July 23, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Words/Topics That Make Me Not Pick Up a Book & Teaser Tuesday

Since I didn't participate when TTT did words/topics that make them pick up a book, I'll be doing half-and half.  Let's start with topics that will make me not pick up a book.

1. Vampires.  Just...yuck.
2. Werewolves.  They're like vampires.
3. Okay, paranormal in general.  It's just not something I enjoy.
4. Wizardry/witchcraft.  It goes against my Christian beliefs, and I'm not comfortable with magic in most books unless it's used well in a fairytale. (I use some form of magic in my fairytales.
5. Horror novels.  I'm the type of person who is easily influenced, in a sense.  Stuff that I read and see on TV or in a movie affects me.  It can often seem real to me and will cause anxiety.  And this is totally crazy, but the first time I read The Hunger Games, I had anxiety.  It was just so intense and realistic.  Now I can read them, no problem.

Now for topics that make me pick up a book.

6. Bookworm/books/book club.  If the book in some way revolves around books, then I'm a happy camper.  I love reading about fellow bookworms.
7. Princesses.  Whether modern or historical, princesses are awesome.  Note that I'm not talking about fairytales here but real life monarchies. Or fictional monarchies in a historical or modern setting.
8. Chicago. Books set in the city that's fairly near and dear to my heart are something I'd pick up.  So many novels are set in California!  I'd love to see more Chicago, more Virginia, and more France.
9. Mythology.  This is an iffy topic.  Sometimes, I feel like it's used incorrectly and goes against my Christian beliefs.  Other times, it's just fiction and I will read it. (Percy Jackson fits into this last category.)
10. Fairytale retellings.  I love fairytales, but I am picky when it comes to retelling.  Melanie Dickerson and Marissa Meyer have done splendid jobs. 

Hosted by Should Be Reading

~Grab your current read
~Open to a random page
~Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on the page
~BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! ( make sure that what you share doesn't give away to 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!
- Then go on over to Should be Reading and share your teaser in her comments section!

This week, I'm just angry.  I'm angry at him for not telling me about the letter and angry at my friends for acting like he was never here, but mostly, I'm angry at myself for letting my guard down so completely - for accepting this whole thing as perfectly normal.
-page 323, Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone

Time Between Us (Time Between Us, #1)

On Friday, I bought three books, Time Between Us being one of them.  I checked this book out of the library a few weeks ago, and it's a delight to reread it.  It's very mild when it comes to language and romance, so you should definitely give it a try. ;)


  1. I'm not a huge fan of horror either. Great list.

  2. Great post! I agree with everything except Number four, but I respect your beliefs. :)

  3. Sounds like a good read :)


  4. I like how you did both. I didn't do mine the straight up way either. I did things that used to turn me off and things that still do.

    Great list.

    My TTT List

  5. I'm iffy on fairytale retellings too, but I definitely agree with you - Marissa Meyer did a perfect job with Cinder and Scarlet. :D<3
    Great list!

    My TTT

  6. Here is my Teaser Tuesday post: http://gabbyelana.blogspot.com/2013/07/my-first-teaser-tuesday.html

  7. Can I please copy your half-and-half idea, since I can't think of ten things that turn me away from books? I'll give you full credit for the idea and link to your blog :)

    I agree with the horror--I'm not a big fan of that genre! I love books with wizardry/witchcraft though, like Harry Potter, but of course I respect your beliefs :)

    As for fairy tale retellings, sometimes I don't like them when they don't keep the heart of the original tale intact, but Marissa Meyer did two amazing jobs with Cinder and Scarlet.

    1. Well, it's not entirely my idea, but you may use it.

  8. How did you change the text color of the date?

    1. I believe it's my blog's default color.


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