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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Taste Testing Tuesdays


Good morning (or whatever time it is where you are), everyone!
Welcome to another installment of Taste Testing Tuesdays here at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers!  Taste Testing Tuesdays was inspired by 'Teaser Tuesdays', a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading
 
 
On the menu this week...two books from different genres but with oh-so-much-goodness inside.  Ready for a taste?  Here goes...
 
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"Let me get that," he said, and I turned my back to him.  He pulled up the zipper, stopping short to kiss the back of my neck before zipping it all the way up.  :You know what?: he murmured in my ear, "I wanted to do that on the day of your first swim lesson...you look so cute standing there, all shy."
-- pg 55, Marina's Tales, Book 2:  The Moon and the Tide by Derrolyn Anderson (ebook)
 
Book 2 in this series and it's like a breath of fresh air...or rather salty ocean air.  We meet up with the characters a mere week after book 1 leaving you with the story ahead in lieu of trying to figure out all that transpired in our absence.  As you can see from the dialogue above, things are still going along swimmingly (pun intended) for Marina and Ethan, but I have my suspicions that things are about to take a turn for the dramatic here in a sec.  We shall see.  Until my read is complete, feel free to seek out my review of book 1 right here on the site or check out the author's official website for more information on this great YA series.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It was like Gwen had walked onto the set of 'The Bold and the Beautiful: Italian-Style'.  And, try as she might, it didn't look as though she'd get out of watching an extended episode, live and in person.  She hoped she could keep a nice, safe distance from the cast -- and that no one would try to drag her into playing a role, too.
-- pg 70, A Summer in Europe by Marilyn Brant (ARC)
 
I know I've asked this before, but have you ever found bits of yourself in the characters you read?  Okay, so that's a silly question for most of you but seriously, this one started out like a dash of cold water to the face...in a GOOD way.  A connection to the characters isn't necessarily essential for a great reading adventure, but it goes a long way in making it more enjoyable.  Can't wait to see what Aunt Bea's friends from the S&M Club (< - - it doesn't stand for what you think, trust me!) have in store for our leading lady Gwen.  This book is on a store shelf near you just waiting for your arrival, don't leave it lonely for the holidays.  For more information whilst I finish my read, feel free to check out the author's official website.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
*Open to a random page
*Share two (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.* 

 
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Until next time....happy reading!
 
 

2 comments:

Melanie said...

Great teasers! Love it when you have a connection with the characters. :)

Happy Reading!

Melanie

GMR said...

Melanie: Couldn't agree more. ^_^

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