Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays (June 2)

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:

“With this in mind, he returned reluctantly to the chase; a particular sentence had gotten all coiled up on him, and he spent an uneasy half hour trying to untangle the wiring and making a valiant effort not to dwell on her increasingly gaping absence, while several academic points he was trying to clarify got bored and wandered off into the middle distance. ” (p. 4).*

This is from Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel.

My second teaser:

“Allen thought he had somehow managed to get the red object into his hands and propel it in the general direction of the beach umbrella; he thought he remembered the child's steady gaze, her look of considered appreciation, as if they had for a moment shared some secret acknowledgment of the important things in the universe, but he could never be sure. That uncertainty troubled him, out of all proportion” (p. 109).

This is from Keeping Watch by Laurie R. King.

*Note that this quote comes from an ARC and therefore may have been changed for final printing.


  1. I read The first chapter of Last Night in Montreal and I remember that teaser. I am looking forward to getting back to it, but now I am finishing off Frederica, by Georgette Heyer.

  2. Hi!
    Both books sound intriguing! Have a great day!!


  3. The Laurie King book sounds interesting! :)

  4. These are great teasers...I am expecially intrigued by Last Night in Montreal.

  5. You found some long sentences! Nice teasers.

  6. I'm looking forward to reading your review, Nicole. Mine should be up next week.

    Thanks, Sherrie and Book Bird Dog!

    Missy, I couldn't put it down!

    Gautami, I enjoyed them both!

    Jo-Jo, I love the way she writes too!

  7. Great teasers! I really want to read Last Night in Montreal.

  8. Rebecca, I hope you manage to get your hands on a copy. I will be posting my review on Monday!