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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Terrific Tuesday

A Tale Dark & Grimm

Hosted at Bibliophile by the Sea
Every Tuesday, she'll be posting the opening paragraph (maybe two) of her current read. Why don't you join us?

Once upon a time, fairy tales were awesome. I know, I know. You don't believe me. I don't blame you. A little while ago, I wouldn't have believed it myself. Little girls in red caps skipping around the forest? Awesome? I don't think so.

But then I started to read them. The real, Grimm ones. Very few little girls in red caps in those.

Well, there's one. But she gets eaten.
A Tale Dark & Grimm
Adam Gidwitz

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme,
hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
1. Grab your current read Open to a random page
2. 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!
3. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This one is for the 10 and up crowd and was really fun to read. This is actually the narrator interacting with us as the reader.

Are there any small children in the room? If so, it would be best if we just let them think this really is the end of the story and hurried them off to bed. Because this is where things start to get, well . . . awesome.

But in a horrible, bloody kind of way.

A Tale Dark & Grimm
Adam Gidwitz

copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2013


Shelley Munro said...

The teaser made me smile. I can imagine the horrible, bloody way.

Here's My Teaser

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

I like the sound of that book!

Here's my teaser for your perusal: Dan Brown Portal

Natalie @ Book Lovers Life said...

I have this for review and cant wait to dive into it. Ive heard great things about it.

Karen and Gerard said...

Great teaser! Here's ours:

Beth F said...

Yes I'd keep reading! In fact, I plan to track down that book!

Wordsmith Publicity said...


Unknown said...

Sounds like a dark and grim tale. :) Here are Mine! and

Anonymous said...

Great teaser! I'm intrigued. Here is my TT

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Very cute....and kind of


Sandra Nachlinger said...

Anyone who compares the original Grimm's Fairy Tales to the Disney version is in for a big surprise! Those Grimm stories were scary.
My Teaser is from PEACE BY PIECE.

Anonymous said...

What a brilliant teaser - here is mine. Fairy tales are incredibly scary when you think about it...

Anonymous said...

What a brilliant teaser - here is mine. Fairy tales are incredibly scary when you think about it...

Keri said...

Oh, I'm intrigued. Your TT is such an interesting one. Here's myTeaser Tuesday

Anonymous said...

You have my attention, sounds good.

JoAnn said...

I really like that opening!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I like it Harvee. Thanks for joining us this week.


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