Summer Lovin’ Day 1: Class Orientation

June 30, 2013 2013 Challenges 18

(Organized and hosted by Oh, Chrys!, Tumbling Books, Effortlessly Reading, Love Life Read, Shelf Addiction, Read Sleep Repeat, and Reviewing Wonderland)

Woo-hoo! It’s here! The start of Summer Lovin’ and since it’s the first day, here are my goals including the books I plan to read. Although really looking at my TBR pile, I might tackle a different sent of books.

So hi from Albuquerque, New Mexico! Where I’ve been doing the daily rain dance because we’re under a heat wave and need the rain. Since I hate dancing looks like I’m doing something wrong because there’s no rain. Nothing exciting ever happens in the city, but Johnny Depp is in town filming! I have yet to find him to kidnap him. 😉

I read a variety of genres mostly mystery / suspense / thrillers and historical fiction. I’m a costume drama aficionado and a closeted James Blunt fan. I also have way too many fictional boyfriends (I hope they don’t fight over which one I love the most).

To Be Read Books:
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Challenge 01: Teaser Tidbits

• Grab the book you’re currently reading (or recently read)
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. NO spoilers allowed! Choose passages void of spoilers. The goal is to entice, yet not ruin the book for others!
• Share the title & author, so that other participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!
• Last and but not least, link up your post using the InLinkz below so that others participants can check out your post! You must link up in order to get your participation entry point! You MUST enter using the InLinkz to get your point.

I’ve decided to share a teaser from the book I just finished earlier in the day because it’s on my mind. It’s from Jaci Burton’s Taking a Shot and let me set up the scene. Tyler Anderson is a hockey player and he’s playing video games and vows never allow his children to play video games because they are violent. He’s just thinking about having sons and then it dawns on him, what if he has a daughter?

Or, God forbid, he’d have girls and he’d end up playing some games that had to do with rainbow ponies. Or Barbie. Or something Disney related. Yikes.

18 Responses to “Summer Lovin’ Day 1: Class Orientation”

  1. Ana @ Anahera Reads

    Oh no, heatwaves! 🙁 Those are evil! I feel like I never get anything done during a heatwave because the heat just makes me even MORE lazy. 😛 I’m so happy to see another mystery fan. One of my favourite genres, for sure. 🙂

    Divergent seems to be making a lot of the lists today. I’ve heard lots about it but I still need to get around to reading it. Happy reading, fellow mystery fan! 😀
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  2. Octavia

    I now like to say the word “Albuquerque” out-loud just because it sounds funny. 🙂

    Weirdness aside I can’t wait to see what you think of First Grave on theRight!! I loved, loved, LOVED that book!

    Good luck with your goals and have fun!

    (we’ll catch up about Divergent later 😉 )
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    • Jessica

      Johnny Depp is in your town?! I’d probably be stalking him right now instead of doing the read-a-thon if he was in my town
      LOL! He was here for a few months last summer while they filmed The Lone Ranger and I still didn’t run into him or anyone else in the cast. Maybe I should keep my expectations low regarding meeting him and then maybe he’ll just show up. Then again with my luck my camera will fail.

  3. Asti (A Bookish Heart)

    Oh oh oh! FIND JOHNNY DEPP AND SEND HIM TO ME! Please? I’ll love you forever.

    Ehrm. Anyways. Looks like quite the diverse selection of books. The only one I’ve read is Divergent, and along with everyone else I hope you read it and enjoy it! At least try and get to it before the third one comes out so you can join in on all the conversations! 😀

    And lol at that teaser. Rainbow pony games could be fun!
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    • Jessica

      He was in town last summer filming The Lone Ranger and never ran into him! With my luck the day that I do I won’t have my camera or it will fail.

      I’m hoping to get read and up to date on the Divergent series before the film comes out. 😀

    • Jessica

      Everyone speaks great things about Divergent so I’m looking forward to it. 😀

    • Jessica

      I’ve heard great things about Divergent and I’m looking forward to it! 😀

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