Teaser Tuesday (9) and Tune In Tuesday (4) and Top Ten Tuesday (1)

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Here are the rules: Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page, and BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
I decided to go ahead and read the Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. So far, so good.
'My protests came awkwardly to my lips, and she left before I could get out a sentence. The buzz from her bite had lessened as soon as she broke the connection, but some of it still lingered in my veins, and I felt a goofy smile cross my lips. Turning my head, I glanced up at Oscar, still sitting in the window. "You don't know what you're missing," I told him. '
Tune in Tuesday is hosted by Ginger at GReads. Hop on over there and join in the fun!
Lately I've been doing more writing than read. This song is on my writing soundtrack. I never get tired of hearing it. I really like the official video but for some reason it won't let me upload it here.

Sam Sparro - Black and Gold
Check out the official video here.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
I figured I would participate today considering its not to difficult of a topic.
Top Ten Trends You'd Like To See More of/Less of:
Less weak females leads. More strong women.
It's nice to be rescued but I would like to read more about girl/women who start out strong not gain power halfway through the novel.
Less umpteenth book series. More stand alone books.
I'm greedy I always want to know more, read more and find out more about characters I get attached too but by the 5th or 6th book I'm usually bored. Trilogies are good but anything longer is a waste of paper. Speaking of paper...
Less ebooks. More real books.
I understand that ebooks are super cheap and easy but I like to turn pages and view covers, I even like to bend the page corners to mark my place.
Less paranormal. More real life.
I like getting lost in imaginary worlds with strong creatures and beautiful beings but I'm still in the real world and I like reading about strong people without paranormal powers.
Less online book shopping. More real bookstores.
I really hate seeing all the bookstores closing. Just like with the closing of all the blockbusters and neighborhood video rental stores, I feel like we are missing out. Maybe I'm nostalgic or old fashion or even slightly anti-technology but to me there is nothing better than browsing through stacks and stacks of books, then renting a DVDs (or VHS) from a kind old man at the video store next door, grabbing a pizza and hanging on the couch with friends. Sounds perfect to me!


PeaceLove&Pat said...

I love the VA series. Great teaser.

Here's mine from Sleepwalker by J.Gabriel Gates: http://www.peaceloveandreviews.com/2011/08/tuesday-teaser-8.html

Cecilia said...

The VA series are really great! lovely teaser.
I´ve not heard of sam sparro before, but I kind of like it :)

Jen D. @ Not Now...I'm Reading! said...

I love Black & Gold. It's a fun song to dance to. Great pick!

Books4Learning said...

I agree whole heartedly with your list--especially having more strong females who are not defined by their vampire or popular boyfriend.

Jennifer said...

I take it being bitten is a good thing in the book? Interesting teaser.
My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/08/teaser-tuesdays-the-girls-of-murder-city.html

Shannon Lawrence said...

I've been considering reading those books. Good to hear that it's good so far.


Jenni Elyse said...

Although it didn't make my list, I want more stand-alone books too. It's hard to commit to a long series when there are so many books I want to read.

Ronnica said...

I'm with you on the "less paranormal!"

Sally said...

Great teaser. Really need to finish the VA series.

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I've seen this vampire book around a lot.

Here is mine

Sidne,the BCR said...

first, nice teaser, i'm a toss up on stand alone versus ereaders, but i think i like my hardcovers better. 2nd-agree, less paranormal. 3rd, agree more bookstores!!!!
have a nice day!!

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I think I'm the only one left who haven't read this series.

Great teaser!

Wanna take a look at my TT?

KristinCanRead said...

INteresting. Looking forward to your review since I don't normally read vampire books. My Teaser Tuesday!

Katelyn said...

What a super great song! I will be checking out some more of his music soon. I like his sound A LOT :)

heavenisabookstore said...

Vampire Academy books are on my wishlist, but haven't started them yet. Great teaser

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