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Teaser Tuesday: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

I’m reading another book from the Modern Library Top 100 list: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers.   It will also count toward my goal for The Classics Reading Challenge for 2014.  Here’s a teaser:

“Many of us cook for those who are incompetent to prepare the food that they themselves eat. Many work a lifetime tending flower gardens for the pleasure of one or two people. Many of us polish slick waxed floors of fine houses. Or we drive automobiles for rich people who are too lazy to drive themselves. We spend our lives doing thousands of jobs that are of no real use to anybody. We labor and all our labor is wasted. Is that service? No, that is slavery.”

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!
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Teaser Tuesday: Champion by Marie Lu

champion.inddI’m reading Champion by Marie Lu as part of my Series Challenge for 2014. It is the third book in the Legend trilogy. Here’s a teaser:

“A slow smile spreads across Pascao’s face. ‘Well, That sounds like it could be fun. What do you have in mind?’

I put my hands in my pockets and put my arrogant mask on. ‘What I’ve always been good at.'”

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!

2014 Series Challenge: What I’m Reading

series-challenge-button-take2In the post Tackling that TBR Pile: 2014 Reading Challenges,I spoke of the various reading challenges I was participating in this year. One of those is the Series Challenge. I’m aiming to complete 4- 6 book series this year. I’ve already got one under my belt (Divergent Trilogy) and have made progress on some others. I plan to count the following book series toward my goal:

1.      divergentDivergent trilogy by Veronica Roth

a.       Divergent – read

b.      Insurgent – read

c.       Allegiant – read

2.     Legend Trilogy Legend trilogy by Marie Lu

a.       Legend – currently reading

b.      ProdigyTBR

c.       ChampionTBR

3.    

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         Legends of Windemere series by Charles Yallowitz

a.       Beginning of a Hero – read

b.      Prodigy of Rainbow Tower – read

c.       Allure of the GypsiesTBR

d.      Family of the Tri-RuneTBR

e.       And however many more Charles adds to the series this year. I can’t remember how many books there will be. Seven, maybe? This could be difficult because he is such a prolific writer and I have to read all that are published by December 1st for any of the books to count for the year.

4.      undertheneverskyUnder the Never Sky trilogy by Veronica Rossi

a.       Under the Never Sky – read

b.      Through the Ever NightTBR

c.       Into the Still BlueTBR

5.      seeSee series by Jamie Magee

a.       See – read

b.      WitnessTBR

c.       SynergyTBR

d.      RedefinedTBR

6.      the darkest mindsThe Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

a.       The Darkest MindsTBR

b.      Never FadeTBR

c.       Untitled to be published in 2014 – TBR

7.      Not a drop to drinkNot a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

a.      Not a Drop to DrinkTBR

b.      In a Handful of DustTBR

Okay, so that’s seven. Guess I’m going for the gold 🙂

Have you read any of the books on the list? If so, what did you think?

Teaser Tuesday: Legend by Marie Lu

Legend by Marie LuI’m reading Legend by Marie Lu as part of my Series Challenge for 2014. It is the first book in the Legend trilogy. Here’s a teaser:

“I can’t stop imagining what will happen if the soldiers mark my mother’s door. My family will stand frozen in our living room long after the soldiers have left. Then Mom will put on her usual brave face, only to sit up through the night, quietly wiping tears away. In the morning, they’ll start receiving small rations of food and water and simply wait to recover. Or die.”

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!