Teaser Tuesday: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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Hosted by A Daily Rhythm, Teaser Tuesday is a bookish meme meant to highlight passages from books you are currently reading.

Here are the rules (as described by A Daily Rhythm):

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • 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!)
  • 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’s teaser is coming from my book club pick of the month, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce. Now I’ve never read any of Joyce’s works before and I’m honestly not sure how I feel about it yet. Stream of consciousness is kind of hard to get into. Check out this teaser for a little insight:

He was caught in the whirl of a scrimmage and, fearful of the flashing eyes and muddy boots, bent down to look through the legs.

Have you read any James Joyce? Like stream of consciousness in writing?

Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: Every Heart a Doorway

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Hosted by A Daily Rhythm, Teaser Tuesday is a bookish meme meant to highlight passages from books you are currently reading.

Here are the rules (as described by A Daily Rhythm):

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • 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!)
  • 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’s Teaser Tuesday is coming from Every Heart a Doorway, a novella, by Seanan McGuire. I picked up this title for its asexual representation as June is Pride Month and I’m trying to read more widely and diversely. So far I’m loving the story and it has the perfect amount of powerful and peculiar. Check out a teaser below!

“I went to a Fairyland. I spent three years there, chasing rainbows and growing up by inches. I killed a Goblin King with his own sword, and he made me his heir with his dying breath, the Goblin Prince in Waiting.”

Here’s another from the same page:

“Her parents swapped out her things before they sent her off to school. They knew she wouldn’t like it, and they did it anyway. There was a note.”

Do these quotes have you intrigued? Reading anything for Pride? Any recommendations?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: Flame in the Mist

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Hosted by A Daily Rhythm, Teaser Tuesday is a bookish meme meant to highlight passages from books you are currently reading.

Here are the rules (as described by A Daily Rhythm):

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

Finally!!!! I am now immersed in Renée Ahdieh’s newest release, Flame in the Mist, and I’m just so happy to dive back into her writing and unique worlds. Her first duology is one of my faves and I’m hoping this one is just as good if not better. Check out this teaser to whet your appetite:

In the beginning, there were two suns and two moons.
One day, the victorious son would rise–
And set fire to all his father’s enemies.

Intrigued? Excited for another Renée Ahdieh book? Already read this one?

Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: The Dark Prophecy

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Hosted by A Daily Rhythm, Teaser Tuesday is a bookish meme meant to highlight passages from books you are currently reading.

Here are the rules (as described by A Daily Rhythm):

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

I don’t think it’s possible to open up a Rick Riordan book and not laugh out loud. Currently I’m reading The Dark Prophecy, the second in The Trials of Apollo series, and I’m pretty sure this one is funnier than the last. Check out this teaser to see what I mean:

When he opened his beak, I reach inside and pressed the Tots on his warm tongue. Like a true gentleman, he waited until I removed my hand before swallowing down the snack.

Also each chapter heading is a freaking haiku! Look:

Son of a Midas
You, sir, are a stupid-head
Here, have an ostrich

So are you a fan of Rick Riordan’s extensive collection of books? In need of a little humor in your life? Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: Roar

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Hosted by A Daily Rhythm, Teaser Tuesday is a bookish meme meant to highlight passages from books you are currently reading.

Here are the rules (as described by A Daily Rhythm):

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • 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!)
  • 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’s teaser is coming from Roar by Cora Cormack which I just started this weekend. It’s my first book by her and I’m hoping to really love it. This concept of storms and having the power to control them sounds amazing and I cannot wait to see how it all plays out. Check out the teaser below!

The hearts were not unlike the storms themselves–darkly beautiful but with an air of menace and deadly intent. It was an apt description for her future husband as well.

Interesting, right? Do you plan on reading Roar? Excited for Cora Cormack’s foray into fantasy? Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

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Hosted by A Daily Rhythm, Teaser Tuesday is a bookish meme meant to highlight passages from books you are currently reading.

Here are the rules (as described by A Daily Rhythm):

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

I was oh so lucky to discover an ARC of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee in our marketing box at the library and jumped at the chance to read this. I’ve heard amazing things about this one and cannot wait to dive further in. Here’s a little teaser:

It’s an impressive performance as far as dramatic storm-offs go, but as soon as I’ve left Worthington I realize I’ve got nowhere to storm off to.

And here’s another:

Knock those stupid freckles straight off his face.

So are you excited for The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue? Let me know what you think of the teasers in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: A Crown of Wishes

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Hosted by A Daily Rhythm, Teaser Tuesday is a bookish meme meant to highlight passages from books you are currently reading.

Here are the rules (as described by A Daily Rhythm):

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

As I was devouring A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi I came across this quote that caught my attention. I couldn’t stop thinking about it and thought I’d share it with everyone. Here it is…

You could carry a story inside you and hold it up to the light when you needed it the most. You could peer through it, like a frame, and see how it changed your view when you looked out onto the world. 

So, are you excited for A Crown of Wishes? What does that quote mean to you? Let me know in the comments below!