Teaser Tuesday #54

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Ambrosia @ The Purple Booker.

The rules are simple:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. 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!)
4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I did some kind of TBR last week, and I was full set on respecting it, except maybe for some books that I would pick up at work. As usual, things went differently and I started reading something else. But in my defense, this one ALSO had been on my TBR for quite some time…

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As I get this TT ready, I am currently reading City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab, and I am really enjoying it. It is a middle grade ghost story set in Edinburgh, following Cassidy and her best friend Jacob, who just so happens to be a ghost. As usual, Victoria Schwab’s writing is amazing!

For this week, I decided to pick up two different quotes because I loved them both:

“Summer is almost here, and that means fresh air and sunshine and books to read for fun. It means the annual family trek down the rented beach house on Long Island so Mom and Dad can work on their next book.” — p. 5

“Every time I get nervous or scared, I remind myself that every good story needs twists and turns. Every heroine needs an adventure.” — p. 55

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Teaser Tuesday #53

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Ambrosia @ The Purple Booker.

The rules are simple:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. 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!)
4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week I am reading Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi, a middle grade book with elements of Indian mythology, featuring a twelve year old girl who accidentally started the end of the world, and has 9 days to end it! It’s a Rick Riordan Presents book, and so far I’m really enjoying it.

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Here’s my quote:

“A particularly good book has a way of opening new spaces in one’s mind. It even invited you to come back later and rummage through what you’d learn.”

Find it on Goodreads!

Teaser Tuesday #52

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Ambrosia @ The Purple Booker.

The rules are simple:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. 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!)
4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

there's someone inside your house

I fell upon a great quote while reading and decided it was a great opportunity to share a Teaser Tuesday this week, especially since I haven’t posted much this month. The book I’m currently reading is There’s Someone Inside Your House, Stephanie Perkins’ crime novel that was published in 2017. The French translation was just released and I stumbled upon it at work which reminded me of how much I wanted to read it.

Here’s the quote, it’s from chapter 9, and apparently on p.103 of the original edition:

“A real dead body looked different from the ones on television or in the movies. There was nothing artful about it. Nothing positioned.”

Find it on Goodreads!

Teaser Tuesday #51

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Ambrosia @ The Purple Booker.

The rules are simple:
1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. 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!)
4. 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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Let me tell you, I hadn’t done a Teaser Tuesday in FOREVER but I somehow decided that today would be the day I participated again! I used to post one almost every week back in the days (in 2016?) and I used to really enjoy it so I don’t know why I stopped, and here we go again!

I had the great pleasure of meeting with Madeline Miller last week at my favourite bookstore in Paris Shakespeare and Company for a book talk about her latest release, Circe, which is my current read. It took her years to complete, and is a mythological retelling about the witch Circe (you may know her from the Odyssey: she is the one who turned Ulysses’ men into pigs). The book is extremely well written and I really enjoy it so far!

Genre: Literary Fiction, Mythology, Retelling
Release: 2018

My quote:

“They cringed and shook like the weak vessels they were, stuttering to their feet and creeping away. Above,  the sky was cloudless, and the heat pinned the air to the deck.” – p.102 (end of chapter 9)

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Teaser Tuesday #50

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme is hosted by Ambrosia from The Purple Booker.

1. Grab your current read

2. Open to a random page

3. 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!)

4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

A Quiet Kind of Thunder

I’m currently reading A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard and I really like it so far so I thought it would be a perfect idea to promote it in this week’s Teaser Tuesday!

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Mental Illness and Disability

My quote:

“I’m really not disapproving. Just… cautious. Protective. That’s the best friend prerogative, right?” – p.62

Published on January 12th

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Teaser Tuesday #49

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme is hosted by Ambrosia from The Purple Booker.

1. Grab your current read

2. Open to a random page

3. 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!)

4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Holding Up the Universe

I just finished reading Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven, and I thought that this quote was really great so I wanted to share it in this week’s Teaser Tuesday.

Genre: YA, Contemporary

My quote:

“If ever a song was written for Libby and me, it’s this one. Two broken, lonely people, who maybe aren’t so broken or lonely anymore.” – p.256

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Teaser Tuesday #48

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme is hosted by Ambrosia from The Purple Booker.

1. Grab your current read

2. Open to a random page

3. 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!)

4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I have been reading a collection of essays on Weimar Cinema movies for the past few months for one of my classes, and this week I have a really good quote to share.

The book is called Weimar Cinema: An essential guide to classical films of the era  by Noah Isenberg.

My quote:

“Homophobia was a crucial aspect of facism, and it remains one of the most important weapons of some of the most patriarchal, reactionary, oppressive and ultimately antidemocratic forces at work today. Its defeat in this film, however momentary, is one that should cheer us all.”

The film mentioned is Girls in uniforms (1931) and it’s available on YouTube.

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Teaser Tuesday #47

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme is hosted by Ambrosia from The Purple Booker.

1. Grab your current read

2. Open to a random page

3. 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!)

4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I discovered this weekly meme about a year ago (I remember it was at the beginning of January) and since then I have been participating almost every week… And for now I plan on doing the same, at least for a while!

A Christmas Carol

I started listening to the audiobook for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens last week, because I had never read this book, and it was free on Audible (it still is, if you’re interested, and I’m not sure for how long but go check it out if you want!). I didn’t really know what to expect, but so far I enjoy it. I read Great Expectations last year for college and didn’t really like it, but for now, I enjoy this one better. And it also keeps reminding me of the Doctor Who episode with Dickens… Anyway.

Genre: Classics

My quote:

“How can I not be cross when I’m forced to live in a world of fools?”

(And yes, I know you’re supposed to share two sentences, but it’s really impossible for me when it’s an audiobook!)

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Have a nice day!

Teaser Tuesday #46

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme is hosted by Ambrosia from The Purple Booker.

1. Grab your current read

2. Open to a random page

3. 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!)

4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Me & Earl & the Dying Girl

This week I am (among others) listening to the audiobook for Me & Earl & the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. The book was released in 2012 and I kind of feel like I am the last person in the book community to read it, but finally, here I am.

Genre: YA, Contemporary

My quote:

“I am definitely the stupidest smart person there is.”

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Teaser Tuesday #45

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme is hosted by MizB from Books and a Beat.

1. Grab your current read

2. Open to a random page

3. 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!)

4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Song of Achilles

I am still listening to The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, and since I don’t have time to read much else these days, I will share another teaser from this book today!

Genre: YA, retelling, mythology

My quote:

“Perhaps it is a greater grief to be left on Earth when another is gone.”

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