Tuesday, March 2, 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 page I read before I post my teaser. As I warned you, I'm a slow reader, so sometimes I'll be sharing teasers from the same book over multiple Tuesdays.

"Ready," said Casper, daunted but determined. They both watched one another like cats for any sign of weakness--and of course, both would rather have died than show any--as they each raised a stinking hand to his mouth, put out a reluctant tongue and licked up a mouthful of what was certainly the nastiest taste Casper had ever come across.

The Ogre Downstairs, by Diana Wynne Jones, p. 75

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!


Cindy Beck, author said...

Title: Dan Poynter's Self Publishing Manual by Dan Poynter

Page 264-265

"If your book is 8.5 x 11, fold and trim the extra covers into file folders and hand them out at appropriate conventions."

"Many people love to go on radio and television. In fact, I think some people write books just to get on the air."

Joyce DiPastena said...

Yikes, Cindy! Radio and TV are the LAST place I want to be!

Cindy Beck, author said...

Yeah, me too. Especially TV. I don't need the extra 10 pounds the camera adds!

Ooo, but I hear they offer donuts to guests. Hmmm, what a quandry. :)