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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Taste Testing Tuesdays (42)


Good morning (or whatever time it is where you are), everyone!
Welcome to another installment of Taste Testing Tuesdays here at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers!  Taste Testing Tuesdays was inspired by 'Teaser Tuesdays', a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
On the menu this week ... three samples:  one egalley, one dog centered true "tail" and one chilling soon-to-come YA novel.
Ready for a taste?


I wonder what people are suppose to talk about in elevators.  "Wouldn't it be funny if these Braille 'numbers' were really curse words?"  "You know, it has been statistically proven that ninety percent of 'door close' buttons don't really work."  "Hey, wanna order pizza from the emergency phone?"  "You know, most buildings don't have a thirteenth floor because the builders were superstitious.  But this building actually used to have a thirteenth floor.  It collapsed last year curing a storm."  Come to think of it, I might use that one.  -- pg 68, Carrie Pilby by Caren Lissner

You may recognize this one as a 'Roving Reader' post from some time ago.  When I saw it on NetGalley I thought...why not!  Great main character with brain power and quirks galore.  Will be interesting to see how it all turns out....






Curiousity led me to consider volunteer opportunities with working dogs -- dogs whose job descriptions included making sense of a changing enviroment and communicating that change to a human.  I wanted to try for that kind of connection.  -- pg 36, Scent of the Missing by Susannah Charleson

Now admit it, the cover certainly draws you in with the beautiful Golden Retriever, but the stories shared within will keep you reading.....










I was covered in blood when the police found me.
Head to toe:  in my hair, on my eyelashes, in the skin between my toes.  Dried so deep into my clothes they were taken away and I never saw them again.  -- pg 1, Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin (ARC)

So this is my first novel dealing with werewolves since Twilight, but so far so good.  The opening there...as soon as I read it I was like...whoa.  Simply had to share....

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Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
*Grab your current read
*Open to a random page
*Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
*Share the title & author, too, so that other participants can add the book to their TBR.* 

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Until next time....happy reading!

13 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

The first is so cute and funny :)

Here is my TT :)

Emidy said...

That last one is certainly descriptive! Haha. But I love the other teasers, too. Nice picks!

....Petty Witter said...

Great teasers, thanks for sharing them.

The1stdaughter said...

Oh! I really love the Carrie Pilby cover and teaser! It sounds great for my reviews at Chick Lit Reviews!

And yay! Low Red Moon, that's in my TBR for very soon. Can't wait to see what you think of it. :o)

GMR said...

Juju: Thought you might appreciate that one. ^_^ Thanks for stopping by...I can always count on a friendly comment from you.

Emidy: Yeah, descriptive...nice word choice. =0)

Petty Witter: Thanks for stopping by!

the1stdaughter: It just might...be great to see what you think of that one. Oh on Low Red Moon...umm, the jury is out on it just now. Will reserve judgement until I've finished....

Melanie said...

I would pick up the second book just because of the dog. :))

The last one looks really good!! Great teaser!

Thanks for sharing!! :D

Caren said...

Hey, thanks for mentioning Carrie Pilby! Hope you enjoy!

GMR said...

Melanie: Ah ha! Another dog lover... ^_^ The last one has potential, but will reserve commenting til I finish.

Ooh...look! The author stopped by! *big smile*

Caren: So far, yes. Carrie is a great character with...um...A LOT of character! Should be finishing in the next day or two. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Caren said...

Thank you! PS That doggie book looks good too!

Bloomsbury Teens Facebook page said...

Thanks for the shout out for Low Red Moon! We've posted a link to your blog on the Bloomsbury Teens Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/BloomsburyTeens.

GMR said...

Caren: Definitely agree there. The cover is great and the stories so far are wonderful. ^_^

Bloomsbury Teens Facebook: No problem at all...and thanks for the link up! ^_^

Dorothy Dreyer said...

Wow, I love the cover of the last book. Sounds spooky scary, but I think the cover would make me pick it up.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i'm so curious about carrie pilby!! probably b/c of her name, lol!! i saw it at the airport the other day :)

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