Teaser Tuesdays & It’s Tuesday, Where Are You? – June 30, 2009


I’m still reading the same two books as last week – haven’t had as much reading time as I’d like.

The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark

Her sandalwood scent came from the oil with which she rubbed her body in an effort to be more like her mother, the true, full-blooded Abyssinian. Her sadness came from an understanding of her mingi – the Abyssinian word for all the bad luck in the world.

The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale

But there were, incredibly and increasingly, moments of stillness, an hour without panic, a time to sit and think and wonder if she was becoming unessential. How many more years would she have before she ceased to be the sun in her children’s solar system?

To read other book bloggers’ teasers, or to leave a link to your own, visit Should Be Reading.


I’m in Venice, working as an apprentice to the doge’s chef. The chef, or Maestro, knows something about the secret book the doge wants to get his hands on – and is willing to kill for. I’m only interested in the book for the love potion recipe I hope is inside. (The Book of Unholy Mischief)

I’m also in Utah, where I live with my husband, Mike, and our three kids. My new friend, Felix, who just happens to be a British actor and Hollywood heart-throb, is visiting. (The Actor and the Housewife)

I’m also on the road from California to Massachusetts. My daughter is with me. I’m running from my husband – and myself. (Songs of the Humpback Whale, Jodi Picoult – on audiobook)

Where is your reading taking you? Leave a link to your answer at An Adventure in Reading.

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15 Responses to Teaser Tuesdays & It’s Tuesday, Where Are You? – June 30, 2009

  1. Rebecca says:

    These are 2 fabulous teasers, Carrie!

  2. My reading too has been pretty slow. The heats gets to me.

    And it sure is horrendously hot here.

    Teasers/Whereabouts: Tender Graces by Kathryn Magendie

  3. Great teaser, Carrie! I’m looking forward to your review of The Actor and the Housewife.

  4. I meant to say “Great teasers”!

  5. I think I’d like to read the book of unholy mischief. Nice teasers. Here are mine.

  6. Sherrie says:

    Hi Carrie,
    They both sound very interesting. The Jodi Picoult book is on my TBR list. Have a great day!!


  7. Heather says:

    I’ve got The Actor and the Housewife on hold at the library… looking forward to that one.

  8. CarrieK
    Twitter: booksandmovies

    Rebecca – thanks!

    Gautami – It hasn’t been too hot here yet, but we’ve just been extremely busy!

    Avis – The Actor and the Housewife is a lot of fun so far – it’s got lots of laugh-out-loud moments.

    Book Bird Dog – I’m loving the historical details and description in The Book of Unholy Mischief – it’s very good.

    Sherrie – thanks!

    Heather – I hope you don’t have to wait too long!

  9. Nise' says:

    Going to put Actor and Housewife on hold at library. Book of Unholy is sitting on my ever so large stack. Happy reading.

  10. booklogged says:

    You’re all over the place. What a way to travel, aye? I have Shannon Hale’s book ordered and am excited to read it. Glad to see you are enjoying it.

  11. Phyl says:

    Excellent teasers! Your teaser posts are always so full of interesting and fascinating tidbits.

    My own teaser, meanwhile, is at Bookishgal

  12. Bluestocking
    Twitter: Bluestockingbb

    I’ve seen both these books around. Here is mine

  13. CarrieK
    Twitter: booksandmovies

    Nise’ – Book of Unholy is a great read so far – I hope you like it, too!

    Booklogged – Yes – I love the fact that when I read I can visit not only other places, but other times, too!

    Phyl – thanks. :)

    Bluestocking – they’ve been getting a lot of buzz lately – for good reason, in my opinion! :)

  14. Those are great teasers, Carrie! I’m still working my way through the same book I was reading last week too. I just haven’t been able to fit in as much reading time as I had hoped.

  15. CarrieK
    Twitter: booksandmovies

    LF – I know – I hate that I’m not getting more reading done than I am. Summer is supposed to mean more free time, right?