Archive for October, 2013

New teaser 10/30/13

Posted: October 30, 2013 by trudreamr in Teasers, Teasers from The Fallen

From The Fallen:

“How are we getting to London?”

He smirked. “Don’t worry your pretty little head.  I have been doing this for much longer than you have.”

“I’ll add patronizing to the list of things I hate about you,” I growled



Friday, October 25

Posted: October 27, 2013 by trudreamr in FQFs: Five Question Fridays

Oops…life does get away from you.

45. Most disappointing film adaptation?

If I said, an angry mob might chase after me with pitchforks.  For my own safety, I will refrain from answering.


46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time?

$140 when Borders was going out of business.  Many were 90% off.  I am more of a low dollar amount, but often person.


47. How often do you skim a book before reading it?

Only if I am reading it for academic reasons.


48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?

Sometimes I just get busy and put it down.  If I don’t like it enough to return to it, it sits on my dresser with the bookmark forever.  Other times, I just don’t like the characters or the book is not professionally edited.


49. Do you like to keep your books organized?

Yes, by genre and size and color.

Teaser Tuesday

Posted: October 15, 2013 by trudreamr in Teasers, Teasers from The Fallen

“You go and tell Zahra, that if she wants me, to come and get me herself.”

From The Fallen

Friday, October 11

Posted: October 11, 2013 by trudreamr in FQFs: Five Question Fridays

Happy Friday! It’s the weekend! Woohoo!

34. Books you’re most likely to bring on vacation?
Young Adult—always

35. The longest you’ve gone without reading.
For pleasure?  Five years.  I know!  I went through a period of being really burned out on all reading.  But you have to consider how many student papers I read per year.

36. Name a book that you could/would not finish.
I prefer not to say.  Again, I don’t like to bash other authors.  I did however throw a YA book across the room in disgust.  The next day I sold it at the used book store.  I am baffled by its popularity.  I pushed through 60 pages and couldn’t go on.

37. What distracts you easily when you’re reading?
My kids

38. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
The Princess Bride
and the BBC Pride and Prejudice

Fans around the U.S.

Posted: October 9, 2013 by trudreamr in Fan Art

A fan sporting a Watchers series shirt at Wheaton College near Chicago!

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Teaser Tuesday: Joshua in The Fallen

Posted: October 8, 2013 by trudreamr in Teasers, Teasers from The Fallen

From Ms. Woods’ Tumblr:

Short and sweet today. For those of you freaking out about the lack of Joshua, here you go:
I wasn’t sure what he was going to do for a moment, and then he kissed me—fiercely.

Friday, October 4

Posted: October 4, 2013 by trudreamr in FQFs: Five Question Fridays

Happy October! Enjoy the first FQF of the month!

29. Favorite Poet?
Who am I kidding…I can’t pick one!!
Modern: ee cummings
Metaphysical: John Donne
Renaissance: Shakespeare
And I could go on and on…

30. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?
I used to check out tons; now I check out one at a time to force myself to focus.

31. How often have you returned books to the library unread?
Fairly often, (shrug).  I lead a busy life.

32. Favorite fictional character?
Sorry, I don’t even know how to narrow my list.

33. Favorite fictional villain?
Shakespearean: Iago from Othello
Classic: Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights
Current YA: Probably Warner from Shatter Me (I love them complicated and conflicted)