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!
As usual, I’m a little behind on my reading due to life and my job that actually pays the bills. I’ve counted them up, and I’m reading fifteen books currently, including my Swoonreads. I really wish that was an exaggeration. But in celebration of October, I’ve been reading Dracula for the first time. And while reading it, it is very hard for me to imagine that the Stoker vamps are at all related to Meyer’s sparkling lover boys. So here’s my teaser:
“There was no cry from the woman and the howling of the wolves was but sort. Before long they streamed away singly, licking their lips. I could not pity her, for I knew now what had become of her child, and she was better dead. (Stoker 48).
This week I unfortunately haven’t had too much time to read, but I did finish a book that I’ll be reviewing later in the week, and I’m taking the time to reread one of my favorites, The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.I came across the whole series in one book and I’m incredibly excited to be rereading them. So, without further ado…
“Crows and crockery!” muttered the Dwarf as soon as he had done so. “
What are they? Huge people– beautiful people– like gods and goddesses and giants.
Hundreds and thousands of them, closing in behind us. What are they?”
“It’s the Dryads and the Hamadryads and the Silvans,”
said Trufflehunter. “
Aslan has wakened them.” (The Chronicles of Narnia, pg 403
Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can participate. For the official rules, see here. Among other things, this week I’m reading The Closers by Michael Connelly. I’ve been reading this off and on for the past couple of months when I get a chance, and I still think Connelly is a great writer, even though it’s only the second book of his that I’ve read (the first being The Lincoln Lawyer).
And now for the tease:
“I am just dragging a net. I’m collecting as much information as I can because you never know what might become important.”
“Yeah, well, that net got snagged and ripped on the rocks a long time ago.” (The Closers, pg 196)
After Lilah Meade has a dream of her grandpa the night he dies, strange things start happening. A black shadowy mass starts tormenting her and when she discovers the soul of a young girl trapped in its dark force, she knows she has to free her. Lilah bands together with her brother, best friend and a boy she discovers as her true love, to walk a journey of courage, hope and transformation.
“The shadows know I can free her, I think that’s why they’re trying to scare me, to scare me off. I can’t explain the feeling I have, I just know in my heart I have to do this. Just have no idea how.” (The Ghostly Girl, pg. 195).
Do you have a Teaser Tuesday? Share in the comments below!
Here are the rules (again, from The Roaming Librarian. I couldn’t have explained it better myself).
– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it 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!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!
So, I’m reading The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon. I’ll try and have a review for it later this week, so I’m not going to say much, but it’s a dystopian/science fiction/mystery book that’s definitely worth picking up.
“But something stopped me in the doorway. Sticking out from beneath Bart’s desk was a pair of skinny legs.” (Loc 377 of 6489)
Update: I know Roaming Librarian isn’t the first to do this, as she has listed off other bloggers who have in her TT. I’m mentioning her, though, because I thought the rules were easy to understand, and I got the idea off the Roaming Librarian blog. If you do your own TTs, feel free to leave links in the comments and I’ll be sure to check them out.