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. 64
Why had he bothered to ask for her help? Was this some dare like in the movies where the guy hung out with the loser girl only because his buddies said they'd pay up? Or because someone told him she was easy?
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Character NamesI have to be honest. Most names completely slip from my memory quickly. I am usually hard pressed to tell you the name of the character from a book a read a week ago. So a name really has to stand out in a good or bad way for me to remember it. Here are some of the more memorable good ones.
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Before reading this book, I had no idea that Alaska was a person. After reading it, Alaska Young is as memorable as her name.
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Is Holden Caulfield a memorable name because the book is so well known and such a classic, or is it just an awesome name? I debate this with myself all the time.
Heist Society (Heist Society #1) by Ally Carter
Oh W.W. Hale the 5th. I think what makes this name so memorable and awesome, is the mystery behind the W.W. I can't wait to find out the answer to this one.
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
It was a really hard choice between Blue Sargent or Puck Connolly. I gave the nod to Blue, if only because the author claims Blue had her name long before Blue Ivy. Way to be ahead of Hollywood!
Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits #1) by Katie McGarry
Echo Emerson is such an awesome name, and so memorable.
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
NOBODY names their characters like Sarah Dessen. I always look forward to what unique and perfect name she comes up with for her characters. This time I'm giving the nod to Remy Starr. Although, I'll never forget Dexter Jones either. Or Macy, or McLean, or Auden, or Haven. I could keep going, but I'll stop.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Is Scout Finch played out since because of Scout Willis? Don't know. But for anyone who has ever read this book, you'll always remember the name Scout.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Ponyboy! Sodapop! No real parent should ever name their child this, but how memorable are these names? Plus we will always have “Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold.”
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare
Magnus Bane, and awesome name for an awesome character.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling
Picking a name from all the amazing names presented in this series is almost impossible. Has a series ever provides such a list of awesomely unique names? For this I'm giving it to Albus Dumbledore, but really throw a dart at a list of Harry Potter characters, and you will find a winner.