[Teaser Tuesdays]: September 23

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by 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 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!








First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is a weekly meme hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by Sea. It lets us share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book we are reading or thinking about reading soon. 









New experiment today. I'm trying to join Diane's meme and combine it with Teaser Tuesdays :D Mentioned above are the rules of the memes, and my choice this week is another work of Gayle Forman, Just One Day.



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First paragraph:

What if Shakespeare had it wrong?
To be, or not to be: that is the question. That's from Hamlet's-maybe Shakespeare's-most famous soliloquy. I had to memorize the whole speech for sophomore English, and I can still remember every word. I didn't give it much thought back then. I just wanted to get all the words right and collect my A. But what if Shakespeare-and Hamlet-were asking the wrong question? What if the real question is not whether to be, but how to be?


Random teaser:

By this point, more than three weeks have passed since I mailed my letter, so I'm losing hope on that front too. The chances of finding him, never all that great, dim.

~p. 241, "Just One Dayby Gayle Forman.



What do you think about the book? Have you read this one too? Please drop the link of your Teaser Tuesdays or First Chapter First Paragraph on the comment box so I can visit your blog too :)

28 comments:

  1. I really like the question at the end of the excerpt. I'm intrigued.
    Here is my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/09/23/teaser-tuesdays-82-leaves-by-michael-baron/

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Laura!
      Forman inserts lots of interesting thoughts in this book, even though this one is not really up to my expectation so far.

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  2. I liked this intro, but didn't love If I Stay, so probably wouldn't read this one. Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Sarah. You should try Where She Went! I absolutely love that book.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this new-to-me author and title. The opening and teaser intrigue me, so I am off to find out more.

    My Tuesday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/09/first-chapter-first-paragraph-76-and.html

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    1. Hi, Catherine. Thanks for the comment.
      Gayle Forman has been one of my favorite authors since If I Stay and Where She Went. You should definitely check out those works of hers. Anyway I posted a comment to your post, but I'm not sure how Disqus works out and accepts my comment :(

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  4. I read If I Stay not too long ago and really liked it. I haven't tried anything else by her yet. This one sounds good!

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    1. Hi, there! Thanks for the comment :)
      Where She Went is absolutely cooler than If I Stay! Trust me.

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  5. I recently read and enjoyed my first book by this author (If I Stay), so now I'll take another look at her work. Thanks for sharing....and here's mine: “HELLO FROM THE GILLESPIES”

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    1. Hi, Laurel. Thanks for the comment. You should definitely give a try to Where She Went :)

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  6. Interesting.

    A rip-roaring good murder mystery:

    http://pdworkman.com/excerpt-from-hunting-shadows-teasertuesday/

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    1. Hi, thanks for the comment. I'll stop by your blog! :)

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  7. New subscriber from Teaser Tuesday/First Chapter First Paragraph.

    I heard Shakespeare and that's all I need to know. I haven't read this book yet, but I will! :O)

    Here's my Teaser/FCFP Tuesday.

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    1. Hi, LuAnn. Thanks for the comment! We're the same newbie then :)
      I only ever saw Romeo and Juliet from Shakespeare. I think I should try to read his literary works.

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  8. Not a fan of Forman, but the teaser sounds inviting :) Enjoy your read

    Travel Glasses | Chess Desalls

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    1. Hi, Claudia. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm trying to enjoy this one, even though I'm not that impressed this far.

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    1. Hi, Freda. It's indeed an epic one. Thanks for visiting! :)

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  10. I did enjoy this book and it's sequel.

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    1. Hi, Nise. Thanks for the comment. Glad that you enjoy them. But I'm still not so sure about this series. It's kind of disappointing for me.

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  11. I am so happy you joined us this week. I like that intro a lot and actually hear good things about that book -- enjoy

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    1. Hi, Diane! So glad that you paid a visit to this blog :)
      I'm a new fan of your meme and absolutely will join again next week.

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  12. I loved the intro paragraph. Maybe Shakespeare was wrong? I'd read on to find out the answer.

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    1. Hi, Margot. Thanks for the comment.
      I haven't tried any Shakespeare's literary works. I should give one a try :)

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    1. Hi, Nyze. Thanks for the comment.
      Yes, it's indeed interesting :)

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    1. Hi, Kelley. Thanks for commenting.
      If you want to, I would prefer to recommend Where She Went than this one.

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