Monday, March 19, 2012

Tuesday Memes first this week

March 20: Top Ten Books On My Spring To-Be-Read list (could be new releases or just books you hope to read this spring). My list is books I have been meaning to read and now moved to the top of my TBR and hope to read soon.
  1. Miss Peregrines house for Peculiar Children
  2. Anna and the French Kiss
  3. The Hunger Games
  4. The Invention of Hugo Cabret
  5. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making 
  6. Shadow Princess by Indu Sundaresan
  7. Secret Daughter: A Novel
  8. Cinder
  9. 11/22/63: A Novel
  10. Everything on it

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!
"It was a library. High pieces of furniture, of black violet ebony inlaid with brass, supported upon their wide shelves a great number of books uniformly bound. They followed the shape of the room, terminating at the lower part in huge divans, covered with brown leather, which were curved, to afford the greatest comfort. Light movable desks, made to slide in and out at will, allowed one to rest one's book while reading. "
From the  Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (p. 28). Public Domain Books. Kindle Edition.
by Jules Verne


"Mehrunissa carefully chose a set of sunset-pink pearls. A broad belt studded with hundreds of pearls went around her slender waist. Armlets were tied at the ends of her sleeves. A round gold disc, encrusted with pearls hanging from a slender gold chain, was pinned to her hair, the disc dangling in the center of her forehead. Ten pearl bangles went on each wrist, and finally a small, beautiful, perfect pearl was put in her pierced nose. "
From 'The Feast of Roses' by Indu Sundaresan (pg 35)

26 comments:

  1. Definitely read Hunger Games soon. It is amazing. And I also need to read several of the ones you listed.

    Great teasers!

    My TT/Top Ten Tuesday post is here

    Happy Reading!

    ~Danica Page
    Taking It One Page at a Time

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  2. Anna and The Hunger Games are great choices. You will love them both. Have fun reading!

    - Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl (And The Broke and the Bookish). Visit my Top Ten Tuesday!

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    1. thanks.. and am adding so many books to my TBR with everyone's lists :O

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  3. Hi there, just popping in... Cinder was such a great read, you will really enjoy it.

    I’m also your newest follower!

    :) Here is my choice...
    Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. thank you... hope to get them all read by summer..

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  4. Hunger first! It's a must read.

    Here's my
    Top Ten Books I'm Looking Forward to This Spring.
    I would love to have you stop by!

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    1. sure.. Hunger first.. and the movie is out there already.. I always try to read first and then watch the movies

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  5. Love that teaser! I so need to check this one out - it sounds great! Thank you for sharing! :)

    Here's mine:

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/03/teaser-tuesdays-pure-by-jennifer-l.html

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    1. thanks.. the books are great. I am sure you will love them

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  6. I love your top ten here. I also have Miss Peregrine's for months now, but haven't had a chance to read through it yet. I have a feeling I won't be able to put it down. I echo the sentiments of the others: do read Hunger Games first as the movie will be shown in a few days. :) Was one of my favorite series last year. We have also done a review of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland. And of course, Hugo is a must-read. :)

    Here's my TT for the week:
    http://gatheringbooks.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/teaser-tuesday-girl-power-and-chaos-walking/

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    1. Fairyland - the book cover itself would have made me read the book but the title along with the cover cinched the deal.. a must-read

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  7. Ha--your #10 made me laugh! That's how I feel. I have so many books on my TBR list, it's impossible to make a new, smaller list from it! ;) Definitely read The Hunger Games, as I have yet to meet someone who didn't enjoy them. I also heard good things about the King novel.

    Thanks for sharing your choices. Check out my list at Bookwanderer!

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    1. thank you! today's top 10 actually was one where I did not cheat too much.. I usually end up with at least 20+ books on my top 10 by sheer 'luck' and today was way less (though more than 10)

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  8. 11/2//63 is one of those books I want to get to soon as well. A few others on your list look tempting too.

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  9. Nice top ten list! I enjoyed a lot of those!

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    1. thanks.. am sure i will enjoy them too

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  10. Read The Hunger Games first. It's fab. I also just finished the tome that is 11/22/63 (review coming one of these days) and it was wonderful. Long but worth the time :)

    New follower, here's my TTT

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    1. thank you for the follow and the comments.. will look forward to your review of 11/22/63 as well

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  11. I enjoyed both of your teasers because both contained beautiful description. I like your top ten list too. Great post!
    Here's my teaser: Sandy's Teaser

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  12. Both a interesting. The language in both in great. Here is mine:
    http://mixedbookbag.blogspot.com/2012/03/teaser-tuesday-march-20-2012.html

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    1. thank you.. the descriptions in these books are all great...

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  13. ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS! Yes! You should totally read it. It is a perfect spring read. One of my favorite YA Contemporary books EVER.

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