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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Teaser Tuesday (5)




The meme hosted by Should Be Reading, so stop by and check out her blog!

To participate:
  • 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!

Alright, so as always, I'm going to break the rules and give you meaty teasers from all of the books I am reading or plan to read this week. I feeling a little in a slump (I read all through the night the other night, and now I am less enthusiastic about wanting to read the things I have left), but I am going to try to get through three. They are:

Famous Family Nights, compiled by Anne Bradshaw., which I won and need to review.

At one stage, when chaos reinged more frequently than not, we laughed at one small son's name for home evening. He couldn't quite say the long title, so he shortened it to "foam evening." It was years before he knew that his long-suffering parents pictured themselves foaming at the mouth when they smiled, copied him, and called out, 'Time for foam evening."



Deerskin by Robin McKinley, which is a retelling of the disturbing Perrault tale, Donkeyskin.

"The princess, furthermore, is to be married very soon; the sooner the better." The king's voice, too loud, boomed out over the heads of his people...."For in the princess's face I have seen a thing more glorious than any I have looked on before in the long years of my life: I have seen my youth returned to me, something no man -- ere now -- has ever been granted. In three days' time we shall celebrate the wedding of our beautiful, beloved princess, Lissla Lissar -- but it is not only your princess's wedding you shall celebrate, but your king's as well -- for I shall be her bridegroom!"


Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which I am reading for the Zombie Week challenge.

Mr. Bennet was so odd a mixture od quick parts, sarcastic humour, reserve and self-discipline, that the experience of three-and-twenty years had been insufficient to make his wife understand her character. Her mind was less difficult to develop. She was a woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper. When she was discontented, she fancied herself nervous. And when she was nervous -- as she was nearly all the time since the first outbreak of the strange plague in her youth -- she sought solace in the comfort of teh traditions which now seemed mere trifles to others.
The business of Mr. Bennet's life was to keep his daughters alive. The business of Mrs. Bennet's was to get them married.

6 comments:

  1. I'm amazed you can juggle so many books at the same time!! Great teasers!!

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  2. I'm amazed sometimes too. I think it's because I am willing to push everything else aside, though. Who needs sleep?
    [though fair warning: no one should have to deal with me when I haven't slept!]

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  3. Yay for PPZ! You have lotsa teasers this week :)

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  4. Wow :) Great teasers this week! My teaser accompanies a giveaway on my blog this week.

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  5. What a wide variety of books you have there! I just saw someone else reading the P&P & zombies book and I think I'm going to go check it out.

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