Teaser Tuesday: The Book of Unknown Americans

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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!

 It’s book club time of the month again and I’ve got a teaser for our current read, The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez. It’s a story of coming to America filled with love, family, and the difficulties so many face. Check out a little taste below.

Back then, all we wanted was the simplest things: to eat good food, to sleep at night, to smile, to laugh, to be well. We felt it was our right, as much as it was anyone’s, to have those things.

Did this pique your interest? Have you read The Book of Unknown Americans?

Let me know in the comments below!

 

Teaser Tuesday: Far from the Madding Crowd

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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!

My teaser this week comes from Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. Yet another classic I’ve picked up for book club. So far I think it’s alright and I’ve made good progress. Check this out:

“Well — that is a tale!” said Oak, with dismay. “To run after anybody like this — and then say you don’t want me!”

And this:

“But there was no harm in hurrying to correct a piece of false news that had been told to you.”

Has this peaked your interest? Like reading classics?

Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: Tash Hearts Tolstoy

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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!

Up this week is a YA contemporary focusing on a budding filmmaker, her friends, and their interesting take on Tolstoy. That’s right, it’s Kathryn Ormsbee’s Tash Hearts Tolstoy! I’m really loving this so far and the writing flows tremendously. It’s such a cute concept and hope more people pick it up. Check out this teaser:

Thus we formed our merry little company: seven actors, two film-makers, nine companions. Exactly like the Fellowship of the Ring. Okay, not exactly. Only in my mind, where I’ve assigned myself the role of Gimli, because come on, who is better than Gimli?

Look at that Lord of the Rings reference. How could you go wrong? I highly recommend checking this out. The writing alone is amazing!

Have you read Tash Hearts Tolstoy? Interested in this title?

Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: Want

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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 comes from my first ever Cindy Pon book and I’m already loving it. Set in a futuristic Taipei where climate change ravages the globe, Want is already action packed with excellent worldbuilding. Check out this teaser:

The mountain breeze rustled the leaves around us, and the birds sang deep within the jungle’s thicket. When we were done, the you girl’s lips were leached of color, and wisps of black hair that had escaped from her ponytail clung to her dam neck.

And here’s another:

I angled the basket, and her hand grazed over the tomatoes and cucumbers, touching them as if they  were gems instead of meager crops.

Hopefully these quotes entice you to pick this one up!

Are you excited for this Cindy Pon book? Already read Want?

Let me know in the comments below!

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!