Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays: Fearing the Worst, Hoping for the Best

This week, I'm still reading Grave Goods by Ariana Franklin. Hope to finish it later today. Well, I haven't gotten much reading (or blogging) done lately because of this genealogy project I've been working on. Yes, I know – excuses, excuses! Anyway, since I've already used that one for a couple of teasers I thought I'd move on to the book I'll most likely be starting next – Linwood Barclay's Fear the Worst. The copy I'm reading is an ARC, so you have to remember these quotes haven't been checked against the actual published version.

The book is a mystery novel centered around the search for the narrator's missing teenaged daughter. And I probably should start off with an "Adult Content" warning! Here's what I found when I gave it my first random glance:
"I'd rather kill myself than move back in with my parents. Things keep going like this, I'll be making sperm bank donations to get lunch money." [p. 50]
So, since that one was a bit unsavory, thought I'd look for something a little less X-rated, and here's what I came up with (!!!):
The woman looked my way briefly but turned her head before we could make eye contact. You don't want to be making eye contact with men coming out of XXX Delights. [p. 33]
Hmmmm. Do I really wanna read this one? Well, after all that Medieval treachery in Franklin's historical whodunit, at least this will be something completely different. But it certainly looks like the book's title is pretty accurate!

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by mizB17 at Should Be Reading. If you'd like to read more teasers, or participate yourself, head on over to her blog. 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!


  1. Both good teasers. I don't mind a bit of 'unsavory' on a Tuesday and the cover looks great.

  2. HA! Great teasers this week. I've got a couple of good teasers this week. Here's a link.

  3. Oh my goodness! I just can't help but laugh.

  4. Quite Funny. Unsavory can be fun at times.

    Here is mine


  5. Ack!

    Sounds like it might be fun. Naughty, but fun. Just don't read it out loud in public. :)

  6. Those both made me laugh. I did enjoy the one Barclay novel I read a few years ago.

  7. Nice teasers. Both made me smile and laugh a bit on the inside.

    You can check out mine here.

  8. Very funny! The book certainly sounds interesting.

  9. Those are great teasers, both really funny.


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