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Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
  • 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!

gone girl“It is our third wedding anniversary and I am alone in our apartment, my face all mask-tight from tears because, well, because: Just this afternoon I get a voice mail from Nick, and I already know it’s going to be bad, I know the second the voice mail begins because I can tell he’s calling from his cell and I can hear men’s voices in the background and a big, roomy gap, like he’s trying to decide what to say, and then I hear his taxi-blurred voice, a voice that is already wet and lazy with booze, and I know I am going to be angry – that quick inhale, the lips going tight, the shoulders up, the I so don’t want to be mad but I’m going to feeling. Do men not know that feeling?”

– from Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, p72

Teaser Tuesday

It’s late in the day, sure, but technically still Tuesday! I’ve been busy all day at work, then baking biscotti – for the record, biscotti is hard, and you’d do best to allow yourself a screw-up batch before you bake the proper ones you plan on eating/giving. My first batch flopped, but these ones are sufficiently delicious. The 2nd last tray is just about to come out of the oven, and then I will be curling up and trying to finish the below book. I’m loving it.

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
  • 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!

mr penumbra

“So I guess you could say Neel owes me a few favours, except that so many favours have passed between us now that they are no longer distinguishable as individual acts, just a bright haze of loyalty. Our friendship is a nebula.”

– from Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan (p14).

Teaser Tuesday

I feel like I’ve spent a few weeks falling down a rabbit hole, and only now am I beginning to emerge into the landscape that is my life. It all looks a little different without uni, and with me trying to find new ways to keep myself afloat (money and spirits), and to launch fully into my adjusted-routine writing life.

Enter: Teaser Tuesdays. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll remember Teaser Tuesdays.

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
  • 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!

“Yet at the same time, Brennan was aware he was enacting a different reality, turning up in his cream flannel pyjama pants, under his overcoat, little red reindeer running up and down his legs as he spoke on French symbolist poetry. He was sure the double corrected him and made sense of everything.”

– Brian Castro, Street to Street, p130

Teaser Tuesday

It’s been a while between drinks for Teaser Tuesdays. Let’s try again.

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
  • 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!

 

 

“It doesn’t matter where you go, or what you do with your feelings, your truth lies in wait. My childhood haunting me in much the same way my fists haunt my hands.”

from Rocks in the Belly, by Jon Bauer (p1).

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
  • 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!
“I shiver at the thought and in response, Nick takes his jacket off and places it around my shoulders. I feel safe and not cold and from the vibe the jacket gives off, I also feel fairly confident that the original Texaco Salvatore was a good family man, with perhaps a propensity for wearing his wife’s panties and betting his kids’ college money at the track, but otherwise a solid dude.”
(From p55 of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan) 

Teaser Tuesday

It’s been a long while between Teaser Tuesdays, but I’m reading a lot of stuff I want to share lately, so it’s back.

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
  • 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!
“It is to the 30+ testosteronically afflicted males whose cases have been documented in the past two years that your correspondents wish to dedicate this article. And to those tormented souls considering autocastration in 1998, we wish to say:  “Stop! Stay your hand! Hold off with those kitchen utensils and/or wire cutters!” ”
(From Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace) 

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
  • 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!

“The box is nothing extraordinary, though its contents have been known to induce fevers. At least, that is one of the effects it had on Josianne when it first came to her – perhaps she decided to pass on her gift as much from a need to get it away from herself as to share it with another.”
From Elena Mauli Shapiro’s 13, rue Therese, p3.

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
  • 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!

“I wonder what secrets she keeps buried beneath her blouse. I want to grab her and tell her about mine – the one lurking beneath my shirt – how I used to walk like an ape because of the rashes, an unfortunate consequence of the aluminium-rich roll-on the doctor prescribed for my hyperhidrosis.”
From David Kelly’s Armadillo in “The Best Australian Stories 2010”, ed. Cate Kennedy. p29.

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
  • 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!

“People ask, How did you get in there? What they really want to know is if they are likely to end up in there as well.”

From Susanna Kaysen’s Girl, Interrupted (p5)

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