Teaser Tuesday – Anne of Green Gables

teaser_tuesdays1MizB of Should Be Reading hosts the Teaser Tuesdays weekly event

Here are the rules:
* 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!

This week’s teaser is:
” ‘Oh, there’s so much scope for imagination in a wind. So I’ll not talk anymore just now, Marilla.’
‘Thanks be to goodness for that,’ breathed Marilla in devout relief.”

pg. 77  – Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

– In honor of my trip to PEI, I’ve been rereading some of Ms. Montgomery’s classics, including her most beloved heroine, Anne. This precocious orphan stole my heart a long time ago, and if you haven’t read her story, you absolutely must!

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Teaser Tuesday – Persuasion

teaser_tuesdays1MizB of Should Be Reading hosts the Teaser Tuesdays weekly event

Here are the rules:
* 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!

This week’s teaser is:
” Whether former feelings were to be renewed must be brought to the proof; former times must undoubtedly be brought to the recollection of each; they could not but be reverted to; the year of their engagement could not but be named by him, in the little narratives or descriptions which conversation called forth.”

pg. 46  – Persuasion by Jane Austen

– Since I finished Pride and Prejudice, it’s time to move forward with more Jane Austen books. Got to get them checked off my 30 by 30 list. And since Pride and Prejudice was like pulling teeth for me to read, I decided next up should be the shortest. Is that lame? Just a little bit. 🙂 So even though the book doesn’t have Rupert Penry-Jones like the newest movie version does, I fully expect to enjoy this book.

Teaser Tuesday – Love Remains

teaser_tuesdays1MizB of Should Be Reading hosts the Teaser Tuesdays weekly event

Here are the rules:
* 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!

This week’s teaser is:
” Zarah hoped her expression showed her friend just how insane she thought Flannery was. She could count the number of dates she’d had since moving to Nashville on two hands, with a couple of fingers left over.”
pg. 62  – Love Remains by Kaye Dacus

– Last week my friend Kaye brought me a treat, an early copy of her upcoming book, Love Remains, the first in her Matchmakers series. Now the book doesn’t come out until August, but it’s well-worth your wait! This contemporary romance is mingled with lots of comedy, as Zarah comes face to face with her teenage love Bobby, who she hasn’t seen in years. Of course their grandparents are determined to get them together, so the Matchmakers set to work. I’m really loving Kaye’s wit and zing, and her sense of setting in Nashville. Don’t miss out on this book!

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Teaser Tuesday – Pride and Prejudice

teaser_tuesdays1MizB of Should Be Reading hosts the Teaser Tuesdays weekly event

Here are the rules:
* 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!

This week’s teaser is:
” She was at least free from the offence of Mr. Darcy’s further notice; though often standing within a very short distance of her, quite disengaged, he never came near enough to speak. She felt it to be the probable consequence of her allusions to Mr. Wickham, and rejoiced in it.”
pg. 102  – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

– I recently joined a bookclub with some girls at work. Every Tuesday we get together at lunch to talk about the book we’re reading. Right now, that would be Pride and Prejudice. If you can believe it, I’ve never finished this book, so I’m super-excited to get all the way through it. Oh, that Mr. Darcy!

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Teaser Tuesday – Sleepaway Girls

teaser_tuesdays1MizB of Should Be Reading hosts the Teaser Tuesdays weekly event

Here are the rules:
* 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!

This week’s teaser is:
” Since it was a special occasion, we were eating outisde on the picnic tables by the lake. Someone had hung up  twinkling white Christmas lights on the trees surrounding the tables, and it looked like thousands of fireflights lighting up the sky.”
pg. 112  – Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita

– I picked up this book after trying to read another YA, which happened to be riddled with angst and when I jumped to the back, proved to have a not-so-happily-ever-after ending. So I picked up Sleepaway Girls, hoping for a sweet, light read that would put a smile on my face. I wasn’t disappointed. 🙂 While not perfect, this book was just as sweet and predictable as I was hoping for. I highly recommend for lightweight beach read.

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Teaser Tuesday – Linchpin

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Here are the rules:
* 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!

This week’s teaser is:
“A linchpin is an unassuming piece of hardware, soemthing you can buy for sixty-nine cents at the local hardware store. It’s not glamorous, but it’s essential. It holds the wheel onto the wagon, the thinger onto the widget. Every successful organization has at least one linchpin; some have dozens or even thousands. ”
pg. 49  – Linchpin by Seth Godin

– My new boss gave me a copy of this book. Do you think he’s trying to tell me something? 🙂 But I’m super-excited to read it, as Seth Godin is so well-respected in the business world. Thanks for the book, Dave!

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Teaser Tuesday – The Man with a Load of Mischief

teaser_tuesdays1MizB of Should Be Reading hosts the Teaser Tuesdays weekly event

Here are the rules:
* 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!

This week’s teaser is:
“Outside the Jack and Hammer, a dog growled. Inside, his view of the High Street obstructed by the window at his shoulder, Melrose Plant sat in the curve of the bay drinking Old Peculier and reading Rimbaud.”
pg. 1  – The Man with a Load of Mischief by Martha Grimes

– In honor of the recent release of Martha Grimes’ newest book, featuring Richard Jury, I thought I’d offer you the first 2 sentences of her first Richard Jury book. Jess Barnes and my other good friend Rachel love these books, and I can’t wait to dive in and read them too. Apparently Melrose Plant is Jess’s literarly soulmate. I hope to find my own literary soul mate some day. Until then … 🙂

Teaser Tuesday – The Silent Governess

teaser_tuesdays1MizB of Should Be Reading hosts the Teaser Tuesdays weekly event

Here are the rules:
* 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!

This week’s teaser is:
“Heart pounding with fear and regret, Olivia Keene ran as thought hellbounds were on her heels. As though her very life depended upon her escape. ”
pg. 15  – The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen

– Three chapters in, and I am hooked! Every chapter the danger is heightened, and our heroine Olivia Keene finds herself deeper and deeper in trouble. I’m so intrigued by the plot about a young woman who saves her mother from her father’s attack, but ends up on the run. I confess the one thing that I’m disappointed about is that I thought Olivia was mute. I thought she was literally a “silent” governess. Nope. Not so much. She’s just hiding secrets. 🙂 But it’s still a lovely book with beautiful writing! Highly recommended so far.

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Teaser Tuesday – Rodeo Sweetheart

teaser_tuesdays1MizB of Should Be Reading hosts the Teaser Tuesdays weekly event

Here are the rules:
* 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!

This week’s teaser is:
“Sam studied her mother’s scribbled notes in the margain of the ledger book. If only she could tell her mom her plan to save the ranch she would, but the timing was more than a little off. As soon as Angie heard the words bull and rodeo, she’d go berserk–even under the best of circumstances.”
pg. 70  – Rodeo Sweetheart by Betsy St. Amant

– I’m super-excited about this new book from my friend Betsy. She’s a super-fast writer, which is good news for her fans who are getting books in rapid succession. Rodeo Sweetheart doesn’t disappoint! It’s on sale on Thursday, so don’t miss out. I’ll share more of my thoughts on it next week.

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Teaser Tuesdays – The Bride Backfire

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Here are the rules:
* 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!

This week’s teaser is:
“But Adam heard the current of satisfaction and even glee lurking beneath. He knew his brother’s itch for trouble had grown to an all-out rash lately, and any pretext to attack the Specks wouldn’t be overlooked.”
pg. 33  – The Bride Backfire by Kelly Eileen Hake

– Another pick-up from the library, I haven’t really started this book, but it looks cute. In the tradition of the Hatfields and McCoys, this is a story of family grudges and forbidden love. What’s not to enjoy?

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