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Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page.  Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

Is grandmothering, then, all about second chances?  Or about repetition?

~Isa & May by Margaret Forster, p. 58

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Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page.  Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

More to the point, enlightened sexism sells the line that it is precisely through women’s calculated deployment of their faces, bodies, attire, and sexuality that they gain and enjoy true power – power that is fun, that men will not resent, and indeed will embrace.  True power here has nothing to do with economic independence or professional achievement (that’s a given): it has to do with getting men to lust after you and other women to envy you.

~Enlightened Sexism by Susan J. Douglas, p. 10

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Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page.  Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

Inside the pub, Richard’s friends continued to celebrate his forthcoming departure with an enthusiasm that, to Richard, was beginning to border n the sinister.  He sat on the sidewalk and held on tightly to the rolled-up umbrella, and wondered whether going south to London was really a good idea.

~Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, p. 1

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Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page.  Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

We nearly died on our honeymoon.  Literally.

~Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life by Queen Noor, p. 105

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Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page.  Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

What are the odds that such a spectacular girl would be willing to spend her life with a guy who wears those stupid madras shorts he wears; who thinks he’s a comedian but lacks the attention span to tell so much as a knock-knock joke from beginning to end; who believes with all his heart that near the garbage, ashtray, or hamper is the same thing as in the garbage, ashtray…That’s just a million to one shot, my friends, and frankly my brother deserves about as much credit for marrying this woman as he would for waking up with a winning lottery ticket stuck to his forehead, the lucky bastard.

~The Privileges by Jonathan Dee, p. 27-28

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Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page.  Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

‘But I feel I must make a clean break with the past,’ said Viola, taking up a fringed Spanish shawl and draping it untidily over one end of the divan bed.

The past? thought Dulcie, wondering about the Spanish shawl which did not seem to fit in with the kind of past that people had nowadays.

~No Fond Return of Love by Barbara Pym, p. 62

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Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page.  Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

My mother was one of a number of attractive women in the city of Columbia, Maryland, who were collectively embarked on the bold enterprise of having their hearts broken by the Boyfriend, whose movements were like those of a guerilla leader or rebel commander, never sleeping in the same bed longer than two or three nights running.  In the interests of security, the Boyfriend apparently thought nothing of dividing one night between two or more beds.

~Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon (p. 162)

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Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page.  Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

It was not only that she loved Daniel Thwaite with all her heart, – loved him with a love that had grown with every year of her growth; –  but that she feared him also.  The man had become her master; and even could she have brought herself to be false, she would have lacked the courage to declare her falsehood to the man to whom she had vowed her love.

~Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope (p. 100)

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Teaser Tuesday (Feb. 23)

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page.  Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

‘Normally I would tend to look on curiousity with favor,’ she said, ‘but I think this time it’s far safer to just have you eaten.  Unless, of course, you can think of a good reason why I shouldn’t?’
~Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde (p. 153)

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Teaser Tuesday (Feb. 16)

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page.  Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

I was, in a minor way, a trouble-maker at school, always polite, guilty of little more than reading James Joyce under the desk in religious education classes, truanting from all sporting occasions, and disregarding the finer points of the school uniform: balking, in short, at those aspects of school which seemed to me peripheral to the educational process.  Education, as I had always hoped for it, is what I got from Jacob.

~Brother of the More Famous Jack by Barbara Trapido (p. 8-9)

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