Teaser Tuesday

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I kid you not, I sat at my desk, Monday evening, agonizing over my Tuesday post, not knowing what book to pick up next because I was still reading my last week’s Teaser Tuesday book.

Of course, I ended up at NetGalley, poking around both the request and listen now tabs for my next audiobook (to take with me to work today) and somehow, my sleep deprived self managed to mistake the download button for the audio extract button. My clumsy hands literally found my next read for me before my brain could even process what I’d done. Is this a happy accident? Fate??

It’s a pretty short story (~16-17 minutes) but the cover was absolutely gorgeous and it’s probably what drew me in in the first place. I haven’t really read it yet, simply sliding to a random minute, but where I landed sounded like such a fairytale so I’m quite excited.

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker, where all you have to do is to grab your current read, pick a random page, and select a non-spoiler sentence or two (from somewhere on that page) to share! If you enjoy the teaser, you might even want to add it to your own TBR!

This week’s teaser is…

Riley was eager to find her plant and get home to a nice warm bath, but when she looked around the tree, all she saw was more forest. This better not be some type of trick or else I’ll be pissed! Feeling silly, she ran around the tree once, she peeked, still only endless forest.

Enjoyed what you read? This book is…

True Loaf by L. Austen Johnson

Look at this cover. LOOK AT THIS COVER!!

Blurb

A fun and enchanting modern fairytale.

When a strange man puts in a strange request at the bakery where she works, Riley must go on a mini-adventure to find one unusual ingredient. Along the way, she realizes that things are not always what they seem and that fae might just be real.

DURATION: 16 Minutes, 3 Seconds

Week’s Wrap Up

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Hey! I somehow managed to string together 12 days of posting. I think that’s a personal record!

This week in life:

It’s been a fairly busy work week with deadlines for financials and home life has been just about as busy.

I spent the entire yesterday cleaning, and this time, I was even motivated enough to take everything down (including all of the 80+ rubber ducks I own) gave every duck a little scrub to get the dust off, wiped down the shelves on my bookcase, and ran over most of the books with an alcohol wipe. I ended up reorganizing my shelf so that all of my books were on one shelf and the other stuff (binders, craft papers, etc) and ducks on the other shelf. Unfortunately, I ran out of duck room and all of the 16 winter themed ducks ended up back on the main book shelf. I even ended up fixing up my nightstand and threw some of my current read books there too.

I’d say, my weekend has been fairly productive and pleasant so far (minus the tornado warning that I was not expecting) and I even managed to get some reading in after a 4 day reading slump!

Some of my ducks. I have 16 winter/Xmas ducks that went to the book shelf along with 6 other random ones.
Most of them are gifts from my brother ❤

This week in posts:

I started Monday off with a Spotlight for Shadow Stained by Rachel Hobbs. The spotlight was for book 1 in which the 2nd book is to come out later this year!

Of course, I followed that with the usual Teaser Tuesday post. I started the book out confused and honestly, I’m still a little confused. There’s a lot of philosophy and a bit of religion in it and I’m honestly so mindblown and enjoying the book so much that a part of me is (slightly) fearing that the book is “too smart for me.” I sat there in the kitchen last night, tabbing and loudly commentating (and squealing), so reading’s going well for me so far 😂 This is the reason why I never sit and read in the library anymore. I’m too annoying!

I had just finished reading one of the last review request backlogged books last week and it was right on time for a WWW. I’m nearly finished with Sons of Valor and hoping to make it before the next WWW. I might open requests back up, but I think I’m going to take a little bit of time for myself and for BBNYA excerpts first.

Having finished that book for WWW, Thursday’s post was the actual book review for River Queens: Saucy boat, stout mates, spotted dog, America by Alexander Watson. I loved the book and was so happy to finally get to the book review.

For Friday, the last of my 5 posts that I had written and scheduled back last Sunday, I posted this week’s First Line Fridays for a book I recently got for free on Amazon and I’m stoked! I honestly can’t wait to read it and hope that I can get to it before the year ends.

Finally, yesterday’s post was a book tag for the Mid-Year Reading Check In tag. I was tagged by Danni from ForBooksSake and was so happy because I sat in my chair last Sunday wondering, “I have a post for the work week, but what the heck am I going to do for Saturday?” Thanks Danni for tagging me when I was stuck in a creative rut! You’re a mind reader ❤

That’s my week!

With Sons of Valor coming to a close, I’m hoping to keep up my posting streak. I quit last time, about a week in, but this time, I’m challenging myself to keep the streak up for as long as I can!

How was your week? Do you have any nice plans for the upcoming one?

Teaser Tuesday

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Monday’s been conquered and now the lull of the rest of the week starts.
I’ve a relative layout and “schedule” of which books I want to read in what order for the upcoming few months and today’s Teaser Tuesday is the first one up. It’s got the most impressive cover I’ve seen in a while and it wraps around.

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker, where all you have to do is to grab your current read, pick a random page, and select a non-spoiler sentence or two (from somewhere on that page) to share! If you enjoy the teaser, you might even want to add it to your own TBR!


This week’s teaser is…

“Glowing in the darkness, Daren threw herself into the task at hand, and with the speed of what could only be explained as lightning, she began cleaning the floor and walls.
Small balls of light, like sprites, emanated from her body and spread throughout the sanitarium. Streaming into pockets of filth, they began to pop away the sewage in a wondrous array of color.”

Enjoyed what you read? This book is…

Tomorrow’s End by G.R. Morris

Goodreads Blurb:

Do you have free will?
He never asked to be a hero, but the universe didn’t give him a choice
.

Kevin Knight never wanted to be the one to save the galaxy. But when tragedy upends his life and demonic forces steal his soul, the fate of time and space are sealed. Until a scaly, trench-coat-clad alien appears and gives him a glimpse into the true nature of all things.

Astounded, Kevin learns the world he knows is merely an illusion created by alien beings who control humanity’s every move. With an invasion imminent, he must defeat the blackness and perfect his powers before the bloody battle begins.

Which prophecy will Kevin fulfill… the one of darkness or the one of light?

Teaser Tuesday

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It might not exactly be “post vacation” but do you ever get mild “post-long weekend blues?” I sure do! (Don’t get me wrong, I’m itching to get back).

It’s Tuesday and the first day back to work after that 3 day weekend! I think the last time I did a Teaser Tuesday was for We Are 100 and that was towards the beginning of June. (Yikes!)

So today’s post is finally, another teaser; this one from a book that’s been popping up in many of my “Currently Reading” posts or TBR reads for the month but I never actually reach it…so guess who is finally reading it??
It’s fantastic so far and I can’t fathom why it’s taken me so long to pick it up! Can you guess what book it is?

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker, where all you have to do is to grab your current read, pick a random page, and select a non-spoiler sentence or two (from somewhere on that page) to share! If you enjoy the teaser, you might even want to add it to your own TBR!




This week’s teaser is…

“You have to admit, Alexander, that two unmarried men, dressed in clean shirts and slacks that smell like a boat, with some outlandish tale about wanting a car to go fetch a car out of state, all in the middle of a heat wave, can sound a little fishy.”
“No pun intended”

Enjoyed what you read? This book is…

River Queens: Saucy Boat, stout mates, spotted dog, America by: Alexander Watson

Goodreads Blurb:
Two men and a spotted dog restore a vintage Chris-Craft motor yacht and launch across the American Heartland from Texas to Ohio. The restoration, the people they met along the way, and life in an America which few know exists are the story of River Queens: Saucy boat, stout mates, spotted dog, America.

Teaser Tuesday

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It’s been a bit since I’ve last done a Teaser Tuesday.

Here’s the the beginning of a brand new month!

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker, where all you have to do is to grab your current read, pick a random page, and select a non-spoiler sentence or two (from somewhere on that page) to share! If you enjoy the teaser, you might even want to add it to your own TBR!

This Week’s Teaser is…

Matthew Kimsey was waiting for them in a windowless interview room, Ninmann explained. “We don’t have interrogation rooms, because everyone here is already guilty and awaiting their final destination. Some’ll go to a county prison, others federal…it all depends on what they did.”


Enjoyed what you read? This book is…

We Are 100 by Nathan Timmel

Blurb

After losing his wife, Evan Francart is depressed. He has an axe to grind with the pharmaceutical company that jacked up the price of her medications, but feels powerless against a billion-dollar corporation.Then he meets Cassandra.She shows Evan a way to both end his life and become a hero. With her guidance, Evan interrupts a company board meeting and blows the building sky-high.As FBI agents Susan Chamberlain and Michael Godwin discover, Evan is the first of many. Ninety-nine more like him wait anonymously in the wings, their targets just as personal as Evan’s: the prosecutor who lets rapists walk free, the inept surgeon who maims patients yet keeps operating, the phony evangelist preying on those seeking solace… and that’s just the beginning.Will the FBI unearth Cassandra’s identity before all 100 have carried out their plans?

Teaser Tuesday

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Happy Teaser Tuesday, guys! A weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker, where all you have to do is to grab your current read, pick a random page, and select a non-spoiler sentence or two (from somewhere on that page) to share! If you enjoy the teaser, you might even want to add it to your own TBR!

This Week’s Teaser is…..

“This ain’t good,” muttered the rogue. 

“Just give him a minute,” said the dwarf confidently. “He’ll be back. He’s a powerful swimmer.” Still, he eyed the water intently, as if imploring it to return his friend. After what had been well over three minutes, Vorgath said, “Shit!” and plopped his bulk onto the ground and quickly removed his boots and the remainder of his armor. “Always have to be saving his ass.” He swore under his breath as he put his foot into the cold water.

If you liked what you just read…

Go and check out Dragma’s Keep by Vance Pumphrey!

Goodreads Summary

Valdaar’s Fist. Forged by mortals. Enchanted by Drow. Wielded by a god. Lost by man. Or was it?

A band of unlikely adventurers embark upon an epic quest in this first book in a four-part series, battling minotaurs, demons, orcs, and wraiths—and occasionally themselves.

Surely they must prevail…because the very balance of power in the land requires it.

In Dragma’s Keep, Vance Pumphrey weaves a lyrical and magical tapestry that sets the stage and whets the appetite for the next adventurous fantasies that comprise his Valdaar’s Fist series.

Goodreads Link >HERE<
Amazon Link >HERE<

Teaser Tuesday 12-15-20

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It’s Teaser Tuesday! A weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker where all you have to do is to grab your current read, pick a random page, and select a non-spoiler sentence or two (from somewhere on that page) to share! If you enjoy the teaser, you might even want to add it to your own TBR!

This Week’s Teaser is…

“He limped up the road to where the little orange beater waited, unlocked the door with unsteady hands, and slid carefully into the driver’s seat, even though he felt more like collapsing. He struggled out of his backpack and placed it on the seat beside him, then took several slow, deep breaths before starting the engine.”

Mordecai’s Ashes by Arlana Crane

If you liked what you just read…

The lines are from Mordecai’s Ashes by Arlana Crane!

GOODREADS SUMMARY

Karl Larsson is an out of work roughneck, home from the oil fields of Alberta and back on the west coast for the first time in years. His wife has left him and his future looks bleak. Becoming a detective is the last thing on his mind, but when Karl learns that he has inherited his estranged grandfather’s agency he decides to take a chance.

He doesn’t expect much action in a city as small as Victoria, BC, but Karl soon finds that Victoria is only the base of operations. His grandfather’s business took him across the length and breadth of Vancouver Island, and the Island is a world unto itself, with a culture all its own.

When a reporter from a national news agency asks him to investigate a drug running operation on the Island, Karl is drawn into a dangerous game. Finding the truth sounds simple in theory, but as Karl delves deeper he begins to realize that more than his life may be at stake.

Goodreads Link >HERE<
Barnes & Nobles Link >HERE<
Amazon Link >HERE<

Teaser Tuesday

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It’s Teaser Tuesday! A weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker where all you have to do is to grab your current read, pick a random page, and select a non-spoiler sentence or two (from somewhere on that page) to share! If you enjoy the teaser, you might even want to add it to your own TBR!

Remember to share the title and author so others can find the book too!

THIS WEEK’S BOOK IS: THE LIGHT IN THE HALLWAY BY AMANDA PROWSE

Nick thought about last year: the house bursting at the seams with relatives, the loud laughter only one decibel away from hysteria, and that same laughter turning to tears at the slightest provocation, all present more than aware of the fact that this was to be the last Christmas they shared with their daughter/sister/niece/cousin/aunt. The whole charade had left both Nick and Kerry quite exhausted, and he had been glad when the last of the revellers had left, paper hats askew, as they trotted down the front path.

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8.18.20 > The Existence of Amy by Lana Grace Riva

It’s Teaser Tuesday! A weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker where all you have to do is to grab your current read, pick a random page, and select a non-spoiler sentence or two (from somewhere on that page) to share! If you enjoy the teaser, you might even want to add it to your own TBR!

Remember to share the title and author so others can find the book too!

This Week’s Book is The Existence of Amy by Lana Grace Riva!!

((Siri! QUICK! HELP me Pick a Random Number Between 1 and 281!))
The Existence Of Amy
Cover from Goodreads. Link to book description is >HERE<

Goodreads Summary:

Amy has a normal life. That is, if you were to go by a definition of ‘no immediate obvious indicators of peculiarity’, and you didn’t know her very well. She has good friends, a good job, a nice enough home. This normality, however, is precariously plastered on top of a different life. A life that is Amy’s real life. The only one her brain will let her lead.

Teaser Location: ~33% of the book

“Think nice thoughts. Think nice thoughts. Don’t think about the chair. Think nice thoughts. Don’t think about the chair. Think nice thoughts. Think nice thoughts.”
I eventually drift off into a disruptive sleep. Did I make the right decision? Should I have just stayed awake and kept my head protected away from any contact with the chair?

Teaser Tuesday: July 14, 2020

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I was scrolling through twitter like the good ol’ procrastinator I was, and came across an interesting and fun looking book meme and decided that I wanted to try it out myself. Unfortunately…I don’t know who started this meme (do let me know!!).

Anyone can play along as the rules are simple!

Pick up a book, choose a random page, and share a quote or two! I had a random number generator throw a number at me.

The number I got this time was: 456
Book: “The Blade Itself” by Joe Abercrombie

The horseman at the back split in half, all of a sudden, blood spraying everywhere. The Thunderhead had come up from the stream, got round behind them. There’s no armour that could stop a blow like that. The giant roared and swung the great length of bloody metal over his head again. The next in line got his shield up in time, but he might as well not have bothered. The blade hacked a big chunk out of it, tore his head open and hammered him out of the saddle. The blow was that strong it clubbed the horse down too.

😳