Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays: Literary Nibbles

OK, I just have to start off by saying that this is my 300th post to this blog. I remember a time when I thought I'd never get past my second post. In fact, almost a whole year passed between my first and second entries. How can I possibly have so much to say?

But enough of that – let's get to the matter at hand. Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. And these are the rules:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • 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!
  • Please avoid spoilers!

This week, my teasers come from page 103 of the whodunit I'm currently reading: Index to Murder, by Jo Dereske:

Ruth, who was as likely to be late as early, already sat at a table beside the front window in Saul's Deli. Not only that, she was halfway into a meal of a double bacon cheeseburger, onion rings and French fries, coleslaw, and peanut butter pie, plus a chocolate milk shake.
Please. I haven't had breakfast yet. Anyway, I don't really know what's happening there, since I've just started the book. I do know that "Ruth" is the best friend of the book's protagonist – librarian and amateur sleuth, Helma Zukas (this is "A Miss Zukas Mystery").

I'm also still reading The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger. Well, at over 500 pages (in paperback), it's a book I'm probably going to be reading for quite a while. So here are a couple of teasers from that one, too (page 229):
It's perfect, buttery and cool. The next course is salmon, with long pieces of asparagus in an olive and rosemary marinade.
What's with this food theme I seem to have going here? (And I swear those were random picks.) Actually, a lot of the action in Time Traveler seems to take place at meal times or while the characters are having coffee or parties or other get-togethers where food is present. OK, I think it's definitely time for breakfast now!


  1. Congrats on your 300th post! A double bacon cheeseburger does sound good...and to top it off with Peanut Butter Pie! Nice teaser...mine is here.

  2. Someoe has a 'healthy ' appetite!!

  3. Your mystery series sounds very tasty. I'll have to order that one.

    Good teaser.

  4. I like the menu from your first Teaser better :0)

  5. Now I'm really hungry! I could go for a milkshake myself! Index to Murder sounds like something I'd enjoy reading. I also enjoy Nancy Martin's Blackbird Sisters Mystery series. I'll have to look this one up! By the way, congratulations on your 300th post! That's quite a milestone! Keep up the great work!!

  6. Thank heaven I ate lunch a little while ago but you've put some ideas for dinner in my brain!

  7. Congrats on your 300th post! I really like The Time Traveller's Wife.

  8. All of the food sounds great!!! Loved your teasers...and I loved Time Traveler's Wife. Congrats on #300!!

  9. Great teasers...I really liked The Time Traveler's Wife, but didn't remember it being about 500 pages long?! It must have been that good of a book for me not to notice.

  10. Congrats Joy! I'm just over half way to that point!! How exciting. :)

    Loved your teaser, although it made me hungry - I didn't like my dinner, so didn't really eat it. LOL

    Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

  11. Hi, Joy! I need to ask you about something. Please send me an email at cathyskye@yahoo.com when you get a chance. Thanks!

  12. Wow Joy - I had to come back and say hi again! I think I saw you post on every single Teaser today! :)

    Have a wonderful evening, well, by now I might was well wish you a good day tomorrow!

    Wendi :)


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