Books, Teaser Tuesdays, YA

Teaser Tuesdays: The Orphan Queen

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I originally discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share a couple “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!)

—> Now on to the main event!

The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen, #1) by Jodi Meadows

Hardcover, 391 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: March 10th, 2015
ISBN# 9780062317384
Page: 127

A deep voice came from behind me. “You’re just everywhere, aren’t you?”

I spun and had my daggers drawn before his question was half finished. “Black Knife.”

“Nameless girl.” He stood on the edge of the roof I’d just left, with only a small jump between us.

Books, Movies, Teaser Tuesdays, TV

Teaser Tuesdays: Mr. Kiss and Tell

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it 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!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!

 

Mr. Kiss and Tell (Veronica Mars, #2) by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

Paperback, 330 pages
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date: January 20th, 2015
ISBN# 9780804170727
Page: 158

“That is so awesome! But, um, is there any way you could maybe bring it over for us right now? I’ll owe you a nice warm batch of chocolate chip cookies…”

“What the hell. I can bring it over for you. Had thought about spending this afternoon bodysurfing with a special lady friend–but whatever. Driving used athletic gear across town works too. Oh, and one other thing: No chocolate chip. Snickerdoodles. Nonnegotiable.”

(and because I can’t resist my love for Miss Veronica Mars, a second teaser for your enjoyment:)

 Page: 322

“How often do people say thank you to you?”

Veronica swallowed her mouthful of coffee and cleared her throat. “‘Thank you’ ranks just below ‘You ruined my life’ and just above ‘When I get my hands on you.'”

Books, Children's Literature, Harry Potter Moment of the Week, YA

Harry Potter Moment of the Week #12

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This is a meme started by Uncorked Thoughts which aims to share with fellow bloggers a weekly slice of HP awesomeness. It is an awesomeness that only increases with time and number of reads. Once a week we will share a character, spell, chapter, object, quote etc. from the books/films/J. K. Rowling (or anything Potter related)! Each topic will be posted on Uncorked Thoughts HERE. There will also be  free weeks where everyone can share whatever topic they want! Be sure to share your link on the main site for all other HP MOTW fans to enjoy!

This Week’s Theme: Could you ever double as a spy like Snape?

This is a really interesting question for the week. I’m not sure I could ever be quite that good of a spy. I don’t know how I could handle being around Voldemort and the Death Eaters without feeling or giving in to nerves at one point or another. That is part of what made Snape such an incredible spy/character. He never lost his cool (except for one or two times around Harry, towards the end of it all). He remained calm under a level of pressure that must have been astronomical, and he did it without any support. I’ve never really spent much time thinking about Snape as a character/person (I’m definitely prejudiced from my early Harry Potter years) but thinking about it now, I can’t believe what an incredibly strong person he must have been.

Now, in spite of my thinking I could not really have pulled off his double-life, I do think I possess some of the qualities that made Snape such an excellent spy. Mostly this comes from an ability to keep my most personal thoughts and feelings to myself. I’m not that big on sharing my opinions about the important stuff in life unless directly asked, and even then, I’ve been known to be evasive. His love for Lily Evans/Potter was an incredibly closely guarded secret, as was his real relationship with Dumbledore. To be able to bear those things alone is a heavy thing. But keeping your feelings to yourself. That is one of the few ways that I can empathize with him .

 

Well, that’s really all I’ve got for ya! Just a small moment of sweet HP goodness! I hope you enjoyed it, and please, feel free to share your own thoughts on whether you could make as good a spy as Snape in the comments below!