Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Teaser Tuesday #1

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme, hosted by MizB of 'Should Be Reading'. 

How to get involved?
Grab your current book, open to a random page.
Share 1-2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. 
(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 participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser
 "She felt Brad's hands slip to her shoulders, where they burrowed between the fabric of her sweater and T-shirt, coaxing the cardigan back. Isobel shrugged and jostled her shoulders to aid the shedding of the outer layer. Despite the drop in temperature outside, it had gotten warm in the car."
Page 61 Nevermore (Kelley Creagh)

December Monthly Challenge

So each month I will be posting up a monthly challenge. This is an idea I came across from the many 'gooodreads' book groups I belong to and is a common activity that I (attempt) to participate in. Basically I will note 10 different challenges each month. Obviously there is no pressure to participate, and if you do, you do not have to do all 10 (do as many or as less as you have time for). If you do want to participate, feel free to comment below which books you have chosen for the challenges :)
So without further ado, this month’s reading challenges are... 

  1. Read a book with a silhouette on the cover
  2. Read a book with a Gothic looking cover
  3. Read a book that has a Christmas setting
  4. Read a book with a Red and Green cover
  5. Read a book that’s set in another world
  6. Read a book that’s the 1st in a series
  7. Read a book that is a 'classic'
  8. Read a book with any sort of religious symbol on the cover
  9. Read a book by an Author from your country
  10. Read a book that is a retelling of a faerie tale

OMG My Boyfriend is Amazeballs

Ok so to start off, I went on a mini hiatus. Real life, pretty much got the better of me and I had no time to get on here and update. However I am now back...hopefully for good. :D So anyway back to the origin of the post... So my partner and I will be moving back in with my parents soon (oh joy!). We've been flatting for the last few months, but since life likes 'ripping me a new one' whenever things seem to be going well, we've hit a slight snag in the form of my recent unemployment. Hence I cannot afford to contribute to rent. Even though my wonderful partner has offered to financially support me so we can stay where we are, I feel that that isn't fear and would rather save money by moving back in with the old 'rents. 

Now despite how depressing this may seem (and trust me it is), my partner has decided to fully redecorate my old room before we move back. So 'bye bye' pink walls and frilly Hello Kitty decorative pillows, and welcome paradise of reading..... 

Yes, you guessed it. My Amazeballs partner has drawn up plans to build me a bookcase of a similar nature. After the shitty lemons life has been throwing me at the moment, this honestly made my day.

I'm not really one for material possessions and I have a perverse obsession with anything secondhand, antique or hand made. So this is the ultimate Christmas gift. I love that he knows me so well!

Ps. Sorry for this almost completely unrelated book post. But sometimes a girl needs a rant, especially when something good happens.
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