Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #51 + Teaser Tuesday #12

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish 

This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic: Top 10 Favorite Classics. Oh my, how can I narrow this down to only ten?! Nevertheless, I have done it. Sort of. It was hard. I have a lot of favorite classics.


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading


- Grab the book you are currently reading.
- Flip to a random page.
- Select two sentences from that page to share!

Men from the ship reached for their weapons, grabbing for pistol and cutlass, but before they were half out of holster or scabbard, a volley of shots rang out, filling the room with smoke, cutting men down where they stood. One man crumpled, clutching his belly, another man's arm hung by a string. Peter, the Dutch gunner, fell back in his chair, a hole in the middle of his forehead.
Pirates! by Celia Rees (pg. 141)

20 comments:

  1. Nice choices, absolutely classic classics!

    My TT - Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

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    1. I had to avid just listing Charles Dickens. :) For those of you who are wondering, the reason I didn't list any Sherlock Holmes stories is because I can't choose a favorite!

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  2. I've read perhaps half of your top classics. I should read more of those.
    And that pirate scene sounds gruesome!

    My TT

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    1. They are all terrific, Vonnie. Especially NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, if you haven't read it yet!

      PIRATES! is a pretty gruesome, exciting read. It's amazing what one forgets about a book after several years!

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  3. Wow! Great description of the action in your Teaser. I enjoyed reading your list of classics too. I need to read more of them. One of these days ....
    My Teaser is from THE FRIENDSHIP STAR QUILT.

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    1. It's one of those books that pretty much any page you flip to has action. :) Feel free to ask me for classic suggestions; I spend a lot of time reading them. ;)

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  4. Pirates sounds awesome!

    http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2014/07/teaser-tuesdays.html

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    1. It's a lot better than I remember it being, Valentina! It's always a nice surprise to discover that a book you didn't like when you were younger is actually a very good book when you're older!

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  5. Pirates have always intrigued me.
    This looks like a good book.

    My TT is here:
    http://newhorizonreviews.blogspot.com/2014/07/teaser-tuesdays-is-weekly-bookish-meme.html

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    1. I've always loved reading about real pirates and real piracy - not the glamorized Hollywood version.

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  6. That teaser is awfully graphic! Eww! My teasers are from Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh and Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne. Happy reading!

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    1. Actually, it's the least graphic part! :)

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  7. Brilliant! I love the pirate dialogue too! Great teaser; thanks for sharing :)

    Sparrow's Teaser Tuesday | IF I stay

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  8. Wow.

    Oooh!

    This is a new YA author, some light zombie fiction for you:

    http://pdworkman.com/excerpt-from-necrodancer-teasertuesday/

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  9. Sooo I haven't read any of these books. Well, I tried to read RICHARD III for a Shakespeare class in college, but I just could not get into it. However, I love HAMLET, which I read in high school.

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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    1. You might be the first person I've met who actually liked HAMLET! ;) I like it, too, but I do agree that that "to be or not to be" speech has been overdone. Have you tried HENRY V?

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  10. Great list! Definitely some good stuff in P&P and The Importance of Being Earnest. I haven't read it yet, but my sister would agree with you on Northanger Abbey. She loves Mr. Tilney, especially in the latest TV film adaptation.

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    1. Is that the 2007 BBC adaption? I love that one!! J.J. Feild is a perfect Mr. Tilney. He's also REALLY good at playing a creep.

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