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My name is Joyce and this is my humble playground in cyberspace where my insanity runs amok. I created this book blog with the intention of using it for my thoughts,opinions, and reviews on the books I've read and the books I want to read. This is also where I'll keep a tab of all the reading challenges I decide to participate in, and interesting excerpts from the books I'm reading, as well as any odds and ends related to books and reading.

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I’m a voracious reader and I enjoy a variety of genres including young-adult, romance, classics, mystery, fantasy, and historical fiction.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: Catching Fire

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

(1) Grab your current read.
(2) Open to a random page.
(3) Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page and 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 Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their To-Be-Read Lists if they like your teasers.

This is my first time doing the Teaser Tuesday Meme so I'm very excited. For this week, I'm actually reading two books, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. I'm lagging behind on The Graveyard Book because I'm totally engrossed reading Catching Fire. Here's one wonderful teaser for everyone:

"So, Haymitch, what do you think of the Games having one hundred percent more competitors than usual?" asks Ceasar. Haymitch shrugs. "I don't see that it makes much difference. They'll still be one hundred percent as stupid as usual, so I figure my odds will be roughly the same."

~pp.197 of Catching Fire

Please leave a comment with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your Teaser Tuesdays in a comment here if you don’t have a blog. Thank you.


  1. Hello purplg8r!

    Thanks for commenting.♥ Have you read the first book titled The Hunger Games? It's one of the best books I've read this year.♥

  2. Love the last line. Sounds like the university students here on Halloween! Thanks for visiting my teaser on Dipped, Stripped, and Dead!

  3. Hello Heather,

    Thank you for visiting my humble blog.♥ I opened the page and found that line and I thought it was so perfect.

    I loved the teaser about Dipped, Stripped, and Dead. So hilarious really! I'm going to look for it.♥

  4. This book is finally on its way to me! Can't wait to get to it!

  5. Hope you enjoy it Marg. I'm already halfway and I must say, this second book is at par or if not, may even surpass The Hunger Games as my favorite book read this month. ; )Hope you enjoy it.