Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Teaser Tuesdays (October 28)

Should Be Reading hosts the Teaser Tuesdays weekly event.

My modified rules are as follows:

Grab your current read. Pick two or three “teaser” sentences more or less at random from the book, anywhere on the page. 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!) (Read the official Teaser Tuesday rules.)

My teasers:

“I sat. I watched. If a girl could sling a poem over her swimwear as though it were an old T-shirt, what else might be possible?” (p. 7)

“Clare had wanted to say something good in response to this, something original and declamatory about her school, how it smelled or didn’t, something to let her mother know that they were a team, two interesting people who noticed smells and soullessness. Clare tried hard to toss off sharp, quirky comments in front of her mother, to quip, is how she thought of it, the way girls in books were always quipping” (p. 14)

These are from Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos. Can you tell that I want to quote great reams of this marvellous book to you?


  1. This is a really cute book. Glad to hear you are enjoying it!

  2. I'm on a roll of good books, first The Heretic's Daughter, then The 19th Wife and now this one!

  3. I read Belong to Me, which was the sequel to Love Walked In, but I didn't know it at the time - anyway, I absolutely loved it. I have Love Walked In waiting on my to-read stack.

  4. Carrie, glad to hear the sequel is good too. I definitely want to read it and I haven't even finished the first one yet!

  5. Interesting teaser! Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great day.

    Robin of mytwoblessings

  6. I so want to read this one, and Belong to Me. I've heard great things about it. I love the cover too.


  7. Thanks for dropping by, my two blessings! I must say that Teaser Tuesdays is one of my favourite weekly blog events.

    Shana, I highly recommend it! Review coming soon.

  8. Great teasers! I agree, "quip" is a word that I've read and written, but I don't use it in conversation.

    My niece (and others) have recommended this; I'll have to put it on my infamous wish list.

  9. Dawn, I was going to say "I highly recommend it," but then I realized that's what I'd already said to Shana. What can I say, I loved this book!

  10. I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of it, Alea! It's next up for review here.