A Book Blog Name Tag!

Okay, so while reading through my feed of posts from blogs I follow, one from Caught Read Handed captured my attention. It was a post created by Always Opinionated Girl. I liked it so much, I decided to take it on myself, and I hope other people will keep it going. How’s it work? Pretty easy really: “Basically you have to think of a book character for each letter in the name of your blog and then post the final acronym.” I had a blast trying to think of characters for my blog name (although, those I characters almost killed me at one point!)

T – Talo-Toecan, aka Useless —   — (from the Truth series by Dawn Cook)
H – Harry Potter —   — (from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling)
E – Errand/Eriond —   — (from the Belgariad and Mallorean series by David Eddings)

R – Reepicheep —   — (from the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis)
O – Oberon —   — (from the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne)
A – Annabeth Chase —   — (from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan)
M – Morag, the Gatherer of Souls —   — (from the Tir Alainn trilogy by Anne Bishop)
I – Isabeau —   — (from the Witches of Eileanan series by Kate Forsyth)
N – Nightshade —   — (from the Chronicles of Elantra by Michelle Sagara)
G – Gandalf the Grey/White —   — (from the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings by J. R.R. Tolkien)

L – Lucivar Yaslana —   — (from the Black Jewels series by Anne Bishop)
I – Irys of the Jewelrose Clan —   — (from the Study series by Maria V. Snyder)
B – Boy Blue —   — (from the Fables series by Bill Willingham)
R – Rain Tairen Soul —   — (from the Tairen Soul series by C.L. Wilson)
A – Aelin Ashryver Galathynius —   — (from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas)
R – Raisa ana‘Marianna —   — (from the Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima)
I – Islanzadí, Queen of the Elves —   — (from the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini)
A – Alton Y’Der —   — (from the Green Rider series by Kristen Britain)
N – Neryn —   — (from the Shadowfell series by Juliet Marillier)

So putting my list together I sort of went themed (a bit). All the books I picked are from my favorite fantasy books (it’s my favorite genre). I also tried to only use each series once. Than, to make my life even harder, I made sure that each character has a pretty well-known or major role in that book or series. So it took even longer than it probably should have, but I had so much fun going through some of my favorite books looking for names!

I’m not going to tag anyone specifically in this, but I hope some of you other bloggers out there will jump on board! Be sure to tag/link back to Always Opinionated Girl’s blog, and feel free to tag me too, I’d love to see what names you come up with!!

Books, Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays: Dreams Made Flesh

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it 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!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!


Dreams Made Flesh (The Black Jewels, #5) by Anne Bishop

Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Roc Trade
Release Date: January 4th, 2005
ISBN# 9780451460134
Page: 7

“But as she built the web, she … felt things. So she spun them into the web, ignoring instinct and placing the threads where they needed to be. Sorrow. Pain. Longing. Need. Hope.

As she cautiously traveled the strands of the completed tangled web, warmth flowed through her. She paused, absorbed the feel of this sensation, and added one more small thread. Joy.”

— from Weaver of Dreams
(the first story in the collection.)