Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Teaser and Top Ten Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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!
My Tuesday teaser is from A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce:

"Stephen Dedalus is my name,
Ireland is my nation.
Clongowes is my dwellingplace
And heaven my expectation." - pg 8

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list complete with one of our bloggers’ answers. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND post a comment on our post with a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post to share with us and all those who are participating. If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.
If you can't come up with ten, don't worry about it---post as many as you can!

This week's topic:
Top Ten Authors That Deserve More Recognition
My top ten will actually be my top five:

1. Edith Wharton - Author of novels such as The House of Mirth, The Age of Innocence, and Ethan Frome. Her writing, from the early 1900s is beautiful, often employing irony and an astute understanding of New York's upper class. The House of Mirth is among my top favorite books.

2. Gabriel García Márquez - I've read both One Hundred Years of Solitude and In the Time of Cholera by Marquez. Both are beautifully written and the plots are intriguing and emotionally deep. I highly recommend this author.

3. Anya Seton - A historical romance writing. Her books span different time periods and are well-researched and written. My favorite by Seton is Katherine, which I feel is an early/better version of Philippa Gregory's works.

4. Matthew Gregory Lewis: Author of The Monk, an early gothic novel. Divulging from the sentmentalities of Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho, Lewis was very graphic in The Monk. Once the action starts, it doesn't end until the reader understands everything in the plot. The Monk is an enjoyable and exciting read.

5. Oliver Sacks - Sacks is a neurologist who writes popular science works that are accesible to lay people. Highlighting interesting cases from his own work, Sacks is able to describe neurological phenomena and abnormal neurological workings in an entertaining and informative manner. I recommend The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat.


  1. Quite musical. A very nice teaser.


  2. Great teaser! I liked it! I haven't heard of the book, but I'll have to look into it. My TT is at Coffee Table Press

  3. I was tempted to put Gabriel Garcia Marquez on my list but I thought he was already popular after ending up in Oprah's Book Club and having a movie made from one of his books. But I can never recommend him enough!

  4. I hope that you are enjoying your book. Check out my Teaser for Tuesday.

  5. Ooooh, Garcia Marquez is on my list too! *high fives you*

    Anya Seton is on my TBR pile for the Gothic challenge I am working on this year.

  6. Oliver Sacks is a good one. I was trying to think of some good nonfiction to include on mine.

    Check out my post here: http://hawthornescarlet.blogspot.com/2011/03/top-ten-tuesday-check-um-out.html