Alrighty, you lovelies should know by now that I like to shake it up on occasion. One of the things I felt was in need of a shake-up was Teaser Tuesday. I felt confined by the original meme hosted by Should Be Reading, so I changed it from two lines from a random page to whatever bit of the book I wanted to share. I then later changed that to being a vlog teaser where I read you a more sizeable chunk of one of my favorite parts of the book.
Well, I had a few more issues with it that just weren't working for me, so I had to ask myself a few questions -- and I even answered!
Q: Why stick to Tuesdays?
A: There are other times through out the week that I want to tease you. So I'm going to. From now on, a teaser can happen at any time, any day of the week. I obviously can't call that "teaser tuesday" though, so it will just be Teaser: [book title].
Q: What about all of the great books that I intend to review for you eventually, or maybe know I won't review, but still want to share with you? And all of those ARCs I got at ALA, what about them? I want to give you guys snippets of their release before it happens, but there's no way I can review them all by then.
A: There's going to be a second style of Teaser called First Pages. All of the books that I get that I can't wait to share with you, even if I won't be reviewing it soon or ever, and even if I won't even be reading it soon or ever, can still be used to tease you mercilessly. My solution is to read you the first page or so. This way, I can tease you with a reading, you can find out about some good books before they come out, and you can gauge whether you want to read it based on the style of the writing. I very often know whether I want to read a book based on its first page, sometimes even its first line. So when you see "First Page: [book title]" that will be a vlog teaser reading, akin to Teaser Tuesday (without the Tuesday).
Q: Should I shake-up my readings for September Zombies and Helluva Halloween?
A: Hell yes! I will be doing some zombie readings, and I will be doing some costumed readings, and that's all I am going to say on that...
Hope you guys like the shake-up. You all are welcome to appropriate them for yourselves and post your own First Page readings or discussions, and I would love if you link them up (or your reviews of books whose first pages I share!)
And hopefully soon I'll have a button and a go-to page for all of this teasing. :)
Edit: After posting this, I had intended to post the first First Pages teaser, and I proceeded to record it -- only to discover that there is some wonky weirdness going on with my webcam. Spent all day fussing, to no avail. Grr.
So teasers coming soon. Hopefully.