Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My sin was winning

In this post: Teaser, Top Ten, Tune In

Should Be Reading

My sin was winning. I have hidden myself in the old power, in the old skills, in woman's power.

p. 101, "The Wise Woman" by Philippa Gregory

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
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 TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Top Ten: Books I Think Would Make Great Book Club Picks
The Broke and the Bookish

The book club in my town has international membership. I am curious how members (myself included) would discuss, think of, or react to:

1. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
2. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
3. The King's Speech by Mark Logue
4. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O' Farrell
5. That They May Face The Rising Sun by John McGahern
6. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
7. We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
8. Kelly, the Bar Girl Who Would Be President by Sam Worthington
9. Shroud by John Banville
10. Hitler's Piano Player: The Rise and Fall of Ernst Hanfstaengl by Peter Conradi

Tune In: Seal's Kiss from a Rose

I know I like the lyrics: "graying tower alone on the sea... a light hits the gloom on the gray,"  but didn't bother to know who sang it, (okay now I know) nor its background that it was included in the Batman Forever soundtrack, yeah old maids like me could be so boring like this; until I saw what images were used on this video - Pride and Prejudice! Well, of course, of course.... :)



  1. I was a heavy book reader in my teens and would love to be able to read more books again, as well as join a book club. Oh, and thanks for that clip from Pride and Prejudice. I neeeeeed to watch it again soon!

  2. Ooh, this books sounds very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    Here is my Teaser:

  3. Great list of club read suggestions. There are a few that I have yet to read.

    -FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews
    My Top Ten...

  4. The Wise Woman sounds like a book I'd enjoy reading. I like "woman's power!"
    Here's my teaser: Sandy's Teaser

  5. Great teaser! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  6. I've read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time in high school. We did discuss it during the lessons. It was an interesting book :) :P

  7. That is still one of my favorite Seal songs! I feel so old now that I realize it came out in elementary school, haha. Great pick!

    A Written Rhapsody

  8. Love the Philippa Gregory teaser, thanks for sharing this one!

  9. Oh wow, I didn't realize that The King's Speech was a book. I saw the movie and thought it was amazing. Should probably check out the book too!

  10. Man... I haven't heard that song in AGES! Thanks for sharing it and taking me back a bit!

    My Tune in Tuesday pick!

  11. Where have we old people been then? ;) We have yet to see for ourselves how interesting the discussion would be over Curious Incident...

  12. argh! I wish I can participate on this one :) I love reading books but that's a rarity nowadays.. I only read blogs and wikis and imbd and K drama recaps.. sometimes it's nice to just sit back and get a book and finish it.. not minding to check your email or check your Fb :)

  13. oh, it's Mr.Darcy! :D I would wish for longer times so I can join this meme. :D

  14. I haven't read books in a while. Will be looking for these titles on my next bookstore trip.. :) Btw, that is such a nice song. I never knew who sang it though, so thanks for sharing! :)

  15. An interesting teaser. As for your book club list, I have not read any of these--have not even heard of half of them. Thanks for visiting me Tuesday!



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