Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Tuesday Teasers

A little tease from where I was:
"What to you mean overweight?" Rachel had been writing up her bill when I had noticed the word on my pet's chart. "You didn't say anything!" Yes, I was a little oversensitive. As I progressed into my own thirties, I was finding it increasingly difficult to fit into my own jeans. But this was my pet she was talking about.

~ pg 41-42, Probable Claws by Clea Simon

A little tease from where I am:
IT might have been a minute later or an hour - Moth couldn't tell - when he woke to the sound of crunching branches. Supposing it an animal, he opened his eyes, expecting to see a looming tiger or bear. He held his breath, his eyes adjusting to the darkness, and saw the outline of a man standing over him.

~ pg 84, Starfinder by John Marco

A little tease from where I will be:
I refolded the sheet of notepaper, and was about to slip it back into the envelope, when the faintest of faded-ink inscriptions caught on the back of the sheet caught my eye. My heart began to pound as I recognized my grandfather's handwriting: Secured. P. Died 11th March, before my held could reach him. Pax cineribus.

pg 33 The Ruffian on the Stair by Gary Newman

Update on Barbara from Heidi's Books: Thank you to all who have been keeping Barbara and her family in your thoughts and prayers. It has been an uphill battle for her the past several weeks. She started with a cough which lead to dizziness and weakness and loss of control in one of her arms. Her health rapidly deteriorated after that. She currently is in a coma and will be moved to hospice sometime this week. The doctor is projecting she has a week, maybe two left. The family is still waiting for the results of the biopsy, and so the exact cause of her illness is unknown at this time.

It is a very difficult time for the family, as you can imagine. Her husband is having trouble keeping up with all of the e-mails and will most likely be shutting down her online accounts soon. He and the family appreciate all the love, support and the outpouring of concern and good wishes.

Barbara is most known for her kindness and generous spirit. She's never been afraid to state her mind and she's always quick to be there for her friends in a pinch. To those who know her in person or just online, my heart goes out to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers just as her family is. I know I will miss her.


  1. I like that! I like knowing where you've been, where you are and where you're going! (I like the one about the overweight pet. I have a couple of those...)

  2. Wow starfinder sounds creepy.

    Oh and can so relate to Probable Claws LOL that teaser sounds fun.

  3. I never had the pleasure of visiting Heidi's Books, or getting to know the woman behind it. But I am so very sorry for you, for her other friends, for her family. You will all be in my thoughts.

  4. I hear that! My dog is on a diet because my vet felt the same way. Poor guy :( Although I'd be a lot thinner if I had someone rationing out my food :)

  5. Wonderful teasers!

    I like the second one so much. Gonna check that book!

    This is my post

  6. I am so sorry to hear about Barbara. My heart goes out to you and to her other friends and family.

  7. Thanks for the update Wendy. I feel so bad for Barbara and her friends and family.

    Your teasers were great and I feel the need to add them to my out-of-control TBR list!

  8. Love your new kitten picture. Nice teasers.
    I am sorry to hear about your friend Barbara. My heart goes out to her family.

  9. I remember that bit of Starfinder! Looking forward to your review :)

  10. My gosh, I'm so sorry about your friend!

  11. I can't even believe it. I am so upset about this news. I pray that she isn't suffering and praying for her and her family. I can't even bring myself to say she will be missed, because I don't want to miss her...

    Thanks for the updates!

  12. Sorry about the news on Barbara. I was hoping it would have been better. I am keeping her and her family and friends in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. I'm sorry about the news on Barbara. I'm still hoping that she'll get better soon!

  14. I'm so sorry to hear that Barbara is in a coma and might not have long--our hearts are with you all.

  15. Aren't those great teasers? I'm in reading heaven these days. :-)

    Thank you for your kind words regarding Barbara. It means a lot.

  16. Love the teasers! That's so sad that she isn't expected to recover. I wish I had known Barbara on here :(

  17. We are both reading Starfinder! Love that.

    On a much more serious note, I'm so very sorry to hear about your friend. It just sounds so crazy how it all happened. Still sending good thoughts her way and for her family.

  18. Those were 3 great teasers! I think I like the last one by Gary Newman...

    I'm sorry to hear about Barbara and I hope am not too late to give my prayers and thought her way too. I wish her to get better :)


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