November 23, 2010

Tuesday Memes



Hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading
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!
"What is it, Ash? What's wrong?"
"You must hurry. You don't have much time."
page 193

Hosted by Katrina from Callapidder Days
     This week's Question:Once you begin a book, do you feel compelled to finish it? Or have you been known to give up in the middle of a book, to walk away from a book that is just too annoying, boring, etc.?

     My answer:For the past year of reading requested reviews, I have had to put some books aside into the DNF pile. I will read, at a minimum of 50-100 pages and if I haven't been pulled into the story line by then, I give up. There are so many books to review and read, that if I am struggling to read a book that does not interest me, my thinking is, that I am wasting time where I could be reading the next book in my pile.

Hosted by Jenn from Jenn's Bookshelves
I am so behind in reading, so when I saw this Read-A-Thon, I HAD to sign up.  Plus, what better way to exercise after eating a huge Thanksgiving dinner with all the desserts.  I plan on giving the muscles of my eyes, hands and fingers a real work out reading all those words and turning all those pages lol.  I'm ready for this one, the books are in order and all that is left to do, is to get hubby to understand the concept of a Read-A-Thon.
   From Jenn's site:
Last Thanksgiving, Candace from Beth Fish Reads, Jen from Devourer of Books & I unveiled Thankfully Reading, an excuse to do an obscene amount of reading over the long Thanksgiving weekend. I’m excited to announce that we’ll be doing the event again this year!
Here are the details:
  There are no rules to the weekend, we’re simply hoping to devote a good amount of time to reading, and perhaps meeting some of our reading challenges and goals for 2010. We thought it’d be fun if we cheered each other on a bit. If you think you can join in, grab the button and sign on to Mr. Linky. If you don’t have a blog, use the comments!
  During the weekend, come back and link any Thankfully Reading Weekend posts to the Mr. Linky we’ll put up here on Friday, November 26. Feel free to link as many posts as you’d like. On Sunday will put up another Mr. Linky for your wrap-up post.
  We’ll also be checking in on Twitter using hashtag #thankfulreading. Join in for the weekend or for only a single day. No rules, no pressure!
  This year, we will be doing some fun Thankfully Reading mini-challenges over the weekend. Be sure to check back Thanksgiving weekend for more details!
And just to let you know, if you call, you may have to talk to the hubby, I won't be accepting calls lol.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This sounds very intense! Now I'm eager to know more!

Thanks for sharing...

Here's mine:

(click my name)

Gigi Ann said...

This sounds like a fun way to spend the week-end, I may join in one day, but have a busy Sunday planned.

gautami tripathy said...

What a wonderful teaser!

Here is my Tintin teaser!

Unknown said...

Love the teaser. I'll have to read that book!
My teaser this week is from 'The Postcard Killers' by James Patterson.

I try to finish all books after I've started them. I think I like your way better!! You can read more on my website: Hott Books.

The challenge sounds like a terrific idea! Thanks - because of you I've now joined <a href=">Thankfully Reading</a>!

bermudaonion said...

I need to learn to set books aside - I still slog through them even when I'm not enjoying them.

jlshall said...

Oh, wow - I think that's the most perfect teaser I've seen today! Love it, and I hope you're enjoying the book.

Here’s my teaser from The Distant Hours.

Julie P said...

Great memes as usual, Cheryl. I am toying with the idea of participating in the readathon this weekend. I'll let you know if I decide to join in!

BLHmistress said...

OH that sounds like fun maybe I can get my challenges done lol.

My Teaser Tuesday

Bev Hankins said...

Uh-oh. Running out of time...that can't be good.

Here's my TT:

I'm not as rabid about finishing books as I used to be. To many more out there to be read to waste time on ones I'm not enjoying.

I've got my parents here this weekend...don't know that I'm up for a read-a-thon. We'll see.

Gigi Ann said...

I have made up my mind, I will be joining the Read-A-Thon each day, but Sunday. Happy Reading...