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 comes from Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins:
I had no idea what time it was, but my body told me it was roughly “Ouch, This Is Way Too Early” o’clock. I’d only gotten a few hours of sleep. After Dad’s announcement that I’d be heading to the freaking Underworld the next day, no one had really been in the sleeping mood.
Hmm. I probably wouldn’t be in a sleeping mood either, Sophie.
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic:
Top Ten Books On My TBR That I’m Avoiding
In all fairness, I don’t think that I avoid books all that much. It’s more that I’m just easily distracted by the next shiny thing, combined with scatterbrained enough that I have no idea what’s going on from day to day. I actually did finally read one of the books I was sort of avoiding – Brave New World. So yay! I think I will instead go through my GoodReads TBR and see what has been on there the longest.
- Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier – I had started Marillier’s Sevenwaters series, although I haven’t finished it yet (it’s on the list!). This is not from that series, but is another one. Her style is so beautiful, so this one will get read eventually.
- Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of Sleeping Beauty by Cameron Dokey – I went through a major fairy tale retelling phase a few years ago. This author was recommended to me and I immediately put all of her retellings on my TBR – and then never read them. Sigh.
- Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George – Another one of those fairy tale retellings I never got too. This was the first book in a trilogy based off of the Twelve Dancing Princesses. One day maybe.
- Tiger Lily by Jody Lynn Anderson – Yet another retelling (I told you I wen through quite the phase!), this time a retelling of Peter Pan, but from Tiger Lily’s perspective.
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz – I fell in love with this one when I first saw the title and then just never tracked it down. I’ve heard many good things about it, but I do worry that it won’t live up to the hype.
- The Golem’s Eye by Jonathan Stroud – This is the second book in Stroud’s Bartimaeus series. I read the first one. I even own a copy of the second one. Still haven’t read it. Not sure why.
- Perdido Street Station by China Miéville – Another one that I own and haven’t read yet. I saw this book on a list of best books of science-fiction a while back and picked it up at the used book store.
- Arrow’s Flight by Mercedes Lackey – This is another book where I read the first book in the series, but stalled on book two. This is why the “Complete the Series” challenge was created – I’m really bad at this! This is the second book in the Heralds of Valdemar trilogy, the gateway into the larger Valdemar collection as a whole, and there are over 40 of them. Maybe that’s what I find so daunting?
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein – This is a book that really made the rounds around the blogosphere several years ago that I never got around to reading. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it, so I should probably pick it up sometime soon.
- Legend by Marie Lu – I first found out about Marie Lu when I saw her speak at YallFest. I picked up a copy of this book at the festival but then . . . you guessed it, I never read it. I’m really bad about that!
That’s it for teasers and top tens this week. Please leave yours in comments!
Categories: Teaser Tuesday, Top Ten Tuesdays
I haven’t read Legend yet either. Really need to do that sometime. But you’re not alone there!
I’ve heard so much about it, own a copy of the book, and still haven’t done it. It seems wrong. Oh well. Hopefully we’ll get to it soon!
I read Code Name Verity a couple years ago and it was a pretty quick read! I totally buy books with the intention to read and then never get around to them too though haha 😅
My TTT: https://dogearedpgs.wordpress.com/2019/09/10/top-ten-tuesday-tbr-books-im-avoiding/
I have so many of those. The problem is that a good portion of the books I own that I haven’t read are ebooks on my Kindle, so it’s not like they’re sitting on a shelf staring at me. Out of sight, out of mind, until I flip through my Kindle or GoodReads. 😀
I had reservations about picking up Aristotle and Dante, too, especially since I’m really not a huge fan of contemporary romance. But it was SO GOOD. I loved it. If this is a genre you normally read, highly recommend you pick it up and give it a try soon, because even though it’s a genre I’m not normally a fan of I still really enjoyed it. And I say this having gone in with extreme reservations because I’ve read another book by Saenz and thought it was just okay at best.
I keep meaning to pick up the Bartimaeus series, and I’ve had the first book on my Kindle for an eternity, but I’m not sure why I haven’t picked it up, either, even though it’s something I’m pretty sure I’ll love.
Here’s my TTT post.
The first Bartimaeus book was so good! I definitely enjoyed it, I just got distracted by something shiny. I will get around to it one day, I promise. Same with Aristotle and Dante. I really want to read it, I just need to actually DO it.
I get distracted by shiny all the time. xD I always feel bad when I start a series and get distracted before finishing it, but it happens so easily lol.
There’s just so many shiny things out there!
I bought Tiger Lily when I was going through a Peter Pan retelling phase and I haven’t read any of them! I want to though.
The premise sounds so good! And I’ve had it on my TBR since 2012! What’s wrong with me!
I know that time well!! Yes, read Code Name Verity, it was excellent.
I’ve heard great things about it, and actually have a copy sitting on my shelf. No idea why I haven’t read it yet.
I probably wouldn’t have slept like the girl in the teaser either. And nice list. My Teaser
It does sound very nervewracking. And I have a terrible time sleeping anyway. 🙂
I just read Aristotle & Dante a few weeks ago — I was also worried about its hype, and it didn’t blow me away, but I still liked it. One positive is that it’s really easy to get into, with short chapters.
That’s good to know. I actually prefer shorter chapters anyway. I will get to it eventually, just not sure when.