Tuesday, August 11, 2009

TBR/Teaser Tuesday August 11, 09

Hiya!

I've been really busy with this book camp so I haven't had much time to blog. I'm sorry about this. I'll make it up next week.

TBR Tuesday was created by my lovely friend Korianne. I have so many to-reads...

Need by Carrie Jones

Goodreads Description:

"Zara collects phobias the way other high school girls collect lipsticks. Little wonder, since life's been pretty rough so far. Her father left, her stepfather just died, and her mother's pretty much checked out. Now Zara's living with her grandmother in sleepy, cold Maine so that she stays & safe. Zara doesn't think she's in danger; she thinks her mother can't deal.

Wrong. Turns out that guy she sees everywhere, the one leaving trails of gold glitter, isn't a figment of her imagination. He's a pixie and not the cute, lovable kind with wings. He's the kind who has dreadful, uncontrollable needs. And he's trailing Zara."

We had Carrie Jones on FiveAwesomeYaFans and since then I've really wanted to read this book. I'll have to get it from the library.




Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen

Goodreads Description:

""It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—& the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty & arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—& even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Can she vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism & thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you'd actually want to read. "

I've had this one on hold from the library for ages. It could be absolutely horrible or it could be very funny. I can't wait to get my hands on it.

Okay, now for the teaser portion of this post!

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!
"His footsteps headed straight for me. I plastered myself to the wall and held my breath. His arm appeared. Then his knee. Then-

He stopped. The arm and knee turned toward the desk. He bent and picked up the stapler.

Oh, God. He knew."

-The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong

Emma Out!

2 comments:

  1. Gah! Great teaser! And I read Need already and loved it. Hope you do too!

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  2. O Need sounds good! I'm off to check it out.

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