Monday, June 13, 2011

Top Ten “Awww” Moments in Books


Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  As lovers of books and of lists, they post a list each week.  Check it out for other lists, and to link up your own list there.

This week’s topic is: Top Ten "Awww" Moments In Books (those cute lines, charming actions, kisses, or any other sentimental moment that made you say "AWWW!"

First, the “awww” worthy kisses, that I couldn’t wait for, then had to go back and reread over and over again:

1. Twilight-Is it just me, or do the kisses seem better when the characters are waiting for it and anticipating it.

Starcrossed 2. Starcrossed-Same reason as #1.  I felt like I wanted Lucas and Helen to kiss just as much as they wanted it themselves!

3. The Season by Sarah MacLean

4. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (the movie, although I’m sure the book is delightful too.

5. Sorcery and Cecelia by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevemer

6. Die for Me by Amy Plum

“Aww” worthy scenes:

7. The Hunger Games-When Peeta reveals to everyone during his interview that winning the Hunger Games won’t help him get the girl, because she’s going in with him.  I think my heart stopped for a second there.

My Unfair Godmother8. My Unfair Godmother by Janette Rallison-Any of the scenes with Stetson in them, because all of the interactions with that baby made me sigh and smile (simultaneously).

9. Tick, Tick, Boom by Kiersten White (it’s a short story in the Corsets and Clockwork anthology)-It’s a short story, can I just say, read all of it.  IMMEDIATELY!

10. You tell me!  I was having a hard time with this list. What has made you say “awww”?

Friday, June 10, 2011

Can’t Hardly Wait (10)

While I’m sitting here waiting for new books to come in my smiling brown box, I thought I’d show you another book that I really can’t wait for…

Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Comes out Tuesday, June 14th


One hour to rewrite the past . . .

For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She’s tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.

So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.

Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he’s around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?
Full of atmosphere, mystery, and romance, Hourglass merges the very best of the paranormal and science-fiction genres in a seductive, remarkable young adult debut.

Summary from

What are YOU waiting for?