top 10 book of the week

This weeks Animal Alphabets Fairy Tale Edition was M for Mad Hatter from Alice In Wonderland. Respect for a man that can pull off pants like these lol

Hmm, the current list on IMDb’s “Most Popular Movies” chart is interesting. It measures how much interest there is in each movie that week by how many people look at each movie’s page. The comic book movies on the chart are - Infinity War at #6, Logan at #12, Doctor Strange at #19, Thor: Ragnarok at #29, Justice League at #31, GotG Vol 2 at #34, Suicide Squad at #41, Spider-man: Homecoming at #67, Deadpool at #85, BvS at #90, Civil War at #92, and then right at the bottom at #99 is Wonder Woman. Why has ‘Wonder Woman’ dropped so low? It’s almost off the chart completely. It had less interest than BvS this week? For months before ‘Suicide Squad’ was released it was constantly in the top 10, never dropped. I mean it’s definitely nothing to worry about, the movie is still over 3 months away and hasn’t started it’s full promo campaign yet, it’s just interesting. Just means fans have exhausted talking about any footage or promo we’ve had so far and need something new. I hope a new ‘Wonder Woman’ trailer is released with ‘Logan’ to boost interest again! 

Bookish Ask

1. Top three books?

2. Favorite genre[s]?

3. How do you organize your bookshelf?

4. About how many books do you read a week?

5. Favorite authors?

6. Favorite series?

7. How do you mark your place in books?

8. How long have you been on Booklr/Tumblr?

9. Favorite Book Blogs?

10. Current or Classics?

11. Fiction or Non-Fiction

12. Favorite place to read?

13. Reading playlist?

14. Latest book haul?

15. Favorite beverage for reading?

16. Currently Reading?

17. Popular series/book you didn’t like/didn’t finnish?

18. Favorite characters?

19. Characters you’d date?

20. Fantasy or Science Fiction?

21. Guilty Pleasure?

22. Favorite bookstore?

23. Hardcover or Paperback?

24. Do you use ebooks or audiobooks?

25. Order online or buy in the store?

26. Favorite time of day for reading?

27. Favorite page to screen books?

28. Books you think should be movies?

29. Favorite cozy read?

30. Gateway book?

31. Do you like fluff?

32. Summer or school-year reads?

codeine-turtle  asked:

Hiya Mum, I've lurked through your begginers and resources tag and I'm just wondering if you've got any more books you'd recommend/add to the top 10 list you've got :) I'm going on a research and wishlist spree and new resources are always on my radar! Thank you and have a wonderful day, hopefully you're feeling better!

Woo, I am thank goodness! I have a bit of a cough now, but that’s expected with a week long sinus/flu battle!

I don’t have a lot of physical witchcraft books, because I’m not an open practicer and we have a lot of house guests lmao.

I do however have a resource & reference tag that has a lot recommendations!

Get To Know Me meme thingy 

Tagged by one of my favorite fic writers on planet Earth and all-around A+ person @thatmasquedgirl

Are we ready?!…. lol probably not 

Relationship status: When there’s someone actually interesting enough to spend my limited free time with, 10000% this blog will be the first to know.

Last song I listened to: There’s a lot of Alanis on my pandora playlist at work, so probably something from like the Jagged Little Pill era (you can take the girl out of the 90s, but you’ll never take the 90s out of the girl).

Last book I read:  Honestly, I haven’t read a book in too long. I mostly read fic and 9/10 fic writers > published authors. I did cave to peer pressure and ordered Kulti (thx baswson fam), and also Where’d You Go Bernadette? for my upcoming vacation next week. 

Favorite color:  Gray

Top 3 shows: 

Pitch

Originally posted by thedreamerangel

everything else pales in comparison, but I also regularly watch Superstore, The Middle, New Girl, and Elementary 

Top 3 characters: 

Ziva David (NCIS)

Felicity Smoak (Arrow)

Originally posted by xshescomplicated

Ginny Baker (Pitch)

Originally posted by ccsima

Top 3 ships:  

tiva (NCIS)

Originally posted by i-am-a-lonely-fighter

bawson (Pitch)

Originally posted by clkit

olicity (Arrow)

Originally posted by livelaughlove260

tagging: @sadlymylifeisno80smovie @ohemgeeitscoley @tacos @perfectblue @magicinhermadness @oddlyfamiliar @spaztronautwriter @captainpeggyrogers @sharilynn87

Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009

1. Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling
2. Alice series, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
3. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
4. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell
5. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
7. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
8. His Dark Materials (series), by Philip Pullman
9. ttyl; ttfn; l8r g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
11. Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers
12. It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris
13. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
14. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
15. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
16. Forever, by Judy Blume
17. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
18. Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
19. Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
20. King and King, by Linda de Haan
21. To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
22. Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily von Ziegesar
23. The Giver, by Lois Lowry
24. In the Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak
25. Killing Mr. Griffen, by Lois Duncan
26. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
27. My Brother Sam Is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier
28. Bridge To Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
29. The Face on the Milk Carton, by Caroline B. Cooney
30. We All Fall Down, by Robert Cormier
31. What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones
32. Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
33. Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson
34. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler
35. Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging, by Louise Rennison
36. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
37. It’s So Amazing, by Robie Harris
38. Arming America, by Michael Bellasiles
39. Kaffir Boy, by Mark Mathabane
40. Life is Funny, by E.R. Frank
41. Whale Talk, by Chris Crutcher
42. The Fighting Ground, by Avi
43. Blubber, by Judy Blume
44. Athletic Shorts, by Chris Crutcher
45. Crazy Lady, by Jane Leslie Conly
46. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
47. The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby: The First Graphic Novel by George Beard and Harold Hutchins, the creators of Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey
48. Rainbow Boys, by Alex Sanchez
49. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey
50. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
51. Daughters of Eve, by Lois Duncan
52. The Great Gilly Hopkins, by Katherine Paterson
53. You Hear Me?, by Betsy Franco
54. The Facts Speak for Themselves, by Brock Cole
55. Summer of My German Soldier, by Bette Green
56. When Dad Killed Mom, by Julius Lester
57. Blood and Chocolate, by Annette Curtis Klause
58. Fat Kid Rules the World, by K.L. Going
59. Olive’s Ocean, by Kevin Henkes
60. Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
61. Draw Me A Star, by Eric Carle
62. The Stupids (series), by Harry Allard
63. The Terrorist, by Caroline B. Cooney
64. Mick Harte Was Here, by Barbara Park
65. The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien
66. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylor
67. A Time to Kill, by John Grisham
68. Always Running, by Luis Rodriguez
69. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
70. Harris and Me, by Gary Paulsen
71. Junie B. Jones (series), by Barbara Park
72. Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison
73. What’s Happening to My Body Book, by Lynda Madaras
74. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold
75. Anastasia (series), by Lois Lowry
76. A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving
77. Crazy: A Novel, by Benjamin Lebert
78. The Joy of Gay Sex, by Dr. Charles Silverstein
79. The Upstairs Room, by Johanna Reiss
80. A Day No Pigs Would Die, by Robert Newton Peck
81. Black Boy, by Richard Wright
82. Deal With It!, by Esther Drill
83. Detour for Emmy, by Marilyn Reynolds
84. So Far From the Bamboo Grove, by Yoko Watkins
85. Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, by Chris Crutcher
86. Cut, by Patricia McCormick
87. Tiger Eyes, by Judy Blume
88. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
89. Friday Night Lights, by H.G. Bissenger
90. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L’Engle
91. Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George
92. The Boy Who Lost His Face, by Louis Sachar
93. Bumps in the Night, by Harry Allard
94. Goosebumps (series), by R.L. Stine
95. Shade’s Children, by Garth Nix
96. Grendel, by John Gardner
97. The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende
98. I Saw Esau, by Iona Opte
99. Are You There, God?  It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume
100. America: A Novel, by E.R. Frank

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wretchesandkings WARNING: CUTENESS OVERLOAD!
On our third day (8.3.15) of hanging around at the Soho House we finally had luck!
At about 10 pm a car of the cast came back to the hotel, so we took our photo of the shield and waved at the car. The person in the front saw it and told the other passengers about it. The car drove past by and now we had to wait if something was going to happen. We were at the main entrance and after few seconds Joe Russo, one of the directors, came out and asked if someone’s here for Captain America! We were really shocked! We got autographs and pictures, even a hug! We asked if Elizabeth Olsen will come to Berlin, Joe said “unfortunately no, she’s done shooting”. After that we asked about Sebastian, who came out of the hotel few hours ago and we even saw him but he was too far away, (a fan had a picture with him at Gendarmenmarkt), if he’s still out there somewhere, so we would be sure and we could wait for him to come back. Joe: “Oh I don’t know, but he’s probably still out there. He’s a sweetheart, if you see him, just scream his name, he will come immediately to you.” A spark of hope right there! After an awesome encounter with Joe, he had to go back inside, as a goodbye he said: “I’ll tell the others to come out!” We actually didn’t thought he will, because why should he, but we will definitely still wait for Seb.

wretchesandkings After an hour, it was almost 11 pm, we wanted to go home in about 20 minutes. It was really dark outside but we still had fun as always. We checked out every taxi and were hoping to see Seb in his blue shirt. We talked with each other and then I saw a guy coming out of the Soho, a regular guy, could be anyone. So I didn’t pay attention. But after few seconds I realized, he’s coming towards us, grey t-shirt, jogging pants, long hair. My thoughts: he looks like Seb, but it can’t be him, he’s somewhere out here, right? And if it’s really him, he would never come out, would he? ONLY FOR US?!
So I just sat there, staring at him, Kathi and Miri realized nothing. Then Miri turned around, saw Seb: “GUYS, OH MEIN GOTT!” He came to us and said: “Oh! My German fans!” and spread his arms out waiting for us to hug him! As you can imagine, we were completely shocked! HE CAME OUT OF HIS HOTEL JUST FOR US! IN HIS PYJAMA!! Seb: “I heard you’re still waiting here just for me! I came back and didn’t knew it! I’m so sorry.”
We: ”Yeah, it’s our third day here! Haha it’s okey. :D”
Seb: “Wow! Are you living here?”
We: “Yes, we come from Berlin, thank god.”
Seb: ”Where exactly do you live?”
Me: “40 minutes away from here.”
Seb: O.o
Kathi: “Outside of Berlin.”
Seb: O.O “What do you do? Do you have a job?”
Me: “I just graduated.”
Seb: “Ohh, congratulations!”

wretchesandkings Miri: “Yeah, I have a job and after that I come here every day until midnight.” Seb: :o I JUST CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS MOVIE TO COME OUT! Miri told him, that he’s the perfect Winter Soldier and he said: “Ohhh, thank you!” He hugged us three times and I told him: “YOU SMELL SO GOOD!” and he smiled. AND HE REALLY, REALLY SMELLS GOOD! SO GOOD! He probably just took a shower and was bed ready and then came out just for US! It was surreal! As a goodbye we wished him a good night and seriously: HE IS THE SWEETEST GUY EEEEEVER! WE TALKED WITH HIM FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES!! AND IT WASN’T A NORMAL HUG, IT WAS A REAL HUG! BIG, BIG CRUSH ON THIS GUY! NO ONE WILL EVER TOP THAT! And next week was his birthday, so we decided to buy him a Funko Pop of the unmasked Winter Soldier and of course make a book for him! ❤️ THANK YOU, JOE! OUR KING! 👑

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Recently I’ve been working 10 hours per day so there will be a hiatus for a few weeks now. I’ll use this chance to post some images. I’ll upload them all as an album after I do more research.

The top one is from Saito’s new book. The bottom two I remembered yesterday, they were somewhere deep in my Aldnoah folder and reverse image search gives me nothing. I’m pretty sure a western fan bought the book and posted photos, but they got deleted since this was ages ago and an archive died. If you have any other pictures please tell me!

Here are some other bonus pictures I haven’t uploaded here yet, I still need to go through his twitter feed and search some places.

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16/06/2016 (10/150 days of productivity)
My shelf arrived!!! Got my rangers collection in the left, baymax and my London snow globe in the middle with my CDs, random books on the right and Star Wars books beside obi wan Kenobi on top. Today I:
-studied French
-rehearsed for my dance presentation next week
- visited nana in her new house

Up in to week’s Top 10, “The Lion King” ($1,892,393) led the way, with “The Book of Mormon” ($1,489,412) and “Hamilton” ($1,481,172) neck-and-neck and “Wicked” ($1,454,570) hot on their heels. A little further down the chart, Tony champ “Fun Home” ($747,651), in one of Broadway’s smallest venues, played to essentially full houses.

Cumulative Broadway sales rose by about $1 million to $21.2 million for 28 shows now runnings, while attendance stepped up by 6,000 to 210,902. Look for figures to continue to pick up in the coming week, as three shows — Estefan musical “On Your Feet!,” “Allegiance” and “King Charles III” — start previews.

"For our sake and yours forget your name in the street; tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light. Don't tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show us belief's wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear's caul." —Toni Morrison, whose book The Bluest Eye was one of 2014's top 10 most frequently challenged books in the United States.
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Crybaby is Melanie Martinez’s debut album and first major studio concept album that was released on August 14, 2015 by Atlantic Records through digital download, CD, and vinyl. The lead single for the album “Pity Party”, was released on June 2, 2015. The song contains samples Lesley Gore’s hit “It’s My Party”. The next single, “Soap”, was released on July 10 as a promotional track "Sippy Cup", was the next single to be released from the album, the song serves as the sequel to “Dollhouse”, and was released on July 31, 2015.   The album was released on August 14, 2015, by Atlantic Records, through digital download, CD and vinyl formats. The vinyl has a special packaging and a story book which follows the album by illustrator Chloe Tersigni. Crybaby debuted at number 6 on the Billboard 200 with 40,000 units sold in its first week; it also debuted at the top of the Alternative Albums Chart.
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‘Hamilton’ Cast Album Races to No. 3 on Billboard 200 Chart After Tony Awards (Billboard) [x x]:

Hamilton and The Book of Mormon are the highest charting cast recordings since 1969, when Hair spent 13 weeks at No. 1. They are the only cast albums to reach the top 10 in the past 50 years.

Hamilton’s sales haul of 45,000 copies sold is the biggest sales week for a cast recording since The Book of Mormon back in 2011. After the Tony Awards, Mormon sold 61,000 copies — fueled in part by a $1.99 sale price in the Amazon MP3 store. (That said, Hamilton didn’t escape the sale pricing last week: it was marked down to $3.99 in the Google Play store for a portion of the tracking week.)

Mormon’s 61,000 sales week continues to be the largest for a cast recording since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991.

So far, Hamilton has sold 489,000 copies in the U.S. It is the No. 13 biggest selling cast recording since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991.

If I could recommend one book this Banned Book Week it would be and Tango makes three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole.

Forget Howl, 1984, and The Satanic Verses. This touching picture book follows Roy and Silo, two male penguins at the Central Park Zoo, on their true journey to become a family.

My kids love this book. I cried the first few times I read it. Even if you don’t have kids, it’s worth stopping by your local library and taking 5 minutes to read.

This book has topped the ALA’s 10 Most Challenged Books list nearly every year since it was published in 2005 (2011 and 2013 are the only years it failed to make the top 10).

So if you want to be extra scandalous and anti-establishment check out this cute story about penguins!

Following Hamilton’s 11 Tony Award wins on Sunday, the musical’s original Broadway cast recording is heading for the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart for the first time.


Industry forecasters suggest the set could earn upward of 35,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 16. (In the week ending June 9, it tallied 28,000 – a gain of 29 percent – and jumped 18-13 on the Billboard 200 chart dated June 25.)


If Hamilton reaches the top 10, it will be the first cast recording to reach the top 10 since The Book of Mormon in 2011.


The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new July 2-dated chart (where Hamilton may reach the top 10) is schedule to have its top 10 announced on Sunday, June 19.


The original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton has sold a total of 445,000 copies in the U.S., through the week ending June 9, according to Nielsen Music.


The set, which was released on Sept. 25, 2015, is already among the top 20 best-selling cast albums of the last 25 years, and is the biggest selling cast album released in more than 10 years. The last cast recording released with greater sales is the original Broadway cast recording of Jersey Boys, which bowed on Nov. 1, 2005 and has sold 1.4 million to date.


Since the Hamilton album debuted 37 weeks ago at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 (the highest debut for a cast album since 1961), the set has yet to depart the list, and has spent the last 13 weeks in the top 20. It recently hit a new peak, climbing to No. 11 on the May 28-dated list.

Valentine's Day Chain

Hey, book nerds! Me and Janel just finally took down the amazing Valentine’s Day chain you all helped us make. It’s been making our dorm cheerful for the last couple of weeks. But I wanted to share with you all who the top ten most sent in couples were!

  1. Ron and Hermione
  2. Alec and Magnus
  3. Harry and Ginny
  4. Percy and Annabeth
  5. Katniss and Peeta
  6. Elizabeth and Darcy
  7. Katsa and Po
  8. Tris and Four
  9. Clary and Jace
  10. Remus and Tonks

Thanks to everyone who sent in names back at the beginning of February. The chain had almost a thousand links thanks to you! We’ll see you next year.

In more top lists news, despite going down several spots on the USA bestseller list since last week, The Sword of Summer is still in the global top 10 (that is, taking into account all books, independent of their category), sitting at #7. This is a great achievement for a book on its 3rd week of release!

Give yourselves a round of applause, guys. Let’s see if we can keep it in the top 10 for a full month!