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!

Teaser Tuesday: Empress of a Thousand Skies

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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!

There’s been so much amazing YA releases recently that I’m trying to catch up with them. One of those is Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza which I’ve heard such amazing things about. Here’s a quick peek into this title:

Finally the wall was at her back. She had nowhere left to go. But Rhee struggled to get to her feet. She was the last Ta’an–twelve generations of emperors and empresses, all warriors in their own right. She wouldn’t die sitting down. Her ancestors were watching — their faces hovered in holo on the walls this very moment. 

So there’s the teaser! Have you already gotten to Empress of a Thousand Skies? Interested in this new YA SciFi? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: Moonglow

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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 month’s book club pick is Moonglow by Michael Chabon. I have a habit of putting these books off to the last minute but I should be able to knock this one out in a week. I’m not entirely certain what this book is about since the description makes it sound like a little of everything but I’m diving in either way. Check out this teaser from a random page:

If I hesitated before assenting to a story, my grandmother would rescind the offer, and weeks might pass before she offered again. So most of the time I simply nodded, unable to resolve the question of whether the company of the teller was worth the toll in bad dreams.

Sounds interesting, right? Has anyone read Moonglow? Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: The Princess Diarist

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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!

Being a huge Star Wars fan, I had wanted to read The Princess Diarist since it’s release. Now more than ever I need to hear Carrie Fisher’s words. She was brilliant, smart, funny, and beautiful yet took no shit and spoke her mind with vigor. Always an inspiration, Fisher’s legacy will not be forgotten. Check out the random quote!

Who do I think I would’ve been if I hadn’t been Princess Leia? Am I Princess Leia, or is she me? Split the difference and you’d be closer to the truth.

So do you have plans to pick up The Princess Diarist? Are you a Star Wars fan like me? Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: Everything, Everything

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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’ve finally picked up Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon and completely understand what the hype was about. It’s inventive, compelling, and just so freaking adorable. I read the whole thing in a few hours, it’s that good! Check out this little teaser:

“How was the birthday? She begins unpacking her medical bag.

“We had fun.”

“Vanilla cake and vanilla frosting?” she asks.

“Of course.”

Young Frankenstein?”

“Yes.”

“And you lost at that game?” she asks.

“We’re pretty predictable, huh?”

“Don’t mind me,” she says, laughing. “I’m just jealous of how sweet you and your mama are.”

So have you read Everything, Everything already? Did this teaser tempt you into picking it up? Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry

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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 Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Frederik Bachman is totally not what I was expecting but I am absolutely loving it. It’s such a mix of genres and really speaks to the heart of storytelling. I just couldn’t help but highlight it on the blog!

So, check out this teaser:

Only after she’d smacked Elsa in the face, ripped her scarf, and thrown it in a toilet had Elsa grown conscious of the fact that the girl hadn’t read Harry Potter at all. She knew who he was, of course, everyone knows who Harry Potter is, but she hadn’t read the books. She didn’t even understand the most basic symbolism of a Gryffindor scarf. And while Elsa didn’t want to be elitist or anything, how could one be expected to reason with a person like that? 

Muggles.

I mean, it’s got Harry Potter references for goodness sake! So, does My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry sound like something you’d want to pick up? Have you already read this title? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below!