Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- 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 book: Fade Out by Rachel Caine
From a distance, she looked like one of the marble angels – pale, dressed in white, unmoving. But her long, pale blond hair was down, falling in waves around her face and down her back, and the icy wind lifted and fluttered it like a flag.
I discovered It’s Monday! What are you reading?, a wonderful weekly event hosted by J. Kaye through Twitter. Basically, you list the books you’ve read in the past week, what you are currently reading and what you hope to finish this week.
I was pretty sick this past week, so I actually managed to get some reading done! Here’s the breakdown:
Books completed last week:
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson – Finally, I finished this book! And, yeah, I didn’t care much for it.
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick – What a wonderful, gorgeous book!
Secret Society by Tom Dolby – An okay read, but not a fave by any means.
Fade Out by Rachel Caine – The latest in Cain’e Morganville Vampires series
Books to complete this week:
Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
The past couple of months have been pretty rough. I’m still renoing the house and after being home for a month, hubby is back out West working. Add to the mix exhaustion and a killer cold and I’ve been down in the dumps, especially this past week.
As I posted a couple of days, ago, Indigo had a sale this week end. I hit it yesterday and picked up half a dozen new books. As it turns out, all of them have something to do with the supernatural or urban fantasy. Here’s what I bought:
Bloody Good by Georgia Evans – This is an urban fantasy that takes place during WWII. I never realized that historical urban fantasy was a genre before. I’m just newly introduced to historical fiction, so I’m intrigued by this book.
Tithe by Holly Black – As a fan of YA urban fantasy, I was a bit ashamed that I hadn’t read anything by Holly Black yet.
Kitty Raises Hell by Carrie Vaughn – I love Vaughn’s books about Kitty the DJ werewolf and I usually read them in one sitting. I didn’t even realize that there had been a new one out since last March.
Extras by Scott Westerfeld – I received Westerfeld’s Uglies trilogy last year for my birthday and loved the series. This book is set some ten years later, but in the same world.
Heck:Where the Bad Kids Go by Dale E. Basye – A story about Milton and Marlo Fauster who die and end up in Heck, an otherwordly reform school? No way I could pass this one up. It sounds like it’s going to be very funny and will probably be the first of the 6 that I read.
The Den of Shadows Quartet by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes – This volume includes In the Forest of Night, Demon in My View, Shattered Mirror and Midnight Predator. The cover of this book caught my eye (it reminded me of the cover for Hush, Hush) and once I read the back of the book I decided to give it a try. Besides, 4 books for the price of one plus 25% is a great steal.
So, Indigo and Chapters are having a sale this week end. For irewards cardholders, it’s 25% all regular priced books. Of course when I found out I did a little happy dance. I love books sales and 25% is nothing to turn your nose up at.
My plan is to buy a bunch of paperbacks to really take advantage of the sale. I have a few that I know I want to buy, but I have a really bad feeling that I’ll get overwhelmed once I get into the store. So I’m doing up a list.
I’m looking for some suggestions on great paperback books that you guys think I should read. I’m going to be focusing primarily on YA and children’s books, but plan on picking up some adult books also.
So, what say you? What books must I absolutely, positively buy?
This is a great weekly book meme hosted by J. Kaye. All you have to do is list what you read last week, what you are currently reading and what you plan on reading this upcoming week.
Okay, so I didn’t finish one freaking book last week. Nada. I am still plugging through The Gargoyle, but at this point it’s out of spite. And stubborness. I can’t let the book win. I must finish it. I’ve put way too much time into this book to only put it away and not finish it.
As for what I would like to read this week? Anything, anything at all as long as it isn’t as tedious and long-winded as The Gargoyle. Which I will finish this week. I swear. Even if it kills me.