Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday/Teaser 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 Settings I'd Like to See More Of

1.  Italy-I'm going there in May for 18 months for a service trip, so I'd love to read more about this country. Plus, I've always loved Italy. The art and the culture are just incredible.

2. Russia- I love Russia. Russia is one of my favorite countries and I'd love to read more about it. 

3. Hogwarts- Yeah, I know not going to happen, but I wish it would. A girl can dream, right?


4.  London- I just love London. 

5. Western United States states besides California, and preferably not NW US-It feels like I read a tone of books set in Cali or on the east coast, but the rest gets left out.

6. Australia- I can't think of the last time I read a book set in Australia. I think I've read one set in Australia by Zusak, but I'd like to read more Australia based books. 

7. Books set in World War I/II- There are a lot of books in this setting, but I'd like more of them.

8. Road Trips- I love a good road trip book.

9. Texas- I've loved every book I've read that was set in this state. That may or may not be because I have a thing for fictional cowboys.

10. Books set in Ireland/Scotland-I read so many books set in England, but not that many in Scotland or Ireland. Plus, that's where my ancestors are from.


Honorable Mentions:
Castles
Time Travel
College-I'd really like to see more that are less romantic and more clean than the ones I've been reading lately. Anybody know of any cleaner college based books?
Quirky Small Towns-(One blogger said Gilmore-esque towns, and I have to agree with that one.
Fairy Tale Retellings- Luckily these are flooding the market right now.
Books that take place in one day- I loved Where I Went, If I Stay, and the Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and want more.

Have any suggestions?

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


~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 feel incredibly safe. When I’m knocked unconscious by my tray table during some sort of emergency landing, I can’t wait to see all five-foot-nothing of you carry me out of here.” Oliver
~The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

I'd heard this book was incredible and so I'd been dying to read it for forever. I finally got to reading it and I loved it.

DEFINITELY recommend this one. It was great. It had so many good quotes. 

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. :)

Love,
Danica Page

86 comments:

  1. I'm in Texas :) and I agree with a lot of your other picks for sure. Also, your teaser is great! The title of the book is also pretty fantastic. New follower :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven. Here is my TT.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you agree with Texas and that you liked my teaser. Thanks for the follow. I've followed back.

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  2. Love your list, especially Scotland/Ireland. There's a small part of me that always thinks I might one day like to move to Scotland in particular. Also, love that Texas is on your list--as a born-and-raised Texan, it makes me happy to see my state on your list. Maybe I'm biased, but I say it's a pretty interesting setting.

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    1. I'm glad you are from Texas. My roommate is from Texas.

      I've heard Scotland is beautiful so I also think it would be fun to live there for a time. Thanks for visiting.

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  3. Road trips, Ireland, & Australia are on my list too! :) My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/settings/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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    1. I'm so glad to hear we had similar tastes in settings. I actually remember stopping by your list. You had such great picks. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. LOVE your list! And question, can I fit in your suitcase?! So great you get to go to Italy for 18 months, that's amazing! What will you be doing there? Do you need more help? I'm game :)

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    1. Haha! Sorry, I wish you could fit in my suitcase but it's full. I'm going on a service mission. I just hope I can learn the language.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Awesome list! Am jealous that you're going to Italy, I absolutely <3 it there =D

    I also love novels set in WW1/WW2; there's just something about those two world events that makes for a very good setting for novels...

    Here's my 10 places for this week's TTT =)

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    1. I'm so thrilled to be going to Italy. :)

      Yep, WWI/WWII are just special. They draw me in so completely.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Italy is the best- the best to visit, the best to read about, the best to watch movies about!

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    1. That's what I've heard. I'm so excited to go there. I've dreamed of it for years.

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  7. Definitely agree about the West Coast of the US. I'd love to see some more books set in Washington or Oregon, something like that. And anything Scottish/Irish can't really go wrong in my book. I'm starting to enjoy Russia a lot too, I've been reading a few more books at least partially set there and it's very interesting.

    Also love a road trip book!

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    1. Washington/Oregon would be great. I'd also like to see some set in Utah. I'm from Utah and really it's not that hickish.

      Road trips are great and thankfully there seems to be an abundance of those lately.

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  8. oh don't say Hogwarts will never happen. I have dreams of getting more stories from other generations or points of view!

    Marissa @ Rae Gun Ramblings

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    1. Okay I won't say it then. :) I hope you're right. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. Fun and funny teaser, Danica. I've always thought there was a surfeit of books set in both Texas and California, but I would definitely agree on wanting more books set in Scotland. Thanks for visiting!

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    1. Thanks I'm glad you liked my teaser. I've read a lot of books about Cali, but few about Texas. So I'm interested in what Texan books you've read.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. I would like to visit Hogwarts but I could settle for reading some more of it.^-^

    Nice teaser, btw. I hope you enjoy the book.

    My TT

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    1. I'm glad you liked my teaser. I liked yours as well.

      And yep going to Hogwarts would be fantastic.

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  11. Ooh, you're going to Italy! That's awesome! I've been and I love Tuscany so much, though the cities are cool too, but the slower pace of the mountain towns is more my speed. I want to go back, and I hope you have a great time.

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    1. Yep, I'm going to Italy. I'm super excited. I'll actually be in the Tuscany area for quite some time.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. Congrats On Italy!! Yes Hogwarts is PERFECT!!!

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    1. I'm definitely excited for Italy and yes Hogwarts would be spectacular. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. OOO. I wanna go see Hogwarts too! It would be so cool if Bookish things were real. Of course in the concept of sparkling vampires - ahem, fairies... :p
    Thanks for stopping by Bookwyrming Thoughts' Teaser Tuesday! :)

    ~Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

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    1. I definitely agree. :)

      Thanks for stopping by my post.

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  14. I agree with WWI/WWII...I didn't think of it for my list but I'd love to see more books about *living* during that time (not necessarily about the prisoners and stuff)...or people fighting in the wars (like Code Name Verity...YA with espionage and stuff...very cool).

    Bree :)
    My Top Ten @ Coffee Bean Bookshelf

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you like WWI/WWII books too.

      I agree I also like the non-war stuff but how people actually lived during that time. I loved your picks as well.

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  15. Well I can offer hundreds of great Australian suggestions....!

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    1. I'm always game for suggestions. Thanks for stopping by.

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  16. I dram of reading more books about Hogwarts, too, seven books weren't enough for me)) It's so great that you're going to Italy, I've been there once and I was very impressed by it! And I'm from Russia and it's so great to hear that you love my country, and the best way to learn and understand it is to read our classics, they are the best.
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    1. I'm with you on the HP. I'm excited to go to Italy as well. I've heard from several people that it's amazing.

      And yep I love Russia. The classics are incredible. I love Crime and Punishment and Anna Karenina.

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  17. Fantastic teaser. I have seen this book around, but haven't checked it out. I will be adding it to my wishlist now. Thanks for stopping by and sharing.

    Katie ~ Turner’s Antics

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    1. Thanks. I'm glad you liked it. I didn't expect it to be as good as it was. I loved it.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. YES to books set in college. Great idea! I read the first of the Morganville Vampire series, which is set in college. And please read A Brief History of Montmaray- WWII and so charming.

    Great list!
    http://yafictionandwhiskeysours.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for the book recommendations. I always love hearing what other people have read and loved. Thanks for leaving your link.

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  19. I have been wanting to read this one...thanks for the snippet...and here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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  20. How amazing that you get to live in Italy for such a long time! I hope you have enough time for sightseeing and learning the language and everything! :D I also love your picks of London, Australia, and Hogwarts. No, we can never have enough Hogwarts!

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    1. I'm excited. Thanks.

      I'm working on the language we'll see how that goes and thanks for stopping by.

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  21. I definitely agree about books set in places other than England (and that's coming from someone who's English!) Wales and Scotland would make great settings.

    Fab teaser too - I adored that book! Here's my teaser.

    New follower by the way! Great blog :) have a great week - happy reading!

    Sarah @ TotalTeenFiction

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    1. :) I'm glad you agree. I didn't think of Wales. Knew I was forgetting something.

      Thanks for the follow that just made my day.

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  22. Cute teaser :) I've seen this book around, glad you enjoyed it, I will need to check it out. I love your top 10 places, I want to visit all those places too.. I really do want to see and explore castles though... Anyhow, happy reading, Book Savvy Babe

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    1. Thanks I'm glad you liked my teaser.

      Castles would be amazing to explore. Thanks for stopping by.

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  23. Love the Ireland suggestion! Never read a book that takes place there & i have been in love with the location ever since the movie p.s. i love you (:
    Great Post.

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    1. I'm so glad. I've heard Nora Jones has some Ireland books, but I really don't know of any other Ireland books.

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  24. Thanks! for the teaser.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/01/teaser-tuesday_22.html

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    1. Thanks for your teaser and for stopping by. I enjoyed yours immensely.

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  25. Italy is beautiful, especially all of the little towns set into the mountainsides of the Amalfi Coast. And the Isle of Capri would make a beautiful setting for a book, as well!

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    1. Yes, that's what I've heard. Hopefully I'll get to read more about these places and then go there. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Hi Danika,

    I love your teaser lines this week, although I am not that fond of flying, so any talk of an air emergency isn't too good as far as I am concerned!

    I hope that you have a fantastic stay in Italy. I have only ever been to Venice, but would love to take an 'arty' trip one day.

    There are so many places in the world I would like to explore, but guess what? My own country of the UK, has a myriad of places I have yet to visit and scenery I have still to wonder at. I think we never truly appreciate the places and people we have on our own doorstep!

    If I had to choose just one overseas country to explore before I die, then I guess it would have to be New Zealand!

    Great post, really interesting, Yvonne

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed them. If it makes you feel better, they didn't have any emergencies. :)

      I'm excited for Italy so thank you.

      I agree the UK is a fountain of treasures. And yes New Zealand would be fantastic too.

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  27. Great list!! Almost everything you have on your list is a place I want to vist, I agree with number 5 it seems like so many books are set in the East Coast and nowhere else in the U.S
    old follower
    my TTT
    http://kimberlysnovelnotes.blogspot.com/2013/01/top-ten-tuesday-6.html

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    1. Thanks I'm glad you liked it.

      You're making me wish I had added court to my list too.

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  28. I had London too! Love that place!!! Great post!! Thanks for stopping by!!! xoxo

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    1. Yep, I can't ever get enough about London. Thanks for stopping by.

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  29. Right on about Italy! And books that take place in one day... not sure if I've read any of those but will definitely read that Statistical Prob. book.

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    1. I've actually read a few that take place in one day and have loved all of them.

      Definitely recommend Statistical Probability. It's excellent.

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  30. I agree with so many of these! Have FANTASTIC time in Italy, by the way. I was just looking at pictures of my semester there, which was 10 years ago. EEK I'm old. Anyway, I love road trips and Texas and basically all of these.

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    1. Thanks. I hope I do have a fantastic time it Italy. I hope you enjoyed your stay there. Thanks for stopping by.

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  31. Austrailia - The Thorn Birds! So great.

    World War I - The Wars, by Timothy Findley. I don't usually like war books, but this one was fantastic.

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  33. Great top 10 list! Thanks for visiting A Book Blog of One's Own.

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    1. Thanks I'm glad you liked mine. I certainly remember liking your list.

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  34. My ancestors are from Ireland and Scotland too which is part of why I want to read books set there. They're just so hard to find! Hogwarts. *sigh* Yes, a girl can dream. I'd also love to read more books set in a variety of states - it seems they're mostly California or New York, which is fine, but there are so many States, it'd be nice to see more of them in books. Thanks for visiting and following, I'm following you back! :-)

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    1. They really are aren't they. It's ridiculous. Thanks for stopping by.

      Thanks for the follow. :)

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  35. Definitely Hogwarts and WWI/II. LOVE historical fiction. I'm submersed in it right now for one of the university courses, but there's not enough YA fiction about it. My TTT :)

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    1. I'm glad you liked my picks. I agree, there should be more historical Young Adult books.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  36. We have Australia in common! Russia was a good pick- I started learning the language, but I didn't think to add it my list. And of course Hogwarts... I guess rereading is your only option there... :)

    Great list. Here's my TTT: http://thebookdinosaur.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/top-ten-tuesday-settings-id-like-to-see-more-of/

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    1. Wow! Trying to learn Russian that's ambitious. I love the culture, but I don't speak Russian.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  37. I have Venice, London, and roadtrips on my list too!

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  38. I love your list. Italy is on mine as well. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight was such a cute book; I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Annie :)

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  39. Road Trips - great pick!! and I picked London as well (more specifically Victorian Era) and I wouldn't mind seeing more castle or college settings! Great list!!

    our TTT

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

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  40. aww the teaser is so cute!
    Also I love Italy, especially Venice (have you read Venom?), also Scotland/Ireland too! So pretty there.

    Thanks for stopping by Bookmunchies (:

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  41. Great list. I want to go to Hogwarts too!. Totally didn't thing about time periods as settings. Bummer!

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  42. Oh my gosh, have a great time in Italy!

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  43. Great teaser! I love the title of this book. Thanks for stopping by.

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  44. Texas would be nice! I love the World Wars too, I think of Captain America ;)

    My TTT: http://blueskyshelf.blogspot.com/2013/01/top-ten-tuesday-settings-id-like-to-see.html

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  45. Oh! I absolutely loved this book! thanks for sharing!

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  46. Just joined your site :). Glad to have found it :). I like your choice for Top Ten Tuesday for Russia. :)

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  47. That's amazing that you're going to Italy! I hope you have an amazing time. As for books set during WWII, have you read The Book Thief? Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan is set in what is definitely a quirky small town, although I'm not sure that's what you had in mind.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  48. Interesting teaser and a great list of places!

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