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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!

“Edward had been staying several weeks in the house before he engaged much of Mrs. Dashwood’s attention; for she was, at that time, in such affliction as rendered her careless of surrounding objects. She saw only that he was quiet and unobtrusive, and she liked him for it.”

from Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classic edition, p18)

…I’ll also have you know that the edition pictured is the edition I have. I have a little collection of the super lovely hardcover Penguin Classics, with these amazing canvassy covers. They’re great!

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!

” ‘You can promise to be as sweet as you want, but picture this: the future is a hospital, packed with sick people, packed with hurt people, people on stretchers in the halls, and suddenly the lights go out, the water shuts off, and you know in your heart that they’re never coming back on. That’s the future.’ ”

From Steven Amsterdam’s Things We Didn’t See Coming (p22).

Teaser Tuesday

Ladies and gents, I’m back in action! Today I handed in my final essay for the semester, and now I officially have four and a half weeks of holidays! And I have big plans. There will be blogging. There will be lots of catching up on the reading I miss out on during the semester – my to-be-read pile has grown into some absurd piece of architecture. I have plans to get a new project thing happening via this blog also, so look out for that during the next few weeks.

For now though, it’s 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!

“It was seventy-five kilometres away, one of the longest distances between temples anywhere on the pilgrimage, and the walk had a reputation for being awful; supposedly it was the place where the majority of walkers drop out and return home. After my night at Saba-daishi, I began walking alongside the famously wretched Highway 55.”

From Neon Pilgrim by Lisa Dempster.

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!

“As she kept talking, the paramedics manoeuvred the stretcher into the lift and pressed the button for the ground floor. The doors slid shut on the woman lifting a pretend phone to her ear just like the treadmill guy, while at the same time a voice called out, ‘Is that Alice Love I just saw on that stretcher?’ ”

From What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty.

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!

  • “Although I told myself I was looking merely for a soothing presence, a glorified pot-au-feu, an animated merkin, what really attracted me to Valeria was the imitation she gave of a little girl. She gave it not because she had divined something about me; it was just her style – and I fell for it.”

From Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.

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!

“He did not want to compose another Quixote – which is easy – but the Quixote itself. Needless to say, he never contemplated a mechanical transcription of the original; he did not propose to copy it.”

-From “Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote” in Jorge Luis Borges’ Labyrinths

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!

  “Inevitably, on our first night there, Rachel’s name is mentioned. But I manage to change the subject quickly and so avoid the awkwardness of having to tell Alice what happened beneath the curious stares of Mum and Dad.”

From “Beautiful Malice” by Rebecca James.

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!

“It never appeared to bother us much, unless we watched one of those cable dramas about a sexless marriage. Then we’d curse the inanity of the show, its implausibility, switch over to something where the human wreckage was too crass and tan to touch us”

                                                                                                                -from “The Ask” by Sam Lipsyte

Teaser … Wednesday.

I realise I’ve missed Teaser Tuesday for the last few weeks. And now it’s a Wednesday… Sorry, folks!
But here’s one anyway.

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 had known ever since the previous evening that I should be the first to arrive. But the order of our arrival no longer had any importance”

                                                                               From Dostoyevsky’s “Notes from Underground”

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