teaser tuesday (73)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 |

It's Teaser Tuesday, a bookish blog meme hosted every week by MizB of Should Be Reading. Here's how it works:


Grab your current read and let it fall open to a random page (or if you're reading on an electronic device, pick a random number and scroll to that section). Post two or more sentences from that page, along with the book title and author. Share your find with others in the comments at Should Be Reading, and don't give anything vital away!


“Conor sat up straight on the settee, breathing heavily again.


12:07, read the clock.


‘Dammit!’ Conor said. ‘Am I dreaming or not?'


He stood up angrily –


And immediately stubbed his toe.”


p. 64 of Patrick Ness & Siobhan Dowd’s A Monster Calls

30 comments:

Dea (IvaliceAlliance) said...

This one of my all-time favorites!! It made me bawl like a baby. I hope you enjoy it like I did. :) Here's my teaser for this week:
http://teenreadersdiary.blogspot.com/2012/01/teaser-tuesday-endless-summer-by.html

Dea
Teen Readers' Diary

Jo @ Booklover Book Reviews said...

Ouch - great teaser! Something similar has happened to me...

You may be interested in my current giveaway at Booklover Book Reviews, A 3 Book Mystery Novel Prize Pack: http://www.bookloverbookreviews.com/2012/01/giveaway-3-books-by-lenny-bartulin-the-jack-susko-mystery-series.html

vanessa eric said...

Hey, thanks for commenting on my teaser! Liked yours as well, very quirky and I liked how you described yourself too! :)

Alice Audrey said...

LOL. Isn't that always the way of it?

Great teaser. Thanks for stopping by.

Claire said...

Great teaser. I love the cover too.

Thanks for stopping by www.clairesbookcorner.blogspot.com

D-Rogue said...

Hm, I'm not too sure if this is supposed to make me laugh or freak me out? So great teaser! Thx for sharing!

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

Doesn't sound like a dream but now I must look into this book.

Karen and Gerard said...

Funny teaser, funny title!

http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2012/01/3-tuesday-teasers.html

Amie@Mom Reads My Books! said...

I have heard great things about this book! Thanks for stopping by my blog, new follower!

Elizabeth said...

Great teaser; funny last line!

Kristin Aragon said...

Love your teaser. Thanks for stopping by Better Read Than Dead. Have a great day.

My Teaser

~Kristin

Julie @ Read Handed said...

Guess he's awake! ;) Thanks for sharing. My teaser is here.

Sandy Nachlinger said...

After reading your teaser, I looked up this book on Amazon and read the synopsis. It sounds like something I'd enjoy. Thanks for leading me to it.
Here's my teaser: Teaser Tuesday

ShawnaLeAnn said...

Great teaser! I have never heard of this book but it looks pretty good. Thanks for stopping by. [:

-ShawnaLeAnn Dreaming In The Pages

fredamans said...

I hate when that happens.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O this sounds good. And leaves me very curious.

Here is my Teaser Tuesday :)

kaye said...

I'd guess he's not dreaming. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

carol said...

Great teaser. Guess a stubbed toe works as well as pinching yourself.

Tribute Books Mama said...

A great teaser, sounds good.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/01/teaser-tuesday_10.html

Li @ rulethewaves.net said...

Great teaser! Ouch about the last line, I didn't quite expect that xD Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier! =)

Janet Ruth said...

Anything to do with stubbing toes ... I can definitely relate to, LOL. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Ha ha. Great teaser! If he stubbed his toe, I guess he's not dreaming. :D Thank you! And thank you for stopping by the blog today. :)

Caitlin Martin said...

The whole immediately stubbing his toe thing sounds all too familiar to me. I am a danger to myself and others first thing in the AM. My husband and my cat mostly try to stay out of my way until I've some coffee and become more coherent.

Sullivan McPig said...

Great teaser.
I'm not sure about this book though. Might give it a try if I ever come across it, but won't seek it out.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

I just read this one and I loved it! I hope you enjoy the rest.

Jennifer said...

Gotta hate stubbing the toe, although it sounds like he might have more serious problems to worry about. Wicked cover, too.

Thanks for stopping by for our TT.

Christie - The Fiction Enthusiast said...

Cool teaser! This is another author I need to try. If only I could stop sleeping & read more :)

Alyce said...

I've seen so many incredible reviews of this book that I know I'll have to read it sooner or later. I'm just waiting until I'm in the right mood because I've heard it's a heart-breaker.

Sonia Lal said...

Well, he's awake now! Good teaser.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Ow! I guess there's no more thorough way to wake yourself up. Great teaser; thanks for stopping by!

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