Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Teaser Tuesday & Top Ten Tuesday (1)

So I've been getting more into meme's recently and I like to try and keep it to only one meme a day, however, both of these really caught my eye and I couldn't pick, so I figured why not do both! So here we go.

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!

Here's my teaser: "What if the problem is me? No one likes me when they really get to know me. Not even my father." (Swoon at Your Own Risk by Sydney Salter)

ETA: It's been pointed out to me that I picked really depressing teaser! I picked it because it's the question that is really at the crux of the story- why did Polly's father leave and what that loss means to her. That being said- this book is hysterical. Polly and the string of boyfriends she leaves in her dust are both tragic and funny- just like High School was for most of us! So- to recap- not a depressing book! Go read it- it's really cute :)

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!

This week they are looking for your Top Ten Heroines, so here are mine (in no particular order except for the fact that this is the order I thought of them in) !

1. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games trilogy (Suzanne Collins)- she can drive you crazy (and Gale and Peeta crazy as well), but at the end of the day she stands up for herself and her family and those she loves. Plus she kicks ass with the bow and arrow, and who doesn't love that?!

2. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter (JK Rowling)- Hermione is a know it all who can actually back it up. She's brave and loyal and isn't afraid to stand up for what she believes in.

3. Penny Lane Bloom from Lonely Hearts Club (Elizabeth Eulberg)- She may not be kicking ass and taking names, but she does start a club that reminds girls that they don't need a guy to be happy. She's a hero for all of us who have ever had a broken heart and needed a friend to lean on.

4 & 5. Scarlett and Rosie from Sisters Red (Jackson Pearce)- these two lost everything to an angry Fenris, but instead of giving up or running away, they ebcame lean, mean Fenris killing machines. They are loyal and brave and totally awesome!

6. Tasmin Berrybender from the Berrybender Narratives (Larry McMurtry)- one of my longtime favorites Tasmin is the spoiled eldest daughter of an English nobleman who finds herself in the American west in the late 1800's. She's obnoxious and self absorbed, but we soon see that she is capable of taking care of herself and her whole family as they travel across the west.

7. Emer/Saffron from The Dust of 100 Dogs (AS King)- The girl survived being a pirate queen, 100 lives as dogs and living through High School in the 80's, all while plotting to get her treasure back (and maybe find her lost love).

8. Gemma from Stolen (Lucy Christopher)- She is the ultimate survivor. She does what she needs to in order to survive her kidnapping and emerge on the otherside in one piece.

9. Morgaine from The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)- Morgaine was born into a powerful family of Kings and Priestesses and goes on to be entangled in all the best parts of Arthurian legends. She is strong and smart, not to mention she is a high Priestess of Avalon.

10. Janie from the Wake trilogy (Lisa McMann)- even though she is cursed (blessed) with being a dreamcatcher. She struggles with making the decision of who and what she wants to be, but she is strong and loyal and willing to risk her personal safety for others. Plus she gets Cabel.


  1. Your teaser is kind of depressing. I hope that isn't the case for the character saying that.

    Here's my teaser

  2. Wow! I thought the book title was a good teaser too! haha (I love swooning) Mine is up at:


  3. Katniss is popping up on everyone's lists (and for good reason!) Also, I am reading Stolen at the moment - right now it's pretty depressing but I'm happy to hear that she keeps on persevering.

  4. Great teaser. I've thought the same about myself, when still a teenager.

    My teaser is here.

  5. I enjoyed reading through your list of heroines & your reasoning behind each choice. I love Katniss and Hermione and like the March sisters too. :)

    Violet @ The Eager Readers

  6. That's a sad teaser! But an interesting one. Katniss would top my list, too, if it were strictly YA, otherwise she'd still make the list but she'd be further down I think. Here's my teaser from Here Burns My Candle.

  7. Katniss was on my list too! She's a great character!

  8. I debated which teaser to put up- but went with that one because that's what really is at the heart of the book- Polly trying to figure out why her Dad left and if it's her fault. That being said, the book is really funny! I think I will put that in the post- I don't want ou guys thinking its a depressing book!

  9. I like your teaser because it expresses a feeling that a lot of people actually feel!

    Here's mine from Wicked Lovely

  10. I'm not familiar with most of your character choices. Guess I should!

  11. I like the teaser. I am not certain if I should laugh or cry. Love it. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/08/teaser-tuesdays-i-curse-the-river-of-time.html

  12. I want to read this -- need a little hilarity.

    Here's mine from a funny picture book, It's a Book.

  13. I'm glad to see Morgaine made someone's list! I really like Bradley's priestesses, but they all blend together so it's kinda hard to pick one D:

  14. Katniss seems to be on every list. Interesting.

    I'd love to see what you think of my list.

  15. I definitely agree with the top two! I also like Gemma Doyle from the series A Great and Terrible Beauty.
    Have a great weekend!