Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Teaser and Top Ten Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be ReadingAnyone 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!

I'm in the middle of Hammered by Kevin Hearne, the third book in the Iron Druid Chronicles. It contains all the usual hilarity, including this priceless conversation between Atticus (the druid) and his dog Oberon:

So when I serve up some faeries to Ferris, it's the same thing as giving you one of those Bacon Explosion things and chasing it with a nice bacon latte.

<You've never done that for me! Why haven't you done that for me!>

Because I can't. Bacon lattes don't exist.

<Untrue! Logically it must be so. Vampires exist, werewolves exist, and faeries exist. If all those impossible creatures exist, then so do bacon lattes! We could go get one at Starbucks right now.>

Oberon, seriously, I don't believe there's any such thing. I was just making a point.

<You can't fool me! It has to be on their secret menu! That mermaid on the cup is smiling because she knows where the bacon lattes are!>


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted weekly by lovely ladies at The Broke and The Bookish.

Top Ten Seven Authors I Wish Would Write Another Book

I was going to do ten, but I only came up with seven. Of course, there are a lot more books I want, but I know when/that they'll come out, so it's a little different. In no particular order:

The author: Scott Lynch
The reason: I absolutely loved The Lies of Locke Lamora and Red Sea Under Red Skies, but it's been several years since I first read them. The release date for The Republic of Thieves keeps getting pushed back, and while I can't really be angry because Lynch has explained the reasons for that, I still really, really want the next book.

The author: Robin McKinley
The book: Sequel to Sunshine
The reason: I love Sunshine. It's one of my favorite books ever and definitely one of my favorite urban fantasies. While I wouldn't exactly say it ended in a cliffhanger, there were plenty of loose ends and I think it would make a great series, as it's filled with interesting characters. Plus I will read anything McKinley writes.

The author: Jennifer Fallon
The book: What happens after the end of The Chaos Crystal
The reason: Jennifer Fallon never fails to create a fascinating world, and that of the Tide Lords was her best yet. I loved the way the series wrapped up, but there was an epilogue that left me desperately wanting more from this story!

The author: Richelle Mead
The book: Book 5 in Dark Swan
The reason: If you've read Shadow Heir, you will understand this. If you haven't, telling would be a huge spoiler. Suffice to say that there was not nearly enough resolution for me.

The author: Ilona Andrews
The book: The Adventures of Jack and George
The reason: Jack and George were my favorite part of Fate's Edge, which is saying something, because I thought the entire book was amazing. I would read an entire series of the crazy things they get up to!

The authors: Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey
The book: Book 4 of the Halfblood Chronicles
The reason: I've read this series far too many times, and it's an old favorite. (What can I say, it has a dragon on the cover.) After Elvenborn, the characters of the Halfblood Chronicles were so close to a major change in the world. I want a book that gets them there. And gets Kyrtian a girlfriend.

The author: Suzanne Collins
The book: The real Mockingjay
The reason: On Saturday, I had a book club discussion about the Hunger Games, which ended up being mostly Everyone's Issues With Mockingjay. It had a completely different feel than the two previous books, and I didn't find the ending at all satisfactory. I demand a recount.

Sadly, most of these are unlikely. I wish there were a book genie...oh my God, that might be the best idea I've ever had! Can I have one, pleeeeaasse? Now, how to narrow down my book wishes to three...


  1. Bacon lattes? Thanks for giving me a laugh.
    Here's mine: Teaser

  2. I'm going to read HEXED soon...I just saw the series on my bookshelf the other day. Soon, soon!!! Ooh, and Robin McKinley, there are so many books I'd like her to continue! But I've heard about the PEGASUS ending and refuse to read my copy yet, so I guess that first? I can't wait to do what Suzanne Collins does next, yes!

  3. Haha! I love your idea for Suzanne Collins. She DOES need to write the real Mockingjay. IT was a major disappointment. Great list!

    - Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl
    Visit my Top Ten!

  4. I loved the Vampire Academy series so I really need to get to the rest of her series. Suzanne Collins made my list too.

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  6. In general I just want more from Ilona Andrews and Richelle Mead! Great list!

    Come check out my Top Ten

  7. I picked Suzanne Collins too. I want more books from here. Awesome list. =]
    Here is My Top Ten

  8. Hahaha, bacon lattes. I really should get the series & soon!

  9. Awesome list - I read and loved books by Suzanne Collins and Richelle Mead and would love to read more from them.

  10. I still need to read the Hunger Games & I'm planning to read them when I'm back from my internship abroad. I will stay away from the theatre when the movie comes out and will not watch it untill I read all three books. I swear. :) lol.

  11. bacon latte's just doesn't sound too appealing to me. lol, great teaser. Here's my Teaser.

  12. I still need to read Shadow Heir, but honestly I wouldn't mind more of Richelle's books! I totally love her writing! :) :)

  13. I am SO with you on Mockingjay. It actually feels like a different series. The character's aren't the same. Katniss is a pawn more than ever and my favorite character Peeta had changed so much that I didn't recognize him. I demand a re-write too!!! RE-WRITE! RE-WRITE!! Maybe the movie will be better? I can only hope...

  14. I haven't read any Robin McKinley, but I hear great things about her, and I feel like I keep seeing Sunshine referred to lately.

    But I have to disagree with you on Mockingjay! I actually loved the way everything turned out a little differently than everyone thought it would.

  15. Oh, YES to Suzanne Collins. In my head, Mockingjay has a VERY VERY different ending. *sighs*

    Ooh, you're a fan of Jennifer Fallon? *fist bump*

    My Top Ten

  16. Yay I found Mercedes Lackey, Andre Norton, and Jennifer Fallon fans! :)
    *fist bumps Molli*

    Boriquaz - Bacon lattes aren't appealing to you because you're not a dog! :P


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