Two Things Tuesdays for 22 Apr 2014

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 Teasers from The Cranes Dance by Meg Howrey:

“If only we could crawl inside our dreams and live there. Why can’t I live inside my dream?”



Happy Reading and Happy Tuesday!

Two Things Tuesdays for 4 Mar 2014

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 Teasers from Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney:

“So if you want to find somebody to blame for the way I am, I guess you’d have to start with the public education system.”

“I found out that North America will be underwater within six months, so that kind of takes the pressure off me to do well in school.”

 

Happy Reading and Happy Tuesday!

Two Things Tuesdays for 07 Jan 2014

 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 teasers:

“Honestly, no matter how often Jo reminded me that I was fourteen, I couldn’t help but feel like I was surrounded by a group of people much younger than me, less sophisticated. Well, maybe because I was” (Chapter Three, 14%).

Also, I have signed up for the 2014 Book Bingo Reading Challenge! Go visit Reading In Winter where you can find the rules and join the challenge at any time during the year.

If you are interested in expanding your reading goals even more, here are 7 Reading Challenges to Join in 2014.

Happy Reading, Happy New Year, and Happy Tuesday!

Two Things Tuesdays for 28 May 2013

  1. I’m finally reading Diary of a Mad Housewife (an old 1970 paperback copy, not the edition in the image above) after all these years of loving the movie (which is so rare in hardcopy form, that a VHS tape costs $118 on Amazon!) There’s a really good review of the film HERE.
  2. I’m not getting through it very well since I’ve been busy, but I look forward to reading it each night. Now that I’ve read this, I’ll have to read Looking for Mr. Goodbar as in the old movie with Diane Keaton and Richard Gere.

Two Things Tuesdays for 30 Apr 2013

Two Things Tuesdays is a quick and simple way to give a teaser of insight to the book I’m currently reading. These could be quotes or thoughts and reactions.

  1. “In Abnegation no one has committed suicide in recent memory, but the faction’s stance is clear: Suicide, to them, is an act of selfishness. Someone who is truly selfless does not think of himself often enough to desire death. No one would say that aloud, if it happened, but everyone would think it.” p. 307
  2. “I realise that if we had both chosen differently, we might have ended up doing the same thing, in a safer place, in grey clothes instead of black ones.” p. 338

I’m still reading Divergent. I have about 100 pages left to go, so I’ll hopefully be able to review it this week. I enjoy it more now that things are coming together, but 3/4 of the book are just ridiculous. If no one was that depressed or selfish to commit suicide in a faction, why wouldn’t everyone want to be in that one? Why wouldn’t Tris want to be in that one? (She has some quote about how peace in Abnegation was suffocating or something ridiculous.) But not until the revelation of Four and his past (no spoilers) is revealed to I feel the least bit sorry for him or any of these characters. He had a reason to get out. Tris doesn’t really, she just connects with her Dauntless side without really knowing why. It makes more sense 300 pages in and I hated everyone and their faction a little less.

Two Things Tuesdays for 23 Apr 2013

Two Things Tuesdays is a quick and simple way to give a teaser of insight to the book I’m currently reading. These could be quotes or thoughts and reactions.

  1. “I have realised that part if being Dauntless is being willing to make things more difficult for yourself in order to be self-sufficient. … we’re not supposed to need help. We are supposed to be capable of anything. I like that.”
  2. “The goal in my life isn’t just…to be happy.”

I’m only at Chapter 13 of Divergent, and I still don’t know how to feel about Tris. I keep remembering that she chose this life (As opposed to Katniss who was thrown into The Hunger Games and forced to fight.) Am I supposed to believe that the goal in Tris’s life is to be miserable? Is she just saying that to be defensive and put on the tough girl act? Am I supposed to sympathize with Tris? If she were Abnegation (selfless) then why would she want to have the toughest life possible with a bunch of weapon-loving jerks?

I may feel more emotionally involved in the book once I finish it. I’ll do my review as soon as possible.