Teaser Tuesday – Woods Runner

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:
” They had been taken away. They had not been killed. He clung to that thought–they had not been killed.”
pg. 29  – Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen

– Penned by Gary Paulsen, award-winning author of Hatchet and other books for young adults, Woods Runner is the incredible story of 13-year-old Samuel, who lives in the British colony of Pennsylvania in 1776. When his parents are kidnapped by Indians and British redcoats, he tracks them through the woods that have become his home. Will he be able to rescue them in time? I’m loving this historical, rich with detail and quite a unique voice. Especially recommended for young guys, who are harder to find books for.

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Teaser Tuesday – White as Snow

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:
“A mob of television vans lined each side, as well as cars and vans bearing the logos of prominent radio stations. They seemed to be centered in front of her house.”
pg. 80 – White as Snow by Janice A. Thompson

– My recent trip (or more accurately trips) to the ACFW bookstore will keep me reading for many, many months to come. I’m excited about this book, as the hero is a pro football player. Yay! I’m totally in the mood for that, given the recent start of the NFL season. Man, I love football!

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Teaser Tuesday – A Constant Heart

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:
“After I had bowed, I took her hand to kiss it and looked into her eyes … which looked straight back at me. And it was only then that I realized it was the girl.”
pg. 135 – A Constant Heart by Siri Mitchell

– Ten pages in, and I’m intrigued. It’s told through varying first person points of view. Highly unusual. Hmm … I think I like it already. Can’t wait to find out what happens.

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Teaser Tuesday – Deadly Intent

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’d spoken to him–for hours, at each Zoe dinner. He couldn’t be involved in this nasty business, could he?'”
pg. 49 – Deadly Intent by Camy Tang

– Totally enjoying Camy Tang’s new book–available today! (And don’t forget mine is available today, too!) Check out my interview her and a book giveaway on Friday. Yay!

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Teaser Tuesday – Deadly Intent

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:
“Except she had taken Devon’s attention more seriously than she knew she ought to. She’d sat next to him at three Zoe charity dinners, and after each dinner, she’d spent a few weeks hoping he would contact her again. And he never had.”
pg. 48 – Deadly Intent by Camy Tang

– I’ve only cracked the cover of this book so far, but I’m so excited to read it! Camy is a delightful author and I can’t wait to enjoy this book that releases July 14. Camy and I are both Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense authors, and I’m so excited to be part of the same line. Enjoy!

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Teaser Tuesdays – 90 Minutes in Heaven

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:
“The second thing I was aware of was that someone clutched my hand. It was a strong, powerful touch and the first physical sensation I experienced with my return to earthly life.”
90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper, page 44

– I hung onto this borrowed book from my sister for nearly 4 months. But then I was headed back to Arizona, and I figured I should really read it so I could give it back to her when I was with the family. I decided to start the book the night before my flight. And I devoured the first 75 pages that night. Turns out this nonfiction book that’s been on the NYT Best Sellers List forever is more gripping than a lot of the fiction I’ve been reading lately. Amazing testimony.

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Teaser Tuesdays – The Graveyard Book

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:

“Bod thought, then he smiled, momentarily, and it lit his face like the flash of a lightbulb. He pulled a crumpled sheet of newspaper from a packing case, flattened it out as best he could, then pushed it underneath the door, leaving only a corner on his side of the doorway.”
– From The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, page 136

This is the winner of the 2009 Newbery Medal Award for excellence in children’s literature. I love children’s lit and am generally a fan of Newberry winners. However, I’m finding that this book starts darkly and has yet to lighten up after nearly 70 pages. I’m curious how it will move forward.

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Teaser Tuesdays: Saints in Limbo

So I’ve just become aware of something called Teaser Tuesdays. It sounds like such fun to share teasers from the great books that I’m reading. So here goes. My very first Teaser Tuesday.

teaser_tuesdaysMizB 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:

“Velma and Sara lay sprawled on the sand dirt of the front yard where the grass refused to grow. They tried to recover from the shock of the tackle.”

– From Saints in Limbo by River Jordan, page 72

(In all fairness, I must confess that I’m reading the ARC of this book, so the page number isn’t final. Nor are the words for that matter. But I’m loving it all the same. The writing of this book is so beautifully lyrical.)