Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

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!

  • For the second week in a row my teaser comes from a book that is more than 800 pages long - I seem to have an affinity for very long books! Then again, that isn't exactly news to me.

    The book is The Sweet Far Thing, the third book in the Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray, and the teaser comes from page 325:

    We're ushered from the hall in a crushing sea of excited people making their last-minute purchases. I try to keep a safe distance from McCleethy, holding fast to my friends' arms.


    1. Great teaser! I really need to read these books!

    2. Interesting teaser!

      I don't think I've been to your blog before - the header picture looks like some of the photos I took in Amsterdam.

      My teaser is here.

    3. Wow over 800 pages! I just bought the first in the trilogy and hoping to get it started sometime this summer. Great teaser!

    4. You've been reading some chunky books lately! I like your teaser.

    5. Makes me wonder what all the excitements about. Great teaser - Yay to you for tackling chunksters!

    6. For some reason, this makes me think of The Other Boleyn Girl...maybe the illustration on the cover seems similar? I love 800 page books, though, so it's caught my attention already! Thanks for telling me about a new-to-me author.

    7. I've got the first of these books, but haven't gotten around to reading it yet. Clearly, I should!

      Marg, if you want to get a post ready for Rosie's Riveters, please feel free! I contacted someone else for the first one, but haven't heard back, so if you have time this week, we can do you first! Let me know.

    8. Loved this book! Very nice teaser you found there. Enjoy!

    9. Good teaser. I loved this series and in particular this last book. I wish there were more coming.

    10. Read this series and enjoyed it. I liked the 2nd book the best.

    11. Nise, so far I think I like the first one best, but I still have a while to go with this book.

      Dar, I am kind of interested in seeing how Libba Bray's next book. It sounds like a strange topic to be writing about.

      Kristen, glad you enjoyed it!

      Aarti, I will start preparing a Rosie's Riveters post. Do you want it posted on Saturday?

      Kaye, this whole series has lovely covers.

      Dolcebellezza, I really enjoyed the first book in particular which is called A Great and Terrible Beauty.

      Tender Graces sounds interesting Gautami.

      Lisa, it makes me wonder what the excitement is about too given that this is still along way ahead of where I am up to!

      JoAnn, there's lots to like about reading chunksters, although I am not sure that all the other books on my shelf appreciate it.

      Zia, I hope you enjoy it when you read it!

      Lisa, unfortunately I can't claim the credit for the photo. I believe it was taken in Rotterdam.

      Melissa, they are definitely good reads!

    12. Saturday is fine, Marg. Feel free to e-mail it to me whenever you would like. Thanks so much for participating! Can't wait to see what you have to say :-)

    13. I have copies of the first two in this series, but as usual I haven't read them yet. I did share them with my daughter, and she seems to love this series. Your teaser reminded me that I need to go out and get the third book, so thanks!