Teaser Tuesday: Murder on the Orient Express

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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 teasers come from our book club’s December pick. It’s Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. I’ve never actually read one of her works before so we shall see how I fare. Check out the snippets below!

It was about half-past two in the afternoon when the train came to a halt. Heads were poked out of windows. A little knot of men were clustered by the side of the line looking and pointing at something under the dining car.

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“Yes, yes, I understand that. But the time!”
“The time?”
“Yes, this will delay us.”

Have you read Murder on the Orient Express? A mystery fan?

Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: Ever the Brave

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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 Ever the Brave by Erin Summerill. I really enjoyed the first book in this series and so far the second is just as wonderful. Check out the snippets below if you’re interested!

Once I came here unconscious. The time before that, I was shackled. Last thing I want is for the castle guards to think I’ve harmed the country’s leader and done away with his men. 

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Aodren’s sleepy jade eyes turn to me. He let’s out a behemoth of a yawn. “Thanks. It…was chafing…me.”

Have you read Erin Summerill’s Clash of Kingdoms series? Want to now?

Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: Behind the Throne

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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 teasers come from K.B. Wagers’ Behind the Throne, a fast paced scifi featuring a no nonsense female protagonist forced to play politics. So far I’m really enjoying it so check out these snippets for a taste.

“The empire is in chaos. Things are falling apart even more rapidly than your sister feared. Read the files she sent you, and I’ll catch you up when I can. We’ve been off the grid for too long already.”

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I thought I’d been free. I’d thought that my life was my own. The one thing I really wanted, the thing I’d given up every piece of my life at home for, had turned out to be a lie.

Have you read Behind the Throne? Enjoy action packed science fiction?

Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: Amsterdam

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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!

Today’s teasers come from this month’s book club selection, Amsterdam by Ian McEwan. While I struggled with his book Atonement to the point where I DNFed it, this one has been a surprisingly easy read so far. Check out a couple snippets below!

Together they cleared books and papers off the armchairs, then sat with their champagne and small talk.

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“I’ve been thinking about Molly,” he said at last. “The way she died, the speed of it, her helplessness, how she wouldn’t have wanted it that way. Stuff we’ve talked about before.”

Have you read Amsterdam? Interested in this one?

Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: A Very Large Expanse of Sea

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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!

Today I’m bringing you teasers from Tahereh Mafi’s new YA contemporary, A Very Large Expanse of Sea which comes out next week. I’m flying through it and already love it tremendously so I wanted to share with all of you.

Ocean was leaning against the doorframe, not quite in the room and not quite outside of it, a gym bag slung across his chest. He waved at me.

~

“Yeah.” He smiled. “I, um, spend a lot of time in the gym. Anyway, I honestly didn’t know you’d be in here. Your music is just super loud.”

Are you excited for A Very Large Expanse of Sea?

Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: Escaping from Houdini

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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 teasers come from one of my most highly anticipated books of the year, Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco. Audrey Rose and Thomas have my heart and I’m sure this book will only pull me further in to this world. If you haven’t checked out these books yet, here’s a little peek!

“Indeed.” Miss Prescott sipped her champagne, eyes following Uncle as he exited the room. “Most everyone in London has been whispering about you and your dashing Mr. Cresswell.”

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A buzz shot through the saloon as those few words echoed. In the silence that followed, cymbals trilled lightly, building into a crescendo that clashed as servers lifted silver cloches from our plates, revealing a meal fit for royalty. 

Did these teasers reel you in? Have you read Kerri Maniscalco’s books?

Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: The Witches

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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 teasers come from September’s book club pick, The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff. This might be the first nonfiction I’ve picked up all year and I’m sliding into Autumn with this infamous topic. Check out the sneak peeks below!

Two things flew even more swiftly than two Andover women through the New England air. 

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A fifteen-month contest between the settlers and the Native Americans, King Philip’s War ended in 1678. It obliterated a third of New England’s one hundred towns, pulverized its economy, and claimed, 10 percent of the adult male population. 

Have your read this one or any other books on Salem?

Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: Trail of Lightning

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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 teasers come from Rebecca Roanhorse’s Trail of Lightning, the first in The Sixth World trilogy. I’ve just briefly started this one but I’ve already been pulled in and more people need to pick this one up.

“What can she do that we can’t do?” He gestures to encompass his posse of friends along the wall. “Clan powers? She won’t even tell us what her clans are. And Neizghání’s apprentice? We only have her word for it.”

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But he told me Lukachukai needed help and nobody else would come and there was little girl and besides they were paying. 

Have you read Trail of Lightning? Read any books by native authors?

Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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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 teasers come from The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. So far it’s a wonderful story with lots of book love and I cannot wait to finish and watch the movie. Check out the sneak peaks below!

P.S. I had second thoughts about sending this letter–what if Adelaide Addison is a friend of yours? Then I decided no, she couldn’t possibly be–so off it goes.

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Seneca and the Society, betwixt them, kept me from the direful life of a drunk.

Have you read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society?

Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: The Wreath

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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 teasers come from this month’s book club selection Kristin Lavransdatter: The Wreath by Sigrid Undset. It’s set in fourteenth century Norway and was originally published in Norwegian in 1920. So far I’m liking it so check out these snippets!

On the other side of the river a bridle path led straight up into the heights, so the men got down from their horses and walked, but Lavrans lifted Kristin forward into his saddle so she could hold on to the saddlebow, and then she was allowed to ride Guldsvein alone.

And another:

“And look how you ride Guldsvein, sitting as straight as a king’s courtier…”

Sound intriguing? Have you read The Wreath?

Let me know in the comments below!