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Grab a book, open to a random page (either by flipping through it, using a randomizer, or let my husband pick), and pick a part of the book that speaks to me (can be anywhere from 2 to 6 sentences), add a cover, done.

Credit for this one: Should Be Reading blog

Edit: This used to be on Thursday, but I am changing it to Tuesday as it works better that way.

Teaser Tuesday ~ Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Endless Waiting by Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr

Teaser Tuesday ~ Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Endless Waiting by Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr

Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Endless Waiting, Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr, Humour, Children's Books, Illustrations
I flipped through the book and ended up on page: 122.
“But my favourite memory is how excited you were the day you met Jane.”
“Tell me.”
“You came home on the first day of second grade and told us you’d just met the apple of your eye.”
“I did?”
“You did!” his dad said with a laugh. “You must have heard that phrase somewhere. Your mom and I couldn’t stop laughing. And then we found out that she lived right on the other side of the fence.”
Ben smiled big, remembering how excited he’d been to discover that his new friend Janet was only an oak tree away.
Teaser Tuesday ~ Dark Lullaby by Polly Ho-Yen

Teaser Tuesday ~ Dark Lullaby by Polly Ho-Yen

Dark Lullaby, Polly Ho-Yen, Pregnant, Family, Dystopia, Feminism, Woman, Pregnant
Today is 20-7 so I picked page 207!
We lingered outside for longer than we should have until Seb called out to us that dinner was on the table. It reminded me, not for the first time that night, of our childhood. Of stretching out seconds into minutes more of playtime. The games we played together that only we understood. Only this time Seb’s voice replaced that of Dad’s beckoning us in. Only now, we weren’t playing games any longer.
Evie edged towards the kitchen, pausing in each shadow, picking her way through the strip of grass reluctantly, as though her home was the very last place she wanted to be.
Teaser Tuesday ~ The Therapist by B.A. Paris

Teaser Tuesday ~ The Therapist by B.A. Paris

The Therapist, therapy, mystery, thriller, secrets, murder, red, flower, broken
I flipped through the book and landed on page 163. 
When I wake, and think about the previous night, it’s impossible to believe that it was anything but my imagination. Maybe I turned off the lamp myself, without realising, as I descended into sleep? I walk through the house again, checking the windows and doors for the slightest trace that someone had somehow managed to get it. But there’s nothing out of the ordinary.
Teaser Tuesday ~ Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

Teaser Tuesday ~ Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

Felix Ever After, Orange, Flowers, Boy, Young Adult, Trans, LGBT, Young adult, Romance
I flipped through the book and landed on page 190.
“Hey!” Austin says, head bopping to the beat.
I nod and force a smile. We all stand there for a solid five seconds, looking at one another. It’s awkward as fuck. when it was me, Ezra, and Declan – I don’t know, the three of us just worked. We always had something to talk about, to laugh about. I never felt jealous or like I wasn’t being included. Before Declan broke up with Ez, we were all friends with each other. And now, Ezra and Austin are both looking at me like they expect the same thing to happen again – for me to just befriend Austin, welcome him into the group.
Teaser Tuesday ~ The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim

Teaser Tuesday ~ The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim

The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling, Wai Chim, Young Adult, Mental Health, Family, Australia, Romance, Pink, Girl, Noodles, Chopsticks, Dumpling
I had Random.org select a page for me and it selected page 103.
It feels like family, everyone’s chopsticks poised, cradling their small bowl of rice to their chests. I watch as Ah-Jeff goes for a thick mushroom only to have Baba snatch it from under him. My father laughs and winks at me as he slurps up the slimy mess from his bowl.
I can’t remember the last time he did that with us at home. I’m happy to have this moment with just us but I can’t help but feel a teeny bit guilty that Ma, Lily and Michael aren’t here.

Teaser Tuesday ~ Ziggy, Stardust & Me by James Brandon

Teaser Tuesday ~ Ziggy, Stardust & Me by James Brandon

Ziggy, Stardust and Me, james brandon, historical fiction, lgbt, romance, young adult, red, purple, boys, finding yourself

I decided to flip around the pages from 200-300 and see where I landed, and that was 214.

The next morning, I have officially decided drowning is NOT how I want to go.
After Porky Joe gave Dad his aluminium boat, two fishing poles and a tacklebox – apparently a few beers and Godknowswhatelse – we’re spinning in circles in the middle of the lake while Dad sings the theme from Gilligan’s island doing some weird striptease jig. No.
Welcome to father-son bonding, day two.
I’ve tried peeking over at Web’s house numerous times – to wave and let him know I’m here, or watch him flip me the bird, or I don’t know what – but we’re spinning so fast it’s a true miracle we haven’t tipped over.
Teaser Tuesday ~ Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe

Teaser Tuesday ~ Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe

Girl Hearts Girl, Lucy Sutcliffe, Romance, Young Adult, Memoir, Non-fiction, rainbow, cute

Today I just flipped through the book and I landed on page 107.

Nathan Genese was bookish and slightly geeky; the type of guy who constantly went above and beyond what was required of him in class, always going overboard with homework, determined to go the extra mile. I liked that about him – he kind of reminded me of Hermione Granger. I told him that once and he screeched with laughter, nodding his head. “I totally see it!”

Teaser Tuesday ~ Kidnap on the California Comet by M.G. Leonard & Sam Sedgman & Elisa Paganelli

Teaser Tuesday ~ Kidnap on the California Comet by M.G. Leonard & Sam Sedgman & Elisa Paganelli

Kidnap on the California Comet, M.G. Leonard, Sam Sedgman, Elisa Paganelli, Mystery, Children's Book, Blue, Train, Boys, Girl
I had Random.org select a page number for me and it went with page 23.
Daylight flooded the roomette as the California Comet pulled out of the station. the window scene of Chicago skyscrapers became concrete highways, then widely spaced houses, then stunning autumn trees with leaves of burnished gold and fading magenta.
Teaser Tuesday ~ The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh

Teaser Tuesday ~ The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh

The Beautiful, Vampires, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy, Cup, Flowers, Blood, Renée Ahdieh
I had Random.org select a page, it went with 277, I decided to do one page less, and so here is a teaser from 276.
An hour later, Celine, Michael, and Odette stood in a corner of darkly veined marble, ensconced in the farthest reaches of a deserted hotel lobby.
Above them, cyrstal-and-brass chandeliers hung like silent sentinels, chiming softly in a ghostly breeze. Lanterns housed in sphere of opaque glass glowed around the room, resembling will-o’-the-wisps floating through the night. Purple orchids and white jasmine perfumed the air, the scent hingint of wealth and far-flung locales. Positioned at either end of the entrance hall were large chinoiserie vases overflowing with long-stemmed roses so deep a shade of red, their petals appeared black in the shadows.
Teaser Tuesday ~ I Know You Did It by Sue Wallman

Teaser Tuesday ~ I Know You Did It by Sue Wallman

I Know You Did It, Sue Wallman, Thriller, Locker, Red Letters, Shadows, Thriller, murder, Mystery, Young Adult
This time I flipped through the books and stopped at page 115 (and also took page 116 as the part that I wanted continues on there).
I wake several times in the night before I’m due to meet Mara, slick with seat from nightmares. I lie on my back in the darkness, imaging the way she’ll look at me as I tell her What Happened. But in my nightmares it’s four-year-old Hannah I see, not Mara. I’m perpetually trying to save Hannah from smashing her head on the slide, and I’m always too late. But then, when nobody else is looking she lifts her bloodied head and laughs at me with evil eyes, missing teeth and a section of her face gone.