f0zKg0J4zFLYz-Yq0aednQVqREE Once Upon a Prologue: Teaser Tuesday - #5 + Top Ten Tuesday - #2
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Teaser Tuesday - #5 + Top Ten Tuesday - #2

{ ++ } Miz B over at Should Be Reading hosts this weekly meme, where us book lovers get a chance to spotlight our currently-reading and basically...do a little teasing.  : ) The rules are simple:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.  (Full disclosure: I actually go hunting for a good teaser.  heehee.)
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  (Um.  Sometimes I post more than 2 sentences.  hee.)
  • 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 participants can add the book to their to-reads if they like your teaser.
Here were Jimmy and I, two orphans who had been brought up a step past utter poverty, getting ready to go to a fancy New York restaurant.  How strange and confusing time and events had been.  It was hard to determine what was real and what was a dream.  Maybe for the moment, I thought, it was better not to try.  - Secrets of the Morning; page 88

Shadowed by her tortured past, Dawn has a bright new life of glimmering hopes...

Dawn can hardly believe she's a student at one of New York City's best music schools. Now her most precious wish, to become a singer, can come true. But Dawn still dreams about Jimmy, her strong, intense boyfriend, and the love and anguished secrets they share.

Then Michael Sutton arrives, a new teacher at the school, a singing star and the most wonderful looking man Dawn has ever seen. Together they create a world of feeling Dawn has never known. In his embrace Dawn awakens to disturbing, unfamiliar desires, and Michael's promises offer a vision of music and romance forever...until he disappears.

Dazed by his cruelty, alone with the bitter fruit of his betrayal, Dawn becomes, once again, a victim of her grandmothers twisted schemes. Desolate, she clings to the tender hope that Jimmy will return and renew with her their deepest hearts' dream...

{ ++ } Hosted by the girls over at The Broke and the Bookish, this meme features a different theme every week, and hey, it's Tuesday - we've got the rest of the week ahead of us.  We all need a little fun, and who doesn't love the challenge of ranking their top 10 anything...especially when it comes to books?!

{ ++ } This week's Top 10 is: Top Ten Bookish Websites, Organizations, Apps. Etc.

{ 1 } Goodreads!  I use this site to make new book-ish friends, as well as rank my favorite books, and keep up with my (virtual) to-be-read list!

{ 2 } Amazon.com.  I live in a small town with no real book store (sorry Hastings but you don't count) so I do a LOT of my book shopping here, when I can't get to a B&N.

{ 3 } NetGalley.  I'm just starting to learn my way around this site, but it seems like an awesome place to get sneak (digital) peeks at up-and-coming books. 

{ 4 } FictFact.  A neat site to help you track which series you want to read and make sure you get to read them in order. 

{ 5 } Patrick Rothfuss's official website.  (Oh...wait...you weren't looking for author websites?)

{ 6 } Blogger!  (Duh!)

{ 7 } What Should I Read Next.  A cool site I just discovered that recs books similar to the names of authors or favorite books you input into its search engine. 

{ 8 } BarnesandNoble.com.  I don't really think this needs an explanation, BUT.  Another awesome place to shop around for books.  : )

{ 9 } Jodi Picoult's official site.  What?  She's my girl.  I gotta show her some love.

{ 10 } And finally, JR Ward's official site.  The WARDen is just too cool.  She interacts with her fans on her message boards and posts regularly on her Facebook page.  I just want to hug her.  : D

{ ++ } That's it for this week.  Look for a new review from me tomorrow!