Apr 26, 2016

Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by MizB of Books and Beat

Here are the rules:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a page
3. Pick out 2 lines that are SPOILER FREE
4. Name the title, author, etc.

"'Not exactly.'

'Then what are you afraid of?'

'Spiders,' he said gravely.

She elbowed him." p 164

TITLE: The Winner's Kiss
AUTHOR: Marie Rutkoski
PUBLISHER: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux (BYR)
GENRE: Fantasy YA
RELEASE DATE: March 29, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

This week's topic is: Top Ten Bookworm Delights

*in no particular order 

1. THE JOY OF LEARNING OF A NEW RELEASE--there's no greater excitement than learning about new books...okay, well there are, but none can compare to when you learn about a new release from a favorite author or just that one release that sounds SO AWESOME!
2. SEEING A NEW RELEASE ON THE SHELF THE FRIDAY BEFORE IT RELEASES--this is a delight, but then I usually already have these books preordered, and then I know if I buy it early the sales don't really count in the best sense to the author...so this scenario is sort of a double ended sword (or however that saying goes!)!
3. COVER REVEALS--learning about a new book brings along one kind of excitement, seeing the cover is another thing entirely!! I LOVE when a cover gets revealed and then when the cover is just oh so beautiful, it also brings another kind of joy!

4. MEETING OTHER BOOK LOVERS--yeah, this feeling NEVER gets old! Growing up, I adored Paranormal YA books--the few that there were--and yet none of my friends ever read them. I was teased (in good humor) about reading my "vampire" books, and I never really had anyone to gush over the books with until I started blogging. So really, truly THANK YOU EVERYONE!
5. MEETING AUTHORS--I love meeting the authors who write the books I adore! Of course I usually get tongue tied when meeting them! And then it's usually been a length of time since I read their books I can't quite remember things I would want to gush or ask them about. I just remember loving the book! LOL!
6. BOOKMARKS--yeah it's a weird thing to gush about! But I love bookmarks! I like the simple ones, but I love how colorful they can be! And then finding Disney ones or even BOOKISH ones brings on a whole new joy!

My current bookmark collection! Hard to make them all out, but I wanted to get them all in one picture!

7. BUYING NEW BOOKSHELVES--when you learn you have room for another bookcase...oohhh there's sooo much excitement! Do you fill it with ALL the ones in the closet shelf or use them for new books...what to do what to do?! There's an exciting joy in that dilemma!

8. DISCOVERING BOOKISH SHOPS--with all the awesome sites like Society6 and Etsy that all have bookish shops and sellers...it's a booklover's dream!! To finally have merchandise that showcases the love of books is a dream come true!
9. HAVING A QUIET HOUSE TO YOURSELF--the perfect atmosphere for reading a book!
10. FINDING SPECIAL BOOKS--this is a weird one, but what I mean is when you go to places like Half Priced Books or Book Sales and you find that ONE special book! One you've wanted or didn't realize you needed! Or like me when you go to HPB and find that coveted international edition cover of beloved book!!


  1. I can totally see myself elbowing him with that answer as well. A quiet house is great for reading. I love finding out the next release date of my favorite authors. Cover reveals area also one of my favorites! Great List!

    My Teaser

  2. Love the list of favourite bookish delights. Mine is reading alongside Himself, with some music playing in the background... I loved your TT, too. This sounds as if it has a fair amount of humour in it, are you enjoying it? My TT this week is a new take on an old story.

  3. Great list! I completely agree with having a quiet house to yourself. For me, Fridays and Thursdays are great for this just now and I get so much reading done.

    My TTT

  4. Great teaser. This week my YA teaser comes from The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude. Happy reading!

  5. Great list!! Buying new bookshelves and arranging them is probably my favorite thing ever! :D

    Here are my Top Ten!

  6. Nice list! I also enjoy discivering new books and cover reveals.
    Here is My Top 10 Tuesday

  7. These are some fantastic bookworm delights. I have become obsessed with bookmarks. Actually the Dorothy Must Die bookmarks you sent me were the catalyst for it all. :D

    Mel @ Reviews In A Pinch

  8. YES! This is an amazing list. I love the one about cover reveals. It's amazing when a book you want has a gorgeous cover.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  9. Nice list. :D I love, love, love all the bookmarks.

  10. The Winner's Kiss sounds like a fun book. I enjoyed your bookish list too.
    My Tuesday post features STELLA BAIN.

  11. Agree with everything on your list :D Also, I love your bookmarks!

    My TTT

    Obsessive Compulsive Reader

  12. I'm not afraid of much but I am most definitely afraid of spiders! Yuck! Here is my teaser: http://booklovingmommy.blogspot.com/2016/04/teaser-tuesday-dont-you-cry-by-mary.html

  13. I need to buy new bookshelves!!! I was actually look for new bookshelves online a little while ago.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment on my TTT post this week. Happy reading to you!

  14. I'm horrible with keeping up with bookmarks, but when I have really pretty ones I just lay them out for me to look at. If I lost them, I'd probably freak the hell out. Great list!

    Check out my TTT

    Old follower hopping through

    -Nic @ A Read-aholic

  15. LOL I think I'd get along with him just fine. I keep all of my book marks in a special container. Only using ones that I have a duplicate of.

    Here's My TT

  16. That's a great tease! I'm scared of spiders too yikes! LOL Happy Reading

  17. Ooh, spiders, yeah, I'm kind of afraid of those eight legged critters too.
    I concur with all of your bookworm delights. Right now, I'm desperate for a new set of shelves.

  18. Impressive bookmark collection!

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    1. I really need to read The Winners series!

      Also, lovely list! Discovering bookshops is the best, they're always so magical. I really need to buy more bookmarks too! Your collection is wonderful!

  20. I have to read The Winners Curse soon! I feel like I am missing out, loved that teaser.


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