Teaser Tuesdays: Nicholas and Fadi

This is my first time posting for Teaser Tuesdays. Please join me! Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme that is hosted by Miz B Should Be Reading. Here are the rules:

    • Grab your current read/s.
    • Open to a random page.
    • Share “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (Like Iphigene, the passage will contain more than two sentences. Lol!).
    • 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!
The first teaser I am going to share came from Trenton Lee Stewart’s The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict. It was the Featured Book of the Day in our Book Hunting Expeditions launch. I have followed the adventures of Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance in The Mysterious Benedict Society trilogy. This fourth installment in the series follows the childhood of Nicholas Benedict, founder of the Society. When Myra posted this on Facebook, I knew I had to get a copy of it. Love the cover—and the story so far!
“Nicholas put his ear against the door and listened to Mr. Collum tramp away. Then he reached inside his pajama top and took out the lightbulb he’d removed from the bathroom lamp. It was still warm to the touch. Nicholas smiled and tossed it onto his cot. Later he would climb a stack of boxes and screw the bulb into the light fixture. For now, he eagerly carried his candle over to where he had hidden the bowl, and with a rush of relief and delight, he inspected the result of his efforts: The key had left a perfect impression in the wax. So he had his mold, and tomorrow, according to Mr. Collum, he had metalwork… By tomorrow night, then, Nicholas would have his own key…”
This second teaser was taken from N.H. Senzai’s award-winning book called Shooting Kabul. I started reading this in preparation for our current bimonthly theme, Asian Literature and the Immigrant Experience. Speaking of award-winning books, have you signed up for our Award-Winning Books Reading Challenge? Click here if you’re interested. Monthly book prizes await! It’s never too late to join the fun-wagon!! =)
“A braying donkey rounded the corner, its owner in tow, causing the family to shrink against the building, trying to disappear into the shadows. Fadi peeked around the cement wall to watch the one-legged man pet the long-eared animal. Fadi closed his left eye and imagined the scene through his camera’s view-finder. There was something sad yet endearing about the image. Many men, women, and children had lost limbs to land mines across the country. Fadi blinked, his eyes watery. For all the problems in Afghanistan, this was still home. Dread crept into his heart. Would this be the last time he ever saw it?”

I hope you enjoyed my book teasers today. I’d like to read yours! =)

16 Comments on Teaser Tuesdays: Nicholas and Fadi

  1. Wonder what that key goes to. Good teaser.

    here’s ours: http://www.ourstack.blogspot.com/2012/05/tuesday-teasers-3-for-you.html


  2. *grin* I love that you are a book blogger, gamer and chocolate lover. If you also loved bacon we would have to soon meet LOL Checking out your Award Winning book challenge too! First time here, LOVE my Teaser Tuesdays where I meet new folks all the time!

    Teaser Tuesdays (I have dragons!)


    • Fats Suela // May 23, 2012 at 7:30 am // Reply

      *Ahem* Did you just say bacon? Wish I have a “baconator” at home!! >.> I do love bacon. Thick cut yumminess!! =D Currently juggling book reviews, Diablo 3, and bacon breakfasts!! ^_~ Would love to meet you, AKMamma!! /nods* Glad to have you around! Among the three of us, it’s usually Iphigene who posts for Teaser Tuesdays. This is my first shot! Thank you for dropping by! =)

      PS. I don’t have dragons, but I have a flying horse with luminiscent wings and full armor. I’m still in a quest to find my drake. #geektalk


      • We have note Diablo 3! We know when we do we are lost to the cosmos! *GRIN* I love it, I wish I had a review team for cabin goddess instead, I do it ALL OF THEM! baconator wohooo


  3. I may have to read the first book on the strength of the wonderful title alone. Excellent teasers 🙂 Here be mine for this week: http://myjourneywithdepression.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/teaser-tuesdays-el-dorado-by-dorothy-porter/


    • Fats Suela // May 23, 2012 at 7:35 am // Reply

      Hi Addy! Ohyesyesyes!!! I haven’t finished reading Nicholas Benedict but I highly recommend The Mysterious Benedict Society trilogy. Then grab this one! =) Thanks for dropping by! =)


  4. Intriguing teasers! Thanks for sharing…and enjoy!



  5. Good teasers. Here is my post:



  6. Re Nicholas Benedict: Clever Nicholas! I wonder what he’s preparing for, with his light bulb and his own key?
    Re Shooting Kabul: The writer really set a poignant scene with the donkey and the one-legged man. He also raised the question: Where is Fadi going and why?
    You chose two GREAT teasers!
    Mine is from Each Angel Burns.


  7. Stewart’s novel looks amazing XD Great teaser.

    Maura @ monsterofbooks.blogspot.com


  8. Interesting teasers! Here is mine.


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