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Teaser Tuesday – The Awakening by Kate Chopin

teasertuesdays31Teaser 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!

It sometimes entered Mr. Pontellier’s mind to wonder if his wife were not growing a little unbalanced mentally.  He could see plainly that she was not herself.  That is, he could not see that she was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world.

The Awakening by Kate Chopin, Chapter XIX

Just finished this – review tomorrow. Visit MizB for more teasers.

You will choose 50 of the books I will read next year.  If you help me you could win a $20 gift card to Barnes & Noble.  Go here to vote. (Right now the top vote getter is She’s come Undone By Wally Lamb)

December 15, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | | 17 Comments

Teaser Tuesday – When Christmas Comes

teasertuesdays31Teaser 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!

Emily was bored and sad and struggling not to break down.  There was only one thing left to do-what she always did when she got depressed.

Bake cookies.

 Chapter Eight, When Christmas Comes by Debbie Macomber

So, what are you cooking up today?  Head on over to MizB for more teasers.

December 8, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | | 17 Comments

Teaser Tuesday – The Jane Austen Book Club

teasertuesdays31Teaser 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 parents believed children should have lots of free time.  They believed in dreaming.

Chapter 2

This is the same book I was reading two weeks ago, but I will finish it today.  I just need to keep telling myself that 🙂 So what are you reading today?  Visit MizB for more teasers.

December 1, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | , | 18 Comments

Teaser Tuesday- The Jane Austen Book Club

teasertuesdays31Teaser 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!

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Jocelyn’s Austen wrote wonderful novels about love and courtship, but never married.  The book club was Jocelyn’s idea, and she handpicked the members.  She had more ideas in one morning than the rest of us had in a week, and more energy, too.  It was essential to reintroduce Austen into your life regularly, Jocelyn said, let her look around.  We suspected a hidden agenda, but who would put Jane Austen to an evil purpose?

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Sorry it’s so long.  I’m teasing myself since I plan on starting this in the next day or two.  I need to get busy on finishing the Jane Austen challenge!

November 17, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | , | 18 Comments

Teaser Tuesday – The House on Tradd Street

teasertuesdays31Teaser 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!

The words were too small for me to read, and I hadn’t brought by reading glasses.  I squinted, trying to hide this fact from Jack, but, of course, he caught on right away.

“I keep forgetting that you’re older than me, Mellie.  Here, let me read them out loud.”

Chapter 10

 The House on Tradd Street by Karen White: Book Cover

I haven’t started this yet, so these sentences were totally random, but funny.  So, what are you going to tease me with today?

November 10, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | | 30 Comments

Teaser Tuesday – Seduce Me

teasertuesdays31Teaser 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!

 

“We can hide in there,” he said, pointing to the sarcophagus.

“Are you mad?” Esme stopped and stared at him.  “We cannot hide in a coffin.”

Chapter 14

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I won this at Book Reviews by Bobbie and was thinking I would get to it during the read-a-thon, but the first time I opened it was to find a teaser today.  I’ll let you know if I’m seduced by it later 😉

October 27, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | | 17 Comments

Teaser Tuesday – Rough Country

teasertuesdays31Teaser 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!

“George is a drunk,” Sanders said.  “Every day that he works, he stops at the liquor store and picks up a fifth and he takes it home and drinks it.  He’s trying to drink himself to death.  He did that last night.  He was in no shape to ambush anybody.”

“Any particular reason he’s doing that?” Virgil asked.

“Not as far as I know.  I think he’s tired of being here,” Sanders said.

Chapter 3

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John Sandford is a favorite of mine and this is his latest.  So, what are you reading today?

October 20, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | , | 16 Comments

Teaser Tuesday – The Appeal

teasertuesdays31Teaser 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!

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Mr. Bintz was about forty years old, short and thin, intense, with the smugness that Yankees can’t help but exude when they venture into decaying towns of the Deep South.

How could anyone live like this? their smirks seemed to ask.

Chapter 9 of The Appeal by John Grisham

That’s what this Yankee is reading today, what about you?

October 13, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | | 14 Comments

Teaser Tuesday – The Taking

teasertuesdays31Teaser 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.

The chill that spread through Molly was different from any that she had experienced previously.  It was not a quivery thing localized along the spine or the nape of the neck, did not shiver through her like a vagrant breath of eternity, but lingered.  A coldness seemed to be spawned in the very cavities of her bones, in the red-and-yellow mush of marrow, from which it spread outward to every cell in every extremity.

The Taking by Dean Koontz Chapter 21

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Okay, so it’s three sentences, but who’s counting?  This is a perfect one for Halloween-time.  What are you reading today?

October 6, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | , | 23 Comments

Teaser Tuesday – Death Takes the Cake

teasertuesdays31Teaser Tuesdaysis 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!

When I met Car, I was surprised to discover that while he would never be described as movie star handsome, he was not bad looking.  In person he was more moody than ‘mad.’ reminding me somewhat of Jane Eyre‘s Mr. Rochester with a grease gun.

Death Takes the Cake by Melinda Wells, Chapter 14

Death Takes the Cake by Melinda Wells: Book Cover

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September 29, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | | 19 Comments