Teaser Tuesday (5): Alaska, Novels-in-Verse, and an Adventure Story

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by Miz B from Should Be Reading. Here are the rules just in case you’re intrigued enough to join.

  • Grab your current read/s.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I deleted the ‘two sentences’ bit since I tend to include more than two sentences, truth be told).
  • 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!

I usually share several teasers from three of the books that I am currently reading. Same goes for this week.

Looking for Alaska by John Green

“… our time together is short. I must talk and you must listen, for we are engaged here in the most important pursuit in history: the search for meaning. What is the nature of being a person? What is the best way to go about being a person? How did we come to be, and what will become of us when we are no longer? In short: what are the rules of this game and how might we best play it?” 
The nature of the labyrinth, I scribbled into my spiral notebook, and the way out of it. This teacher rocked. (p. 43)

The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette’s Journey to Cuba by Margarita Engle

I feel like a young girl again,
unmarried and skinny,
with a flat belly
that has never
known the kick
of an impatient baby
so eager
to be born
into this world
of confusion (p. 24)

The Bones of Makaidos by Bryan Davis

Click on the image to be taken to the websource and the author's website.

She stared at the stub on her hand, bandaged and still damp with blood. She was wrong. The suffering had begun all over again, worse than ever, and she was back in the clutches of her never-ending nightmare. And who could rescue her this time? (p. 290)

How about you? What’s your Teaser for this week? Any interesting reads so far?

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).

18 comments on “Teaser Tuesday (5): Alaska, Novels-in-Verse, and an Adventure Story

  1. Nice snippets…I really like the one from The Firefly Letters. Thanks for sharing….

    MY TT POST and


  2. Really great teasers, the second book cover is great, thanks for sharing. Here’s my TT.


  3. I now want to read Looking for Alaska, partly from your teaser, but also from the title!


    • Hi Joanna, I have a few issues with the book. It’s a fairly good read, and I could tell why others, particularly teenagers would really take to this, but it isn’t for me, I’m afraid. It’s a thoroughly engaging read though. My review of the book will be out fairly soon.


  4. I’ve been wanting to read Looking for Alaska for a really long time now. I should really get to reading it. That teaser is awesome~ Anyhoo, thank you for sharing and happy reading!

    Demi @ Breaking Bookshelves


    • Hi, thanks for visiting. I meant to leave a comment on your blog, but for some reason I can’t seem to find your Comments section. Oh dear. I enjoyed reading through your teaser too.


      • Hey, yeah, I use a Disqus commenting system. Apparently, sometimes it doesn’t show :/ I don’t know why because it works perfectly fine for my browser. But thank you for visiting anyway 🙂


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