Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays (January 6)

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 first teaser:

“Costco was a nightmare, as expected. But somehow it was just the right kind of nightmare. The massive labyrinth of consumerism—with shelves as high as Jack’s beanstalk, and aisles clogged with people who somehow seemed more aggrieved and agitated than I was—suited me” (p. 50).

This is from Love and Other Natural Disasters by Holly Shumas.

My second teaser:

“Robert Morgan might have rolled the naked flesh of his patients under his palms, probed their organs with his skeleton fingers, but he never paid a whit of attention to their souls. If one ever did emerge, slit free of the body by an incandescent blade of pain, Robert Morgan simply would have had no reference point for it” (p. 5).

This is from The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker.


  1. Two teasers and both intriguing!Neither books I know. The cover of your second book is striking too.

  2. Your two teasers are so different from each other. Now I want to go to Costco.

  3. Oh, those both sound great! That's my image of Costco to a T.

    Re my post - I saw Oscar and Lucinda quite a few years ago; I think the book is VERY different, but I'm going to watch the movie again now. I loved the book. And yes, that cover is amazing. I like it much better than the movie tie-in.

  4. I just finished Love and Other Natural Disasters and loved it. I've just started Little Giant and just came across this line. Can't wait to read more.

  5. Now, "The Little Giant" sounds like my kinda read!

    Hope you're enjoying wherever they are taking you!

  6. Love and Other Natural Causes sounds fascinating. It makes me wonder what it's all about...

  7. Oh these both sound good! Mine is posted here.

  8. Wow... these both sound like books I might like. You hooked me on both! I'm going to add them to my "look for" list! Thanks!

  9. LOL! Your first teaser reminds me of ME in Costco. Great teaser to make me curious to find out more.

  10. That second teaser has my interest peaked - I'll have to check out that book.

  11. FleurFisher, I recommend both of these books. Although I haven't finished the second one yet, I'm loving it so far.

    Cali, would you believe that I went to Costco for the first time last year? (We don't have a car, which makes Costco shopping a bit difficult!)

    Terri, I don't actually remember the differences between the two...

    Luanne, I'm looking forward to reading your reviews!

    Thanks, Mo!

    Melissa, I love the name of your blog!

    Jo-Jo, they are! Reviews coming soon.

    Jenners, that's the danger of these posts: the wish list keeps getting longer! (Glad to be helping you with that!)

    Thanks, Kim!

    I recommend it, Carrie!