Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays

Miz B hosts Teaser Tuesdays.
Grab your current read.
Let the book fall open to a random page.
Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
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!

I do remember that we were both insistent that we had no worries about Sam. We used Sam as a point of comparison.



  1. "Really, Hester dear," Ivy said reproachfully, "I'm only fifty-one, a comparatively young woman."

    "Depends on who you are compared with," Evelyn drawled.

    from The House of Dolls by Barbara Comyns

    This book is just one long chuckle from beginning to end.

  2. I love it! Thank you so much, Janice! I might have to buy this in 2010. :<)

  3. From The Family Man by Elinor Lipman:

    "Six,'' says Lief. He asks Henry how he came into possession of coasters that say A Raisin in the Sun, and are they suede?"

  4. Swannie? She got plumb well, and learned to walk real good on one leg and some crutches, and got married to a boy down in Warrensville and moved off the mountain, and had a passel of kids of her own. Had herself a life. Ain't that what we all want, I reckon? Some kind of life of our own.

    The book -- On Agate Hill by Lee Smith.

  5. That looks fascinating! Are you going to review it, Nan? I'm interested to hear what you think.

  6. I so want to read this book. I put it on my TBR list after reading Nick Hornby's book, The Polysyllabic Spree, where he recommended it. Loved your teaser!!

  7. "Light poured through the window cut into the stone wall, filling her curly hair with fire. The air was as humid as a mouth."

    "I was sitting on the deck of my house in a bruise colored twilight, in a trance as windows up and down the street gleamed with a pale golden sheen, when the phone rang."

    From Roar Softly and Carry a Great Lipstick (28 women writers on life, sex, and survival. Autumn Stephens, Editor).

  8. Wow! I never expected any comments with quotes! Thank you so much for taking the time to do so. I'm noting down each of the books because they all sound very good. BookishNYC, coasters with A Raisin in the Sun on them - very intriguing. Donna, I love the description of Swannie's life. I've read only The Christmas Letters by her, and should read more. Susan, I have a dread about what that phone call will bring. :<)

    Kiirstin, yes I will review it when I finish. I'm finding it utterly fascinating. And Staci, Nick H. wrote a wonderful prologue. If you go here:

    You'll see that I got the idea of this book from him as well! Great minds, my dear.:<) I also see in my review that the English title was a bit different. Why do they do that??

  9. "Everyone knew the rule was you could only be guided either by your own breed or one that was at least part of your bloodline. The first time Pilot had called for a guide, an old beagle arrived panting as though it had just run back from the moon and was aboout to drop dead from exhaustion."

    from The Ghost in Love
    by Jonathan Carroll

    I am soooo enjoying this one!

  10. I do not want to face police in riot gear. I do not want to be beaten over the head. I do not want to die.

    One of Us
    Melissa Benn

    Prophetic stuff eh?

  11. Wow, Cait! Thank you - I'd not heard of her before. Went looking and found her blog. http://melissabenn.com/


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