Top 3 Thursday: Books That Taught Me Something New!

Hello! Welcome to another episode of "Christina is Full of Lies"!! In a surprise twist, it turns out our host Christina is actually, totally full of lies! The reading slump that has completely infected my life for all of February has been a real freakin' drag y'all. Honestly, I was kind of avoiding my blog and GR account because it was making me feel guilty. Been then I realized that was totally self-inflicted and if the worst part of my month was that I wasn't in the mood to read, well that aint so bad. ANYWHO, while I've been on a reading hiatus I've had some really great time to focus on myself, my self-care and preparing for the whirlwind that is going to be the next few months of my life. My husband has scheduled his PhD proposal for early April, his soon-to-be-boss is coming to Dallas next week and we're headed to Colorado for my friends 30th birthday the week after. Things are going to start moving very quickly for us and I've been spending too much time on Zillow and rapid fire adding things to my Amazon wish list and not enough time reading.

Today felt like a great day to get back on the blogging train also with another round of Top 3 Thursday! Top 3 Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by A Cosy Reader where different topics are explored each week. This week, it's books that taught you something new! As someone who is always trying to learn new things, view the world through new lenses and broaden my perspective I couldn't be more tickled with this topic.

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Top 10 Tuesday: Favorite Couples!

Here we are, Monday Part 2, we have arrived...but hey, at least it ain't Monday Part 1! So I actually don't think I've ever participated in the Top 10 Tuesday meme before today. For some reason this one stresses me out a little. I get kind of stuck in a loop with my suggestions for things and I always felt a little intimidated by having to come up with ten items for this meme. However today I thought, why not - lets give it a shot!

Top 10 Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Artsy Reader and much like the other fun list memes, there are ever changing topics that explore different book related content! This weeks topic is "favorite couples". A bit about me first: I don't read a lot of straight romance. Most of the romance-esc books I read are from a few years ago and I've really shifted my reading in the past year. So I'm going to shake things up and not just going to do favorite romantic couples, but my top ten favorite coupling of characters (including friendship), so off we go!

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Review: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon!

I doubt many readers don't already know about Outlander - whether it's from it's cult following, it's 4.22 rating on Goodreads, or it's over half-million reviews, or it's Television adaptation - you'd kind of have to be living under a rock to not already know about this book. So while I doubt many of you need a real synopsis for this book but bear with me, cause you're gonna get it.

Claire Randall (Beauchamp) is on her second honeymoon with her husband Frank. Frank Randall is a good man and he loves Claire deeply, and she him. Claire and Frank have both been tied up in WWII, Claire as a combat nurse while Frank trained as an officer. When the war ended, Claire and Frank traveled to Scotland to reacquaint themselves with one another after many years apart - sometimes only seeing each other once or twice a year. While they're in Scotland Claire and Frank not only get to know each other once again, but they get to know the Highlands. The lore, the folktales, the history - both magical and brutal.

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Top 3 Thursday: Books To Re-Read

In place of my usual Thoughtful Thursday post I wanted to contribute to this weeks Top 3 Thursday meme hosted by A Cosy Reader! This week, is 3 books you're wanting to re-read. I was just thinking to myself there other day there is something so comforting in having a good book that you enjoy… Continue reading Top 3 Thursday: Books To Re-Read