Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week they are asking bloggers to list the top ten posts on their blogs that will give readers the best idea of what your blog is all about. The posts I’m listing highlight the things I love most and will hopefully give any reader an over-all picture of my personality.
Fifty Shades of Purple Prose. (April 9, 2012). I wrote this right before Fifty Shades of Grey took off into the stratosphere. Yes, I wanted to get my two cents in before everyone else did, and I also wanted to poke fun at the general public for making this book a bestseller (myself included!). My plan worked, and this has become my most visited post ever.
What Keeps Me Up At Night. (October 8, 2011). I wrote this as a love letter to Stephen King. I also wanted everyone out there in blog-land to know how much The Dark Tower series means to me, as well as give some background on my life as a book collector. Writing this post brought back so many memories, and also made me realize I want to write more posts like this in the future.
Tammy’s Top Ten Things I Learned at Camp NaNoWriMo. (July 10, 2012) I participated for the first time in NaNoWriMo this summer, and it was an eye-opening experience, to say the least! I urge anyone who has been thinking about writing a novel to check it out. Everything is explained in this post, and you can even sign up for the August camp, which is going on right now.
Curse of the Bestsellers. (October 12, 2011). After several months of blogging, I began to notice that just about every book I selected for my “Read Me!” feature (which I have since abandoned) was also appearing as the main book selection in Entertainment Weekly. I didn’t want people to think I was stealing their ideas, so I wrote this post to defend myself.
Tammy’s Top Ten Books I Think Would Make Good Book Club Picks. (January 31, 2012). This is also the longest title of all the blog posts I’ve written! I love this post because the girls in my book club mean a great deal to me, and these are some of my favorite reads. For anyone in a book club that needs ideas, start here!
The Night Circus – Review. (September 30, 2011). One of my favorite books last year, The Night Circus recently came out in paperback, so I’d love more people to read my review of this magical and dreamy book. I also just realized how short this review is! I’ve definitely become more verbose since starting my blog.
Ode to Joss Whedon #1. (December 16, 2011). You might be able to tell from the crazy name of this blog that I love Buffy, and by extension, I love Joss Whedon and just about everything he does. Strangely, I haven’t written any posts about Buffy, but on occasion I like to highlight my favorite Joss Whedon projects. This is one that’s near and dear to my heart.
Ready Player One – Review. (November 21, 2011). Here’s another of my favorite reads of 2011 that has just been released in paperback. I loved everything about this book: the characters, the futuristic and hallucinogenic world that Cline created, and the blast-from-the-past 80’s vibe that infused every part of the story. This is a “can’t miss” book that everyone should read!
The Future of Us – Or How Two Writers From Opposite Ends of the Country Wrote a Book Together. (January 26, 2012). OK, this is the longest blog title I’ve written so far! The story was a fun and futuristic take on Facebook, but the real joy of writing this post was getting to hear the story behind the book, from the authors themselves.
Tammy’s Top Ten Horror Books (They Aren’t What You Think). (March 13, 2012) Or maybe they are what you think, but the reason I threw that into the title was to indicate that my Top Ten did not include any classics. I’m all about current book releases, and even though a few of these choices are on the older side, they are still what I would consider “modern.”
So now you know who I am! Leave me a comment and a link so I can get to know you better, too.