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Teaser Tuesdays (May 31)

May 31, 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!

My Teasers:

“While normal people continue to add items to their to-do list, maybe you should do something weird instead: start a to-don’t list. Just this year alone, I’ve dropped seven things that I normally do to make room for those important things I thought I didn’t have time to do.”

~ p.34, “Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working” by Craig Groeschel

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

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  1. That sounds like a good idea! Here’s my teaser for this week:

  2. What a great idea!! To-don’t list :)

    Here’s my Teaser from Dreams of Joy! ~ Wendi

  3. A to don’t list…love it!

    Mine’s here

  4. this is interesting… and sounds brilliant too!

    here’s mine:

  5. Havent heard of this one but I like the quirkyness of the cover. Sounds interesting. :)

    Here is my Teaser: Seeing Night Reviews :Black Night by Christina Henry

  6. Great teaser. Here’s mine this week.

  7. LoL, good advice! That is an awesome teaser!

    Here’s my TT:

    sinn @ sinnful books

  8. It sounds like a good idea.

    My TT is here :)

    Have a nice week.

  9. T.F.Walsh permalink

    I really like that teaser… Might have to try that myself:)

    Here mine:

  10. I love the idea of having a “to don’t list” maybe I would actually get more done! Great teaser;

    Here is mine:

  11. Interesting teaser. I might have to look into that book further. Hope you enjoy reading it.

    Here’s my Teaser Come check it out.

  12. Lol, I really need to do that too! Oops. I mean not do that!

    Here’s mine:

  13. Hmmmmm…Intriguing idea!! Might be worth giving it a shot!!

    My Teaser is again from A River in the Sky, by Elizabeth Peters.

  14. Jackie Paulson Author permalink

    I guess I might join this too…and I want that book. A to DON’T list sounds so wonderful.

  15. To-don’t list? I need a ‘get someone else to do it’ list!

    Here’s my tease:

  16. Never though making that kind of list.

    Here is mine on Nevermore and Wicked Lovely!

  17. Hello everyone :)

    Here is my teaser for this week:

  18. Hello all my fellow bloggers and readers.

    My teaser:

    Have a wonderful Tuesday!

  19. I really like the idea of a to-don’t list! If only I could figure out a few things I could cut out..hmm ;)

    My teaser is up here:

  20. What a good idea.
    Here’s my TT from The Painted Veil by W.Somerset Maugham.

  21. I have to make a ‘To Don’t’ List…right after I finish my ‘To Do’ list! :~) Need to check in to this book!
    Here’s my teaser! Enjoy!

  22. Some good advice. Normal tends not to work.

    My teaser –

  23. the witch of theatregoing permalink

    That’s definitely something I hadn’t thought of – I should try it!

    My TT this week:

  24. LOL, I like this suggestion. Great teaser!

    Mine’s at

  25. The only think I’ve done alone those lines was to stop watching TV. I’ve since started watching particular shows, but I’m not such an addict now. That bought me all kinds of time.

    Mine is up

  26. That’s quite a good advice! Great teaser! :)

    Mine comes from a recently released novel, P.J. Hoover’s Solstice!

    You can check it out here:

  27. What a genius idea!

    A To Don’t List … top of the chart… don’t fret if I don’t get things DONE!

    Over @ Aisle B it’s about the vengeance of women scorned… That’s right…. EX-GIRLFRIENDS UNITED!

    So click the link and hop on

    PS. Last Day for Divergent Giveaway and it’s open INTERNATIONAL!

  28. I like your teaser. It’s definitely a different spin on things. My Teaser Tuesday can be found here:

  29. Good morning bloggers! How your day? Come see my teaser:
    Thanks in advance

  30. Here’s mine :)

    It’s from A long, long sleep by Anna Sheehan

  31. I am INCREDIBLY excited! I’m reading Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews (Released Today!) on my kindle :)
    Come check out the teaser at E-volving Books:

  32. Love your teaser this week!

    Here’s mine from A Reluctant Queen

  33. I love the title of your teaser book. It’s great.

    Here is my teaser tuesday –

  34. I like your teaser!

    Mine is from Wicked by Gregory Maguire this week.

  35. I’ve got two teasers this week. You can find them here.

  36. Don’t list is a good idea.

    Here’s ours for this week: A teen read and a Kristin Hannah book:

  37. I love the idea of that book – it’s going on my wishlist!

    Here’s mine: Tuesday Teaser

  38. That is great advice!

    Here’s my teaser.

  39. Makes great sense to me. Great Teaser.

  40. Great teaser and it makes sense haha. Here is my teaser:

  41. This sounds like an interesting book! Awesome teaser!
    Check out mine:

  42. Great teaser! Mine is here

  43. Good teaser from a book I want to read. Here’s mine

  44. This sounds like great advice, maybe I’ll try it:)

    My Teaser Tuesday is from Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder. Happy Reading! Jen @ A Reader’s Journey

  45. I really like this quote! When you drop things you thought you couldn’t drop, you wind up with so much more free time! For example, I rarely ever watch TV these days!

    I have two this week: THE CHILDE by C.A. Kunz (Paranormal) and SOLSTICE by P.J. Hoover (Mythology):

  46. AH HA YES!! A to don’t list…most awesome:))

    Now come on let me tease you;)

  47. here’s my teaser for the week!!;))

    hope you’ll like the book

  48. Fun idea!

    Here’s my teaser for this week.

  49. Nanny permalink

    Interesting Idea! This week my teaser is from <a href=""The Apothecary

  50. That’s a great idea! Love that title, too. Here’s my teaser from The Confessions of Catherine de Medici.

  51. Normal is overrated!

    My teaser is here Manga Maniac Cafe

  52. A to-don’t list certainly sounds less stressful!

    My teasers this week are from My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira

  53. Great idea! My teasers this week are from The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong and Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill. Happy reading!

  54. Jessica S. permalink

    Sounds smart!

    Here’s my teaser

  55. I like the sound of that already! After all, I’ve been clearing clutter off the shelves and out of the closets – why not clear some clutter from my daily schedule, too?

    My teaser is here.

  56. I’m really loving the idea of a ‘to don’t list’ ! I might give it a shot!

    Here’s my teaser this week!

  57. LOL, I could try that! Great teaser!

    Here is my teaser this week: Teaser Tuesday @ Gone with the Words

  58. What a fun teaser, I think that is what I need to do to my ever growing TBR list.

    Here is my teaser today:

  59. Sounds like a great idea!
    Here’s my teaser this week:

  60. Sonny @ Literary Junkie (YA) permalink

    Haha, the title is a good one! Here is my teaser!

  61. Awesome teaser.

    Here’s mine.

  62. Great Teaser!! This is the first time in weeks I’ve been able to respond, Blogger doesn’t seem to like me lately ;)
    Anywho, Im back now… lol.

    Here’s my Tuesday Teaser

  63. Jackie Paulson Author permalink

    Here it is…

  64. Liked the teaser!
    Mine is from Ascension by Caris Roane it’s a paranormal romance

  65. Teaser-Tuesday

    my teaser can be found

  66. My teaser is short, but sweet, and made me chuckle. Teaser Tuesday-COFA

  67. Great teaser!

    Here’s mine:
    Die For Me – Amy Plum

  68. A to-don’t list? I love it.

    My teaser is from a book of short stories from South Texas/Mexico.

  69. I need to read it!

    Mine is here.

  70. great idea!!!

    here’s my teaser

  71. I got a bit of a late start today.
    Here is my Teaser Tuesday:

  72. My Teaser comes from Warsworn by Elizabeth Vaughan

  73. I need a to-do list!

    Here’s mine, an author who’s doing for snowmen what Stephen King did for clowns.

  74. Love that teaser – such great advice!

    Here’s mine:

  75. The Word Jar permalink

    I’ve never been accused of being normal, but I have to-do lists all over the house and each seems miles long. Maybe there’s something to that “to-don’t” list!

    Here’s my teaser for Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante:

  76. Now that is great advice. Here’s mine!

  77. Ha! Might be a better world if more of us had “don’t do” lists. Here’s my teaser for this week:


  78. Great advice in your teaser today! I may have to do that. My teaser this week comes from “One Hundred Candles”. You can find it at

  79. Joder permalink

    I like the idea of that. Here’s my teaser for the week…

  80. I would never have thought of making a to-don’t list. Sounds like an interesting read!

    Here’s my teaser: It’s from The Twin’s Daughter by Lauren Baratz-Logsted.

  81. sounds like a good plan. I’m reading my favorite play from Shakespeare this week–A Midsummer Nights dream. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  82. Great idea! If you get a chance, my teaser is

  83. I love to-don’t lists. So much more fun than to-do lists. My teaser: To Kill a Mockingbird

  84. I love the “i don’t” list, great teaser! Here’s my teaser tuesday!

    Book Savvy Babe

  85. That actually sounds like a good idea!

    My teaser tuesday for this week

  86. This seems like a book I should check out…. If only our library’s system was up!

    Here’s mine:

  87. Interesting teaser! I have all sorts of list but not a “do not do” list. hmmm, maybe I should try it. :)

    My teaser:

    (the second book in the Haunted Guesthouse Mystery)

  88. A to-don’t list? Why haven’t I thought of that?

    Here’s my Teaser Tuesdays.

  89. You know, some people really need a to-don’t list. lol

    Here’s my teaser for today:

  90. What an interesting concept…makes me think for a second about what I might give up, lol.

    My teaser is from A Creed in Stone Creek.

  91. Ha! That’s such a funny concept and yet it makes perfect sense! Thanks for sharing.

    My Teaser is from Mercy by Rebecca Lim

  92. A “To Don’t” list is a cool idea, although I admit I like To Do lists. Here’s mine:

  93. The Lovely Reading Teen permalink

    Here is my first ever teaser!

    • Never good to come up in several departments in a teen dystopia novel. Is this a teen dystopia novel?

  94. Cool teaser! Here’s mine. Enjoy!

  95. Well, that’s a fascinating idea. I like the book title, too. Nice teaser!

    My teaser this week is from Leah Cypress’ Nightspell.

  96. “My heart is pounding s I wait at my locker ’cause, after last night with Luc, I’m not sure what to expect. I stare blindly at my books and shift my weight from foot to foot, failing spectacularly at trying to appear casual.”–

  97. Never heard of anyone having a to-don’t list before. Odd idea.


  98. I LIKE that idea! And I’m weird, so it fits! Hmmm .. what things can I drop? :) Thanks for sharing! My teaser is here:

  99. That is such a great teaser. I relate to that because I make to do lists all the time. Here is my teaser

  100. Great teaser!

    Here is my teaser.

  101. What a great teaser! Certainly something to think about this Tuesday. I’d just be a little concerned by “to don’t” list would become a lot longer than my “to do” list!
    Here’s my teaser:

  102. I really need a To don’t list, Would make life more fun
    Here is my teaser

  103. That is a very good piece of advice. Might just have to start a to-don’t list!

    Here’s my Teaser for the week, taken from Finding Sky by Joss Stirling:

  104. I like the idea; the only problem is that you can never cross anything off your “to don’t” list. That’s 3/4 of the fun of the list!

    My teaser is here:

  105. I love that idea! It’s like a more creative version of the Bucket List =)

    My teaser is from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

  106. A “to-don’t list,” love it! Here’s my teaser: Have a lovely Tuesday!

  107. I like that idea! It sounds like an interesting book. :)

    My teaser is from Chime by Franny Billingsley.

  108. What a fun Teaser and a great idea, though I do enjoy making those items off the to-do list.
    Here’s my teaser for this week: Sandy’s Teaser

  109. Unfortunately I’ve never even had a to-do list. Hehe. Not sure I could justify having a to-don’t list.

    Here are my teasers! Happy Tuesday.

  110. marshallslion permalink

    here’s mine:

  111. haha! i should get that book! I am a totally weirdo! lol
    Here is my teaser!!

  112. Great teaser.

    My teaser today is from Observations of an Earth Mage & it is at

  113. Love the idea of a “not to do” list! I’m reading The Union Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini.

  114. That’s a really interesting concept, a to-don’t list!! Nice teaser! You can check out my Teaser Tuesday post *HERE*

  115. Good idea.
    First thing on my to-don’t list:
    Don’t fail driving test.

    Here’s my very late post:


  116. My Teaser Tuesday features BANDITS by LM Preston.

  117. My Tuesday Teaser is from Hometown Promise By: Merrillee Whren

  118. My teaser is from Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles, #2) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
    Here’s the link:

  119. Love that – will be picking that book up!

    My Teaser is from:
    The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her own Making:

  120. My teaser is from a one of the main stories from the new anthology called Welcome to Bordertown; Edited by Holly Black and Ellen Kushner.


  121. Jessica's Musings permalink

    I want to read that book.

    Here’s mine:

  122. Sounds like a great book! And my to-do lists could use a to-don’t make over :P

    My Teaser this week is from Furies Of Calderon

  123. We have two teasers this week from Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill and Exposure by Therese Fowler

    Reading Lark’s Teaser

  124. Here is my teaser for Paranormalcy

    XOXO Angela’s Anxious Life

  125. Cool teaser! I’ll definitely have to try that some time.
    Here’s my teaser:

  126. I love this idea!

  127. The title is a real grabber. Your teaser makes it even more tempting!

  128. I love that teaser!!! What a great idea! My teaser is here:

  129. This is so weird – I remember reading your post last night, I wrote that I loved the title of the book…and left a link but it’s not up…I wonder where I actually POSTED the link up…it’s at some random blog, with the host wondering what the hell I’m talking about…. :)

    Any – Love the title and the whole idea of the book you’re reading.

    My teaser is here –

  130. Kate permalink

    I’m a day late! I can still play right? Right?

    Yesterday was wild with trying to move my site over to a new domain (well, wild for some!)

    Here’s the thang

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