Teaser Tuesdays 8.21.12

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!

My teaser:


“Maddie had grabbed an umbrella. Gas mask, tin hat, ration coupons, and an umbrella” (Code Name Verity, page 49).


Follow Friday 5.13.11

Follow Friday is a weekly hop hosted at Parajunkee’s View. Link up to find new reads and bookish blogs!

This week’s question:

What is the most emotional scene in a book that you have read lately?

I recently finished Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. This novel is filled with emotional scenes! There is one death of a child that had me in tears. I can’t write more without including a spoiler alert.

Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop 4.22.11

Follow Friday is a weekly hop hosted at Parajunkee’s View. Link up to find new books and bookish blogs.

This week’s question:  What is on your current playlist right now?

My answer: Here’s a few…

  1. MGMT- Electric Feel
  2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Cold Night
  3. Johnny Cash-Hurt
  4. Pixies-Tame
  5. Gogol Bordello-60 Revolutions

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted weekly at Crazy-For-Books.

This week’s question if from The Paperback Princesses (I love their blog):

If you find a book you love, do you hunt down others by the same author?

Yes. When I find a new favorite author, I have to find out what else they have written. Sometimes, I am surprised to discover that I am not reading a debut novel, but the first of that author’s novels that was released by a big publisher. A little research can unearth many hidden gems! 

Follow Friday 2.25.11

Follow Friday is a weekly hop hosted at Parajunkee’s View. Visit to find new reads and book bloggers!

This week: Share your current fav television show! Tell us a bit about it…

My answer: The “current” part makes me smile. I am not current at all when it comes to TV shows. I don’t even have cable. I use Netflix streaming to watch shows that are past their prime.

I’ve been watching the second season of Veronica Mars, originally aired in 2005. Veronica Mars is the teen daughter of a private investigator that also solves mysteries in Neptune, a rich and corrupt California city. After the death of her best friend, Veronica is alternately shunned and tormented by the popular kids. However, she doesn’t sit back take the abuse; she fights back with her wits. What I really like about this show is that the characters aren’t predictable. A rotten character can surprise us with a good deed or a favorite can do something despicable. I’m three episodes away from the wrap up of the overarching mystery of season two.

I’m also a fan of The Office, but I liked the earlier seasons better than the more recent ones. And how will the show go on without Steve Carell?

My friends have been recommending Dexter, so I’ll try to watch that soon. I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to blood and gore, but they assure me that I can handle it. We’ll see!