Teasers & Top Tens – January 17, 2023


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 Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau, book #3 in the Book of Ember series.

“It’s probably kids,” said a man standing near Grover. Why did people always blame kids for things like this? As far as Grover could tell, grown-ups caused a lot more trouble in the world than kids.

Grover is absolutely correct. Grown-ups are the worst.

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Ten Bookish Goals for 2023

I hesitated even participating in this one this week because I sort of already outlined a lot of my goals for 2023 in this post. Still, I wanted to take part and thought that maybe some folks hadn’t seen my goals yet and were curious. Plus, this is a good way to break things down much more simply. So here we go. I don’t have ten, but I do have six and I think they are pretty solid.

  1. Read 100 books this year. This is, of course, my GoodReads reading challenge. I’ve never made it to 100 before, but I’ve gotten close. We’ll see how it goes.
  2. Read at least a little bit every day. When falling into reading slumps (mostly caused by depression in my case), it’s easy to let reading slide. I am committing to at least reading a bit every day, even if it’s just one chapter or even just a few pages.
  3. Complete six series from my “Complete the Series” list. Most of you who have followed me for a while know that I have been terrible about reading the first book or two in a series and then abandoning it, not because the series was bad, but just because my squirrel brain got distracted by something shiny. You can see my list on my 2023 Reading Challenges page.
  4. Read 25 books off of my owned-TBR list. I own so many books, mostly e-books, that I haven’t read. 25 books is a small dent, but it is still progress.
  5. Complete an A-to-Z Challenge. Most of you have, I’m sure, seen this going around. I want to read books with titles beginning with each letter of the alphabet. This one just sounds like fun.
  6. Stay up to date with book reviews. This is something that I am really, really bad at. I am trying to write just a quick review right after I finish a book, even if it’s not all formatted and ready to publish, while it is still fresh in my brain. I have found that if I wait too long to do it, reviews are really hard to write for me. I have several books from last year that I honestly don’t know if I’ll ever get around to reviewing, but I want to try and do better this year if I can.

Please leave your teasers and top tens in comments!

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14 replies

  1. I have faith you will complete these! Good luck!

  2. I would love to stay up to date with book reviews too. I’m already falling behind 😂

  3. I’ve always thought the A-Z Challenge looked like fun. Good luck with it and your other goals.

  4. Staying up to date with book reviews can be hard for sure. I’m cheering you on!

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-bookish-goals-for-2023/

  5. This seems like a great list of goals! I share your goal to keep up with reviews, and really like the idea of getting something down immediately after you finish a book. I don’t try to review every book, but I want to review more. I also really like the idea of reading more books you own. I have lots of hard copy books but I read almost everything digital or audio, so those get neglected. Good luck with your goals!

  6. Nice goals. I am also hoping to finish some series this year. Good luck with all of these 🙂 I have several of these goals on my list as well! Good luck with them! https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2023/01/top-ten-tuesday-my-2023-bookish-goals.html

  7. I need to work on series, too. I’m in the middle of SOOOO many of them! It would be nice to make some actual progress. LOL. Good luck with all your goals!

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!


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