Great Bookish News (12/13)

Welcome to Bookish News with Tamie and Elena. Check out the news that caught our eye this past week and what we’re looking forward to…

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Teaser Tuesday with Elena (12/9)

 

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• 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!

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New Release: Eyes Turned Skyward by REBECCA YARROS + Excerpt + Giveaway

Today I’m happy to be participating in the release day of Rebecca Yarros’s new book Eyes Turned Skyward. Rebecca is the fabulous author of Full Measures and this new book sounds pretty awesome!

There’s an excerpt and a giveaway for you to enjoy. Check them out! 🙂

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Blogiversary Blowout: Elena Interviews Rebecca Yarros + Giveaway!

 

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Today I’m happy to welcome Rebecca Yarros to Bookish Temptations. She’s the Author of Full Measures, a book I LOVE so much (you can find my review here)!

I had the  pleasure of interviewing her for our Blogiversary, and let’s see what she told me. 🙂

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Elena’s Picks: Unforgettable Fictional Couples #3

One of the many great things about romance novels is that we fall in love with those couples whose love stories we follow throughout the books. In this and this posts I talked about some of my favorite ones and today I’m sharing more amazing fictional couples with you…

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Top Ten Tuesday with Elena: Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me On A Deserted Island

 

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Last week there was a very interesting and fun topic that I missed and I thought I’d highlight today: Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me On a Deserted Island.

There are tons and tons of male characters I love and, as always, it’s very difficult for me to choose…But here are those characters I’m sure they’d be of great company on a deserted island… *ahem* 😉

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The Bookish News for 7/19

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Welcome to Bookish News with Tamie and Elena. Check out the news that caught our eye this past week and what we’re looking forward to…

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Tamie and Elena’s Mid Year Favorite Books of 2014!

You’ve seen Gel’s favorites so far here and here Katiebird told you hers here, so Elena and I thought we’d join in the midyear party by sharing our favorite 5 books so far through June 2014…

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Top Ten Tuesday with Elena: Ten Characters Who Are Super Talented

 

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Hosted by: The Broke and the Bookish
Description: Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

 

Top Ten Tuesday is a very cool meme I stumbled upon recently, and I love all the Top Ten lists created by The Broke and The Bookish. Today I chose the one that highlights Ten Characters Who Are Super Talented.

So, here’s my list:

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Elena’s Picks: First Encounters… (#2)

Some of the scenes I enjoy the most in books are those ones where the two characters lay eyes on each other or get to talk for the first time. I love seeing their emotions, what goes through their mind when they stare at the other person or try not to do so, sometimes failing miserably. It’s also interesting to see how their relationship progresses, since that very first encounter…

Also, if the first meeting between the characters is well written, the interest of the reader is definitely piqued, and they’ll want to keep reading the story to see how things turn out…

In THIS post I shared with you some of this kind of scenes, taken from books I love. And here are more first encounters that I find absolutely intriguing and beautiful, especially considering what happens next… 😉

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