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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.

I would love to hear book recommendations from fellow booklovers. So if you want to share a recommendation or two, you can check out my Never-ending Reading List and leave me any suggestions in any of the comments section below.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: Graceling

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.

I'm on a YA kick for the past few weeks and I'm truly enjoying it! For this week, I'm currently reading Kristin Cashore's highly-acclaimed debut novel Graceling. I'm already halfway through and I'm very much fascinated with this book and Cashore's style writing. Here's a wonderful teaser for everyone:

"Does it bother you? You're welcome to do the hunting yourself. Perhaps I can stay by the fire and mend your socks, and scream if I hear any strange noises." He smiled then. "Do you treat Giddon like this, when the two of you travel? I imagine he finds it quite humiliating."

~pp. 181 of Graceling

That's my Teaser Tuesday for this week. Any wonderful teasers you can share?

Have fun reading everyone!


  1. I can not tell you how much I am looking forward to reading this book! I have it waiting for me at the library at the moment! Fun teaser.

    Two teasers from me this week!

  2. That's a great teaser. Looks like an interesting book too!

  3. Very cute teaser indeed. Here is mine.

  4. A fun teaser, I'm curious to know more. My teaser is up here.

  5. Sounds really cool actually - have no clue what it is about...
    Here's my Teaser Tuesday

  6. Great dialogue! Looks like a fun read.

  7. What a great teaser! I am going to have to try out this book. It's a series, isn't it?

    For some reason your site won't let me paste my teaser into your comment box.


    I think that's it though...

  8. Nice one. I've been seeing this book pop up everywhere. Here's mine: http://thecrowdedleaf.wordpress.com/

  9. Love this teaser. I have this book but haven't read it yet. I need to read it soon.

  10. I'm happy to let someone else do the hunting, thank you!

    Here's my teaser!

  11. That cinched it! I have always wanted to pick up this book, and your teaser sold me!!!! THANK YOU!

    Here's min if you want to read it:


  12. What a cozy nook you've created here! I've not visited you're blog before, but I've just signed up as a follower and look forward to reading your review of this book. It sounds so interesting!

    Here's my teaser:

  13. Cute teaser! I have this book in my TBR pile and can't wait to get to it!

  14. great teaser! I love your blog. It is peaceful and pleasing to the eye. The banner pic is very cute. Hope you are enjoying this book. I also have this to read...someday :)
    Here's my teaser