Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Teaser Tuesday, July 6

On Tuesdays, it's our habit round these parts to join in the Teaser Tuesday Tradition of Miz B at Should Be Reading. If you want to join in, just do the following:

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page on your blog (or in the comments of the Should Be Reading blog)
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here's the book I started over the 4th of July weekend:

He didn't touch politics, he asserted in a typical civil servant's denial that administration is support of a policy. Insisting that it was "not heroic to flee," he argued that it was necessary to work with the Germans to restore the necessary order for survival.
from  Vichy France: Old Guard and New Order, 1940-1944 by Robert O. Paxton.

Here's the book I actually read over the weekend:

Connie drove a silver Camry with rosary beads hanging from her rearview mirror and a Smith & Wesson stuck under the driver's seat. No matter what went down, Connie was covered.

Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum Novels)from the newly-paperbacked Finger-lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich.

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Previously on Teaser Tuesday: I finished Hardball, the new(ish) V.I. Warshawski novel. Vic was her typical prickly, dogged self and the plot dense and filling. Very satisfying. The one thing I do not get is, after all these years, you'd think Bobby Mallory would once--once--give Vic the benefit of the doubt. Does her track record mean nothing? I guess it's like Spiderman and the editor of the Daily Bugle. It's a convention. But it's become annoying to me.

9 comments:

celi.a said...

I fully support that switch in reading matter. I go for the laugh almost every time myself. Nice teasers!

If you'd like, you can check out mine here.

Lisa said...

I've never read an Evanovich book, but I really love that teaser! Thanks for stopping by Books and Cooks!

Jennifer said...

Great teaser. Both sound like books I would enjoy. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/07/teaser-tuesdays-31-bond-street.html

TexasRed said...

I just picked up the 16th book this weekend, but am trying to finish a few others before I start in.

Here's my teaser today: TexasRed Books

Ex Lit Prof said...

Your teasers pique my interest! I read a couple of VI Warshawski novels years ago, one summer when I was in the hospital, and found them really engaging! Maybe I'll try this new one since I seem to be back in my suspense reading mode.

Emma Michaels said...

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Emma Michaels
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Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

Oh, I love the Evanovich teaser! =D I've been reading lots of teasers from her books (which all seem to be be in the same series because they all have numbers in them), but this is the only one that could sway me into actually reading one!

Emma Michaels said...

Opps! This is why I LOVE my editor. *your

luv46kdz said...

I have to say, I love the Finger Licking teaser much better! I need to get going on this series :) Thanks for stopping by

Paula
Tomes Devotee