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Teaser and Top Ten Tuesday (#18) 07/23/13


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!

From pg.47 of an ARC*

"Just when I'm sure that if I take a saliva sample from Skye's mouth it will come back with Henry's DNA, I say, "Okay, enough."

*This is and ARC copy.  Page number and quotes may not be the same in the finished copy.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Words/Topics That Will Make You NOT pick up a book

Eeks, this is HARD.  I pretty much will give anything a shot.  I love my contemporaries, but if you look at what I read, it's got everything on it.  I most important factor going into what I read, would be how others have viewed it.  Rarely am I the first to review or rate a book.  It's happened, but it's rare.  I read what looks good to me, and then what everyone is saying is awesome.  But here are things that I would be reluctant to read a book:

 1. Males as the main character.

This is of course not always the case, but I am much slower to pick up a book where the main character is male.  Maybe that makes me horrible, but I just tend not to like these books as much.
 2. Short Stories

I do not like anthologies of short stories.  Way too often they just leave me hanging.  I like a full book to get into the characters and their stories.  With short stories, I'm usually disappointing.
 3. Sci-Fi/Space

I have read some awesome Sci-Fi books, but they are usually not my favorites. I'm usually really reluctant to pick one up.
 4. Low Rated Books

I look at the overall rating of a book before I ever pick it up.  If a lot of people don't like it, I doubt I will be the only one who will.  If it has less than a 3.5 rating on good-reads, I will have to REALLY want to read it before I ever pick it up. My time is too valuable to waste on bad books.
5. Religious books

I am not very religious, and I usually don't like books that harp on God or other such religious things.  I have read exactly one decent book that was considered "religious".  It's just not worth my time to read these types of books because I won't like then and won't rate them fairly.
 6. Two-Strike books

This refers to authors.  I will give each author two maybe three books for me to enjoy the books or their writing.  After that, I'm not going to read any more of their books.  It's not fair to me, or to them.  These could be perfectly lovely books, but I just didn't like the book or the writing. 
7. Too Young

I usually like books where the MC is between 16-18.  Younger than that can be very iffy for me.  I usually don't like it, so I'll avoid those books.

 8. Zombies

I have learned that Zombies are just not my favorite thing.  Unless a book is getting fantastic buzz, I will not be quick to pick up a zombie book.
9. Fairies

Like Zombies, I am not very quick to pick up a book about fairies.  I find them kind of annoying.

10. Fantasy

Once again, fantasy books are just not something I will pick up first.  I enjoy many dystopian books, which can be considered fantasy, but as a whole, flat out fantasy novels are just not my thing.


  1. lol! Great teaser! :D

    Also great top. I totally agree with zombies...

    Here's my teaser!

    Here's my Top Ten!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  2. LOL! I have the distance between us on my TBR!
    FYI- I love your blog design, so cute!
    Here's my Teaser Tuesday Written in Red by Anne Bishop
    Mei @ Diary of a Fair Weather Diver

  3. Two strikes, I like that! I feel the same way. i tried you twice and didn't like it, so I am done!

  4. Totally agree with you on the fairies and relogious themes! Btw thanks for the teaser! Been wanting to read The Distance Between Us for a while!

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    Ally @ Book Fixation

  5. OOh interesting! I myself enjoy a good fairy book, but can be picky about zombie reads. Although your pic here is one that I enjoyed! Like with any read it's all about if the story sounds good! I thought Lia Habel's story sounded intriguing, even with zombies, so I decided to give it a try.

    But I am kind of like you with the two strike rule. Although I didn't use to be when I didn't have as much to read. Weird that I can remember such a time!

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  6. I love reading so many of these lists and how different everyone's tastes are. I love books with male main characters and wish I could find more of them. I do agree with you on religion, zombies, and fairies though.

  7. I generally don't like short stories either. They are too short for me and I if it ends too quick, I'm disappointed.
    Awesome list! (:

    My TTT

  8. Fantasy isn't my thing either, and I generally enjoy soft sci-fi/futuristic fiction more than hard sci-fi (unless it's by Isaac Asimov, of course). Short stories were never my thing either, either as a reader or writer. I prefer the longer short stories, such as by my third-favorite writer Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. He did so much world-building and character development with only limited space.

    For your #9, I'll add the spelling faerie as a turn-off. It's probably hypocritical coming from someone who uses the traditional spelling Vampyre, but even I think faerie looks silly and pretentious.