Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays/First Chapter Tuesdays - December 16th

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where we share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book we are reading or thinking about reading soon. Care to join us?

If you'd like to play along on Teaser Tuesdays, just click the button above.

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!

This week I'm all over the place, but this is one book I'm reading...

I thought I'd be writing articles about church bazaars and Girl Scout cookie sales until I retired, so you can imagine my surprise when, at forty-five years of age, I was handed my very first pink slip. Okay, I'm exaggerating. I tend to embellish otherwise uninteresting stories. There was no pink slip. In fact, no one gave me anything until I started to cry, and then my editor, who'd been cantankerous and impossible to please since the day I submitted my first article for the Features section unceremoniously tossed a box of tissues on my lap.

What do you think? Would you continue reading?


  1. Not the type book I would choose but hope you enjoy it.

  2. Sounds like it has possibilities Yvonne...I'd read more.

  3. I'm intrigued by the teaser. I hope you're enjoying it.
    Here's My Teaser

  4. It's rare when I don't finish a book and I would read on. ^_^
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT ~ Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs

  5. The title alone makes me want to read this one. And the teaser makes me want to even more:)
    Here's my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/12/16/teaser-tuesdays-92-dependent/

  6. For some reason, this made me laugh! Sounds like a fun read.
    Today I'm featuring The Perfect Mother

  7. Okay, now I want to know what she does next. I love stories about starting over, and I love the cover on this one, too. Thanks for sharing.


  8. Looks like an interesting book. I already like the character, and I'm curious about what she will do next in her career. Sounds like there's humor as well as mystery in this book.
    My Tuesday post features FAT CHANCE.

  9. Hmmm.. I'm still wondering - Did she get fired? Sounds like there might be an interesting story there.

  10. totally fun TT - and def, yes, keep reading :)
    Mine's the new WWI release Of Love and War series HOPE RISING

  11. You've got me curious. I love the title (and cover--cozies often have adorable covers, don't you think?).

  12. I'm curious as to what she does after she dries her tears.

    Mine this week is Bohemians of the Latin Quarter which was the basis for the opera La Bohème. http://wp.me/pZnGI-gt

  13. Loving the sympathy in that scene - great choice of teaser. Here is mine for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/teaser-tuesday-december-16/

  14. I would probably read more, out of curiosity.

  15. LOL the snark has me interested.
    My post is late but coming.

  16. One of the best places to be...buried in a book! Enjoy.

  17. This one looks like it has potential. I'd keep reading!


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