10.18.2011

Teaser Tuesday (16) and Tune In Tuesday (12) and Top Ten Tuesday (7)

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

That Day in September by Artie Van Why
"I want to know why I survived, and others didn't. But I don't. I want it never to have happened. But it did." (page 4)




Tune in Tuesday is hosted by Ginger at GReads. Hop on over there and join in the fun! The month of October is all about soundtracks.

I spend a lot of time watching classic movies. I love everything about them, the manners, the love stories, the glamour. Love Love Love. I swear I was born in the wrong decade. Marilyn Monroe is one of my favorite classic actress to watch.

Marilyn Monroe -Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend (from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
My favorite MM movie.  

Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell - When Love Goes Wrong (from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
Great duet. Jane Russell was awesome.

Another favorite is Carmen Jones starring Dorothy Dandridge. She was just so pretty!

Dorothy Dandridge - Habanera (from Carmen Jones)
Although this song is actually dubbed Dorothy had a very pretty voice.

Pearl Bailey - Beat Out That Rhythm On A Drum (from Carmen Jones)
Pearl was so pretty too and had a great voice.


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic: Top Ten Books I've judged and bought based on their cover art and/or title.

I love a pretty book cover, I tell ya. The cover is the first thing that draws people in so a pretty cover is a must. I'm really disappointed when I love the cover then I read the back and its not something I'm really into. However, sometimes I buy it anyways and give it a chance just because of the cover. Also the title is important too. Some books I've read because the title was catchy or just to be on the level with others discussing this title.

1. Nevermore. I saw the cover and title of this book and loved it before I read what it was about. Luckily, the cover nor the book disappointed.

2. Beautiful Creatures. Loved the cover of this book and its title. I still haven't finished reading it though. The sequels to this book are as equally catching.

3. Betrayal. I loved this cover before I even knew what the book was about. The book was just as good as the cover.

4 & 5. Fallen and Torment. I bought these two strictly for the covers. I just couldn't walk out of the bookstore without these two beautiful books. I still haven't read them yet.

 

6 & 7. Pride and Prejudice & Wuthering Heights. I was never required to read either of these books in school. I bought them and read them just because these are title classics.


8. The Iron Queen. Same, purchased for its cover. I haven't read it yet because I don't have the first two books. There covers are equally as pretty.

9. Entwined. I want this book. I can't even remember what it is about but isn't the cover pretty.


10. Wicked Lovely. Same as above. Although I do remember what the back of the book said and it sounds good.

I'm a girl and girls love pretty things. Pretty book covers are no exception!

13 comments:

Ginger @ GReads! said...

I love the classics too :-) History of film was one of my favorite courses in college.

Melissa said...

That teaser and that book would probably be too much for me:(

I love those covers though!! I want the Lauren Kate books...so gorgeous! And I read Entwined...it's juts as beautiful as the cover. I've a review on my site:)

My Teaser Tuesdays

♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

Grace said...

I agree with you on the cover of the book and I've read that some authors have changed their book covers and received more sales as a result.
I found you through the weekly book blog hop and now following you on GFC and Network blogs. Love the teeth, by the way, in your profile pic!

Mirka said...

Pretty songs, pretty covers. What more can we ask for? :)

My TT

Jenni Elyse said...

I've never see the cover for Betrayal before. That is absolutely gorgeous! I love it.

Ninja Girl said...

That Wicked Lovely cover has been popping up everywhere 0__0 It really is beautiful. Also, I wasn't too keen on the Fallen cover, but the one for Torment is fantastic. Great choice of covers.
Ninja Girl

Alice Audrey said...

Sometimes that's just how things work out.

http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com/p/giveaway-hops.html

Alice Audrey said...

Gah. Sorry about the stupid link. Carried from something unrelated.

Great teaser. Please check out my teaser.

Anne said...

I have always loved the song Diamonds are a Girl Best Friend!

Heidi said...

Love Marilyn. New follower from Weekly Book Blog Hop. Would love a follow back at http://pagesofgold.blogspot.com.

Sidne said...

Pride and prejudice was so not appealing to me. Betrayal is a wonderful book cover. Wicked Lovely gets my attention.
http://sidnebkclubreviewz.blogspot.com

mmbear said...

Have to admit the covers are pretty awesome but if the inside is rough, not much you can do to save that book. But they look good on the shelf! New follower from the book hop and following you thru GFC. Would love a follow back when you get the chance. Thanks and have a great week!

Mary@http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com

LitzaLou said...

I LOVE classic movies. Gah! So good! I'm also a sucker for a good book cover, I'm not gonna lie. :) Thanks for sharing!

My Tune in Tuesday pick!

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