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Tiny Navajo Reads: Top Ten Books of 2019

Hi guys! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! TTT 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.

My dudes…my. DUDES! It’s almost the end of the year. In fact, there are only 3 weeks until the 31st, which is New Year’s Eve, so if you have books or challenges you need to finish up by the end of the year, then you have 3 weeks!

As you can probably tell, I’m fricken’ out a little bit. So much has happened this year, and there’s only 3 weeks left for the rest of the things to happen. But, I’m not going to focus on the things that need to get done, I’m going to focus on my top ten books of 2019. Granted, this may change as I continue to read, but these are it as of right now.

These are the top ten books I’ve read this year. I would say a good mix, but as I’m looking back through these, I can see that they are a mix of more science fiction and fantasy that I originally thought they were. But I’m okay with that, I read majority science fiction and fantasy and it would make sense that the books that left an impact are from those genres.

What are your top ten books of 2019? Why are they your top ten? Comment below and let me know!

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Tiny Navajo Reads: Top Ten Book Cover Redesigns

Hi guys! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! TTT 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.

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is about cover redesigns. This is an interesting and controversial idea, because there can be a very divisive subject among book lovers. For me, I don’t mind it when book covers are redesigned, if the redesign is good (a.k.a. I like it). If the redesign is not good, then I just find a book with the original cover if possible.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Reticence by Gail Carriger

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

The Martian by Andy Weir

Sourdough by Robin Sloan

What is your favourite redesign? Do you like movie cover redesigns or do you want publishers to leave books alone? Comment below and let me know!

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Tiny Navajo Reads: Good Omens

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

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*Published November 28, 2006*

good omensOh, my gosh guys! I can finally watch the short series on Amazon Prime now!!! YAY!!! That’s really the only reason I got around to reading this book now, because I’ve been seeing GIFs and screenshots of the show and I like to read the book before watching the show/movie so I read the book!

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes NutterWitch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.

And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .

This is such a good book!!! I would have read it eventually because Neil Gaiman wrote it and he’s becoming a automatic read for me. And I’m so glad I did, I love Crowley and Aziraphale and how they worked against and with each other. They worked for their sides in the Ineffable Plan to bring about the end of the world. They also work with each other to keep the world as it is. Crowley and Aziraphale love the world and all that’s in it. They want the world to stay as it is, but they have to do what is required of them by their bosses as well.

We also find about what our lost Antichrist is doing while he is growing up. We learn more about what the Ineffable Plan is as well as what and what it means not only to Aziraphale and Crowley, but for their bosses and the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. Life doesn’t go the way you always expect it to go, and sometimes that’s preferrable!

Have you read Good Omens? Have you seen the show? How do you think the world is going to end? Comment below and let me know!

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Tiny Navajo Reads: July Update

Okay…the past few weeks have been the absolute worst. And it all culminated in me being rear-ended yesterday as I was coming back from the gym. It was just the worst and it was the reason I didn’t post a Thursday Threes yesterday. But I am here to write up how my reading in July went.

So, my reading in July, I read 7 books. 1 ebook, 1 comic, and 5 books. I read The Diary of a Bookseller, Beyond the Woods: Fairy Tales Retold, I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives, Girl with a Pearl Earring, One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd, Superman: Red Son, and Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch.

I seemed to have missed some reviews as well, so look forward to those in the next coming weeks. And, if I can ask, please send me good vibes for this coming month. I desperately need some good vibes to recover from this trash month.

How did your July reading go? Did you enjoy what you read? Comment below and let me know!

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Tiny Navajo Reads: Book Beginnings with Good Omens

From Rose City Reader:

“Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.”

So, I’m going to be showing you the first line of Good Omens which may not be that impressive because just about everyone is reading it due to it have a short series on Amazon Prime. BUT! This is my first impression of it, without seeing the short series, so this will be fun!

“It was a nice day.

All the days had been nice. There had been rather more than seven of them so far, good omensand rain hadn’t been invented yet. But clouds massing east of Eden suggested that the first thunderstorm was on its way and it was going to be a good one.”

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

This is a great first line/paragraph for a book about the Apocalypse. When the world is going to end, then you need to start your story at the beginning. And from what I’ve read so far, this is going to be a great book and I’m excited to watch the short series soon after I get done reading.

Have you seen Good Omens yet? Have you read it? Comment below and let me know!