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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Matched

Hey! Did you notice that yesterday was Tuesday? Yeah, I didn't, which explains a LOT about my day, actually.

Teaser Tuesdays 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 a few “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!

I have an extensive To Be Read pile. It's completely taken over an entire shelf. And I just keep adding to it! It's like I've turned into a book hoarder. Maybe someone should stage an intervention. "Please, Jessica G. Let those books go. Other people would love to read them just as much as you would." "Think of the children." "Love they neighbor means sharing your books, too, ya know." "Think of the children!" "As much as you might wish, hope, and pray for it, those books just don't have your name on them." "You can't write a book if all you do is read those written by other people." "Please! Won't someone think of the children??"

Have I mentioned that I haven't had much adult conversation lately? Maybe I should get out more often.

My teaser for this week is from Matched, one of those books that's already made the rounds with other fans of YA dystopian readers and has been collecting dust on my beloved shelf. After the miserable weekend I had, I was in need of something happy. Not that this book is happy; it's kinda sad since her grandfather died. And that's totally not a spoiler. She talks about it pretty early in the book. Cassia is a teenager in a utopian Society, where all things are equal and citizens are cared for in every way. Citizens are matched at 17, married at 21, and die exactly on their 80th birthdays. Everything is perfect, until Cassia does the unthinkable: she starts to wonder.

Here's the Teaser:

"I say nothing. I ask no questions. I turn away. This is who I am. But not who Grandfather thought you could be."
- pg. 91, Matched Ally Condie

What are you reading?
And if you've already read this book, go ahead and link to your Teaser or Review!


Cherie Reich said...

Great teaser! I've been wanting to read MATCHED.

And we all have days where we don't know what day it is. :)

Here's my teaser from yesterday: http://surroundedbybooksreviews.blogspot.com/2012/01/teaser-tuesdays-x2-spur-of-moment-by.html

Mag said...

Oh, I LOVE Matched! Great teaser, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

~Mag at Geek Chic

Jess said...

I know what you were feeling while writing that post, I also have piles of book begging to be read. I read that post and thought about myself, I felt empathy with you. Just yesterday, my neighbor told me: Want to read! Please think of the Children! But sadly, I can't let go of my books.
Your post was fun and hilarious. I want to read Matched, so let me know how it goes! Oh, and thanks for stopping by Jessy's Bookends
Jess @ jessysbookends.blogspot.com

Von @ Mr. Book Wonder said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog! so nice to meet you!

I'm currently reading Matched! Yay!

Happy reading!

Christine Rains said...

Awesome teaser!

vanessa eric said...

That sounds intriguing. I want to read Matched too!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Anonymous said...

Interesting teaser. Better late than never! I've had my days mixed up this week as well. I was convinced that today is Thursday, but I think I have it straight now. Thanks for your comment on my blog earlier. Happy reading!

BookJunkieMom said...

very nice teaser! And thanks for stopping by my blog!

Kah Cherub said...

Oh, I loved Matched! Still haven't picked up Crossed, though. :) can't wait!

Chi Kittie said...

Great teaser. I love matched but once I started to read crossed I could not get into it. I hope you like it more. :)

Very cute blog.

- Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment

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