Nov 14, 2017

Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Purple Princess of The Purple Booker.

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.

My first ever re-read since...since I don't remember when! 2010 or earlier most likely!! Lol! Also I ** part of the f-word for censorship purposes!

"'Kelpies basically liked to drown people and then eat most of them--all but their guts. You're not supposed to get on their backs, yadda, yadda, yadda, they're f***ing evil as hell, yadda, yadda, yadda, not to mention they shapeshift. Oh, yeah, you can tame them if you happen to manage to get a bridle on them. Fat chance of that.'" p 122

TITLE: Tithe
AUTHOR: Holly Black
PUBLISHER: Simon Pulse
GENRE: Paranormal YA
RELEASE DATE: October 1, 2002 

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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 Five Books I Want My Niece to Read

*in no particular order
**Yes I could only truly think of 5 good ones. Don't get me wrong, there are a TON I'd still recommend to her as she gets older, but then I'd just be picking titles from my read pile and that's not necessarily what I want to accomplish here. Plus I feel like she's still young and doesn't really have a genre she likes. She's reading her different middle grade books, which I don't really remember what she has in that area anymore either! Ironically, I do buy my niece a book every Christmas as that's my godmother's gift to her every year. She'll be 9 by this Xmas, so we're moving into chapter book territory already!

5. THE COMPLETE GRIMM'S FAIRY TALES by the Brothers Grimm--when she gets to the right age, I'd like her to read some of the original fairy tales! Granted, I think I might have started reading some of them in a children-friendly version of tales, but Snow White was still pretty gruesome, so I know that one was likely accurate! She loves Disney already, so I'm hoping this one will be a hit with her!
4. THE ISLE OF THE LOST by Melissa de la Cruz--as I said, my niece loves Disney all well and good. She adores The Descendants and since I've read this one already I thought she might like it too. Her own copy of course! Lol! But she'll be newly 9 by Xmas, anyone else think this will be the right age level for her? My book last year was slightly frowned upon, by HER, and it was Ella Enchanted! I thought she'd LOVE a book where the heroine has the same name as her! I know I would've at her age!

3. DEMON IN MY VIEW by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes--okay, I'm pushing here, but I might give her a copy of the very first vampire book I ever read and got me hooked on vamps! Might wait until 13 for that since I was about that age when I first read it!
2. OBSIDIAN by Jennifer L. Armentrout--and since I'm pushing, I might as well push this on her too! I doubt she'll be a blogger and truly appreciate it, but I still adore this one and found so much to love about it!

1. HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling--yup, leaving it at Harry Potter! I would love for her to read this series as well! I think she might later once she's a little older. Her mother and I both read and enjoyed it! I gifted the entire series (in paperback) to my sister's classroom last year, so she has a copy ready for her!




  1. Ahhh, passing on the JLA love. I keep meaning to read one of her books (I own many). She is so well loved, there must be something to her books. I have read Grimm's in both English and German (for a class). That's how you keep kids in line right there.

  2. I like Holly Black but I somehow missed this one.

  3. eep yes Harry Potter is like the ULTIMATE classic!! I can't imagine not being able to read it! I also adore Tithe and only read it last year but yayyy for rereads.😍

  4. Oh yes - Harry Potter is a lovely read and she's about the right age to start - can I also suggest the Tiffany Aching books by Terry Pratchett? She is definitely the right age for the first couple:). And I LOVE your Holly Black quote - this author has been on my radar for a while and I'm definitely going to give myself a Christmas pressie of one of her books after reading this! My TT this week is an epic fantasy with a difference...

  5. I missed this one too. Holly can pen a story can't she!

    My TT from Passing Strange

  6. Tithe sounds so awesome! And The Isle of the Lost looks really good, and fun.

  7. I don't think you are pushing it at all with the vampire book. Heck, my whole list consisted of horror - I guess I'd scar my kids for life.

  8. Great list! I was really into original fairy tales when I was young as well. I have copies of Grimm's, Hans Christian Anderson, and Perrault's fairy tales. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

  9. Ya can't go wrong with Harry Potter.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

  10. Ahh! Holly Black! I like her storytelling. This week I am showcasing Heartstone by Elle Katherine White. Happy reading!

  11. Love the attitude in the teaser. And good list. My daughter loved Demon in My view and the Harry Potter series. My teaser is from Paradox Bound by Peter Clines.

  12. I bought OBSIDIAN a while ago, but never read it. I really should start.

  13. I've seen Harry on a lot of lists today.

  14. All kids need Harry Potter in their lives. Great list!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  15. I have Lux series in my list too!! Aren't those just the best books?!
    Here's my TTT

  16. Harry Potter all the way! I totally would push it on my kid.

  17. Harry Potter was on my list this week too, though any nieces or nephews are purely hypothetical for me at this point!
    My TTT:

  18. Obsidian. One of my very favorite series. I hope she enjoys it!


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