Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - The Casual Vacancy

teaser tuesday 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!

It finally came in at the library…I’m not so much of a J.K. Rowling fan that I need to buy her book without reading it first (now, if it was another Harry Potter, you bet I’d be there the day it was released. I even bought book seven before it was released). Anyway, Alex picked it up for me on Saturday and I’ve been plugging away at it…verdict coming once I’m done reading…but for now, here’s my teaser:
The pall bearers were almost comically mismatched: Barry’s brothers were both five foot six, and Colin Wall, at the rear, six food two, so that the back end of the coffin was considerably higher than the front. The coffin itself was not made of polished mahogany, but of wickerwork.
The Casual Vacany, J.K. Rowling, page 159

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT at Should Be Reading with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your 2 ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!


  1. I'm on the fence if I want to read this one or not, but I like your teaser choice. I hope you enjoy the book!

    My teaser:

  2. I've been debating if I should read this. It seems most of the teasers I've seen for this book has to do with coffins haha. Hope you're enjoying it!

    Thanks for stopping by Bookmunchies (:

  3. Sounds good. I have to get this one :)


  4. I haven't decided whether or not to read this one, but I like your teaser.


  5. A wickerwork coffin! Is that like a basket?
    I'll probably get this book from the library too.
    My Teaser is from THE SAMURAI'S GARDEN.

    1. ha ha...perceptive! The next sentence is:

      It's a bloody picnic basket! though Howard, outraged

  6. Oooh very nice! I'm not sure I'd buy this either but I do wanna read it someday. :)

    New follower

    Here are my teasers!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  7. Thanks for the teaser...I am still not sure I want to read it. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My TT

    1. I'm finding I'm slogging through it...it's super slow...I don't know if it's the book or because subconsciously I'm comparing it to Harry Potter. And it's definitely not Harry Potter!

  8. I'm conflicted on reading that one too. I'll probably get to it eventually. Let us know if you liked it when you're done! I'm following your site now just to find out. ;)

    Here's my teaser: www.onemagicbeanbuyer.blogspot.com

  9. can't wait to hear your review on this one. i dunno if i should bother with it or not...

    thanks for stopping by!

    Trish - My Teaser