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 ~ If I Disappear by Eliza Jane Brazier
I flipped through this great book and stopped at page 136.
Episode 18: They looked the other way.
Episode 37: The case went cold.
All the missing women, and the story ends the same way. The story ends when people stop looking ,when they stop searching when no more evidence is found. I won’t let your story end that way. I won’t let my story end that way. I won’t give up. I won’t stop looking. If Jed is right, if I’m looking for you because I’m lost too, then finding you will save you and me both.
Teaser Tuesday ~ Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by Jeff Kinney
I picked the page this time, and decided to go for two pages because I just loved those parts too much. XD So here is a teaser from pages 209 and 210. Then he said he’d PROVE it to me and he started saying the words those teenager read out loud.
At first nothing happened and I though Greg was probably right about the movie being fake. But then Greg’s body started to twitch and when he opened his eyes he seemed TOTALLY different.
So now my best friend was possessed by a DEMON. And I knew if my parents found out they’d never let us have another sleepover again.
Teaser Tuesday ~ The Castle of Tangled Magic by Sophie Anderson
I used Random.org today and it selected page 251!Feliks expands the sword and passes it to me. The weigh of it makes my feet sink deep into the matted threads on the floor. I feel their magic pulsating, even through my boots. We reach the doorway and I slide the blade from its sheath and swish it through the thick tangle blocking our path. The threads shrivel away from the the blade, revealing a spiral staircase ahead. It, too, is covered with silver threads, which cascade down the steps like a glowing, curving waterfall.
I had Random.org select a page for me and that was page 193!‘But where are we going to find fresh hare ears and an eyeball?’ asked Calypso. ‘There’s no way I’m going to hurt an animal. Not even to help your grumpy aunt.’
Alfie nodded. ‘I agree.’
Then on the top shelf he spotted them. EVIL EYE GOBSTOPPERS.
‘We’ll use one of those sweets for an eyeball!’ he said.
The gobstoppers were large and bloodshot. They stared out of the jar. Alfie selected a large dark brown eyeball with a big black pupil.
‘What about the hare ears, Alfie?’
‘That plant in the corner has leaves a bit like ears, long and sort of pointed.’
Calypso looked doubtful.
‘Let’s just give it a go,’ said Alfie.
I was reading the book and came across this fun teaser which is found on page 48, it is a short one but I just love it. He stops. Something flops onto the able beside Louise.
“George’s ear’s fallen off!” she yells!
Teaser Tuesday ~ Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon
I flipped through the pages and settled on…. page 184!The ski lift ride up was magical. The air was crisp and clear and cold like a piece of dark crystal. As they rose higher and higher, Jaya’s breath caught at the sight below them – the stone lodge was lit up in a thousand twinkling lights, the giant fountain in the courtyard staggering under a heavy blanket of snow. Ice crystals glittered in all the tree branches, like strands of diamonds.
I flipped through the book and settled on page 177. Creepy stuff there! I step past the carved wooden doors into the public library after school, feeling its eyes following me in. Eyes everywhere. For a moment, I experience a surge of panic, remembering how it seemed as though Uncle Ty’s and the cop’s eyes were missing when they came to question me yesterday. I take in a deep breath, let it out slowly. Try to think about kittens.
I flipped through the book and landed on page 106. Cat looked up -and up, and up. It became suddenly very apparent to Alex exactly why this Star Cross photo shoot was organized here, outside Hall B, and not anywhere else in the vast convention grounds. Right on the wall the cosplayers were using as a backdrop, the con had built a huge replica of one wall of the USS Venture, the series’ most iconic starship. It was made to look like one side of the ship’s engine bay, all shiny metal and blinking lights. Gears and buttons and levers were sticking out at all angles – and Cat had managed to jam one right into her back. Classic Cat.
Teaser Tuesday ~ Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Endless Waiting by Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr
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.”
“You came home on the first day of second grade and told us you’d just met the apple of your eye.”
“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.
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.