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I almost didn't make it here today! It's been an insanely busy week that's going to continue into today. Life This week has been a combination of busy at work and busy at home. The kids did not have school on Monday, which is also typically my busiest day at work. So when Monday ended, I felt as if I sucked at both life and work. The rest of the week was better - at least I was able to keep work and life separate.  This weekend just happens to be one of those when I have so much to do - thanks to the many tasks and chores deferred from previous days/weekends. We were getting quotes for some home improvement projects, had to start prepping rooms for my parents' arrival next month (mainly because I still haven't moved my daughter's online school materials out of the room from the Fall school year), and do lots of seasonal shopping. If it weren't going to be constantly raining this entire weekend, I would be prepping my garden beds as well, but now that needs t

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.