Monday, August 4, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays/First Chapter Tuesdays - August 5th

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 reading...

First Chapters...

Some people like to hear their own voice. That jewel of wisdom hit me as I filled the coffee carafes for the third time. As chamber liaison, I'd volunteered my shop, Coffee, Books, and More, to serve as semi-permanent host site for South Cove's Business to Business meeting. The early morning meeting was scheduled to run from seven to nine but the clock over the coffee bar showed it was already twenty minutes past. With more items to cover on the agenda, we'd be ordering lunch, maybe dinner, before the end.

All because the newest committee member, Josh Thomas, owner of the new antiques store down the street, had issues. He didn't like the agenda, the city's promotion plan, and he especially didn't like the fact the city didn't have a formal animal control office. These subjects were not part of the regular list of discussion topics for the eclectic mix of owners of gift shops, art galleries, inns, and restaurants. I usually loved feeling the creative energy and listening to wacky ideas members brought to the table. Today, the meeting droned on and I couldn't wait for it to end.


The word still rankled when I thought it, let alone said, boyfriend. Seriously, wasn't there a grown-up word a thirty-two-year-old could call the hunk of boy toy she dated?

So...what do you think? Would you keep reading?


  1. Sounds good, I would probably keep reading. Mine: The Moonstone

  2. Sounds good... I should reach for cozy mysteries more often.

  3. I like it Yvonne, and would keep reading -- hope the rest is as good.

  4. Sounds interesting. I keep telling myself I should read more cozy mysteries too.

  5. I would find this author and keep reading. I have really enjoyed the cozies I have read of late. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I'm thinking "hunk of boy toy" isn't much better than "boyfriend." My teasers this week are from Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill and Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo. Happy reading!

  7. Ooh, coffee and books, okay I'm sold :) No really, I have seen this series around and I wanted to start it, so thanks for the reminder.

  8. This sounds good! I've been in my share of meetings that seemed to go on forever, so I can relate to the main character at the beginning.

  9. This sounds like a delightful book. It's true -- there doesn't seem to be an appropriate-sounding word for "boyfriend" for older people!
    My Tuesday post features BETTER THAN YOUR DREAMS.

  10. LOL.

    Mine this week is from a 19th Century book:

  11. I'm not much for mysteries, but this one sounds interesting! :) Here's my teaser:

  12. Ha-ha...yes, I often thought there should be a term for that "boy toy." LOL

    Sounds good! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THURSDAY’S CHILDREN”

  13. LOL about 'boyfriend'.

    Speaking of cozies... how about a Christmas cozy mystery to help to cool you down during the summer? Here's my latest teaser:

  14. I like it. I would keep reading.

  15. Good teaser, sounds good.

  16. A book about books. You got me!


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