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By the time this post is published, we will all be back home, but right this moment, as I type this up, we are enjoying our last day at Daufuskie, a secluded island near Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, GA. We were lucky to score a cottage (without having to break the bank) with front-row access to the beach, something that has always been on my bucket list and that I was thrilled to cross off.  This week has been very refreshing and just what I needed - a getaway, a break from it all, a retreat with family with no thoughts of work, to-do lists, and chores getting in the way. The island sure runs on its own time. The streetlights aren't turned ON at night to avoid attracting turtles too far from their ideal nesting place. There's the alligator crossing time at night when they go from pond to pond visiting friends (and hence tourists are advised to stay home when it's dark). There are very few cars - instead the preferred mode of transportation is via golf carts, which can go o

Teaser Tuesdays -- Jan 19, 2010



Teaser Tuesdays

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 with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.


Jack knew this much about the letters because he paid a detective to follow his wife. The detective had reported no meetings, phone calls or email; no suspicious activity at all, except the letters. The detective did not report that Edie had taken to staring at him as she burned the letters, then grinding the ashes into the pavement with her shoe. Once she'd given him the Nazi salute. He had begun to dread following her.

~ Pg. 5, Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger.


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Comments

Great teaser! I'm hoping to get around to this book soon. I've read very mixed reviews.

Here is my teaser: http://web.me.com/quirion/Bookaddict/Blog/Entries/2010/1/19_Teaser_Tuesday.html
Beth F said…
I can't wait to get to this one!!!!
Michelle said…
I loved this book. A lot.

Hope you enjoy the rest of it!
Lisa said…
reading can't wait to read this one as well

Here's mine
Amy said…
I loved this book! Great teaser.
jlshall said…
This one is already on my TBR list - looks like a fantastic read. Great teaser!

Here's mine.
Andrea said…
LOL, poor man, I guess. Great teaser!
Here's mine.
Marce said…
Nice teaser but I won't read another by AN, her style is so not me.

http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesday-happiness-sold.html
Ash said…
I so want to read this book- great teaser!
Jennifer said…
I am still waiting to read this book. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesdays-knit-purl-die.html
Kaye said…
wow, sounds great! I think I need to put this one on the list. My teaser is here
Susan said…
I really didn't like this book unfortunately :( Hope you enjoy it!

My teaser this week is creepy but funny! Here's a link.
Darlyn said…
wow..that's sure a nice one..love to read this one soon =p

here's mine;
http://darlynandbooks.blogspot.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesdays-painted-house.html
Tales of Whimsy said…
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Fan one! I need to read this.-Juju
Athira said…
Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict, I've heard a bunch of mixed reviews as well, so far, it's a mixed bag for me as well.

Beth F, jlshall, Jennifer, dArLyN, Juju, I hope you all get to read it soon!

Michelle, Amy, Ash, Diane, thanks! :)

Lisa, I agree!

Andrea, I agree with the poor man bit! :)

MarceJ, sorry you wouldn't read another by her, I did like TTTW, but I'll reserve my judgment for this one.

Kaye, I agree, this book starts off well.

Susan, I hope to enjoy it too, though so far I am yet to see any of the TTTW's magic
Lisa said…
This is high on my TBR list. I can't wait!

My "headline" teaser is here.
Natalie W said…
Oh that one is on my TBR shelf. Great teaser!
Anonymous said…
Love this teaser and loved this book! I hope you are enjoying it too!
Athira said…
Lisa, Natalie, hope you grab it soon!!

longbrakeliving, I am so far! :)
Anonymous said…
I've wanted to read Her Fearful Symmetry for so long! I bought it, but I haven't opened it yet due to my commitments to reviews I've already made. Soon, though, I hope. I was crazy about The Time Traveler's Wife.
Athira said…
dolcebelleza, I was crazy about TTTW too, and for that reason I am reading this, in spite of the not-so-good comments. I really want to see how I'll find it.