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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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...one book that I'm trying to conquer that's been lingering for a bit...and another I'm itching to start as soon as the other book is finished.  Ready?  Set?  READ!
 
 
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In the distance on top of a hill stood Jerusalem, the city of God, and I couldn't take my eyes off it.  There it is, I thought as I stared at the city in the distance glowing with its magnificence, surrounded by strong and powerful walls.  It was breathtaking, so beautiful, and majestic.
-- pg 55, The Sword that Pierced by Soul by Barbara Hodgson
 
So, very different from my usual read, I know.  This is a fictional telling of the life of Mary inspired by what we've been told biblically...and while there are verses strewn here and there, this is more about the journey and her connections to mankind, to every other mother that came before and will come after her, because although she was chosen to be the earthly mother of Jesus...she was still human.  Nuff said...for now.  Hoping to finish this one tonight or tomorrow (struggling a bit...eek!)....review to come.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I wanted to ignore him, but I felt this pressure in my mind, and a familiar buzzing, and I ...I didn't.  Prophet released my mom, but kept her by his side. Her cheeks and eyes were wet, but shining. Happy.  Looking at her gave me pause.  She was transformed.
-- pg 286, Struck by Jennifer Bosworth (ARC)
Whoa whoa whoa....who is the Prophet?  Why are they called that?  Is it a he or a she?  Who's speaking/thinking this passage and what's with the buzzing?  Too many questions and no answers yet as this is my first taste of this one as well.  Definitely has me curious though...and how ironic that there's a "prophet" considering my other read up there.... 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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 participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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Until next time....happy reading!
 
 

3 comments:

kimbacaffeinate said...

Good picks, I read and reviewed Struck, it was interesting and while I didn't totally flip over it..i will continue with the tale. I do like the sound of book one and might pick this up to read around the holiday.

....Petty Witter said...

Two great teaser, I especially enjoyed the one from The Sword that Pierced my Soul.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O these are both awesome.

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