Thursday, 28 June 2012

Get A Taste: All These Things I've Done



Rea of Rea's Reading and Reviews and I often read very different books but sometimes find interesting new books to potentially add to the ever-growing monsters that our TBR piles have morphed into. However, we know that we do not have 100% the same taste and we wanted another way of getting a look at these books...


Do you ever feel like getting a bit of a taster for a book you’ve been thinking of reading but aren’t fully sold on yet? Do you feel like sharing a taster for your current read with the world? Well, here’s your chance.

Each week the random number generator will pick a number between 1 and 100 for books with pages or 1 and 25% for ebooks. We figured that these numbers would keep us out of spoiler territory. Open your book to the specified place and pick a paragraph. Share it with the world!



This week its: 
Page number: 46
Kindle/ebook: 18%


My Teaser:
All These Things I've Done (Birthright, #1)
Her voice was clearly stressed when she answered the phone. "Oh Anya," she said, "I suppose you've heard. The guy from the DOH  seemed to have it in for us!"
I asked Dr Pikarski for the name of the DOH employee.


Not a very interesting Teaser but there was nothing else to put :( BUT THE BOOK is soooo good so far :)


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Monday, 25 June 2012

The Cover Wars: Ash


Rea of Rea's Reading and Reviews and I decided to get together to do a weekly meme where we would compare covers of the UK editions of books with those of the US editions.
The aim of this is to just have a bit of fun. We put ourselves in the position where we see both of these books side by side in the bookstore. Which would we choose? Why that one and not the other?

This week, we will be comparing the UK and US covers of Ash by Malinda Lo.

The First book is the US version and the Second one is the UK
version.



Tara Says: They both look really stunning and beautiful as they both have the girl and something which just makes it special… But the UK one is brighter and colourful, which makes me want to read that the most, so UK for me.

Rea says: The UK cover is really very pretty with the glass slippers being an obvious giveaway as to the book’s subject. The art really draws my eye. I find, however, that the gothic, lost look of the US covers draws my attention better. US for me.


Score: 

Week 23:      US: 3    UK: 11    Draw: 8


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Step 4: Compare the two.

Step 5: Either use our score or keep your own score.

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Friday, 22 June 2012

Follow Friday 19

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Q: If you could “unread” a book, which one would it be? Is it because you want to start over and experience it again for the first time? Or because it was THAT bad?


A: Roderick Blackwood & The Demon Stone by Ralph Rathbone was.. well very flawed and I wished I never read it. 
On a positive note, if I could unread a book which I LOVED and experience it again, that would be City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare because it was AMAZING.. and because it was soooo Amazing.. I read it fast.. so 1 minute I'm reading it and the next I'm.. finished. 



So what about all of you? What book would you want to "unread" and is it because you hated it, or loved it ? 




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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Get A Taste: Fallen Blood



Rea of Rea's Reading and Reviews and I often read very different books but sometimes find interesting new books to potentially add to the ever-growing monsters that our TBR piles have morphed into. However, we know that we do not have 100% the same taste and we wanted another way of getting a look at these books...


Do you ever feel like getting a bit of a taster for a book you’ve been thinking of reading but aren’t fully sold on yet? Do you feel like sharing a taster for your current read with the world? Well, here’s your chance.

Each week the random number generator will pick a number between 1 and 100 for books with pages or 1 and 25% for ebooks. We figured that these numbers would keep us out of spoiler territory. Open your book to the specified place and pick a paragraph. Share it with the world!



This week its: 
Page number: 83
Kindle/ebook: 4%


My Teaser:
Fallen Blood


'"Heather, hide!" He spoke as he concentrated on her mind. It was how he could sometimes invade her dreams. It would always work to some degree, but not always as well as he would hope. He was never sure why, maybe sometimes she resisted his intrusions. and maybe at other times she welcomed it.'


I am currently reading this book, so far so good :D 


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Step 4: Type out a paragraph or so from your book.
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Monday, 18 June 2012

The Cover Wars: Partials


Rea of Rea's Reading and Reviews and I decided to get together to do a weekly meme where we would compare covers of the UK editions of books with those of the US editions.
The aim of this is to just have a bit of fun. We put ourselves in the position where we see both of these books side by side in the bookstore. Which would we choose? Why that one and not the other?

This week, we will be comparing the UK and US covers of Partials by Dan Wells.


The First book is the US version and the Second one is the UK
version.




Tara Says: The covers are really similar apart from a few differences. The UK one is darker than and doesn’t really stand out as much as the US one, which has brighter colours and the title stands out more, so US for me.

Rea says: This is a case where the difference between the covers is really very small. It’s all about which shading you prefer. Personally, I prefer the more natural, yellowy-browns to the purples. US for me.


Score: 

Week 22:      US: 3    UK: 11    Draw: 7


Do you want to join in too? Here’s how:

Step 1: Copy and paste the Cover Wars image.

Step 2: Copy and paste our intro or write your own but it must link back to both of our blogs.

Step 3: Copy and paste the US and UK cover images.

Step 4: Compare the two.

Step 5: Either use our score or keep your own score.

Step 6: Post it and share it!

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Friday, 15 June 2012

Follow Friday 18

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Q: Happy Father’s Day! Who is your favorite dad character in a book and why?


A: I really couldn't think of anything, so I went with Keegan's father from Coexist by Julia Crane, He was kind and tried to protect his daughter by any means possible, so I guess a father who is protective of their daughter is a good father. 




So what about all of you? Who is your favourite dad character from a book and why? 




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Thursday, 14 June 2012

Get A Taste: Insight



Rea of Rea's Reading and Reviews and I often read very different books but sometimes find interesting new books to potentially add to the ever-growing monsters that our TBR piles have morphed into. However, we know that we do not have 100% the same taste and we wanted another way of getting a look at these books...


Do you ever feel like getting a bit of a taster for a book you’ve been thinking of reading but aren’t fully sold on yet? Do you feel like sharing a taster for your current read with the world? Well, here’s your chance.

Each week the random number generator will pick a number between 1 and 100 for books with pages or 1 and 25% for ebooks. We figured that these numbers would keep us out of spoiler territory. Open your book to the specified place and pick a paragraph. Share it with the world!



This week its: 
Page number: 79
Kindle/ebook: 9%


My Teaser:
Insight (Insight #1)
'"You know I love you guys, but I'm not sleeping out there," I said, Elbowing him. 
"Ahh come on.. you're not scared - are you?" Dane teased. 
Just then, the back porch light kicked on, and my father opened the door. I felt a little anxiety rise inside of Dane; he respected my father as much as anyone else in town. My father looked in our direction, and a surge of confusion came from him.'


I got this book free and enjoyed it :) 



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Step 4: Type out a paragraph or so from your book.
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We would appreciate it if you'd leave a comment letting us know where we can find your post. We'll be sure to pop on by and leave a comment!
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Monday, 11 June 2012

The Cover Wars: The Gathering


Rea of Rea's Reading and Reviews and I decided to get together to do a weekly meme where we would compare covers of the UK editions of books with those of the US editions.
The aim of this is to just have a bit of fun. We put ourselves in the position where we see both of these books side by side in the bookstore. Which would we choose? Why that one and not the other?

This week, we will be comparing the UK and US covers of The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong. I have read and loved this book so much :D.


The First book is the US version and the Second one is the UK
version.



Tara says: They are both pretty in different ways. The US one has a pretty girl on it and great colours, which make me think the book will be mysterious and good. The UK one is green and different. The girl inside the girl is a good and strange idea but that strange idea has made me go for the UK one.

Rea says: I have to admit that in this case I’m not particularly fond of the UK cover with the girl inside the girl. I like the imagery of nature with the forest and the birds, but overall the cover doesn’t really work for me. In contrast, I find that I am rather fond of the US cover, though I couldn’t say why the girl’s lips are so red! US for me.


Score: 

Week 21:      US: 2    UK: 11    Draw: 7


Do you want to join in too? Here’s how:

Step 1: Copy and paste the Cover Wars image.

Step 2: Copy and paste our intro or write your own but it must link back to both of our blogs.

Step 3: Copy and paste the US and UK cover images.

Step 4: Compare the two.

Step 5: Either use our score or keep your own score.

Step 6: Post it and share it!

Thanks and have fun!

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Get A Taste: Jonas (Beautiful Dead #1)



Rea of Rea's Reading and Reviews and I often read very different books but sometimes find interesting new books to potentially add to the ever-growing monsters that our TBR piles have morphed into. However, we know that we do not have 100% the same taste and we wanted another way of getting a look at these books...


Do you ever feel like getting a bit of a taster for a book you’ve been thinking of reading but aren’t fully sold on yet? Do you feel like sharing a taster for your current read with the world? Well, here’s your chance.

Each week the random number generator will pick a number between 1 and 100 for books with pages or 1 and 25% for ebooks. We figured that these numbers would keep us out of spoiler territory. Open your book to the specified place and pick a paragraph. Share it with the world!



This week its: 
Page number: 59
Kindle/ebook: 2%


My Teaser:
Jonas (Beautiful Dead, #1)

'"Tell her, Phoenix," Arizona interrupted.
"Believe them, " he whispered, his voice chocking. "Your memories would be gone. You'd never see me again."
I grew desperate when he said this.


I haven't read this yet, but I'm sure to at some point :D 

Do you want to join in too? Here’s how:

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Monday, 4 June 2012

The Cover Wars: Looking for Alaska


Rea of Rea's Reading and Reviews and I decided to get together to do a weekly meme where we would compare covers of the UK editions of books with those of the US editions.
The aim of this is to just have a bit of fun. We put ourselves in the position where we see both of these books side by side in the bookstore. Which would we choose? Why that one and not the other?

This week, we will be comparing the UK and US covers of Looking for Alaska by John Green.


The First book is the US version and the Second one is the UK
version.



Tara says: The US version looks old fashioned a bit, and a little on the boring side. The UK cover is amazing and just stunning. I love the fact that there’s water with a heart in it. Everything that the UK version has, the US doesn’t. It’s UK for me.

Rea says: I think that Looking for Alaska is a case where the US and UK covers are just as appealing. I like the colours on the UK cover, but I’m not really sure what sort of emotion it’s supposed to instil in me. The US cover has the sort of imagery that you can’t mistake. I really like how much comes through from the simple image of a blown out candle. It’s the sort of image that says a thousand words. US for me.


Score: 

Week 20:      US: 2    UK: 11    Draw: 6


Do you want to join in too? Here’s how:

Step 1: Copy and paste the Cover Wars image.

Step 2: Copy and paste our intro or write your own but it must link back to both of our blogs.

Step 3: Copy and paste the US and UK cover images.

Step 4: Compare the two.

Step 5: Either use our score or keep your own score.

Step 6: Post it and share it!

Thanks and have fun!

Friday, 1 June 2012

Follow Friday 17

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Q: You are a matchmaker — your goal, hook up two characters from two of your favorite books. Who would it be? How do you think it would go?
A: Nick from Need by Carrie Jones
 to be with ZoĆ« from Flying Blind by Deborah Cooke. It's a strange match but I feel they have some similarities. 

So what about all of you? 




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