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January 26, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Motivation

Kate Hart
I have a stack of books beside my bed. It's roughly as tall as I am, or would be if the beta reads I have lined up could be physically added to the pile. But I'm not reading-- not one word until this draft of Refuge is finished. It's kind of painful, but apparently not painful enough, because I watched basketball instead of writing last night.

So! My genius plan: A Teaser Tuesday in which I tease myself with lines from the books I'm not allowed to read right now. (I'll leave out the beta reads since I don't have permission from their authors.) Votes for what I should read first are welcome!

LIVING DEAD GIRL by Elizabeth Scott
"This is how things look: Shady Pines Apartments, four shabby buildings tucked off the road near the highway."




AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES by John Green
"The morning after noted child prodigy Colin Singleton graduated from high school and got dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, he took a bath."




PAPER TOWNS by John Green
"The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle."




WAR DANCES by Sherman Alexie
"The Limited

I saw a man swerve his car
And try to hit a stray dog
But the quick mutt dodged
Between two stray cars

And made his escape."

(I love this cover, btw.)

MOCASSIN THUNDER: AMERICAN INDIAN STORIES FOR TODAY by Lori Marie Carlson, ed.
"I used to fly to the moon."


MARCELO IN THE REAL WORLD by Francisco X. Stork
"Marcelo, are you ready?"

(I love this cover too.)



THE LOST CONSPIRACY by Frances Hardinge
"It was a burnished, cloudless day with a tug-of-war wind, a fine day for flying."





WELL WITCHED by Frances Hardinge
"For a wonderful moment Ryan thought Josh was going to make it."






ETA: Enter to win a stack of book literally taller than me by donating to Helping Haiti Heal via the HP Alliance! Lots of other cool stuff available too, like a signed John Green collection and a crit from an editor who worked on HP.

12 comments:

  1. OOOh, they all sound so good. I'm stuck between AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHARINES and WAR DANCES

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  2. They do sound so good! Start writing, woman!

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  3. They all sound amazing, but I think my vote is for An Abundance of Katharine's.

    :D

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  4. You are a brave, brave girl. If I teased myself like this, I wouldn't be able to help but start reading. *has no willpower*

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  5. Read an abundance of Katherines. It's really good :)
    And good luck with finishing your MS

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  6. They all sound great, really. Good luck picking which one to start with! :-P

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  7. I always wanted to read Abundance of Katherines, so that's my vote

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  8. Go go go... you can finish!!! But it's tempting to read instead of write sometimes... hehe

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  9. You know, I still allow myself to read, but sometimes it's difficult to cut myself off and get back to my own work. :( Those sound like some really good books though :D I have Well Witched on my list, too!

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  10. You should TOTALLY read Living Dead Girl first. You could probably finish it in a day because it's such a small read, and you're not going to want to put it down. Trust me.

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  11. paper towns first line ftw. what a winner.

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  12. All of these sound great! I have a signed copy of War Dances! But he wrote it to "Karen" instead of "Karla" even though my name was on a post-it note lol

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