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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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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: The Lightning Thief

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.

My Teaser:

"Detention?" Grover asked.

"Nah," I said. "Not from Brunner. I just wish he'd lay off me sometimes. I mean--- I'm not a genius."

Grover didn't say anything for a while. Then, when I thought he was going to give me some deep philosophical comment to make me feel better, he said, "Can I have your apple?"

~pp. 8 of The Lightning Thief

That's my Teaser Tuesday for this week. Do you have any wonderful teasers you can share? Don't hesitate to share them with me! I'll be more than happy to read it and if I like it, I might even include that book on my TBR list. So keep those teasers coming!

Have fun reading everyone!


  1. I have yet to read this one hope you are enjoying it. Good teaser.

  2. Interesting teaser. I haven't read any Rick Riordan, but with all the hype, I'm going to have to start soon.

    My teaser this week is from Susane Colasanti's When it Happens: http://www.reclusivebibliophile.com/teaser-tuesday-when-it-happens

    P.S. I am in love with your blog header. It's gorgeous!

  3. I like the teaser. I have heard good things about this book. Enjoy! My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/06/teaser-tuesday-art-of-devotion.html

  4. LOL. Great teaser. I'll bet he came up with a philosophical comment later, though.

    My teaser is here.

  5. That is a great teaser. :)

    Mine is here, if you want to take a look: http://abookblogofonesown.blogspot.com/2010/06/teaser-tuesday-train-to-trieste.html


  6. Great Teaser! My Teaser for Captivate is here.

    Happy reading. :)

    From the Shadows

    p.s. I'm now following!

  7. Great teaser! Stop by and check out my teaser at The Wormhole.

  8. Thank you all so much for dropping by my blog and for the wonderful comments. I've followed all the links your provided and enjoyed your Teaser Tuesdays.

    Thank you very much! Happy reading to all of us!

    Cheers. ^_^