Archive | Teaser Tuesday RSS feed for this section

Teaser Tuesday: The Girl Who Played With Fire

22 Dec

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 teaser is from The Girl Who Played With Fire, the second book in Steig Larrson’s Millenium series.

All three policemen froze. The central switchboard had reported that two people had been shot, and the man was holding something in his left hand.

page 175

I’ve only read the first couple of chapters so far, but I’m planning on digging deep into this over the holidays.

What are you planning on reading over the holiday weekend?

Teaser Tuesday: The Song is You

15 Dec

TEASER TUESDAYS,  hosted by Miz B over at Should Be Reading, asks you to:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
  • Please avoid spoilers!
  •  

    My teaser comes from Arthur Phillips’ The Song is You. I just picked it up and I’m enjoying it immensely so far.

    Ian debated taking a train himself back north, but, worried he’d arrived to a closed bar or a bartender on his night off, he repeatedly called instead, starting at six that night, until, twenty-four hours later, he spoke to the jackass and received the happy news that the phone (and the jackass’s apologies) had already been winging their way down to Brooklyn via overnight express since the day before. Ian should already have received it.

    — page 149

    Thanks Greg for the push to put this on the top of my to-read list!

    Teaser Tuesday: Haroun and the Sea of Stories

    10 Nov

    What does everyone think of the new design? I decided I wanted something a bit cleaner, so we’ll see how this one holds up for a while. Now onto the business at hand:

    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!

    This teaser comes from page 50, of Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie:

    Haroun kept his feelings about Mr. Buttoo to himself. He knew what he knew: that the real world was full of magic, so magical worlds could easily be real.

    Teaser Tuesday: Little Women

    8 Sep

    So I know I have a bunch of new books to read, but I finished Less Than Zero this weekend, and I was so thoroughly disturbed by it that I needed to cleanse the palette with something a little more familiar and innocuous. Nothing fits that bill better than Little Women. I’ve read it before (who hasn’t?) but I think it’s also the perfect thing to usher in fall. Plus, tomorrow’s my birthday, and I can read what I want to ;).

    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!

    Little Women (Barnes & Noble Classics)

    page 222:

     

    “‘I won’t trouble you, I only want to know if you care for me a little, Meg. I love you so much, dear,” added Mr. Brooke tenderly.”

    Teaser Tuesday + Summer Challenge Update!

    1 Sep

    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 Teaser Tuesday comes from a book I technically haven’t started yet. I finished Pillars of the Earth yesterday and I’m in that limbo between books, where I want to savor the previous book and haven’t yet picked up my next read. Nonetheless, I’m starting Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis today, and I’m super excited because according to my mom it’s quite the sociological study (along with being a fascinating novel). I was a sociology major in college so needless to say, I’m nerding out a bit.

    I get up late the next morning to the blare of Duran Duran coming from my mother’s room. The door’s open and my sisters are lying on the large bed, wearing bathing suits, leafing through old issues of GQ, watching some porno film on the Betamax with the sound turned off.

    –page 75

    How can I not be excited about the heavy 80s vibe in this one? Okay granted, I’m aware that it’s really drug-heavy and really depressing, but after reading Hollywood Wives, I’m not nearly as nervous about it. It’ll be an interesting bookend to that novel, and being able to compare them will be fascinating.

    In other news, the Summer Challenge listed on my Challenges page is over as of yesterday, and due to a full day of sitting in my PJs and doing nothing but reading, I was able to finish Pillars of the Earth in the nick of time to squeeze under the deadline. My totals for the Challenge were:

    Books: 22

    Points: 295

    Pages: 8, 247

    Apparently that was right about average for all the participants in the Challenge so I feel pretty good with what I was able to get through during what was a hectic summer to say the least. Of course, I was still buying books while this was all going on so I have some great ones to add to the TBR list. I thought about jumping into the Fall Challenge but I’m also starting school again in about a week (!!) so I don’t think I’ll have a whole lot of time to dedicate to completing a challenge — not like the Summer anyway. You’ll still see a lot of my challenge books here because, well, I never really unpacked any other book boxes when I moved in July.

    As for school, I’m starting a Graduate Certificate online through Penn State in Children’s Literature. Can you say that you’re buying textbooks when they include things like Yertle the Turtle and Maniac Magee? Didn’t think so :). I’m taking two classes this Fall: Myth and Fantasy in Children’s Literature and Studies in Children’s Literature. I’m super excited — oh, how I’ve missed school (and buying school supplies!) — and I’ll be posting here about the books I’m reading for classes as well. Cross your fingers and wish me luck.

    Teaser Tuesday: The Time-Traveler’s Wife

    28 Jul

    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!

    So my Teaser this week is from a book I’ve read before, but it’s been a really long time and I am so excited for the movie to come out that I managed to find a spot for it in my Summer Challenge. Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger is long but enchanting. I also think that Henry is one of the sexiest characters I’ve ever read. He’s a time-traveling librarian — need I say more?

     

    My teaser, page 287:

    As we sing And our friends are all on board I suddenly hear my voice floating alone and I turn and Henry’s clothes lie in a heap, the knife is on the kitchen floor. Half of a pepper sways slightly on the cutting board.

    I will post tomorrow about all the books I read while on vacation (apologies for missing First Line Friday!!) and some short reviews. Let’s just say it was an extremely productive and I had some great vacation reading time :).

    Teaser Tuesday: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

    21 Jul

    I’m going on vacation this week, to my cousin’s wedding in California. I am supremely excited about this because I will get to engage in my two favorite kinds of reading: airplane reading and beach reading. Okay so they also fall into the vacation reading and summer reading categories, but specifically I love cross country flights that give me oodles of time to do nothing but read. I finished Jellicoe Road, which was well worth plugging away at and richly deserved the Printz award it received. While I typically have little patience for books that just drop you in the middle of a plot and a fully created world, this one didn’t take long to hook me, and I sped through the rest of the book, savoring every single mysterious and/or lovey-dovey moment.

    My latest read though certainly qualifies for me as both airplane reading (engaging and able to hold my attention for long periods) and beach reading (fun and plot-driven). The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is also my Teaser Tuesday!

    Teaser Tuesday’s are 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!

     

     

    I picked this book almost exclusively because of the cover. Isn’t it pretty?? What I love about it is that the image you see to the left there is actually printed on the cover — no dust jackets here! I’m about 100 pages in and I’m already looking forward to the next installment in this series. (I also secretly want to be Flavia de Luce, the intrepid 11-year-old protagonist :)). Here’s why, from page 95:

    I’d do the same with Inspector Hewitt, I thought, as I pocketed the thing. Yes! I’d solve this case and present it to him wrapped up in gaily colored ribbons.

     

    I had to stop myself there, even though the continuation of this thought is so snarky and precocious. I ❤ Flavia 🙂

     

    Tomorrow I’m posting about great beach reads! Stay tuned!

     

     

     

    teaser tuesday

    14 Jul

    Miz B over at Should Be Reading does this lovely little gem every 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!

    I finished Beat the Reaper last night so my teaser today is from my new read: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta.

    Teaser: (Page 261)

    It takes me a minute to find my voice. “If I look at the photo and whoever it is looks exactly like me, that only means he can be my father and if he’s the boy who’s been missing for eighteen years, it means that my father is dead and I’ve never thought that. Ever.

     

    I’m excited for this book, but the reviews I’ve seen are that it’s slow starting and it takes about 100-150 pages to get going. I’m only on page 30 so I’ll definitely stick with it, but it’s hard to jump into a book that takes some work to get into, especially after a book like Beat the Reaper that grabs you from the very beginning. Review of that one coming soon!