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Teaser and Top Ten Tuesday (#4) 03/19/13


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!

Teeth by

From page 35: "'Mermaids can breath underwater, right?'"
"Lately he's been really into playing pirates, and I could go for that right now."

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Week's list is Top Ten Books I HAD To Buy...But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread
As always, it will be hard to limit this list to just 10 books.  Why? Why?!?!  I have hinted in other places that I own a whole lot of books. I have this nasty little habit of buying books and not reading them. I tend to give first priority to the books that I check out from the library, because they have a deadline on them.  Well that means I don't have time for the books I bought. I keep telling myself I will get better, and I try to borrow less, but I never succeed.  So here is my list:

Just One Day (Just One Day #1) by
This has been my top book to read that's been published in 2013, and I still haven't read it.  I ended up getting my copy at ALA Midwinter, and I was so lucky, and so happy, and yet it's sitting on my shelf.

The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #2) by
I LOVED the first Mara Dyer book, and I was so excited to read this one. I won it, and I was anticipating it so long, and I still look at it longingly sitting on my shelf unread.

Where Things Come Back by
The Day this book won the Printz and Morris awards I was at ALA-Midwinter.  I actually saw the author in the Simon & Schuster booth, and he is REALLY cute.  That night I decided to support him and the book by buying it.  Still haven't read it.

Out of Sight, Out of Time (Gallagher Girls #5) by
Last year around this time I went to a signing with Ally Carter and Rachel Hawkins for this book and the one below.  I love both authors and love other books in these series.  It's still sitting there.

Spell Bound (Hex Hall #3) by
See above, but worse.  They didn't have enough of these books for the author to sign, so I ordered a copy, she signed it at her next stop, it was shipped to the store that held the signing, I had to go WAY out of my way to pick it up, and I haven't read it.

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1) by
Another book I won that I was so excited to get.  This was one of the books I wanted most to read in 2011 but hadn't gotten to.  Still haven't read it, or it's sequel that are still sitting on the shelf.

Forget You by
I think I may have mentioned this, but I have all her YA books.  I have bought them all.  I've read 2.  What makes this worse is that I own it as both a print book AND a ebook.  I've spent money twice on a book I have yet to read.

Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry #1) by
I've had this check out of the library as a print book, as an e-book and both went back unread.  I bought it, and still it sits on my shelf unread. 

Hunting Lila (Lila #1) by
I usually never pay full price for book.  The only time is when I go to a signing at a book store.  I paid full price for this book because I HAD to read it.  Still haven't read it.

Sisters Red (Fairytale Retellings #1) by
I had this on my list for what seems like forever. I actually own every book Jackson Pearce has written and have not read a single one. I follow her on twitter, I watch her vlogs, and yet I haven't read her books. I ran to get her to sign all the books at ALA last year, and told myself I would read a book last year, and yet I haven't. Worst yet, I own this as both the print book and as an ebook. 


  1. Lisa you've got some fantastic books. I loved Sisters Red.

    I just got Evolution of Mara Dyer in my In My Mailbox/Stacking The Shelves a few weeks ago, looking forward to reading that series too. I love Rachel Hawkins Hex Hall Series and I'm also looking forward to reading Anna Dressed in Blood, I also just bought that recently.

    My Top Ten

    Have a great week!

  2. Just One Day was my most anticipated book of 2013 and I have absolutely NO IDEA why I still haven't gotten myself a copy! I'll love to read Mara Dyer, Hex Hall, and Hunting Lila, hope to heard your thoughts soon :)

    Alicia @ Book a World
    My Top Ten Tuesday

  3. Where things come back looks like a really good book to me. I'd love to read it.. need to put it on hold at the library! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.


  4. Interesting teaser! I refuse to buy fiction books and only check them out from the library. If I love it then I'll buy it. That solved half of my problem now I just have to deal with all the unread non-fiction that is piled all around me.

    My teaser come from Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott.

  5. I like mermaids! :) And pirates! Enjoy reading!

    Visit my TT post.

  6. Nice tease! Haven't heard of this one before!

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. Opps! I totally forgot to add Sisters Red to my list, but anyway, I hope to get into this one soon since Misty from The Book Rat is hosting Fairy Tale Fortnight.

    I hope you can have the time to get all of these because they seem pretty good :)

  8. I just got a hardcover of Just One Day, I hope it doesn't sit on my shelf too long ! Also, lol, I have Where Things Come Back, I never knew the author was attractive.

    1. I think he's really cute. The sad thing is I've met him 4 times and still haven't read the darned thing!

  9. Aww I need to read Anna Dressed in Blood and Sisters Red too! Great list :).
    Here's my TTT post :)

  10. Anna Dressed in Blood is on my bought-but-haven't-read-yet list, too. I'm jealous you have a copy of Hunting Lila, though! I've been dying to read that book!
    Ruby's Reads

  11. I want to read Sisters Red but haven't gotten around to it.

  12. Great list!I have heard goof things about Just One Day and Anna Dressed in Blood. Hope you like all your books :D
    old follower
    my TTT

  13. Mermaids and pirates? Your teaser definitely made me curious about this book.

  14. I also need to read The Evolution of Mara Dyer and Out of Sight Out of Time!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  15. What a neat cover. Great teaser. You can find mine here.

    My girls want to read Out of Sight, Out of Mind. They are currently on Scarlet, the second book of The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer.

  16. I've only read Perfect Chemistry on your list. I liked it a lot. It isn't a favorite, but I definitely enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing :)