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

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City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Then the night sky seemed to crack open like a glass and pouring through the shards came a horde of dark shapes, humped and twisted, gnarled and faceless, howling out a silent scream that seared the inside of his mind. Icy wind burned him as six-legged horses hurled past, their hooves striking bloody sparks from the deck of the ship.

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Now and Then by Jacqueline Sheehan

Anna worried that her new dental practitioner was drinking the local white lightning, something that her own dentist had never done in the gleaming world of stainless steel, soothing music, and pastel walls. She also worried how very much this operation was going to hurt without anesthesia of any sort.

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Things That Make Us (Sic): The Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar Takes on Madison Avenue, Hollywood, the White House, and the World by Martha Brockenbrough

At any rate, the disdain for adverbs is such that the title of the final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, came under the fire of a wild-eyed, crabby blogger. It’s true that J.K. Rowling, especially in the earlier books, couldn’t resist buttering her prose with adverbs. Harry and Ron speak to each other quietly, darkly, and even angrily (but oddly, never magically, and certainly not magically deliciously). But in the title of the seventh book, “deathly” is an adjective.

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

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I’m in New York City, trying to help my best friend through his first days as a fledgling vampire. (City of Ashes)

I’m also in mid-19th century Ireland, where I have been transported by some magical means. I’ve gotten separated from my nephew and I have no idea how we will get back to our own time or country. (Now and Then)

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

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

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Gautami – that’s how I can read a bunch of books at the same time – as long as they’re different enough that I don’t get confused. :)

  1. diane says:

    Great cover on City of Ashes. I LOVED Lost and Found by Sheehan –very fun story.
    .-= diane´s last blog ..Tuesday Teasers =-.

  2. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads
    says:

    I’ve been wanting to read Now and Then. I like books that involve time travel.
    .-= Beth F´s last blog ..Review: Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Beth – when I agreed to review it, I didn’t realize it was a time travel book – it was a nice surprise!

  3. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread
    says:

    I think I am one of the last people not to have read Now and Then. I love that teaser from Things That Make Us Sic!!!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Let Me Go – Helga Schneider (audio) =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Sandy – I’ve had Now and Then for a while – it just took a bit to come to the top of the review pile. :)

  4. Fun teasers, Carrie! I look forward to reading your final thoughts on each of these books.
    .-= Literary Feline´s last blog ..Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Wendy – I’ll probably finish City of Ashes today – it’s addictively good and a quick read.

  5. Ash says:

    I especially like the one from City of Ashes.
    .-= Ash´s last blog ..My Christmas Book Stack =-.

  6. Celia says:

    Wow – love that one from City of Ashes! Very intense. I’m also quite curious as to these six-legged horse creatures! Great teaser.

    If you’d like, you can check out mine here.
    .-= Celia´s last blog ..teaser tuesday (25) =-.

  7. Calico Crazy says:

    What an interesting array of teasers, a little something for every one. My teaser is up at Calico Contemplations.
    .-= Calico Crazy´s last blog ..Teaser Tuesdays #8 =-.

  8. Michelle says:

    I’m continually amazed that you are able to read multiple books at the same time. I don’t have the concentration for it!

    I’ve got to get to Clare’s series, I have the first book and I keep hearing that it’s quite good. Hope you’re enjoying it.
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..An Abundance of Gratitude =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Michelle – as long as the books are completely different from one another, I can manage it. :)

  9. Rebecca says:

    Those were crazy good teasers, Carrie!
    .-= Rebecca´s last blog ..New Year Read-a-thon Commencement =-.