Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays: Whiter Than Snow

I've only read a few pages of the book my teaser lines come from this week. On my last library visit, I picked up Whiter Than Snow by Sandra Dallas. I've heard good things about Dallas, but I've never read anything by her, so thought I'd give this one a try. But after a closer look, I'm not sure it's really something I want to read right now – sounds a little depressing for a summertime book.

Anyhoo – this excerpt is from Chapter Two:
Lucy Patch was the smart one. People had always said that about her, ever since she was a toddling child. . . . "Dolly Patch is the pretty one," they'd say at the beginning, and then add, "Lucy's the smart one," as if being smart was honorable mention. (p.9)
And since the book is about a group of school children buried by an avalanche (no spoiler here – you know that from the get-go), I'm betting the future holds at least a bit of misfortune for the two Patch sisters. So, do I continue with this one, or shelve it for now and get right to Rick Riordan's The Red Pyramid? (Delivered, overnight, into my eager hands by that very efficient Amazon monster yesterday.)


How about you? Got a great teaser from a book you're reading right now? Want to play along? Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by mizB at Should Be Reading. If you'd like to read more teasers, or take part yourself, just head on over to her blog.

22 comments:

  1. This book is in my review tbr pile. Am looking forward to your review. My TT is here
    CMash

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  2. Hmmm, I haven't read anything like that from Dallas. What I've read is more of her suspense/romance type books and they are usually quite good.

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  3. Wow, you have a lot of blogs :)

    My Teaser is here - Reads Everything's UF teaser

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  4. Great choice. I have this book to giveaway! Here's my teaser.

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  5. That is sad! Being smart, an honorable mention? Poor girl!

    My TT is here.

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  6. I've been wanting to read Sandra Dallas, but this teaser isn't what I was expecting from her books. Maybe I'll start with a different one....

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  7. It sounds interesting but so does The Red Pyramid. Have you flipped a coin? My teaser is from Naamah's Curse by Jacqueline Carey.

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  8. Great teaser, looks like my kind of book. My teaser is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  9. I'd rather brains than looks... You earn money and survive on smarts not smiles.

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/06/teaser_14.html

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  10. I've read Dallas' first book though don't remember the title. Thanks so much for stopping by On the Bookcase.

    For anyone else, here's mine from the new Nicole
    Krauss book.

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  11. This looks great! Hope you will check out my teaser on My Blog too!

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  12. Great teaser...I think I would definitely keep reading this one.

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  13. Ah- the pretty one and the smart one. Where's the funny one?

    I have to pick up The Red Pyramid soon for my daughter. She thinks Riordan is the best author in the world.

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  14. Well, someone else did do The Red Pyramid this week but the chances are nobody else would have done this!

    My teaser's at http://hampshireflyer.wordpress.com/2010/06/15/teaser-tuesday-17/

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  15. I'm not familiar with this author, but swear I've read something about this book somewhere recently. I hope you enjoy the rest of it!
    My post: The Heir

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  16. I haven't read this Sandra Dallas book, but I highly recommend The Persian Pickle Club! Here is my teaser for this week.

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  17. Oh, priorities...

    I teased from a book you teased from recently, The Magicians -- your Tuesday Tease a couple of weeks back prompted me to look for the book. ;-)

    http://thisweekatthelibrary.blogspot.com/2010/06/teaser-tuesday-156.html

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  18. Just read them at the same time. I think I am reading maybe 3? But then again I just put down a book I was reading to read an Advanced Copy of a book from my favorite series so.. Priorities *shrugs*

    Great Teaser though! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  19. I haven't read this book yet but I really like Sandra Dallas. Hope you enjoy the rest of it.

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  20. Good teaser. I've heard this book is quite good.

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  21. Is the book as intense? The characters sound appealing. :)

    Here's my teaser...
    http://westietherapy.blogspot.com/2010/06/teaser-tuesday-bookmarked-to-death.html

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