Teaser Tuesday

11 Jun

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Should Be Reading.

  • 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!


Book: I have just started (on page 6) A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. My teaser is from page 52.

I would never describe my cousins as bullies; they were good-natured, rambunctious roughnecks and daredevils who genuinely wanted me to have fun – but fun in the north country was not what I was used to in my life with the women at 80 Front Street, Gravesend. I did not wrestle with my grandmother or box with Lydia, not even when she had both her legs.

A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving

A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving

20 Responses to “Teaser Tuesday”

  1. Jo @ Booklover Book Reviews June 11, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    The book cover does not appeal to me, but I do like that narrative voice – enjoy!

    • hms1990 June 11, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

      Thanks Jo! There are quite a few different covers for this book but this happens to be the one I have, which is the most recent

  2. laurelrainsnow June 11, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

    Intriguing….thanks for sharing. I’ve been noticing this book around….here’s MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

  3. Francesca Poggi (@francyp79) June 11, 2013 at 10:06 pm #

    This book doesn’t sound like my cup of tea, but thanks for sharing!
    Here’s this week’s teaser!

    • hms1990 June 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

      Thanks for reading Francesca. Will check out your teaser now.

    • hms1990 June 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

      Thanks for the comment! Will check out your teaser

  4. Book Blather June 11, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

    Great teaser, it hooked me. I could imagine liking this narrator and so the book. 🙂 I already have one John Irving book on my tbr shelf (my first), so I’ll see how that one goes before I attempt to read this.

    • hms1990 June 12, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

      What one do you have? Would love to add it to my list

      • Book Blather June 12, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

        The World According to Garp.

  5. Kathy Martin June 12, 2013 at 1:38 am #

    Interesting teaser. Come see my teasers for Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts and The Pirate’s Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke. Happy reading!

    • hms1990 June 12, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

      Thanks for sharing Kathy, will check them out

  6. Mirriam Smyth June 12, 2013 at 5:53 am #

    LOL Not even when she had both legs? I’m trying to picture wrestling a woman with no legs and all I can do is laugh! Thanks for a great teaser 🙂

    • hms1990 June 12, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

      Hehe. Thanks for reading

  7. Jason C June 12, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    One of my favorite novels! You’re in for a treat. I’ll be checking back to see what your thoughts will be on this one. Many people seem to have problem with the ending but I thought it was perfect. Enjoy!

    Here’s mine: http://literaturefrenzy.blogspot.ca/2013/06/teaser-tuesday-june-11.html

    • hms1990 June 12, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

      Ooh intriguing! I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into it! Will have a read of yours now, thanks for commenting Jason

    • hms1990 August 5, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

      Jason – thought i’d let you know that I finished this, and the ending was perfect. Exactly what it should’ve been!

  8. fanficfan44 June 12, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    I have this book, but with a totally different cover. I’ve read some other John Irving as well.

  9. bookskeepmesane June 15, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

    i love the habby feel of the cover and i love your teaser…
    my teaser tuesday


  1. Teaser Tuesday | books are the best - July 9, 2013

    […] am still going with A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. I’m definitely enjoying it, just finding it hard to find time to read, and […]

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