Tell Me (Top Ten) Tuesday


Tell Me Tuesday is a weekly blog feature put on by La La in the Library.  It is where we discuss what we have been, currently are, and will be reading.  What are you reading? Tell me.




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Book Blurb

Ten-year-old Zac Hutchinson collects facts: octopuses have three hearts, Usain Bolt is the fastest man on earth. But no one will tell him the one thing he wants to know most: who his father is and where he went.
When Zac’s mother, Juliet, inadvertently admits that his dad is the only man she’s ever loved, Zac decides he is going to find him and deliver his mom the happily ever after she deserves.
But Liam Jones left for a reason, and as Zac searches for clues of his father, Juliet begins to rebuild what shattered on the day that was at once the happiest and most heartbreaking of her life.
Told through the eyes of Zac, Juliet, and grandfather Mick, Little Big Love is a layered, heartfelt, utterly satisfying story about family, love, and the secrets that can define who we are.




Book Blurb

Emerson, Georgia, and Marley have been best friends ever since they met at a weight-loss camp as teens. When Emerson tragically passes away, she leaves one final wish for her best friends: to conquer the fears they still carry as adults.

For each of them, that means something different. For Marley, it’s coming to terms with the survivor’s guilt she’s carried around since her twin sister’s death, which has left her blind to the real chance for romance in her life. For Georgia, it’s about learning to stop trying to live up to her mother’s and brother’s ridiculous standards, and learning to accept the love her ex-husband has tried to give her.

But as Marley and Georgia grow stronger, the real meaning of Emerson’s dying wish becomes truly clear: more than anything, she wanted her friends to love themselves.



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


a FREEBIE so I choose…

My most valuable and/or valued books that I own.


These books in the Oulander series have the original covers with original artwork. They are from 1992 and 1997. The covers were changed a few years back when the series became super popular.


This Outlander book is newer, paperback even, but I value it because it is signed!

I met this Holocaust survivor and chatted with her for about a half an hour.  She was promoting her book that includes her survival story through verse at the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C.  I could have talked with her all day. She was so kind and not bitter about the things that had happened to her.  Her book is wonderful and I treasure it on my shelf along with her wonderful message to me.

I grabbed this ARC at a book convention a couple years back.  This book is one of my all time favorites and fortunately I met the author at a different book convention.  We talked for a long time about the rise in self-harm in teens today.


I was able to grab this Special Anniversary Edition at a thrift store!

I found this first printing of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at Half-Price Books.  The first two Harry Potter books originally didn’t have the numbers on the spine.  The publishers started that with book 3. You can also tell it is a first printing because of the number line that goes 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1.   I also have a first printing of book 3, which is harder to find as well.

Before J.K. Rowling was outed as Robert Galbraith, this is what the author bio in the back of the book looked like.  Now it just says Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling.  As soon as I learned that Rowling had written this book I rushed to the book store and grabbed the only copy and warned the staff that they might want to order more!


I was at my library one day and there was a cart of books for sale.  My husband grabbed one and showed it to me.  I almost had a heart attack! It was the first four books of the Game of Thrones series A Song of Ice and Fire, AND they were first printings as you can tell by the covers.  The second book was even autographed!!! It gets even better, they were only $3.00 each.

I am a big John Green fan so when I saw first printings of Paper Towns, An Abundance of Katherins, and The Fault in our Stars, I grabbed them.

I am also a huge Disney fan and like to collect old Disney items especially books.  These are from 1955 and 1956.  I think they are so cool on the inside because they show the rides in Disneyland, some of which aren’t there anymore.


I received this book for my first birthday. I remember reading this book over and over and over as a kid.  It is one of my favorite books from my childhood. It is over 40 years old!!!


5 thoughts on “Tell Me (Top Ten) Tuesday

  1. Greg says:

    Little Big Love looks good, I hope it’s turning out that way. I can see maybe getting that one. And I totally get Outlander- I love it when I have or or original covers of a favorite series! Makes you feel like you were in on the ground floor lol before the inevitable tie-in covers! Speaking of which, I love those original GoT covers, especially Storm of Swords.

    I had a lot of Peanuts books as a kid and I love the covers on those. I still have a few but I wish I had all the ones I used to have!

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