It’s Teusday and you know what that means. You’ll be misspelling that word all day, but besides that. It’s taco & dollar Guinness night at Carlos Murphy, absolutely, but what else! It’s the eve of Humpday Next? Now you’re cooking with camels, but that still isn’t the focus of this post, and since I’ve just now remembered what that is, I’ll cut short this extended rim shot before my Oldtimer Rhyming habit kicks back in…
...der-de-der...La-la-la…oh hey. You still here? Were we supposed to…? Oh, right. I was posting & postulating now, wasn’t I…Something about….ahh…words to the effect of: There once was a blogger named Tucker…no, no…that doesn’t sound right. Hmmm. * scratches noggin, delicately sampling a fish flake as she wonders * I got it! It was a riddle. If you wake up early on Toozday, is that the same as waking up 2x as early on another weekday? No, no, that sounds a bit off, too. Huh….let’s deconstruct this, shall we? Let’s work our way backward. Let us Tarantino this, even.
Ahem: Tewsday sounds suspiciously like 2, which reminds me I wanted “to”…ah…right, rite, write. Post 2 random lines from the book I currently read to tempt you into tome-testing yourself. Discovered at Al Forbes luscious shutterbugger spot, and hosted by Miz B of “Should Be Reading”, Teaser Tewesdays is a weekly bookish meme, aka “Tell & Show”, “Skim & Scan”, or “Decipher & Dish”. Depends what language you speak. Simply anyone can play along, too! You don’t even have to spell Touzday accurately, but do try. 😉 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!–
Since I am deep into at least 2 books presently—one for each eyeball—I’ll go ahead and double down, giving you 2x the bang for your book, and “not spoil” a coupla’ titles. So, go ahead and guess what the titles are…lo, lo, lo…
by Michael Fedison
And the sample: “Joe Marma felt like he had just been shot out of a cannon. He surged through the night air, a bullet, a spaceship, a weightless freight train with wings and jet propulsion, and silent inexhaustible engines.” (Start Chapter 21)
by Paulette Mahurin
And the sample: “Edra looked at Mildred and smiled. They continued to reminisce, unaware that the next seventy-two hours would bring the news announcing the conviction of Oscar Wilde.”
All rib-nudging aside, these 2 authors are gifted story-tellers, and altogether bangin’ peeps. Michael is tireless in his thoughtful support of fellow bloggers, a family man of principal, and a heckuva engaging writer, while Paulette crafts a well-turned phrase, as well—taking top honors in this animal lover’s heart by altruistically donating all her proceeds to benefit the Santa Paula No-Kill Animal Shelter. A thanks to Miz B for this fun premise to post, and here’s wishin’ you the best rest of your 2’sday!! At least that “Oneday” is over!!