Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Purple Booker. Here are the rules if you want to play along:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
These truths are part of the reason why I am running for my life right now. But the people chasing me aren’t your everyday criminals. This isn’t a mugging, which in Brooklyn, let’s be honest, is quite common to see.
I could kick myself for being so naive.
~ It’s Our Time by Diane Krauss
This is my next NetGalley ARC and so far, it’s different from what I was expecting. Which is good! I love being surprised!
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:
Top Ten Childhood Favorites
Oh my heart! There were so many it might be hard to even think of them all! Let’s start with my top favorites and work my way down.
- Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White – One of my absolute, all-time favorites. I doubt there were many kids my age back then who didn’t read this one. I loved the cartoon too!
- Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White – Same author as Charlotte’s Web, but didn’t get nearly as much attention. And I think I enjoyed it even more?
- Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell – One of the first books that completely broke my heart as a kid. And yet, I couldn’t stop reading it over and over again.
- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis – The first time I was introduced to Narnia was during 3rd grade story time, when my teacher would read us a chapter each day.
- The Black Stallion by Walter Farley – I went through a very brief horse phase, as I think most girls of my generation did, and this book was a big part of that.
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle – Loved this book then, love it even more now. I love that it is still so popular after all these years.
- The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder – I remember finding this in my school library and thinking it looked really creepy. I also was fascinated with the author’s name, and who can blame me, really.
- Bunnicula by James Howe – These books were so funny and cute! How can you be scared of a vampire bunny? He killed all the veggies!
- Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst – My mom used to read this one to me and I could so relate to Alexander. But some days are like that. Even in Australia.
- Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz – Another one that I picked up in my school library, had nightmares about, then kept reading because I couldn’t stop. Why did I keep doing that to myself?
Please leave your teasers and top tens in comments!
Categories: Teaser Tuesday, Top Ten Tuesdays
Charlotte’s Web is a great choice. I always get a little misty-eyed when I read that one.
I haven’t read it in a while, not since my daughter was little. It was a treat to share that story with her.
Alexander….. one of the books that are a true gift to any child. Everyone has had an Alexander day! Good job.
I loved that book so much! And my mom loved reading it to me. So fun!
I was surprised to learn in Australia’s edition, Alexander wants to move to Timbuktu!
I didn’t know that! Funny, but I guess it makes sense. He can’t run away to Australia if he’s already there. 🙂
I read and loved most of the books on your list when I was a kid (#1-6, 8)! So much nostalgia 🙂
Oh yes. It made me want to track these down and read them again! I know I have a few, but definitely not all of them. And I can think of so many more!
Oh, I forgot about Bunnicula. Good one!
My TTT: http://bookloverspizza.com/my-favorite-books-from-childhood/
Bunnicula was so cute!
I love the sound of your TT – and the Narnia books were a strong favourite with me… I was lucky enough to also be able to introduce them to my children and grandchildren…
Oh yes, I had to read them to my kids. They still love the stories, although they are more into the movies now.