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!
This week’s teaser is from Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins. This is the second book in the Hex Hall series.
Dad wasn’t around the next morning. I woke up early and took a marathon shower. Trust me: if you’d spent the last nine months sharing a bathroom with all manner of supernatural creatures, you’d be pretty psyched about a private shower too.
I’m sure I would, Sophie. I’m sure I would.
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic:
Top Ten Books I Enjoyed That Were Outside My Comfort Zone
As I established before, there are very few books or genres that I absolutely won’t read or that I avoid like the plague. That said, there are some that are very rare for me to read, or that just aren’t my go-to, so that’s what I’ll list here. Some of these are going waaaaaay back before my blogging days, so I don’t have reviews for all of them. I really should go back and re-read/re-review some of them!
- The Art of Taxidermy by Sharon Kernot – This was a book of poetry that I reviewed for NetGalley a while back. I don’t usually read poetry, or at least I haven’t since my college days, but this was just a beautiful read. You can see my review here.
- Lock Every Door by Riley Sager – To be honest, most of what I read tends to be either fantasy, YA, or both. I got to read this for a blog tour and it has changed my mind completely about reading contemporary mysteries and/or suspense. Check out the review here.
- What We Do For Love by Anne Pfeffer – Another blog tour book. I love signing up for these tours and reviews; it almost always introduces me to something I may not have found for myself. This is categorized as “chick lit,” which is a term I hate, but also a genre I hardly ever read. This book was just so lovely though! Tour post can be found here.
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie – I originally read this back when I did the podcast, I believe as part of our Banned Books Week celebration. This was contemporary as well as memoir, two things I don’t typically read.
- The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak – I will actually say that this book did make me feel uncomfortable, but it was supposed to. While this is YA, it is a gritty, historical fiction as well, which is not always in my wheelhouse.
- The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga – I got this book off of the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list. It was nothing like what I usually read and, as such, I was pretty blown away by it. I did review this one, but back on my old blog. You can read it here. Also, finding that old blog – what a blast from the past! It didn’t last long at all, but I sure had fun putting it together!
- The Radium Girls by Kate Moore – Oh, this book! It was so unlike anything I had read before. A tragic, true story about girls slowly dying from radium poisoning, I had picked this up because it was a group book for the Seasonal Reading Challenge over at GoodReads. I know I would never have even heard of it otherwise, but I was so glad I got to read it! Review here.
- The Circle by Dave Eggers – I only read this because I saw that it was going to be a movie with Emma Watson (who I love) and Tom Hanks (who I also love). The movie ended up being meh (although I did like it), but the book was amazing. Probably became one of my favorites. Review here.
- You’re Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day – I’m including this because of the fact that I don’t usually read memoirs, but to be fair, I would have probably read this anyway. I absolutely love Felicia Day. She is one of my Internet heroes and as soon as I heard she was writing a book, I got it. Review here.
- Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman – Oh, the Sandman series. I had never read graphic novels or comic books much, but I had heard so much about this and was already a fan of Neil Gaiman, I gave it a try. It is DARK! And very DISTURBING! It also really made me want to pursue graphic novels more, although I haven’t had a chance to do so much yet.
And there you have it! My teaser and top ten for this Tuesday. Please leave yours in comments!