Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Teaser Tuesday November 22, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: 
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • 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.
I am re-reading Hope's Folly by Linnea Sinclair, one of my favorite Character Driven Science Fiction authors.  This is from page 60.

"Bennton's little girl...a downright annoying, definitely pudgy, freckle-faced imp with wildly curly hair gathered on the sides of her head like two exploding reddish pom-poms.  She's bounced in her chair through cocktails, bounced in her chair thought dinner, was soundly reprimanded for launching peas at him across the table with her fork, and had weaseled her way into going to the shooting range afterward, because obviously the brat never heard the word no in her entire short life."

Hope's Folly is one of those books that is new every time I read it.  As you might guess it is on my comfort book shelf.


Unknown said...

Ha, haven't we all had those thoughts about other people's children? Nice one! Thanks also for posting on Read@UTS!

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews said...

Hi Jo,

Thanks for stopping by Fiction Books earlier, I love to receive comments.

There have been a lot of posts this week, from books in the fantasy genre, which I have to say is not one of my favourites. Also this book is mid-way through a series and I am notably bad at collecting a series of books and actually reading them in order.

Your teaser lines were a great choice however and how many of us could deny having met at least one parent with a child like you describe.

We get many children visiting the charity shop where I volunteer and there are those who are regularly left to roam around, doing whatever they want, whilst the parents browse at their leisure ....

How does the saying go .."There is no such thing as a bad child, only a bad parent" .. Oh so true!

Enjoy your book and have a great Thanksgiving.


Bex said...

Aw, I like comfort reads. That's nice and I like the teaser. Good choice! :) Thanks for stopping by!

Jennifer said...

Interesting teaser. I haven't heard of this book before but it does sound interesting.

wutheringwillow said...

Hello! Thanks for the visit to my blog!

Nice teaser! I think I have met quite a few of those brats myself in real life.

Laya said...

I like that description. :D And the author's name! Sounds interesting!

Thanks for dropping by at my teaser! :)

Aeicha @ Word Spelunking said...

Haha! I already absolutely love this little girl!
Great teaser!

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
I'm a new follower

CYP @ A Bookalicious Story said...

Lol! So bratty! She sounds like those really annoying younger sister! Haha, great teaser! Love the description.

Mark Murata said...

Hope's Folly is either a science fiction romance or romantic science fiction. It's the only novel I've read that successfully blended the two. Also, the fight scene in the spaceport was riveting.