Thursday Top Ten: Video Games

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Oh video games. How many hours of my life have been sucked into to RPGs and Adventure games? Who knows, it’s a lot. But its been fun! The hours have diminished significantly since I had kids, but every once in a while I get to squirrel away an hour to kick some dragon butt or explore a new world. Here are the top ten that I escape to or reminisce about

1. Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Oldie but a goodie. That damn Water Temple, but love the music
2. Fable 1
I was srsly hooked on this one. The ability to steer toward good or evil was awesome and love the quests. Also great music. Thank you Danny Elfman

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3. Assassin’s Creed 2
I love the art history in this game! And I really want to learn how to climb buildings now.

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4. Elder Scroll’s: Skyrim
Dragons! The Graphics! The giant world to explore!

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5. World of Warcraft
What held the Husband and I together when we were dating long distance!

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6. The Curse of Monkey Island
Oh the memories of this on my preteen computer…and now the app on my iPhone

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7. Dragon Age: Origins
Alistair, I love thee

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8. Knights of the Old Republic 1
Star Wars RPG, come on!

9. Sid Meyers Pirates
Love that you play a lifetime and can try to go for different goals. Avenge your family, become the # 1 pirate, find all the treasure!
10. Fable 3
The steampunk vibe is awesome in this one.

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Top Ten Thursday : Books

I am a lover of lists. They are all over my house, my purse, my calendars. They drive my husband nuts. But I love them and cannot live without them. So I will dedicate my Thursday Posts to lists. Just because they are glorious.

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Today’s List: Top Ten Books

1. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Love the message about being true to yourself. If you live for superficially for others rather than yourself, you will fall apart.

2. The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The relationship of Claire and Henry while they cope with his genetic disorder that causes Henry to lose his grip in NOW.

3. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
This will always be my favorite Austen book. I love that the central love story is of the sisters and how their different personalities compliment each other while they move closer and away from each other.

4. Lets Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
I love this book because I can so closely relate to it. It’s about a woman (a blogger!) with Generalized Anxiety Disorder who had a very interesting childhood in Texas and how her disorder affects her married and daily life. Its hilarious and having similar issues, helps me see the humor in my life.

5. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
OMG The book is so much better than the movie! And it made me feel smart 🙂

6. Quiet by Susan Cain
This is a book about introversion and its awesome.  It helped me nail on the head that one of my issues as an introvert is that I get over-sensitized by the environment that I am in. If too much is going on around me, the TV is too loud, I don’t like it! I’m not really shy or anything, in face if a person gets me talking, I don’t shut up. I just prefer to be in my little bubble. The husband and kids are for the most part in there with me, unless they are being a chaotic sh!tstorm, then I might have to take a break and be alone after an hour or two, but you get what I’m saying, at least the introverts do 🙂

7. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
I live in the burbs of Chicago, so that could be part of the reason this one is on my list. That and the dark love of serial killer novels and history. This is based on the true story of a serial killer during the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893.

8. The Witching Hour by Anne Rice
Anne Rice rocks. The vampire series is a close second to this one, but I chose this one because I have a fascination with witches and psychic abilities. This book follows the Mayfair family who with the aid of a spirit and their own special abilities gain power and wealth in the south. This follows their history. I really want the Talamasca to be real!

9. The Hunger Games
Yeah that’s right! I love this honkin’ book. I will reread Catching Fire from time to time, but usually skip Mockingjay. The first book in the trilogy however, I will reread again and again.

10. A Song of Fire and Ice series by George R.R. Martin
Game of Thrones! Come on! Who doesn’t love these books! All the crazy nuances and mystery! You know nothing, Jon Snow! Khaleesi! Arya! R+L=J!