Teaser Tuesday (14 Feb)

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!

Today’s Teaser taken from:
 The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty

“Someone needs to give the Pope thirteen babies. Just for a week or so. See how he likes no birth control then.”

Bonus Teaser:
The Breakdown Lane by Jacqueline Mitchard

“There’s a strange sensation – you recall it from childhood – about sleeping in the afternoon. You rise into a different world from the one in which you lay down. The shadows have been rearranged. There’s a sensation of sad sweetness, as if something has been overlooked. I used to feel it coming out of the movies just before dinnertime, after the matinee. How, I wondered, did Broadway actors face it, this bittersweet sense of time’s slipping past.”

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Teaser Tuesday (7 Feb)

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!

Today’s Teaser taken from:
 The Portable Ring Lardner

I and Carey and him set at the same table together for supper.  It to him half an hour longer’n us to eat because he had to excuse himself everyt ime he lifted his fork.

“Doctor told me I needed starch,” he’d say, and then toss a shoveful o’ potatoes into him.  Or, “They ain’t much meat on one o’ these chops,” he’d tell us, and grab another one.  Or he’d say “Nothin’ like onions for a cold,” and then he’d dip into the perfumery.”

“Better try that apple sauce,” says Carey.  “It’ll help your malaria.”

“Whose malaria?” says Ike.  He’d forgot already why he didn’t only hit .356 last year.

Teaser Tuesday (24 Jan)

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!

Today’s Teaser taken from:
 I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman

“I’m sure this is a shock, although that’s not my intention, to shock you.  Up until a few weeks ago, I never thought I would have any communication with you at all and accepted that as fair. That’s how it’s been for more than twenty years now.  But it’s hard to ignore signs when they are right there in front of your face, and there was your photo in Washingtonian magazine, not the usual thing I read, but you’d be surprised by my choice of reading material these days.  Of course, you are older, a woman now.  You’ve been a woman for a while, obviously.  Still, I’d know you anywhere.”

Bonus Teaser taken from:
Family History by Dani Shapiro

“I start to move toward Kate, but she shakes her head, her eyes narrow in warning, and I stop.  She turns her back, squaring her little shoulders resolutely away from me.  The movie ends there.  I turned off the camera and stood alone in a crowd of parents, my arms dangling uselessly by my sides.”

Teaser Tuesday (17 Jan)

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!

Today’s Tease taken from:
 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

“He became my confidante, someone with whom I could share thoughts I could never voice…In exchange, he trusted me with his.”

Teaser Tuesday (3 Jan)

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!

Today’s Tease taken from:
 The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan

“I’m not an expert on anything. But I love language in all forms – sounds and words, facial expressions, hand gestures, body posture and its rhythms, what people mean but don’t necessarily say with words. I’ve always loved words, the power of them.”

Teaser Tuesday (20 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!

Today’s Tease taken from:
Tinkers by Paul Harding

“Who was the greatest business man ever. . . The greatest salesman? Advertiser? Who? . . . It was Jesus. . . Jesus was the founder of modern business. . . he picked up twelve men from the bottom ranks of business and forged them into an organization that conquered the world!”