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Teaser Tuesday

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey NiffeneggerTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

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
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (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 TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser Tuesday is from page nine of The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger – “I am feeling bored and sorry for myself. In fact, I am feeling old, in the way only a twenty-eight-year-old can after staying up half the night drinking overpriced vodka and trying, without success, to win himself back into the good graces of Ingrid Carmichel.”

20 Comments

  1. Aisle B says:

    Welcome to the world of Teaser Tuesday. Where once you start you wind up racking up books due to the enticing teasers set forth by reviewers everywhere :)
    Loved the movie and will start the book once I get time to find my way out of these piling books next to my desk.
    Enjoy and that was a great choice for a teaser :)

    All the best PK Reeves

    1. Des says:

      Yes, I’m finding Teaser Tuesday to be dangerously addictive and potentially expensive.

      I’ve not seen TTTW movie, but I’m enjoying the book immensely. Far better than I expected it to be.

      Thanks for dropping by.

    1. Des says:

      Thanks Jennifer. I’m not sure why I didn’t get around to reading it sooner, my wife read it ages ago, and I picked it off the shelf last week and was instantly hooked.

  2. celi.a says:

    Oh, I remember this! Loved the book. And I can definitely identify with the feelings. Great teaser!

    If you’d like, you can check out mine here.

    1. Des says:

      Thanks for looking in Celi.a I will head on over to check your teaser.

  3. kaye says:

    I’ve never read this one but I have read some very differing opinions of the book. Glad to know you were instantly hooked.

    1. Des says:

      Hi Kaye,
      it is certainly pretty different, so may not be to everybody’s taste. I also think it is going to be pretty difficult to write a review without giving too much away, but I’ll give it a go!

      Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

      1. I’m going to have to give this book another look. Given who likes the book – so many people I normally see eye-to-eye with – I am starting to suspect I simply wasn’t in the right mood or mindset the first time I picked it up. (One of my favorite novels too five tries before it sucked me in, grabbed me by the throat, and held me hostage for over 1000 pages.) Thanks for the reminder and an intriguing teaser.

        Thanks, too, for dropping by my blog! Glad you enjoyed my little exercise in torture – er, Wordy Wednesday. ;)

        1. Des says:

          Hi Holly,
          I hope I haven’t over-sold it to you! I’m still about a third of the way from the end, so Ms. Niffenegger has still got that difficult task of drawing it all to a satisfying conclusion. So far, it looks like a safe bet that she can pull it off.

          I’ve got you on my RSS reader, so will definitely be dropping in on Wordy Wednesday again.

  4. This is a good one! Thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. Des says:

      Thanks Laurel-Rain, and also for returning the visit.

      I’ve just been taking a look at the impressive list of blogs you run. It will take me some time to fully explore.

  5. Phyl says:

    I love the slightly different direction that last line takes you in. Excellent choice for a teaser! I haven’t sen the movie, but just seeing the trailers made me think I should probably try to read the book soon.

    Meanwhile, my own teaser is at Bookishgal.

    1. Des says:

      Hi Phyl,
      thanks, I was probably spoiled for choice, but it is a good line.

  6. JoAnn says:

    Although it’s been a few years since I read this, I do remember that line. Hope you’re enjoying the book. Great teaser!

    1. Des says:

      Thanks JoAnn, and yes I’m just over half way and enjoying it a lot.

  7. Excellent teaser! I can just barely remember being a twenty-eight-year-old, of course.

    I started this one last year, but just couldn’t get into it, so I put it aside. I do want to get back to it one of these days, though.

    1. Des says:

      I’m some way north of 28 myself, so I can go along with that.

      I hope you manage to get into Time Traveler’s Wife when you give it another go.

      Thanks for visiting.

  8. Barbara says:

    great teaser. movie was good but the book was better –no news there!

    a little late but here’s mine plus a giveaway of The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas, longlisted for the 2010 Booker prize.

    1. Des says:

      Hi Barbara,
      yes, that’s usually the case. I struggle to think of a good book where the film was even better. I’m sure it is to do with the way we imagine the book, so after that the film is never ‘right’.

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