Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Ambrosia at 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 The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak.
First the colors.
Then the humans.
That’s usually how I see things.
Or at least, how I try.
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You are going to die.
This are the very first sentences of the first chapter. Quite a way to begin things, isn’t it! I’m so looking forward to reading this again. It’s been too long.
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is a bit of a wildcard: Top Ten Reasons Why I Love ___________. Insert the thing you love here. It took me a while to decide on what I wanted to pick, so I took a bit of inspiration from Jana this week.
Top Ten (or Eight) Reasons Why I Love E-Books
I feel like e-books don’t get the love that they should. Over the past few years, I’ve gone from preferring hard copies to reading e-books almost exclusively. Why? I’ll tell you!
- They are infinitely portable. I used to need to shop for big purses because I would always carry at least one book with me, regardless of where I was going. Now all I really need is my phone.
- Not just one book. I can carry my entire e-book library with me wherever I go. And it’s a pretty big library!
- I never have to worry about losing my place. How many times has a bookmark fallen out of a book and you have to dig around and approximate where you were in the story? It’s happened too many times for me! E-books keep your place so perfectly, you can come back to a book after months or even years and the e-book still remembers you.
- So much easier to store. I have bookshelves upon bookshelves that are overflowing and keep getting dusty. Plus I am just plain running out of room. Much easier to scroll through my list of books on my Kindle app.
- Reading across platforms. I love that the Kindle app, as long as I’m logged into my account, remembers what book I’m reading and where I’m at whether I’m logged on with my phone, my iPad, my laptop, or the cloud reader. It syncs to any device I use, which is super helpful.
- It’s much easier to read in bed after dark. Sometimes when insomnia hits, I try to read to get sleepy. It rarely works, but I give it a try. I can read on my devices (usually my phone) with the brightness dimmed without having to either get up and go to another room or fuss with a hard copy and a book light. (Yes, I know I shouldn’t read in bed or read in the dark, but I’m still gonna do it. Sorry not sorry.)
- Borrowing e-books from my local library is super easy. This may not be the case for everyone, but I love being able to check out e-books from the library. I get to keep them on my device for two weeks . . . and then they magically return themselves. It’s much easier than trying to make it to the local branch (especially now since they are closed).
- There are so many free or really cheap e-books! I used to be signed up to BookBub, which if you’ve never heard of it, you can thank me later. Basically, all you do is create your profile, tell them what types of books you like, and they will send you an email with recommended books that are either available for free or really discounted. Go sign up now. Do it.
That’s it for me today, my dears. Hope you are all doing well and staying healthy and safe. Please leave your teasers or top ten lists in comments!