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Teaser Tuesdays (Apr.16)

April 16, 2013

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!

GodinSeth_TheIcarusDeceptionMy Teasers:

“Icarus was told not to fly too high, and not to fly too low. But what is the right altitude?”

~ p.36, “The Icarus Deception” by Seth Godin

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! :D

{The link for the comments is at the BOTTOM of this post.}

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  1. Yes finding the right balance is hard. Never really considered it a parable like before but it is.

  2. My kids and I read the actual Greek Myth of that story. Quite interesting. :) Here’s my teasers for Etiquette & Espionage and Sweet Mercy.

  3. Hm. Beats me what the right altitude is… Interesting teaser.

    Mine is from Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi:

  4. bookjems permalink

    Ooh! This sounds interesting. I hope you are enjoying it!

    Our teasers this week are from Stalk Me and Frenchman’s Creek. Happy Tuesday!

  5. That’s a good point, there’s no such thing as perfection is what I’m taking from it. Here’s mine this week:

  6. Oh I love the myth of Icarus. Applying that concept to every day life is interesting.

    Here’s my teaser: Zenn Scarlett by Christian Schoon

  7. booksavvybabe permalink

    Icarus is one of my favorite myths, sounds like an interesting read. My teaser is over at Book Savvy Babes. Happy reading!

  8. Clever teaser. Sounds like a neat book. You can find mine at

  9. Now those are types of questions I always find myself asking! How much is too much and how much is too little? Lovely teaser!

    Here’s my Teaser Tuesday post!

    Happy reading and have a great week ahead! :D

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  10. Good question, that one. But something you can grow grey over because there isn’t a right answer….
    My teaser has a very refreshing style this time. =)

  11. Yeah, by the time you’ve figured out where it’s too high and where too low, it’s too late.

    Mine is up

  12. Quite the difficult question. And he did get it wrong in the end.

    Here’s our teaser

  13. Huh…I like how there’s double meaning in this teaser.

    My TT

  14. That would be a bit confusing!
    My teaser this week is a historical romance – Here’s My Teaser

  15. This sounds like a really interesting book. Will be adding it to my TBR! :)

    My teaser for this week is a classic I’ve been revisiting. I dare people not to smile! :)

  16. Good question and I guess the answer would be different for everybody :-)

    My teaser this week can be found here:

  17. It’s all about finding balance : nor too much playing it safe, nor being too much of a daredevil. I just checked out the book and it seems an interesting read.

    You can find my teaser over at Le chat de Bibliothèque

  18. kzemek permalink

    Is Icarus a bird? Never read a bird story that I recall. Here’s ours:

  19. sheeryhall permalink

    Interesting teaser. Mine is from Maeve Binchy’s ‘A Week in Winter':

  20. starryeyedjen29 permalink

    I’ve always loved that story. Curious to know how it applies in this book.

    Here are our teasers from Goddess by Josephine Angelini & My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick.

    Happy Tuesday! :D

  21. Now that’s a good question. I’m playing along today at Beth Fish Reads.

  22. Great teaser. Good question…

    Here’s my teaser of The Collector by Victoria Scott!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  23. Jessica@a GREAT read permalink

    Very thought provoking!

    Here’s my Teaser

  24. Curious teaser ;)
    Here is mine – on the occasion of Abbi Glines birthday today, my teaser id from her book While It Lasts

  25. Oh, no. This sounds like it could get complicated.Here’s Mine

  26. I haven’t heard of this one. Thanks for sharing. Here’s my TT…

  27. ladyambrosiaj permalink

    My Teaser for this week

  28. melissaseclecticbookshelf permalink

    I’ve always loved that myth! Here is my teaser:

  29. Maria@Queen of All She Reads permalink

    Good teaser! Makes me curious as to what kind of bird Icarus is.

    Here’s my Teaser Tuesday

  30. I suppose right smack in the middle isn’t an answer?

    My teaser is from The End Games by T. Michael Martin:

  31. Thanks for hosting. All your teasers are from books I haven’t heard of and then I go check them out at Goodreads.
    My teaser is @FueledbyFiction.

  32. Fascinating quandary! Here’s MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

  33. Maria D @ Queen of the Night Reviews permalink

    Fun teaser!

    Here’s my Teaser Tuesday

  34. Interesting. I’ve never given that much thought. Here’s my TEASER from the second book in the dark, historical YA His Fair Assassin series!

  35. There is no right altitude? (;

    My teaser is from Amity and Sorrow by Peggy Riley:

  36. Very good question, his father never did tell him the exact altitude but he should have known better than to fly into the sun.

  37. tonyalee permalink

    Interesting Teaser!

    Teaser Tuesday

  38. Finding the right path to fly through life is always a hard choice! Nice teaser!

  39. here is my teaser
    It’s from Futures and Frosting by Tara Silvec

  40. Mine is from The Bone Bed, by Patricia Cornwell.

  41. Interesting teaser.
    Mine is: The Chicagoland Vampires: Book 2 Friday Night Bites

    -Nazish @ Nazish Reads

  42. Good question. Come see my teasers for Sharp by Alex Hughes and The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd. Happy reading!

  43. Corrected links below.

    Come see my teasers for Sharp by Alex Hughes and The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd. Happy reading!

  44. Indeed, what would be the right altitute. Interesting teaser. Here’s mine:

    My Teaser and Top Ten Tuesday
    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

  45. My teasers come from Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines this week.

    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

  46. Tiffa @ TheBritishBookNerd permalink

    Ooh, interesting teaser! :) Thanks for sharing, I’ve not heard of this book before. ^.^
    Happy Reading! :D

    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd
    My Teaser Tuesday

  47. I have two this week, one from Clockwork Princess and one from Pandemonium.

  48. I hope he figures it out :) I’m teasing from a book by Newt Gingrich. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

  49. Your teaser makes me look at a bigger picture than simply Icarus and his wax wings…really interesting! Here’s my entry for the week, enjoy :)

  50. I have to agree with that question. :)

    I’ve posted a teaser today as well… a YA read…

  51. Interesting thought! Here’s our TT!

  52. Loads of good books here! My teaser is from Diana Gabaldon’s: An Echo of the Bone:

  53. I’ve always loved the Icarus tale!

    Here’s my teaser tuesday featuring Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Apollyon over at i*Heart*BigBooks

  54. rosecityreader permalink

    Most teasing!

    My teaser is from Sea of Regret by Carolyn J. Rose

  55. Tiffany Drew permalink

    That’s always been one of my favorite myths!

    My Teaser:

  56. Ah, Icarus has always been an interesting myth.

    Here’s my teaser:

  57. I know I never comment but I just love your’s my first ever Teaser Tuesday posted on my blog..if you please check it out:) oh and I used a different featured image hope that’s okay!

  58. Thought provoking question. Here are my teaser sentences”

  59. You are seriously the BEST at these teasers. :D I always want to keep reading!

    I forgot to add my teaser to the list this morning. Oops!

  60. What indeed! Here’s my teaser

  61. Good question in this teaser !

    Here’s my teaser for this week with a bad boy !

  62. Teasy Teaser :D
    Here’s mine: Maria’s Bookshelf

  63. Here’s mine from Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robin Schneider:

  64. Finding the middle road isn’t always as easy as it seems! Good teaser.

    My TT

  65. Thanks for sharing. Here’s mine.

  66. wcs53 permalink

    Nice teaser, and, seriously, at the moment I checked your post I was listening to Flight of Icarus by Iron Maiden! Here is my TT Post for this week.

    • wcs53 permalink

      That wasn’t my link, sorry, here is my TT Post. Sorry about that.

  67. Thanks for the teaser!

    Reading Lark is featuring teasers from The Rose Throne, If I Should Die, Unravel Me, & Faceless:

  68. My teaser is from Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor. It’s located here:

  69. I’m sorry everybody, but I just saw this today. My teaser:

  70. An interesting teaser!

    Here is mine, from Nocturnes:

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