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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Teaser Tuesday 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 away too much. 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!
This book has been floating around on my TBR pile but with it soaring up the NYTime's Bestseller list, it was not easy to track down a reasonably priced copy. Either more of my friends need to read weird books or I need weirder friends. 

As a young boy, Jacob listened to his grandfather's fantastic stories of a nearly-magical orphanage on a secluded island, where special children gathered. A devastating tragedy has taken everything from Jacob but he still remembers the stories, but as he seeks out the orphanage, he learns that there was more to his grandfather's stories and the children's abilities may not have been figments of an old man's imagination.

Here's the Teaser:
"It wasn't until a few years later that my dad explained it to me: Grandpa had told him the same stories when he was a kid, and they weren't lies, exactly, but exaggerated versions of the truth -- because the story of Grandpa Portman's childhood wasn't a fairy tale at all. It was a horror story. 
- pg. 17, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Instead of asking my usual question of "What are you reading?" (although feel free to answer that if you'd like!), I want to know if you plan on participating in National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo, for those that know) this year! I'm up for my eighth year. 

Who is in this with me?

12 comments:

Christine Rains said...

I liked that book, but I wasn't as wowed by it as I hoped to be. I'm doing NaNo this year! Hopefully my son will nap and give me time to write. I'm Kalligenia on the site if you want to add me as a buddy.

Tiffany Drew said...

I just got this book a few weeks ago. I haven't started it yet, but plan to soon. I love the cover and it sounds super creepy. Thank you for stopping by Book Cover Justice !

Jenny Q said...

Excellent teaser! been hearing lots of good things about this book! Here's my Teaser! (And good for you on NaNoWriMo eight years in a row!)

Claire said...

Great teaser. That sounds seriously creepy! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Tia said...

Great teaser! I really liked this book! New follower!

My Teaser!

Gwenny said...

Oh! I have this book near the top of my TBR pile. I cannot wait to dig into it! Here is mine.

Alice Audrey said...

Real life horror stories are so much easier to come by than real life fairy tales.

Great teaser. Please check out my teaser.

Amy said...

Great teaser. That looks like a really good book.

i'm erin. said...

Oh my gosh, that book freaked me out. I tried to read the first page and couldn't do it. I'm a total wimp.

April said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!

This book looked really interesting, but I haven't picked it up yet. I've never participated in NaNo. I might consider it.

- April

Cherie Reich said...

Such a great teaser! I do want to read this book eventually.

As for NaNo, it'll be my third year participating. I'm bookworm0753, if you want to add me.

Silver Wolf said...

I loved the book. I just finished yesterday. It was a good book.

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