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've been really into ghost stories lately. So when I came across a collection of stories from my own state, I grabbed it. And then it sat on my shelf. Because I was busy. But then I checked my GoodReads page, realized I was 8 books behind my goal to read 52 books this year. This was a really thin book and I finished it in one evening.
And I was disappointed. Mostly, this book read like a travel brochure. The author obviously did his research and had a lot to say about the locations and histories, just not a whole lot about the ghosts themselves. Mostly, the sections were short, less than a dozen paragraphs, with all the supernatural details in the last paragraph. I think the the book should have been titled something else. Haunted Utah was mis-leading, as it leads one to think solely of ghosts. However, a large portion of the stories were about lake monsters, urban legends, or just places where really bad stuff happened once upon a time. Still, it was interesting to learn that there is a ghost just up the street from where I live. I'm totally going to go look for it.
Here's the Teaser:
"The team member, a woman, suddenly felt a sharp pain in her neck and was soon overcome with melancholy and pain. She started to cry and found it difficult to breathe. Erickson took her outside where she soon recovered. The woman, who did not know how the homicides occurred inside the building, later found out that Carol, the female victim, had been shot in the neck."
- pg. 27, Haunted Utah: Ghosts and Strange Phenomenon in the Beehive State by Andy Weeks
What are you reading?