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Teaser Tuesday – Rough Country

teasertuesdays31Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!). Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

“George is a drunk,” Sanders said.  “Every day that he works, he stops at the liquor store and picks up a fifth and he takes it home and drinks it.  He’s trying to drink himself to death.  He did that last night.  He was in no shape to ambush anybody.”

“Any particular reason he’s doing that?” Virgil asked.

“Not as far as I know.  I think he’s tired of being here,” Sanders said.

Chapter 3

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John Sandford is a favorite of mine and this is his latest.  So, what are you reading today?

October 20, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | , | 16 Comments

Teaser Tuesday – The Taking

teasertuesdays31Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read.  Open to a random page.  Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!).  Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

The chill that spread through Molly was different from any that she had experienced previously.  It was not a quivery thing localized along the spine or the nape of the neck, did not shiver through her like a vagrant breath of eternity, but lingered.  A coldness seemed to be spawned in the very cavities of her bones, in the red-and-yellow mush of marrow, from which it spread outward to every cell in every extremity.

The Taking by Dean Koontz Chapter 21

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Okay, so it’s three sentences, but who’s counting?  This is a perfect one for Halloween-time.  What are you reading today?

October 6, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | , | 23 Comments

Teaser Tuesday – Deep Shaker

 teasertuesdays31Grab your current read

  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
  • Hosted my Miz B

But as attractive as it is, I’ve never gotten over the feeling that architecturally it belongs in another city, that it was picked up from someplace like downtown Houston or Phoenix and dropped into the middle of Cleveland.  It certainly clashes with the gothic grandeur of the gray arches and heaven-reaching green spire of the Cathedral of St. John a block away on Superior.

Deep Shaker by Les Roberts, Chapter 4

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A whole series of mysteries by a guy who loves Cleveland.  What are you reading?

EDITED TO ADD–He is talking about the Galleria on 9th and St. Clair, downtown Cleveland.

June 16, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | , | 17 Comments

Teaser Tuesday – Wicked Prey

teasertuesdays31Teaser Tuesdaysis a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read

  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Republican convention is starting, and the people who run the party down at the street level are here, as delegates and spectators.  So these big lobby guys come in with suitcases full of cash, and pass it out, expense money.  Everybody knows about it, nobody tells.  Can’t tell, cause it’s illegal.

Wicked Prey by John Sandford, chapter 1

Wicked Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #19) by Sandford Sandford: Book Cover

This is the latest Lucas Davenport thriller, number 19.  Oh, and although this teaser is about Republicans, it is an equal opportunity book, also calling out the Democrats.

So, what are you reading this week?

May 26, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | , | 12 Comments

Teaser Tuesday – Smart Women

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Teaser Tuesdaysis a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read

  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! ;)

“You killed Bobby and now you’re trying to take Sara so that I’ll have nothing left, nothing to live for.  You won’t be satisfied until then, will you?”

Smart Women by Judy Blume, Chapter 20

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Before anyone asks, this is an old book, 1983, 

So, what are you reading today?

May 19, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | , , | 18 Comments

Teaser Tuesday – Fox River

teasertuesdays31Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read

  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! ;)

 

After nine years of listening to sobs and belches, to coughs and demented laughter, Christian tried to imagine that sort of peace.  One night, before the guards could intervene, he had listened helplessly as a man murdered his cellmate.

Fox River by Emilie Richards, Chapter 13

Fox River by Emilie Richards: Book Cover

May 5, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | , | 9 Comments

Teaser Tuesday- Shantaram, again

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  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! ;)
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    I sat alone, on a boulder that was larger a flatter than most, and I smoked a cigarette.  I smoked in those days because, like everyone else in the world who smokes, I wanted to die at least as much as I wanted to live.

    Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, Chapter 18

    Cover ImageThis is listed as being in pre-production, with Johnny Depp cast as the lead.  The man described in the above teaser.

    So, whatcha readin’?

    March 31, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | , , | 21 Comments

    Teaser Tuesday, Shantaram

    teasertuesdays3TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:

    • 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!

    Didier once told me, in a rambling, midnight dissertation, that a dream is the place where a wish and a fear meet.  When the wish and the fear are exactly the same, he said, we call the dream a nightmare.

    Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, Chapter 7

    Cover ImageSo, what are you reading?

    Hosted my MizB.

    March 17, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | , , | 15 Comments

    Teaser Tuesdays

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     TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:

    • 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’m just starting this book today, so I have no idea what is going on.  I will be interviewing the author, Mary Doria Russell, when I’m done.  The interview will be be posted this Friday or next.

    “He’s no better than this rabble.  He is a radical and a troublemaker who deserved prison.”

    “He had every right to speak out against the war and the lies that got us into it.  He is a martyr for the Constitution!”

    Hah!  He is a Communist and a subversive.”

    This is from the novel Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell and it takes place at the 1921 Cairo Peace Conference, where world leaders have met to decide the fate of the Arab world.  It looks to be fascinating.

    Cover ImageSo, what are you reading this week?

    Hosted by MizB

    March 10, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | , | 11 Comments

    Teaser Tuesday – Shantaram

    teasertuesdays3TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:

    • 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 told myself, as I watched the beating, that it was all too fast, that I was just dazed, and there was no time to react.  What we call cowardice is often just another name for being taken by surprise, and courage is seldom any better than simply being well prepared.

    Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, Chapter 3

    This is a big book and it will take me awhile to finish.  This isn’t the last time you’ll see it on a Tuesday :)

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    March 3, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | , | 19 Comments

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