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Book Check and Teaser Tuesday/Wednesday

It seems like it’s been a while since we took a collective moment to check-in and see what we’re all reading! The beginning of a new month seems as good a time as any, so what’s on deck for you, dear readers?

Here’s a little Teaser Tuesday (I know, I know, it’s Wednesday, but tradition demands the name “Teaser Tuesday”) from my end to preview what’s coming up on this blog from me in the next few weeks. In each case, I’ve opened the book to a random page and included the sentence or two to give you a little taste.

The Golem and the Jinni
by Helene Wecker
“Within minutes the deck had been cleared of passengers. She moved into the shadow of the wheelhouse, and tried to think. She had no possessions save the coat she’d been given; its dark wool was growing warm in the sunlight. She felt inside the pocket and found the little leather satchel. There was that, at least.”

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
by Nathaniel Philbrick
“Pollard had known better, but instead of pulling rank and insisting that his officers carry out his proposal to sail for the Society Islands, he embraced a more democratic style of command. Modern survival psychologists have determined that this ‘social’–as opposed to ‘authoritarian’–form of leadership is ill suited to the early stages of a disaster, when decisions must be made quickly and firmly.”

The Movement of Stars
by Amy Brill
“A wavy, indistinct blur rose from the little city of tents in the meadow north of Miacomet Pond, where the animals had been washed the day before. The encampment buzzed with women in muslin summer skirts and eyelet bonnets, their sleeves rolled up to their elbows.”

Under the Harrow
by Mark Dunn
“And with that, my investigative friend Antonia Bocker rose to her feet and brushed her hands together to put an abrupt cap upon our exchange. ‘That is all for now, Trimmers. Go inside and solicit prayers for your nephew. I personally find prayers to be a waste of time, but then I am a lost, heathen soul, so you would be advised to follow your own conscience in the matter.'”


July 2, 2014 at 1:51 am Leave a comment

Teaser Tuesday: Long Lost Blogger Edition

Hey guys! Remember me? Kate and I have been deplorably negligent of this ole blog over the past few months—Kate because she was off having a life and being a kick-butt reporter and me because of all the insanity associated with finishing my degree, moving house across an ocean, and starting my new job all at the same time.

That said, I hope with this post to turn over a new blogging leaf and once again post regularly. Since finishing my dissertation, I’ve been reading for pleasure much, much more (thank the heavens). Thus a Teaser Tuesday seemed in order! Below are some random passages from books I’ve already read, I hope to read, or have just been hanging around my bookshelves too long not to post about. Consider these teasers for forthcoming posts!

And I’d love to catch up with all of you and hear about what you’ve been reading. Share some teasers of your own in the comments section!

“Several months later, once he decides she is ready, the magicians writes a letter of his own. He includes no address, but it reads its destination across the ocean nonetheless.” (more…)

October 18, 2011 at 6:18 pm 6 comments

Teaser Tuesday

I’m getting this Teaser Tuesday in under the wire! (Unless you live in Hawaii, in which case this is in at midday. Ah time zones.) For those of you unfamiliar with our sporadic Teaser Tuesdays, the idea is to pick up whatever book you’re reading, open it to a random page, and post a sentence or two from between lines 7-12 on that page. And away we go!

“Ghosts, devils, spirits walking at night. Most common are stories concerning a ferocious black wild creature, half devil, half beast, stalking the countryside when times are bad, snatching children and livestock.” (more…)

February 1, 2011 at 4:13 pm Leave a comment

Teaser Friday!

Okay, in the great tradition of Teaser Tuesdays, I bring you an the end-of-the-week special: Teaser Friday!

For those of you new the club, I’ve opened up the books I’m currently reading to random pages and picked a good two sentences found on said random page between lines 7 and 12. Arbitrary? Yes. Fun? Heck yeah!

“These two-hours visits I made every two or three days to the Merhamet Apartments I hid not just from Sibel–it was as if I was hiding from myself as well, which may be why I came to believe I was reducing my suffering to a manageable condition.” (more…)

November 12, 2010 at 12:00 am 2 comments

Return of Teaser Tuesday!

With the temporary suspension of the LT Classics Challenge, it’s the perfect time to revisit our Teaser Tuesday series, originally started by Marg over at Adventures of an Intrepid Reader. For those of you who haven’t seen this before, basically the idea is to pick up whatever book you’re reading, open it to a random page, and post two sentences from between lines 7-12 on that page.

Here’s what I’m reading this week:

Drood by Dan Simmons

“As we reached the tunnel and began the cool stroll through it, Kate asked, ‘What are you and Father doing on all those long, secretive nights, Wilkie? Even Charles doesn’t seem to know.'” (more…)

March 30, 2010 at 12:10 am 9 comments

A Guessing Game

In the great tradition of Teaser Tuesdays, I give you a guessing game to beguile your Wednesday.

All but one of the following first lines come from books that are on deck to be reviewed here at Literary Transgressions. Can you guess which books they come from and, as a bonus, which one has already been reviewed here at LT? Hint: Our “On the Shelf” page can provide some clues if you’re truly stumped and I’ll try to post more hints throughout the day in the comments section below.

1. “As a child, I was a brief devotee of I-Spy books, those spotter’s guides for the short-trousered.” (more…)

November 4, 2009 at 12:00 am 4 comments

Teaser Tuesday: YA Week

Hey everyone! It’s time for your Teaser Tuesday, where we pick books, open them to a random page, and post two sentences from between lines 7-12 on that page. This will be short, as we weren’t really going to post today, but I figured I might as well since I had a stack of books beside me. ;) This week’s teaser theme is young adult lit:

The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman

Turning back to Sally, her face now twisted like some tribal mask, pale eyes bulging and papery lips drawn in a sneer, ‘Tell me why these robbers who did not enter the house should select you for their imaginary attentions? What did you have that anyone would want?’

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

And she ran into the middle of the room and, taking a handle in each hand, began to skip, and skip, and skip, while Mary turned in her chair to stare at her, and the queer faces in the old portraits seemed to stare at her, too, and wonder what on earth this common little cottager had the impudence to be doing under their very noses. But Martha did not even see them.

Happy Reading!

August 4, 2009 at 12:00 am 9 comments

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