Faves of 2011: The Scenes
Thursday June 30, 2011 at 1:09 am |

So Nomes at inkcrush has come up with a cool new set of posts. Faves of 2011. So if you’d like to see what it’s all about, please go by Nomes place and take a look, and join in the fun. Below is the explanation from her site along with the rules for the post.

According to Nomes:

and i am SUCH a huge fan of lists so i have created a kind of book blogger sharing-the-awesome book awards to celebrate all the cool stuff i’ve read so far this year. (which is just a fun-funky style book awards/survey thingy). i will be running it over three posts* staggered throughout the last week of june. (day one beginning this friday)

you can nominate more than one book/character for each answer and re-feature the same book in different categories. (or make your own rules about it. whatever works.)


1. best first chapter

Midnight by Beverly Jenkins. This books opens with Lady Midnight passing on some information, and the next thing you know a prominent member of the race is dead. And Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin ends with her sleeping with her best friend’s fiance..and you’re left thinking…well damn.

2. best climax

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

3. best ending

Better Read Than Dead by Victoria Laurie. Such a blowout ending, and I loved how everything tied up. Also…Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Although it was a bit sad, I was still happy with the ending.

4. best plot twist/revelation (no spoilers!)
The Mistress’s Revenge by Tamar Cohen. It definitely doesn’t end the way I thought it would.

5. scariest/most disturbing scene

Any scene with Stephanie Plum and that crazy ass boxer that was stalking her.

6. steamiest scene (or sweetest/sexiest kiss award)

When Lucy and Sean finally consumate their relationship in Deeply Desperately by Heather Webber. And the agonizing build up made it all the more special.

7. best swoon-worthy moment

Hell almost any moment with Zachary Smith and Mary de Piaget from Till There Was You by Lynn Kurland, and The scene where Mike swings from a rope and grabs Sara up before she enters a door and gets killed by a trap in Scarlet Nights by Jude Deveraux.

8. biggest nail-biting moment

Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
– When Harry jumps into the ice cold lake
– When Harry and Hermoine get cornerned by Nagini in Godric’s Hollow
– The Gringotts scene
– The scene where they infiltrate the ministry for the horcrux
– When they get stuck in the Malfoy’s dungeon
– The whole Hogwarts ending

Better Read Than Dead by Victoria Laurie
– When Abby gets trapped in the attic of her house after it been set on fire.
– The showdown when Abby gets fed up

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
– The Fight with Sookie and Rene

9. most hilarious scene

One For The Money by Janet Evanovich
– Grandma Mazur when he blows the ass off of a chicken with Stephanie’s gun
– Grandma Mazure dressed in ger blue biking shorts and rolled up pantyhose (the visual had me in stitches)

Phone Kitten by Marika Christian
– When Emily and her best friend Dennis attempt to do a trial run of her first phone sex call.  Those two had me laughing so hard.


 Alexis in High Stakes by Erin McCarthy. When her little fiesty self was ready to kick some vampire ass. Though she had no idea she was dealing with a vampire.

10. most heart-breaking/tear-jerker moment

Deathly Hallows again. We lost some people I had so much love for. And the end of the DH1 the movie, was the end of me. Especially when they dug the grave and engraved the headstone. Lord I’m tearing up just thinking about it.

the random

1. fave first sentence

 I’m invisible, even though I’m as big as a car.  From Phone Kitten by Marika Christian

2. fave book title

Scarlet Nights by Jude Deveraux and Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin. I think its clever especially considering the actual story.

3. fave reading experience (ie: created a great reading memory)

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I still think about this series. I still wonder about the characters, get sad at the losses, and can’t wait til the day I can pick them up again and have the adventure all over again.

4. book with the best food in it (made me so crazy-envious-hungry)

One For the Money by Janet Evanovich. I’m dying for a Pino’s Pizza. It’s been so long since I’ve had a good NY style pizza.

5. book with the most sensual weather (made you shiver/sweat)

The Scent of Jasmine by Jude Deveraux.  The characters ended up in the Florida wilds, and almost anywhere in Florida is nice, hot, and tropical.  My kinda weather.

6. most embarrassing book cover (feeling sheepish in public)

  If You Were My Man by Francis Ray.  A little steamy to be carrying around.

7. can’t believe you waited this long to read the book (!)

LOL, Harry Potter series again.  I resisted for YEARS, and finally gave in to them early this year.  Glad I finally jut read them cause now I can’t stop loving them.

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7 Responses to “Faves of 2011: The Scenes”

  1. Nomes says:

    oh my gosh ~ YES pino’s pizza (!) i had (half) forgotten all about that O.o

    and i haven’t read the harry potter books yet (!) i keep meaning to but not really prioritising it.

  2. Missie says:


    I think the most embarrassing cover question has been my favorite so far. And your fave first sentence is kind of the story of my life. Great opening.

    Great list! I will have to check out that steamy scene. And I can’t believe I’ve only read one Harry Potter book! But I love the movies. 🙂

  3. Jade says:

    @ Nomes, pick them up….you won’t regret it, they really are awesome.

    @ Missie You and Nomes are killing me! Please make a point to read them HP books, they are beyond good! And I do love the movies too. And I hope you don’t feel like that sentence for real. I don’t know you offline…but you have such a GREAT online presence. You’re among my faves girle! Definitely NOT invisible!

  4. Angie S. says:

    I resisted HP for much too long too. Thinking of re-reading it soon. I’ll have to look up Phone Kitten – sounds really funny and I love a good lol kind of book. 🙂

  5. I love your list! I have a hard time remembering all the different things. I don’t think I could do a good job with this. BUT I love your most embarassing cover. It made me smile. I love having a reader because I get to hide my covers…but then I don’t have a cover.

  6. Jade Jade says:

    @ Angie S. – HP is always a fun read and I can’t wait to pick these books up again. But I think I should wait until I get my list whittled down first! And so far Phone Kitten is pretty darn good!

    @ Alexis – I so need to get me an e-reader soon. It is a bit embarrassing carrying around some of my books. Especially the romances because there’s always some steamy cover! And you’ve read a whole host of interesting things this year, I think your list would be fab!

  7. Ah yes, Harry Potter. *sigh* That really says it all, doesn’t it? Perfect book series. 😉