Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Teaser Tuesday on Wednesday and a couple of other things!

I am very late with Teaser Tuesday this week! It's been a very busy week. My son has been on camp, so Monday I worked late, then on Tuesday I went out for dinner at a great Vietnamese restaurant, and then I was at work early today, and now everything can go back to normal!

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by 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, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • 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!
  • Please avoid spoilers!

To make up for being late, I thought I might share two teasers from the books that I am reading at the moment. Coincidentally, they are both from Aussie authors which is cool!

The first comes from page 254 of Michelle De Kretser's award winning The Lost Dog:

Tom was thinking of the delight coloured pictures had once brought, before the proliferation of images. He remembered a parcel of foodstuffs that had arrived from England when he was five or six. A spoonful of glowing red jam from a tin wrapped in bright scenery: a gift from another world.

The other book I am reading is Lady Friday by Garth Nix - book number 5 in the Keys to the Kingdom series. This teaser is from page 181:

She says, "Usually we would either kill you or take you to Dusk for judgement. But Dusk has gone, and Lady Friday too. Dawn, who claims to speak for them, is not our master.

Given that it is the fourth Tuesday of the month, it is time for What's On Your Nightstand! Once again not a lot has moved. The books that are still there:

The Traitor's Wife by Susan Higginbotham
Archangel by Sharon Shinn
Mistletoe Kisses anthology
The Smoke Thief by Shana Abe
Dagger-Star by Elizabeth Vaughan
Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh
Just One of the Guys by Kristin Higgins
Mr Cavendish, I Presume by Julia Quinn

New to the nightstand:

The Huntress by Susan Carroll
Lady Friday by Garth Nix

Visit 5 Minutes for Reading to see what others have on their nightstands this month.

I do have a number of tags for memes, and I will get to them over the weekend! Really, I will!


  1. Hi there!

    My book is Learn Me Good (blatant plug! :) ) and here are 2 lines from page... 65...

    Mrs. Andrews also told me that one day last week, she heard Lucifer humming at her desk and singing, I hate Mr. Woodson... I hate Mr. Woodson..."
    There's truly nothing more rewarding than knowing you've made an impact in the life of a child.

  2. The Traitor's Wife is on my TBR pile, but there's so much else I have to read before I can allow myself to acquire a copy! Let us know what you think of it.

  3. I forgot about Teaser Tuesday also since I was so tired last night from working. It is interesting that you read more than one book at a time. My Momma doesn't see how I can read my three books at a time.

  4. I always have at least two on the go - one that I am reading on the train, and one that I am reading at night in bed.