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Teaser Tuesday: GatheringBooks Joins In!

It is our first time here in GatheringBooks to join Teaser Tuesdays which is a weekly meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • 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!

Since I am reading three different books (such is my life), let me share bits and pieces from these highly disparate reading materials:

The 39 Clues, Book Six, In Too Deep by Jude Watson (YA fiction)

“We think he might have lived here in the 1930s.” Amy said in a loud voice. “He could have been a miner, but we’re not sure about that. We’re not sure of is name, but it could have been Bob. His face was scarred on one side and he didn’t speak.” – p. 114

Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (graphic novel)

On a rooftop in the past, I pull her sixteen-year-old body to me, breathing her perfume, never wanting to lose her, knowing that I shall.

Later still, and in the crowded T.V. studio, I am being accused of killing those closest to me. – p. 25

In Ordinary Time by Gemino Abad (book of poetry)

Of our words I’m bred 
The same words you use 
Or are used up by,
At each day’s run
To holy ghostliness;
Nowhere I stand,
My name for a shroud
So to hold my ground,
And let old words pass
Like leaves in the wind.
– extract from the poem “I’m not addressed to time” p. 8
 

How about you? What’s in your Teaser Tuesday?

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

25 comments on “Teaser Tuesday: GatheringBooks Joins In!

  1. What a wonderfull teasers!

    have a great Tuesday!
    Kyanara from Laced Little Muffin’s Reading Corner

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  2. That second one sounds kind of interesting but I don’t get the cover.

    Here’s ours, 3 this week: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2011/09/tuesday-teasers.html

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  3. Great teasers! In Ordinary Time sounds interesting! Thanks for stopping by!:)

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  4. Ooh, I’m liking that first one. Research! 🙂

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    • Yes. If there’s anything at all that I like about the book (aside from their travels across the globe), it would be Amy’s passion for research. Thanks for dropping by.

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  5. Will add on my TBR pile!

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  6. Beautiful teasers! Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog. I agree with you about Atwood…a break between is good. I’ve read Blind Assassin, but it’s been awhile.

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  7. Thank you for stopping by. “…I am being accused of killing those closest to me.” Eek, sounds scary.

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  8. Great teasers! The 39 Clues series looks so interesting 🙂

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  9. i’ve been wanting to check out the 39 clues books. great teaser from that one!

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  10. Awesome teasers, what an interesting collection!
    Thanks for visiting my Teaser Tuesday earlier today,

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  11. Ooooo! Nice teasers! I’ve been eyeying 39 Clues for a while now! Thanks for checking out our Teaser!!!

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  12. Interesting teasers, especially the first one!

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