Teaser Tuesday & Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. 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!
23%: "If we don’t know the melodies hummed in the night wind, then all that’s left is the shiver of the grave." Alex Bledsoe, The Hum and the Shiver
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. They created the meme because they love lists. Who doesn’t love lists? They wanted to share these list with fellow book lovers and ask that we share in return to connect with our fellow book lovers. To learn more about participating in the challenge, stop by their page dedicated to it and dive in!
This week’s topic: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds
While I wasn’t impressed with this book for a whole myriad of reads, I did like that the main character who grew up as a hermit spent much of her time reading. Reading was her reward rather than her punishments in these books. Not being allowed to read was one of the worst punishments that Kelsea could receive.
I just finished reading the Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny , which is part of this Chronicles in Amber series. Corwin (or his siblings) aren’t high on my favorite characters list, but I did appreciate Cowin’s genuine appreciation of books underscored by his thoughts (and one of the best quotes in the book next to one about people should be flattered when someone steals a book from them): “I like libraries. It makes me feel comfortable and secure to have walls of words, beautiful and wise, all around me.”
In The Library at Mount Char, each of the children “adopted” during adoption day are each granted a study that they become the master of. Carolyn’s mastery is language, so she spends an inordinate time with books that detail ancient languages as well as more modern languages. While her study is more passive than some of the other children, it’s not to be taken lightly. Language is a powerful knowledge to have.
Isaac (Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines)
I can’t mention a book about book lovers without mentioning Isaac. Isaac is a libriomancer. To quote myself: “Libriomancers have the ability to “pull” things such as objects and even people/animals (albeit, it’s a bit dangerous to pull anything other than objects from the books) from books.” Which means he has quite a fondness for books and always had.
Reese (Earthrise by M.C.A. Hogarth)
Captain Reese Eddings is a tough as nails captain of a ship that mostly transports cargo. Reese is also a big romance book fan, especially interspecies books about Eldritchs (space elves, essentially) and other species. She thinks them all frail and needing protecting thanks to the books she reads, but once she has one part of her crew, she finds out that is hardly the case.
Mortimer (Inkheart by Cornelia Funke)
Mortimer is a book repairer who can “read” characters into being. As cool as that sounds, Mortimer manages to bring a book character into existence that wants his services for some ill and is willing to go to whatever lengths necessary for this.
Thursday (The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde)
Thursday Next lives in a world where characters can literally be stolen from their books, where forging verses is a crime, where classics are treated with disrespect. Thursday is part of the spec ops of literary detection, and she has to be very familiar with books. One of her biggest cases right now is finding where the hell Jane Eyre is.
After 12-year-old David’s mother dies, he finds solace in his books, but soon his books begin to whisper to him. Reality and fantasy start to merge as David loses himself in the darkness the books are created until he’s projected into some mirror illusion of his own world, but where heroes, kings, and monsters roam free, and the king keeps all his secrets in The Book of Lost Things.
“To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history…” A woman exploring her father’s library one night discovers a book and a series of letter seemingly written to her father that insinuates that a terror that should be long gone might have something to do with her mother’s disappearance and has its claws in her family.
Simon is a librarian who loves connecting history. What librarian/reader type on this list doesn’t? However, Simon begins to learn thing about his past, including the untimely death of the women in his family, that sends him on a journey through the past as he learns bout the unique history of his family.