Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Teaser Tuesday (July 14)

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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:

The Condition by Jennifer Haigh
“Paulette blinked. She was often blindsided by how acerbic her sister could be, how in the middle of a pleasant conversation Martine could deliver a zinger that stopped her cold: the backhanded compliment, the ripe apple with the razor inside” (p. 5).

This is from The Condition by Jennifer Haigh.

15 comments:

  1. I can relate. I have temperamental siblings like this. Nice tease.

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  2. I like that teaser...that exact thing has happened to me before. Really takes you by surprise!

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  3. Like the teaser! This book is loaded with sentences like that.

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  4. That is just sad...I think all of us probably know someone like that.

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  5. Now that's a great teaser--one it seems that most of us could relate to, as well!

    Here's mine!

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  6. Looks like a good book, Avis. I've posted my first teaser and followed your rules...

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  7. I've got both BAKER TOWERS and MRS. KIMBLE by this author on my TBR shelf. Looks like I've got another book to grab from her. Thanks for posting the tease.

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  8. I've read her other books and liked them I need to read The Condition! Great teaser. The Martines of the world make me uneasy :)

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  9. I'm looking forward to your review of this one. I read it a while ago. I liked her others, this one was ok for me.

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  10. This teaser sounds exactly like my two daughters..can't wait to read your review and hope it involves a happy ending!

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  11. I just love "the ripe apple with the razor" inside. Yes, people with that kind of tongue can be unnerving, yet in the right contexts, they can be exactly the people you want fighting at your side. And they always keep you on your toes!

    Great teaser. And my own is at Bookishgal.

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  12. She's certainly not very nice!! Great teaser!!!

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  13. enjoy! i thought this book was great!

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