Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays (March 24)

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 teaser:

“All through this case, since the moment the car crested the hill and we saw Knocknaree spread out in front of us, the opaque membrane between me and that day in the wood had been slowly relentlessly thinning; it had grown so fine that I could hear the small furtive movements on the other side, beating wings and tiny scrabbling feet like a moth battering against your cupped hands. I had no room for left-field theories about escaped exotic pets or leftover elk or the Loch Ness Monster or whatever the hell Cassie had in mind” (pp. 312-313).

This is from In the Woods by Tana French.


  1. Tana French is an amazing writer and story teller. I hope you're enjoying the book. You should definitely read "The Likeness" when you're done with this one!

  2. A wonderful book - thank you for the reminder!

  3. I finished In the Woods last week. I'll be interested in seeing what you think of it.

  4. I started reading this one last year. I made it halfway though before I set it aside. I should give it another try.

  5. Ooooh, this sounds good. I'll be watching for your thoughts on it.

  6. I've heard wonderful things about this book; I can get some sense of what they've been saying from the teaser. Sounds wonderful.

  7. I have this on the shelf. Thanks for the teaser!

  8. I love Tana French's writing and this brought back some memories of reading In the Woods. Overall, I liked the book, so I'm be looking forward to your review for it.

    ~ Popin

  9. Your teaser did not end at all as I was expecting. Pretty cool. Thanks for your kind words!

  10. I've got this Tana French book on my list to read. I look forward to hearing what you think about it.

  11. Oh! I just borrowed this from the library! I am looking forward to reading it!

    Thanks for the teaser.

  12. I did enjoy the book, Sheri, and I'm going to pick up The Likeness next!

    Did you review it, Fleurfisher? I couldn't find a review on your blog...

    Cathy, I'll look out for your review too!

    Hmm, what made you set it aside, Melissa? I found it a bit hard to get into at the beginning (I needed to get used to the narrator's voice or something), but once past the first 20 pages, I sailed through it.

    Dar, hopefully I'll get a review up soon!

    Melissa, yeah, me too, which is what prompted me to pick it up. (In fact, I blame Trish from Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin'? for inspiring me to read this book.)

    I hope you enjoy it, Mary!

    Did you review it, Popin? I'd love to check out your review, if you did.

    Me, you're welcome!

    Terri and Marg, I hope you both enjoy it!

  13. I have heard such wonderful things about this book. I hope you are enjoying it.

  14. Wendy, I am, or rather I should say, I did! Look out for my review...