Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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!

"So, this is how it was going to be? Kyle was willing to make this a battle of wits, but clearly Mighty Mike had no withs. He had to resort to swiping the Pants Laser and then throwing punches. Yeah, that was mature. What a baby" Archvillian by Barry Lyga pg 112

I entered to get this book off Lyga's website, even though it's more middle grade then my usual YA. I'm glad I did! It's a totally cute, really funny book and it's only one in a coming series.

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 at Top Ten Fictional Crushes. So in no particular order...

1. Ash from the Iron Fey series (Julie Kagawa)- He's a bit moody and has a quick temper, but he's a winter prince and willing to give it all up for Meg. How can you not love that?

2. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)- he has always been one of my favorite, I love him in the books and in the movies and love that he is surly and arrogant, but is brought to his knees by a smart and strong woman.

3. Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain)- I'm going old school here and listing Tom among my crushes b/c as far as I remember he was my first literary crush. He was a trouble maker and had a great time pulling pranks with Huck (who coincidently I also kind of love)- but he also had a soft spot for Becky Thatcher which was totally endearing.

4. Peeta from the Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)- I'm firmly Team Peeta on this one. He's strong and handsome and willing to do whatever it takes to save Katniss and later, save Panem.

5. Valek from the Study Series (Maria V. Snyder)- He's an assasin. A super sexy, assasin. Enough said.

6 & 7. Edward & Jacob from Twilight (Stephenie Meyer)- I'd be remiss if I left them off. On my first read, I loved Edward. He was mysterious and chivalrous and well, a vampire. Then upon revamps, I found that it was Jacob who I really loved. He is loyal and he allows Bella to take risks. Both guys love her and would die for her, they just show it differently- but both are totally crush-worthy.

8. Eric Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse series (Charlaine Harris)- Tall, blond, frequently naked vampire. Thank goodness for Alexander Skaarsgard.

9. Ky from Matched (Ally Condie)- he's an outsider and mysterious. He works hard and is loyal.

10. Legolas from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy (JRR Tolkien)- another one of my long time crushes. Beautiful elf who is also and archer. That pretty much does it for me...

So those are my 10. How about you?


  1. Eric Northman mad my list as well. He's my favorite vampire of all time :)

  2. I love seeing Darcy in every list! I love him too. He is in my list as well

  3. great list! I had Darcy on mine too.

  4. YES another one for Team Peeta :)

    Darcy seems to be everywhere -- I didn't include him on my list, though, oops.

  5. I had a crush on Valek while reading the series, but somehow he didn't stick and I didn't put him on my list.. I won't rant about Mr. Darcy :) I love Peeta as well.

  6. Ack! I forgot Legolas on my list. Definitely a runner-up. Adore him!

  7. I was always Team Peeta too! And, of course, Darcy - how can you resist him?

  8. Love Eric Northman, and Darcy of course

    I just finished The Hunger Games last night and atm I really like both Peeta and Gale... Peeta is probably a bit ahead as he's in the first book a lot more than Gale is.

  9. haha I was going to put Peeta on mine, but changed my mind at the last second.

    Who doesn't love Eric Northman, hes perfect!

    I totally forgot about Legolas, yummy!

  10. It makes me feel better knowing more people put Edward on their list!

    Thanks for participating in this week's topic with us! :)

  11. @Jen- I think we all need to just come out of the proverbial closet. We all love Edward. Even if it was for a fleeting minute, there is something about those books that suck you in and Edward is a part of it!

  12. I have Darcy and Edward on my list , If the list could be any longer - Eric would have made it :)of course Alexander S makes the character yummy .
    Im a new follower

  13. Nice list I know a few from there. I'm currently reading the hunger games so I'm hoping I'll get more insight about gale and peeta


  14. I came to Pride and Prejudice late in life. The appeal of Darcy eludes me. But, then again, look who does appeal to me!

  15. I cannot believe I missed this Top Ten for the week. Darn.

    Darcy would be one my list, for sure. As far the others...I am not certain I could come up with 10. Was it easy for you to compile?

    By the way, I agree with your comment reply to Jen. I know that I loved Edward...for that fleeting moment. I may love him again if I could get away from those darn awful movies, and all the hype.