Teaser Tuesdays & It’s Tuesday, Where Are You? – September 29, 2009


The Magicians by Lev Grossman

He wondered, theoretically, which of them had it worse. Alice’s parents were toxic monsters, but at least you could see it. His own parents were more like vampires or werewolves – they passed for human. He could rave about their atrocities all he wanted, he knew the villagers would never believe him till it was too late.

The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard

When Beth, limp with exhaustion, took Vincent and Kerry home at two a.m., the men and Tree were still talking, pounding the table, making fresh coffee and pouring shots of anisette. In the car, Rosie said, “There is no fool like an old fool.” But she was smiling.

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I’m in a hotel, experiencing every mother’s worst nightmare, hoping beyond hope that my three-year-old son, Ben, will be found, unhurt. (The Deep End of the Ocean)

I’m also still at Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy. I have somehow just given a horrible creature an opening to enter our world, and as a result, a fellow student is dead. (The Magicians)

And I finally told Morelli that I love him. Trouble is, I love Ranger, too. (Twelve Sharp, Janet Evanovich – on audio)

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14 Responses to Teaser Tuesdays & It’s Tuesday, Where Are You? – September 29, 2009

  1. The Deep End of the Ocean interests me. Thanks.

    Teaser Tuesdays: The Sister Pact by Cami Checketts
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  2. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread

    I think I’ve mentioned that I had read Deep End of the Ocean a few years ago. It disturbed the hell out of me. It would move any parent I think, because it isn’t like the narrator is some irresponsible lowlife. This is your average mom, and her son is taken when her back is turned. It IS a wonderful book, just blood chilling.
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Family Tree – Barbara Delinsky (Kindle) =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Sandy – yes, it is disturbing! I loved her The Breakdown Lane, and it dealt with some heavy stuff, but nothing is as terrifying as the thought of losing a child.

  3. Margot says:

    You are a stronger reader than me. I would only be able to handle the take of Stephonie Plum.
    .-= Margot´s last blog ..It’s Tuesday: Time For Some Teasers! =-.

  4. I’m excited to see your review on The Magicians. It’s in my TBR pile.
    .-= Amanda (A Bookshelf Monstrosity)´s last blog ..Teaser Tuesday =-.

  5. stacybuckeye says:

    I love the two teasers! And Stephanie’s predictament is what keeps the series from moving, IMO.
    .-= stacybuckeye´s last blog ..Teaser Tuesday – Death Takes the Cake =-.

  6. Alita says:

    I don’t know if I could handle The Deep End of the Ocean, but The Magicians sounds interesting!
    .-= Alita´s last blog ..Teaser Tuesday (09.29.09) =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Alita – I can only read it in spurts – when it gets too heavy, I pick up something else.

  7. Jeane says:

    I’ve been wanting to read The Magician. It sounds so good!
    .-= Jeane´s last blog ..bookmarks giveaway =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Jeane – it is good – I wanted to stay up last night reading, but I was too tired!