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 ~ The Thing in Black Hole Lake by Dashe Roberts
I picked page 151, that one was fun!The creature’s gelatinous dark body was growing, narrowing and twisting, like an enormous slab of black clay being moulded from within. Its colour began to pale, turning grey, then bone white. At last, the being congealed and settled in the form of a mighty stag as big as a horse. Colourless slime shimmered on its flank.
I flipped through the book and landed on page 49!Christie slid down the tree, sending twigs and heart-shaped leaves flying everywhere. She put the newly retrieved glider on the ground and brushed her ahnds off on her already-stained clothes.
“What’s wrong?” she asked. “Did something happen?”
“Yes,” said Agatha. “I at someone’s important research.”
Teaser Tuesday ~ Holiday With You by Claudia Burgoa, Grahame Claire
I went through my ebook and landed on page 31!A thick carpet of snow covers the street, but the air isn’t as cold as I expected. Sunlight reflects off the snow on the roofs of buildings, making the colors brighter. I feel as if I’m in a real-life Christmas village like the ones that decorate the department store windows. The town is cozy and inviting.
I flipped through the pages and stopped because I saw dinosaurs! And that was page 89~ I also added the illustration.“Grimwood was discovered a gazillion and a half years ago,” began Willow. “Everything was in black and white, humans hadn’t been invented and dinosaurs roamed the earth and had cars and bank accounts.”
Ted scampered behind her. Willow’s voice was loud and important-sounding, and she waved her paws around as she spoke, as if conducting an orchestra. She stood on top of a mound of earth and gestured towards a small pond.
I had my hubby pick a page for me and he went with 256! Which starts nicely… but then. I look around Finches Green as we make the slow climb to the top, our pod swinging and creaking in every breeze. It’s Christmas tree bright, and full of happy faces.
“It’s magical, isn’t it?” Colette says. “Who’d have thought it?”
“Gus,” I say, and we both snort laugh.
And then suddenly the light sputter out, the music cuts off, and someone screams.
Teaser Tuesday ~ High Rise Mystery by Sharna Jackson
I flipped through the book to find just the right teaser and landed on page 149. It made me curious. Murder? Oh. OH. We passed the Murder Investigation Room, formerly Pap’s office, on our way out. The door was ajar, and we craned our necks inside to have a look.
Officer Burnett sat at Pap’s desk, but not at Pap’s computer. He had pushed that relic to the edge, and sat typing away at a laptop. He didn’t look up. Above him, on the opposite wall, was a floorplan of Corner One. Floors 21 and 22 were circled in thick red marker.
I flipped through the book and landed on page 25! Really love this teaser as it made me really curious about the book! Cannot wait for my vacation! They arrived at the gates of clifftop House before she had completely composed herself. With a horrible jolt, she realized she’d left the flower chocolates in her room. She told her self to keep calm. That’s it, she told herself. That’s the one mistake you’re allowed to make this evening.
I had Random.org select a page for me and it went with page 179.Automatically, I picked up Pyrrhus’ cup and took it across to the side-board, though I was almost totally unaware of my surroundings. Again, I saw Pyrrhus put Priam’s ring on his thumb: the destruction of Troy summed up in that one casual action. But something strange seemed to be happening: I discovered I could still feel the ring on the palm of my hand – I had held it, briefly – as if, somehow, that fleeting contact had left a permanent trace. I know it sounds trivial, but it wasn’t. Not to me. It was one of those moments that I think everybody experiences – and they don’t have to be dramatic- when things begin to change; and you know there’s no point ruminating about it, because thinking isn’t going to help you understand. You’re not ready to understand it yet; you have to live your way into the meaning.
Teaser Tuesday ~ The Smidgens Crash-Land by David O’Connell, Seb Burnett
She couldn’t imagine a life without any of them – even Grub, sitting in his mother’s arms, a psychopath in a slug onesie. Would he be the last of the Sprouts? He was starting to crawl, launching a reign of terror throughout the household. Nothing was safe from his needy grasp. Gafferty had overheard Dad considering building a cage to keep him in, and she wasn’t sure he was joking.