Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (20) and Top Ten Tuesday

~Teaser Tuesday~

This week marks the twentieth time I've participated in Teaser Tuesday. This meme is hosted by Miz B of Should be Reading.

The rules are really simple. Just grab the book you're reading and turn to a random page. Pick two sentences and post them along with the page number, book, and author.

Without further ado here is my Teaser Tuesday for this week. I've been reading a lot of books lately. However, the one I'd like to share for my Teaser Tuesday comes from Saving June. I did two sentences, but not two sentences in a row. Hope you don't mind.

"That’s the I Am Silently Judging You Look—I recognize it because it’s the same expression Laney has when she sees people wearing black and blue together, or the look I myself have when people pontificate on the brilliance of Ayn Rand." 
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It was nice, I guess, of Jake to hold my hair back, instead of just leaving me there.  “It was a lovely moment,” he says drily. “Now there’s a band name for you—the Lovely Pukes.”

I don't have page numbers, sorry. I really like both of those quotes. I feel like they capture the essence of this story really well. I will admit I didn't expect to love this book as much as I did, but it was just fantastic.
 

That's all for me. Which book did you pick this week. Please comment and leave your link. I check out every single link and respond" to every comment. :)

~Top Ten Tuesday~

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish featuring a new top ten list each week. Everyone can participate just head on over to their blog and sign up. Each week they will post a new top ten list that one of our bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday.

Top Ten Books I Wish had a Sequel

1.  Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund (YA Sci-Fi)- I absolutely adored this book. I have loved all of Osterlund's novels actually. This one was just so incredible. It's sci-fi, but not dystopian sci-fi. I absolutley loved the writing in this one, the characters, and plot.


2. The Witness by Dee Henderson (Adult Christian Romantic Suspense)- I love this author and I'm so thrilled that she is releasing a new novel. I guess you all know what my W.O.W post will be tomorrow. :) This novel was great just like all of Henderson's novels are. But there are two guys in this story and she doesn't choose one. I want to know who she chooses.

3. One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (YA Realistic)- I loved this one. I would be interested in seeing what happened to Carley. What happened later on in her life. I know why they won't make a sequel, but I wish they would.

4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Classic)- I'd love any chance to read anything else by Harper Lee. I think this novel ended perfectly. I just would have really liked to see another book by Harper Lee set in this same time frame.

5. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (Classic)- I know that there is a sequel,but it wasn't written by Mitchell. I would love to see Mitchell's take on what would happen if there was a sequel.

6. The O'Malley series by Dee Henderson (Adult Christian Romantic Suspense)- I know it had to end. There are six in the series, but I've read them all so many times. I just don't want to let these characters go. I wish there were more.

7. On Little Wings by Regina Sirois (Realistic Young Adult)- I loved loved loved this book. Definitely one of my favorites of the year. I would love to see what happens after this novel ends, but I understand why making a sequel might be hard. I'd read it though.

8. Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr (Young Adult Realistic)- Yes, I understand why there isn't a sequel, but I just loved this story. I would love reading more about these characters. I know I would read it.

9. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling- I didn't want this series to end. Yes, I know she's writing a new book, but the day I had to exit the HP world was a sad day indeed. I wouldn't have minded staying in it a bit longer, but I can understand why it had to end.

10. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler (Young Adult Realistic)- Once again, I understand why there isn't a sequel, but I loved this story and the characters. I would love to read more about Anna.



And that's all for me. What was your top ten? What books do you wish had a sequel? Please feel free to leave your link in the comments. I love reading them. :)

Love,
Danica Page

58 comments:

  1. I LOVED Saving June! Jake was so sweet. It was a touching story.
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    1. Jake is definitely super sweet. And it is definitely a touching story. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more from this author.

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  3. Ohhh yes, I wish that there were more books in the Wizarding world as well. Sigh, if only we could all return to Hogwarts for new adventures.

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  4. That's a really great list of stories to be continued. There are so many I would love to live on, but alas they are not meant to be lol. Great teasers too. I've been meaning to read that book. Here's my Teaser

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    1. I know what you mean. Nearly all of these aren't meant to live on, but I wish they would.

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  5. I loved Saving June, it was such a great book! Glad to hear you enjoyed it too :)

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    1. I loved it as well. It's just such a great read. Thanks for commenting and leaving your link. I'll be sure to stop by.

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  6. Great idea for a TT! Mmmm...what would I put on that list? I agree with GWTW (though it has one, I wish it had a GOOD one.)

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  7. Great list! More Harry Potter books would be nice, though I'm afraid I have to disagree about To Kill A Mockingbird - I think it ended just right.

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    1. To Kill a Mockingbird did end just right. I just really would have wanted to see more writing from Lee.

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  8. Okay, I definitely have to read the books from your list that I haven't. I think wanting a sequel is one of the best compliments one can make. (Though sometimes NOT wanting one is a compliment, too. *g*)

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    1. I'm glad I could recommend some new books to you. And I agree, either way can be a huge compliment. Most of the time books end so well that they don't need a sequel, but I want one anyway. :)

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  9. I love this topic! I'm going to pick it next time we have a freebie week for Top Ten Tuesday =)

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  10. Such a wonderful choice for Top Ten Picks for today! I am going to add stuff from here!

    Here is my Top Ten post!

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  11. Great idea for a Top Ten list! Most of the books are not really within the genre I read, but I'm going to check out Academy 7 now :) While I love sequels, there are so many series right now (especially in YA paranormal) that I sometimes find myself longing for a great standalone novel...

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    1. I do agree. I do love a good standalone novel to break up all the series.

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  12. I sent Anne Osterlund an email asking if Academy 7 could please have a sequel! I want to know more of the story!

    And totally agree on Harry Potter and the O'Malleys (love those books). I'm going to read The Witness next, so I will probably want a sequel there too!

    Great list.

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    1. Way to go! I should send her an email too.

      Thanks for stopping by and for the follow. I followed you as well.

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  13. I haven't read many of these - but I definitely agree with Harry Potter! Great list, and happy Tuesday!

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  14. I especially agree about Gone with the Wind. I never read the "sequel", but I always wondered what Mitchell would have done with this if she'd written a sequel.

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    1. I got the sequel for 75 cents at a used clothing store, but I haven't found the heart to read it because it's not by Mitchell.

      It breaks my heart that the story just ended.

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  15. Awesome list! I would probably add Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman - loved that book.

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    1. I haven't read that one, but I'll definitely have to check it out. Thanks for mentioning it!

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  16. Danica,
    I just saw this post. Anytime my book is mentioned anywhere in the same stratosphere as Gone With the Wind I start looking like a fish because my mouth is opening and closing in shock but no words are coming out! :) Thank you for your enthusiasm about On Little Wings. I'm really humbled and touched.

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    1. You are most welcome. I truly did love your book. And being mentioned in the same post with Gone with the Wind is definitely cool...it does show my split personality though (Ya and classics).

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. I agree with Gone with the Wind and Harry Potter!I haven't read all of these.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. I would have loved another book by Harper Lee for sure. I also completely agree that there needed to be more Harry Potter. She could have wrote about Harry's kids, or James Potter, or really anything that's set in that magical, wonderful, world.

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    1. I definitely agree with you with HP. It doesn't have to be about Harry...just don't end the world of Hogwarts and muggles.

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  19. Great list!!! I wish Gone with the Wind had a sequel as well, the sequel written by Alexadnra Ripley wasn't too bad, it was a good read. I also wished Harry Potter wouldn't end as well, my partner and I always discuss ways on how she could continue with this series lol. Great post!

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    1. I will have to give the sequel a shot...I just haven't yet because it's not by Mitchell.

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  20. Great idea for a Top Ten list! I'm right there with you on Harper Lee and Gone with the Wind.

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  21. A sequel to Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell would be awesome! I would be curious to see what she thought happened to Scarlett.

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    1. I'm not joking when I say it broke my heart that there isn't one. Some things just aren't meant to be I guess.

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  22. Great list. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  23. I also have a giveaway going on...The Golden Lily Giveaway. Check it out.

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  24. Aw yes I do hope J.K. Rowling revisits Harry's world again at some point. It really shouldn't be over. While I would love to know more about Scarlett, I do think that it was fitting the way Gone with the Wind ended. Same with To Kill a Mockingbird. There are so many stories i wish could continue, but at the same time they did end so well. The dilemma!

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    1. You are absolutely right.They ended so perfectly and yet I can't help but want more.

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  25. To Kill A Mockingbird is, hands down, my favorite school read ever. We read it in freshman year and when I finished I was lost. I wanted more! I kept looking at my notes where I had written "Harper Lee's only novel," and kept wondering why!

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    1. I agree. It was a great in school read. I also read it my freshmen year.

      I definitely agree. She should have wrote more.

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  26. Cool idea for a list!! I may have to steal it if they do more freebies!! I agree I didn't EVER want Harry Potter to end... when the last book came out I was afraid to finish it bc I knew I would never have another one to look foreward to! I wish 20 Boy Summer had a sequel and Story of a Girl is one of my favs!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!!
    My TTT- Books That Scared Me

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you liked my idea. And feel free to steal it. It looks like you have great taste in books. Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. I totally agree with you on the O'Malley Series! They are soooooo amazing! Have you read Jen's story that is on Dee's website? It's pretty awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog1

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    1. It really is a wonderful story. I've been dying to read Jen's story, but it's temporarily not available. I'd love to read it though.

      You are most welcome!

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  28. I know what you mean about Harry Potter. Although Harry's story came to natural end, JK Rowling created such a big, rich world with so many characters. I would love to read spin-offs, prequels, anything.

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  29. Thanks for the comment! I seriously wish that Harry Potter never had to end. I would keep reading them. I bet I'm not the only one who would say that either!

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  30. It would have certainly been a treat had Harper Lee written more for us to read. Fantastic list. Love it!

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