Teaser Tuesday – 16 May 2017

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by the Should Be Reading blog.

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If you fancy joining in, here’s how…
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
• Share the title and author so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

I very rarely read non-fiction – probably only two or three books a year, but I’m already on my second of the year (the first was Lion by Saroo Brierley) so maybe I’ll beat my usual total in 2017. My current non-fiction read is Room Full of Mirrors by Charles R Cross, which is an autobiography of Jimi Hendrix. I’m nearly finished with it, and have enjoyed it in the main. The two most interesting elements have been his upbringing, as he had really quite awful parents, and his rapid rise to fame the minute he set foot in London. 

Here are a few sentences taken at random from p111…


“No one on the scene was more impoverished than Jimi, and Fat Jack offered him a job hustling drugs. Jimi resisted that temptation and remained steadfast in his belief that music was to be his only calling in life.”

If you’ve published a teaser today, feel free to link to it here!

Teaser Tuesday – 9 May 2017

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by the Should Be Reading blog.

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If you fancy joining in, here’s how…
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
• Share the title and author so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

I recently picked up The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley. I’m about 70 pages in and am gripped – it is creepy and intriguing and I’m thinking I’ll get through it in the next day or two easily! 

The blurb:

Two brothers. One mute, the other his lifelong protector. Year after year, their family visits the same sacred shrine on a desolate strip of coastline known as the Loney, in desperate hope of a cure.

In the long hours of waiting, the boys are left alone. And they cannot resist the causeway revealed with every turn of the treacherous tide, the old house they glimpse at its end . . .

Many years on, Hanny is a grown man no longer in need of his brother’s care. But then the child’s body is found. And the Loney always gives up its secrets, in the end.

And here are a few sentences taken at random from p45…

“He turned up the path to the front door along the miniature boulevard of apple trees that were still winter-naked, their branches speckled with blight like the putrefying windfallen fruit that lay beneath. There was always something rather sad about those trees, I thought. The way they dutifully grew their produce every summer only for it to blacken and fall off uncollected.”

If you’ve published a teaser today, I would love to read it so feel free to link to it here!

Teaser Tuesday – 28 March 2017

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by the Should Be Reading blog.

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If you fancy joining in, here’s how…
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
• Share the title and author so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

I’m currently reading The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri, the tale of two brothers from Calcutta who are incredibly close, despite their differences, until tragedy strikes. I’ve read over half now and it’s a fantastic read. 

Here are a few sentences taken at random from p104…


“He had forgotten the possibility of so many human beings in one space. The concentrated stench of so much life. He welcomed the sun on his skin, the absence of bitter cold. But it was winter in Calcutta. The people filling the platform, passengers and coolies, and vagrants for whom the station was merely a shelter, were bundled in woolen caps and shawls.”

If you’ve published a teaser today, feel free to link to it here!

Teaser Tuesday – 21 March 2017

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by the Should Be Reading blog.

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If you fancy joining in, here’s how…
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
• Share the title and author so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

Today’s teaser comes from The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield. This was one of those mysterious novels that had been on my Amazon wishlist for ages, but I have no idea when or why I added it. But I bought it a few months back and have finally made a start, and so far, so good. 

Here are a few sentences from p27 of the book…

“All at once, she knew what was about to happen, just as surely as if a voice had come out of the sky and told her. She took a quick step toward the door. “Daddy!” she cried out, loud and clear, but not one soul heard her say it, because the gunshot was as loud as a big clap of thunder.”

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Teaser Tuesday – 14 March 2017

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by the Should Be Reading blog.

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If you fancy joining in, here’s how…
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
• Share the title and author so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

I have been working my way through The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton, which I started this weekend and I am hoping to finish later today. It’s an intriguing tale that flits back and forth from the 1940s to the present day, and follows Laurel as she tries to uncover the mystery surrounding her mother, and a terrible event Laurel witnessed when she was 16.

Here is a paragraph taken from early on in the book, which directly follows the event Laurel has witnessed…

“There were two other men in the room, a balding fellow on the sofa and a young man by the window taking notes. Policemen, she realized. Of course they were policemen. Something terrible had happened. The white sheet in the sunny garden.”

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Teaser Tuesday – 21 February 2017

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by the Should Be Reading blog.

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If you fancy joining in, here’s how…
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
• Share the title and author so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

I’m currently reading A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton, which is set in Japan and is narrated by a woman who lost her daughter and grandson in the horrific bombing of Nagasaki in 1945. I’ve read about 40 pages so far, and it’s promising to be a very good read – although there have been some harrowing scenes.

Here are my two teaser sentences taken at random from p24…

51aghjfgdrl-_ac_us218_“What survivors saw differs in the telling. To some, the explosion was like a giant pulsating chrysanthemum, a thousand boiling clouds of purple and cream and pink, or it was a giant tree ablaze, shooting high into the sky, or yes, it was shaped like a mushroom, collapsing into itself and then rising away.”

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Teaser Tuesday – 24 January 2017

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by the Should Be Reading blog.

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If you fancy joining in, here’s how…
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
• Share the title and author so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

It’s a late post from me today, but I really wanted to make sure I posted a teaser from my current book, Early One Morning by Virginia Baily. I have had a real reading slump so far this year, and racked up a lot of DNFs, but I’m really hoping this one is going to buck the trend. And so far, it’s fantastic…

Here are my two teaser sentences taken at random from the p68…

download‘My mamma is dead,” she says sweetly. ‘Dead, dead, dead.’ She leans towards the boy, her face an inch from his, and says, ‘What about yours?’

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