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Teaser Tuesday: Midnight’s Daughter

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish 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!

It’s five lines instead of the usual two, but I couldn’t pick which two, so I posted all of them.

My teaser:

Louis-Cesare and his opponent both looked at the clock; then the mage decided on the better part of valor and bolted for the door. I didn’t try to stop him; I was too busy following hard on his heels. Louis-Cesare trailed after me, dragging the limp body of the cabin attendant with him, and the three of us ran full out for the chain-link fence near the runway. The mage, unencumbered by bodies, reached it first and vaulted over. Louis-Cesare dropped the steward and sailed after him, jumping across the eight-foot fence like it wasn’t even there.

–  Midnight’s Daughter by Karen Chance

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Teaser Tuesday: City of Bones, Take Two

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish 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!

I teased this book last time, but I am still reading it, so here we go again. I didn’t finish because, well, because various other books got in the way.

My teaser:

She watched him walk away, and felt the mingled urge to burst into tears and to run after him for the express purpose of kicking him in the ankle. Knowing either action would fill him with satisfaction, she did neither, but went warily into the bedroom.

– City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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Switch Reads in Mid-Book

Do you stop in the middle of one book to read another?

I did that today. Magic Slays pulled me away from City of Bones in mid-book. I would be embarrassed, except I do this a lot. New, shiny titles pull me away from older, half-read books all the damn time.

Maybe I have a really short attention span, I don’t know. I should really finish a book before going on to the next. It’s just when I see a title I’ve been looking forward to for months, it’s hard to resist.

I go back to the book I abandoned, of course. Eventually. Sometimes.  I will finish reading City of Bones (it’s too interesting to not finish)!  That is, I will go back to it after I am done with Kiss of Snow and possibly The Love of a Mate by Kim Dare.  But City of Bones is the first book in a new series and it’s going to take a backseat to series I’ve been following for a long time.

Do you switch to a new, shiny title in mid-book?

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Teaser Tuesday: City of Bones

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish 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!

My teaser:

The door blew outward, knocking her off her feet. She skidded across the hallway floor and slammed into the wall, rolling onto her stomach. There was a dull roaring in her ears as she pulled herself up to her knees.

– City of Bones by Cassandra Clare