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?”