Teaser Tuesday (8) & Tuesday Tea Break (1)

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

To 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!

 This week’s teaser comes from Daughter of Smoke & Bone. I just started this book last night and am reading it for the Vaginal Fantasy Book club over on Goodreads, it’s this month’s main pick!

“Here was an itch that could not be scratched in public…Karou gave him a short respite and kept drawing. As soon as he started to relax and…unclench…she struck again and had to stifle a laugh when his face went rigid. Another bead vanished between her fingers. Then another.”

This scene was so fun and wonderfully written! As a whole it gives you a good sense of Karou, the main character, and the fun that you can expect to find throughout the book.

Tuesday Tea Break

This post needs a header. Unfortunately, we don’t have one, but if you would be so kind as to imagine a really pretty one right up there at the top, that would be great! Thanks <3!

So while I sit here gorging myself on chili cheese fries (yum!) and trying to decide if I can even think of enough books for this weeks Top 10 Tuesday (I can’t) I figured it was time for an update. Things have been pretty quiet around here lately and the natives are getting restless. We’ve been tossing a few ideas around to try and shake things up and a few have stuck. Here’s a list!

Things we’d like to implement here at T3:

1. Post-“taste” Reviews.

After much discussion over lattes (hot chocolate for Erin) we came to the conclusion that most people don’t read reviews. If you’re the kind of person that reads the whole review, please don’t take offense to this claim. We love and appreciate you for the beautiful butterfly that you are! But the truth is, they don’t and we include ourselves in this group too. I personally get so many reviews everyday that I just don’t have time to read ALL the ones that interest me. I usually look at the rating and then skim through the actual review looking for something interesting. Some reviews are just ridiculously long and in-depth. Neither Erin or I are that analytical when it comes to reviewing books (Lisa is, but she’s been busy with moving and what not) so we like a quick summary of thoughts on the book. Pros, cons, etc.

Enter the Post-“taste” Review! Eh, get it? Post-“TASTE” like haste, only tea themed…okay. I’ll admit, I came up with as a joke title, but we kept coming back to it and it just stuck. We like it. It’s staying. Anyways, the Post-“taste” Review is a quick 3-5 sentence quick review of our thoughts on the book. Great for the people who just want to know the good and the bad.

2. Tuesday Tea Break Vlogs.

This is a recent addition that we haven’t implemented yet. We’re still working out the logistics, but we like the idea because it’s something different. I don’t know of many review blogs that have vlogs. Maybe I just haven’t found them, whatever. We’re behind of a lot of things, author signings, release updates, all sorts of things, and vlogs would be a faster way, over all, for us to get those out to you guys! Also, I used to make vlogs and I really miss them.

Not only will we catch you up on all things bookish in our little corner of the internet, but we can catch you up on anything else we feel like, AND introduce you to our favorite teas! I mean, we’re a tea themed review blog but we really don’t have much tea stuff going on here and that makes us sad.

3. New “Sunday Posts”

We’d like to give you guys a more “all-inclusive” sunday post and not just “hey, look at all the books we got!”Partly because it’s the same old, same old every week and partly because I haven’t been buying books (still on my self-imposed book buying ban) so I don’t feel like I have much to contribute. We’re working on what kind of content to fill the sunday posts with still, so if there’s anything that you guys would like to see let us know! We’d love your input!

So those are the main things going on over here. We’re trying to make a blog that’s more interesting for all of you, our darling readers. Let us know how we’re doing!

Have a wonderful day!

—Amanda

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