Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Teaser Tuesday & Top Ten Tuesday

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!

Devil's Kiss
: Sarwat Chadda

Her body buckled under each discharge. Arthur squatted down beside her and drew out a crinkled packet of cigarettes. "Yes, it was much the same for me the first time" He lit one. "Welcome to the Knights Templar."
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at Broke and Bookish Here is what they have to say: Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list complete with one of our bloggers answers. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND sign Mister Linky at the bottom to share with us and all those who are participating. If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Don't worry if you can't come up with ten every time..just post what you can!


Do I have to stick to books here? Because many of the first titles that popped into my head are movies. I may just break the rule and go with it on a few of my all time favorites!

1. Pride & Prejudice by Jane a\Austen:
This is one of my stories period. I love Lizzie and I especially love how her and Darcy have that back and forth and before they know it...Love.

2. Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare:
This is my all time favorite bit of Shakespeare. Beatrice and Benedict are witty and sharp and like Darcy and Lizzie, fall in love before they realize what is happening. And if you want a little tragedy there is Claudio and Hero. Go read it, or check out the movie with Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson.

3. The Clan of the Cave Bear Series by Jean M. Auel:
This is like 6 books long now (7 maybe?) and the through it all is the story of Ayla and Jondalar. It's messy and confusing and they hurt eachother even though they don't mean to, but they always find their way back to each other.

4. The Princess Bride:
Granted I saw this movie many times before I actually read the book, before I actually knew a book existed. Still, Westley and Buttercup are wonderful and watching them rediscover eachother, on the page or on film is great!

5. Star Wars:
(These are books too!) There are two great stories here, one- Han Solo and Leia. I mean she is tough and independent and he's a bit of a cad. Like almost everyone else on this list, they have a love hate relationship until love wins out. Favorite moment... "I'd rather kiss a Wookie" two- Anakin and Padme. This one is a tragedy. but a great story nontheless. Anakin chose wrong, but for all the right reasons. And he still lost everything.

6. Harry Potter by JK Rowling:
I could say Ginny and Harry, and you're right, they have a perfectly lovely little romance. But the real love story for me is always Hermione and Ron. See my explanination for every other love story I like. Apparently I have a a type- love sneaks up on two snarky, intellegent people and suddenly they can't live without eachother.

7. Tristan and Isolde:
This one doesn't fit my type, but I love it none the less. Star crossed lovers and the whole bit.

8. Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris:
Sookie and Eric- I could write paragraphs about why I love this pairing (mostly why I love Eric)- but mostly I like that he is so confident in the fact that she loves him, even before she is. I remains to be seen how this duo will end up, but it should be fun finding out.

9. The Wake Trilogy by Lisa McMann:
Janie and Cabel. I love that they find eachother and are able to help eachother heal.

10. The Study Series by Maria V. Syder:
Yelena and Valek. I love that she starts as a prisoner and rises in rank with Valek by her side. They are both strong and independent but find a relationship that fits for them.


  1. I've seen Pride and Prejudice EVERYWHERE. I guess it's time I pick it up huh? :)

  2. I hope you're enjoying Devil's Kiss so far, it seems really good !! Happy reading !! Great top ten ;)

  3. I also had to pick Ron and Hermione. One of these days I'll get around to reading the Star Wars books... Princess Bride is one of the next books I'll be reading!

  4. Princess Bride is so wonderful. I still think of it as the quintessential romance - it rocked my world when I was in middle school! And I couldn't agree with you enough on the Harry Potter. Hermione and Ron have an amazing relationship.

  5. I absolutely loved watching Ron and Hermione's relationship develop. I was so happy when they finally kissed at the end of Deathly Hallows.

  6. I should really get started with the Clan of the Cave Bear (I have practically the whole series sitting on my shelves, waiting for me)! I also loved Ron and Hermione, I never did get the Harry/Hermione shippers, that was just wrong.

  7. You got some of my favorites on your list- Lizzie & Darcy, Ron & Hermione, Janie & Cabel and Yelena & Valek. I would have to add Anne & Gilbert, Katniss & Peeta and Wanderer & Ian to my favorites list.

  8. I recently finished book 2 of Clan of the Cave Bear where Ayla meets Jondalar. Hopefully I'll get to the other ones this year to see how their romance plays out. Great list!

  9. Love love love Yelena and Valek! It was like one of those things that you knew was coming but didn't know how or when. Brilliant. I've got to say though, my favorite HP romance has to be Lupin and Tonks. I TOTALLY called it from like the middle of book five.

  10. The princess bride! hurrah! made my list too.