Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tuesday Teaser

Tuesday Teaser is a weekly bookish meme (rhymes with “cream"), hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. (I’ve borrowed it from LDS Women’s Book Review.) Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share at least 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!

I’m adapting the rules slightly: I’ll be quoting some random lines from the last chapter I read before I post my teaser. I'm a slow reader, so you may get multiple teasers per book. Here's my first teaser from Trapped:

"Yet if I help you--if I find Gernot--I might be able to stop the curse for all of us."

Pain filled [Lion's] eyes.

"I only have one real choice," I whispered.

"Exactly!" Zia said.

From Trapped, by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen, p 107 (the brackets in the "tease" were to avoid a spoiler :-) )

If you'd like to share a Teaser from a book you're currently reading, I'd love you to do so in the comment section. And you don't even have to share it on a Tuesday! Be sure to include the title, author, and page number in case others would like to check out the book you're reading, too.

3 comments:

Valerie Ipson said...

I'm reading a nonfiction book, so this should be interesting!

From Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass, p. 12...

"To write a breakout novel is to run free of the pack. It is to delve deeper, think harder, revise more, and commit to creating characters and plot that surpass one's previous accomplishments."

Hope I didn't give too much a way, but it is an excellent book!

Joyce DiPastena said...

Given away too much? You gave away the entire key to writing the ULTIMATE novel! Now I don't have to buy the book! ;-)

(Actually, I already have a copy. Now you've motivated me to crack it open and read it!)

Rachel Rager said...

Okay, this is not a book I'm reading but it's my daughter's book. So this could be interesting! :)

From The Fairy Chonicles - Moonflower and the Pearl of Paramour by J.H. Sweet, p. 51...

"This would be a better ride for a spring chicken, rather than a gradmother fairy."

I thought that was funny!