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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Teaser Tuesday 11/10/09

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

Today's teaser is possibly one of the best opening paragraphs ever. It's from
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson.

My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister, Constance. I have often thought that with any luck at all I could have been born a werewolf because the two middle fingers on both of my hands are the same length, but I have had to be content with what I had. I dislike washing myself, and dogs, and noise. I like my sister Constance, and Richard Plantagenet, and Amanita Phalloides, the death-cap mushroom. Everyone else in my family is dead.

Sufficiently teased?


  1. Great teaser! I love seeing the opening lines of a book. :)

    Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

  2. I loved this book. Not scary at all, but strange and unsettling.

  3. This has been on my list forever. I so want to read it now. Sounds fantastic.

    Jennifer @ Reading with Tequila

  4. Well damn, consider me teased! Looks like I have another book to add to my TBR pile.

    My TT!

  5. Reading with Tequila, huh? I'm in. ;p

  6. Great opening! I'll be adding it to the ol' tbr also!

  7. Great Teaser, I love the bit about the fingers. Even better cover though.

  8. Okay, I'd never previously heard about this book, but MAN, it sounds amazing! I'm totally going to check it out!

  9. Love your teaser, looking forward to your review. Have a great weekend :)


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