me the first in the series of:

Image result for harry potter book set

I loved it and couldn’t put it down. I was curled up in her dining room on one of the comfy chairs she had out when the table was put away and I read the rest of them in the same place.

My next one is

Image result for romeo and juliet book

We had to study this for an English Literature exam back when I was 14. I still remember the prologue to this day as we had to recite it from memory at the beginning of each lesson. The memory this causes still make me and my friend laugh to this day as I very nearly got kicked out of class but because I am me I didn’t 🙂. Our teacher was super tall and often had to bend down to write on the bottom of the white board, only on this day instead of bending down he bent at the knees (looking back on it he must have had a bad back) any way with the noises he was making and the position he was in it sounded like he was having a poo (yeah I know mature, I was 14), so I start giggling and my friend gives me a quizzical look and within a millisecond she has caught on and is laughing too. The was three people on our table so we couldn’t leave the other person out so we told her not knowing her laugh was incredibly loud. At this point the teacher turns around and questions us. now I can’t remember what was said but I know it wasn’t “we were laughing because it looks like your crapping”

Chasing Fire

With this one I am actually sat in a hospital bed in July 2011 surrounded by beeping monitors who are keeping an eye on my baby’s heartbeat. I was 32 weeks pregnant when I had to have a weeks stay in hospital. Now as worried as I was about my daughter, the doctors were more worried about me. My blood pressure was super low, I couldn’t eat anything (I soon made up for it) and genuinely didn’t feel right. My husband (then fiance) bought me a kindle and had filled it with several books for me as we didn’t know how long I’d be I for. I’m still grateful for him and I still use the same kindle now.

Blue Smoke

This is one I remember reading in a college class when I should have been doing something else. I can actually remember that it was a Tuesday afternoon class because I took it out knowing I wouldn’t learn anything from that tutor and we always butted heads. It was one my friend lent me and I ended up buying my own copy. This was my first Nora Roberts book and I fell in love with it. I thought it was beautiful writing and the story line was captivating. I still can’t remember what this class was about but I still got my diploma anyway 😁

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