Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2017



Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Mar 29 update: MIL is home but not doing well.

Apr 9 update: SIL is nurse and has taken time off work to care for MIL who is basically receiving hospice care at home.

I'll see you in May . . . April 23 update: My Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, died yesterday.

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

16 comments:

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 (大哥) 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.
http://bookloverslife.blogspot.ie/2013/10/teaser-tuesday-9.html

Karen and Gerard said...

Great teaser! Here's ours: http://danbrownportal.blogspot.com/2013/10/teaser-tuesday-with-jules-verne.html

Beth F said...

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

Autumn Hull said...

Eeek!
My TT

Andrea Geist said...

Sounds like a dark and grim tale. :) Here are Mine! http://andreareadsandreviews.blogspot.com/2013/10/tuesday-teasers-102213.html and http://reviewbooksandmore.com/2013/10/22/tuesday-teasers-102213/

cynthiastacey.com said...

Great teaser! I'm intrigued. Here is my TT http://cynthiastacey.com/2013/10/22/teaser-tuesday-oct-22/

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Very cute....and kind of sneaky...lol.

Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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.

cleopatralovesbooks said...

What a brilliant teaser - here is mine. Fairy tales are incredibly scary when you think about it...
http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/teaser-tuesday-october-22/

cleopatralovesbooks said...

What a brilliant teaser - here is mine. Fairy tales are incredibly scary when you think about it...
http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/teaser-tuesday-october-22/

Keri said...

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

Tribute Books Mama said...

You have my attention, sounds good.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/10/teaser-tuesday_22.html

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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