Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (2.9.10)

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!
After finishing Fingersmith this weekend (review will be up tomorrow, I hope), I picked up Being Written by William Conescu yesterday morning to take with me on my commute. Its definitely entertaining me so far -- plus, it takes place in Boston! Here's my teaser--I can definitely sympathize!

At least once a week, she suffers an attack of guilt for not investing emotionally in her work--or even in the fight against lupus--but the path between what she does and what good might result from it is so long and circuitous that it feels like she could just as easily be selling mail-order cosmetics or working as an accountants assistant. Maybe the other people at the foundation have to feign enthusiasm too. (p19)

    16 comments:

    1. That's a great teaser! I'm not familiar with this book... hope you're enjoying it.

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    2. Great Teaser! My eyes did wander. I happened to see, unless I'm daydreaming, delicious cupcakes.

      http://readwithtea.blogspot.com/2010/02/tuesday-teaser.html

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    3. This sounds like an interesting book. I've never heard of the author before but I hope you like it. The cover is memorable.

      Here is my teaser this week.

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    4. Never heard of this book. I hope that you are enjoying it though. Here's Mine

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    5. Hmm, that does make me think!

      My teaser:

      http://laurel-rainsnowsreflections.blogspot.com/2010/02/teaser-tuesdays_09.html

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    6. Nice. Looking forward to the review of Fingersmith. Here's mine, opening chapter of The Legend of Wolfboy - published anonymously by author in contract dispute w/ previous publisher. It begins publishing as it's written this week. http://LegendOfWolfboy.com/ Reviewers can contact the site for a review copy before it's public.
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      Dusk was deepening toward another dark summer night and the chilly mountain air felt like frigid fingers running down their spines.

      A near-full moon began to peak through the majestic mountain pines that dominate the western slope of the California Sierra Nevada mountain range, adding to what was already an eerie atmosphere.

      “It was seven years ago today,” Ryan growled, his voice breaking the silence on this starless night, June 13, 1995. “The car radio said severe thunderstorms were threatening to hit the Sierras, but the Jacksons were set on going on their annual family vacation to Shaver Creek.”

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    7. Excellent teaser and the book sounds promising. My teaser: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/02/teaser-tuesdays-lessons-in-french.html

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    8. Great teaser - thanks for visiting!

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    9. Ooh, I like books set in Boston. Great teaser! I hope you are enjoying the book. My teaser is here

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    10. Interesting teaser. Glad to hear you're enjoying this book!

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    11. What a thought provoking teaser! I am looking forward to your review of this book.

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    12. This sounds like a good one. I like that teaser! Very cool cover too. Enjoy!

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