Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (January 5)

Teaser Tuesday buttonShould 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.)

I haven’t been posting teasers lately, but I just couldn’t resist this one!

My teaser:

“‘There now, Charlotte. There it is in black and white. Overthinking and novel-reading causes, at the very least, fretting, nightmares and a bad complexion’” (p. 39).

This is from The Birth House by Ami McKay.


  1. Great teaser! I guess someone likes to just say it like it is.

  2. yow, can you imagine someone actually thought that way? Here is my teaser
    Have a great week and happy reading.

  3. Nice teaser! Always wondered why I fret so much:)

  4. Excellent teaser and beautiful book cover! Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

  5. I wouldn't have been able to resist that quote either. It's hard to believe people really do believe that theory. Sad, isn't it.

  6. I read The Birth House last year an LOVED it! In fact, I composed an entire post of memorable quotes from the book because there wer so many :)

    Excellent teaser this week! I am re-reading Watership Down by Richard Adams this week. You can find my teaser here.

  7. Ouch - a great teaser though!

  8. Awesome teaser!! I think I have this book?? Isn't that sad that I'm not sure???

  9. Fab Teaser!

    Here's mine:



  10. Good one. I can see why you couldn't resist.

  11. That is priceless! Fabulous teaser! :)


  12. Love this teaser. At first I had this confused with a 2009 release called The Birthing House. This sounds better. enjoy

  13. Thanks, everybody, for stopping by and commenting!

    Diane, I just saw on Ami's blog yesterday that the author of The Birthing House was also inspired by the history of his house, as Ami had been. His book definitely doesn't sound like my cup of tea, though!

  14. Foolish woman! Reading is good for you and the baby! Excellent choice for a teaser.

    My teaser is here.

  15. Thanks, Lisa! I really enjoyed the book.