Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tuesday Teasers: "The One and Only Ivan"; "Downfall"

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should  Be Reading. Anyone can play along, so I thought  I  would play for fun! 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 and author, too, so that other TT participants can  add the book to their TBR  Lists  if they  like your teaser.   
"I don't want a zoo," Ruby says. "I want you and Bob and Julia. This is my home."
"No, Ruby," I say, "This is your prison."
From page 240 of The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.

And she and her family would be terrorized. He'd make them homeless by making them fear their home, and that would just be the beginning.
From page 13 of Downfall by Terri Blackstock.

Happy Reading! We are donating 50 cents for each legitimate comment we receive on all our blogs during April to Paralyzed Veterans of America.


  1. The second teaser sounds a bit creepy. A man with a mission. Thanks for visiting my teaser.

  2. Both seem pretty dark. Yikes.

  3. Karen, your teaser is positively chilling this week. *shudder* Thanks for visiting!

  4. Ah, you are both home-oriented this week. Cool.

  5. Funny how both your teasers revolve around the word "home".

  6. I haven't read Terri Blackstock in awhile!

  7. Hey Karen & Gerard, HAven't been around to comment in a while, come check out my post to see why! (I do have a good reason :D)

    My teaser is from Eric Flint's military novel The Tide of Victory:

    e-Volving Books

  8. Great teasers from you both!
    Thanks for sharing :-)

    Here's my teaser for this week: http://ttoria.blogspot.com

    Happy reading!

  9. I always enjoy your teasers so much, and today is no exception. Both of these novels sound like stories I'd enjoy.
    Thank you for commenting on my post.
    Sandy's Teaser

  10. I never want to be homeless again. It's something that is extremely hard to go through. Great teasers. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, sharing some of the love.

    Cassie @ The Anfractuous Bookaholic

  11. nice selection on the teasers, very interesting. thanks for stopping by.

  12. Wow both very intense teasers that made me think.

  13. Powerful teasers this week.
    Thanks for visiting my Teaser:)


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