Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tuesday: Teasers and Thingers

  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page. NO SPOILERS!
  • Share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from (that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given).
  • Leave a link to the blog post where you’ve shared your “Teaser" in the comments to the week's TUESDAY TEASER post at Should Be Reading.
  • If you don’t have a blog, share the teaser in a comment on that week’s “Teaser” post.

I can tell the lady cop is impressed that I could say this because she nods her head and puts her hand up to her mouth. She might be entertained, but I'm getting bored. [pg 78]
- Janeology by Karen Harrington

She cast him a saturnine look; those dark green eyes could bore a hole in him, could still, when she was fifty-nine, catch the attention of a man across the room. When she was six months old, Julian's grandmother was told how lovely her daughter was; maybe she should be in advertisements. [pg 200]
- Matrimony by Joshua Henkin

She became aware of a low murmur. She could not understand the words, but they sounded like a chant. [pg 132]
- Rises the Night by Colleen Gleason

Today's topic: LibraryThing authors. Who are your LibraryThing authors? What books of theirs do you have? Do you ever comment on an author's LT page? Have you received any comments from an author on your LT account?

I was surprised at how many author connections I have on my LibraryThing Profile. Of those listed, I have read books by four of the authors and am looking forward to reading books by the remaining fifteen. I guess I had better get reading!

I have read three books by Richard Montanari over the years, two I read earlier this year: The Rosary Girls, The Skin Gods and Merciless. Not too long ago, I read Emmett James'
Admit One: A Journey Into Film
. Just recently I read Aberrations by Penelope Przekop as well as J Scott Savage's Far World, Book 1: Water Keep, both books I thoroughly enjoyed.

Karen Harrington falls in between the two categories at the moment, but will swiftly be moving into the "read" category as I read her novel, Janeology.

On the list of authors I have yet to read just yet:
Marie Brennan
Meg Waite Clayton
David Ebershoff
Joe Hill
Jim C. Hines
E.E. Knight
Pam Lewis
Richard Price
Michelle Richmond
Michelle Rowen
Marisa de los Santos
Cheryl Swanson
Cheryl Kaye Tardif
Lisa Unger

I have not yet left a comment at the LT site for an author. I have received an invitation to be friends from the occasional author, but other than that, that's the closest I have come to receiving comments from an author directly on my LT page. I have, however, had contact with three of the above authors either through my blog or via e-mail. In every case it has been a pleasant exchange, and I was thrilled that the authors took the time to talk to little ol' me.

It is time to head over to My Friend Amy's! She is accepting nominations for the Book Blogger Appreciation Week Awards 2008.


  1. We have Penelope Przekop, Joe Hill, and Marisa de los Santos in common.

    Janeology is on my wishlist, BTW ;-)

  2. Ooh, that means you must have The 19th Wife! That was a good one, I just read it - I hope you like it too!

  3. Wendy, I love it when you give not one, but THREE teasers! That's a very satisfying read. :D

  4. I haven't checked my LT author connections yet. I'm pretty sure I have nowhere near as many as you do, but I do know we have at least one in common - Michelle Richmond.

    I just finished Matrimony this past weekend and my review will post on Thursday. I'm looking forward to reading your impressions of it!

  5. Great Teasers! All 3 books sound really good. I have Matrimony on my list to read in Sept. I have seen and heard lots of good things about it. I will be anxious to read how you liked it in the end!

  6. Joe Hill is awesome! I read Heart Shaped Box a while ago and it made me fall in love with his writing! I can't wait to read more by him!!

  7. All those teasers sound good!

    I've been thinking about joining LibraryThing for a while now but just haven't taken the plunge... do you recommend it? I'm on GoodReads which is nice but I don't find myself on it a lot. I wonder if LibraryThing is more active...

  8. Good teasers! I have to start doing Tuesday Thingers, too--I'm a big LibraryThing fan...

  9. Alisha - It's been fun discovering the author connections and finding the similarities among other LTers.

    Meghan - I am looking forward to reading that one for a book tour next month. :-)

    Alice - I thought I would try and make it more interesting. :-)

    Florinda - And it's all because of you that I have a Michelle Richmond book. :-)

    I'll be posting my review of Matrimony towards the end of next week. I am looking forward to seeing what you think of the book.

    April - We can compare notes about Matrimony. :-) The author is such a nice person too.

    I am looking forward to eventually getting to Joe Hill's books. I have both Heart Shaped Box and his collection of short stories. I am glad to hear you like him.

    Iliana - I plan to spend this evening reading. It'll be a nice change after a very busy day.

    I really like LibraryThing. I especially like the cataloging features and only recently have become more active in the social aspects. You can always give it a try and see if you like it! That's how I determined that Shelfari and Goodreads weren't for me.

  10. Gentle Reader - I do hope you will join in! I am a big LT fan too.

  11. Those teasers sounds great! I'm definitely looking forward to reading Colleen Gleason's series soon. I've heard from so many readers that they've enjoyed her books. :)

  12. Melody - The books are good too. :-) I'm planning to curl up with one of Colleen's books in a little while. Enjoy a quiet evening.

  13. We have a few in common, but you have quite a list there! I'm happy to see that more and more authors are joining.

  14. Played along with Teaser Tuesday. The first sentence was quite long so I only included the one book - one I'm thoroughly enjoying.

  15. Kathleen - I am glad to see more authors joining as well. :-)

    Julie - I'm glad you decided to join in on the Tuesday Teaser! I'm heading over now to take a look.

  16. Totally LOVE Lisa Unger's books!

  17. J. Kaye - I am looking forward to giving her a try. :-)

  18. Hi Wendy:

    A Google Alert told me someone was talking about me so I had to drop by to see if it was good or bad. :)

    I am truly honored that you're considering reading my novels, and I do hope you enjoy them. Whale Song is my "heart book" and if you enjoy an emotional read, I recommend it. If you prefer darker suspense, then please check out The River and Divine Intervention.

    I'm not sure if I've invited you to be my LT friend or not. I'll go see if I can find you among my friends there too. If not, please send me an invite. :)

    I always love meeting new people and chatting when I can. I'm an avid reader too. Right now I'm reading Dean Koontz's The Face. I'm so far behind on my Koontz collection.

    Your post here reminded me that I need to spend more time on LT. I got caught up with Goodreads and Shelfari and kind of forgot about LibraryThing. (ok, slap my hand!)

    Anyways, have a great week, happy reading and I look forward to seeing you on LT. :)

    Cheryl Kaye Tardif

  19. Hi, Cheryl! Thank you so much for stopping by. I am looking forward to reading Whale Song. But now that you've mentioned your other book, I want to read that one too. :-)


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