[Teaser Tuesdays]: October 7

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. 








I think I'm running out of lucks for good books. I didn't read a lot of them nowadays, instead there were more number of disappointments. Nevertheless, hope this one will remedy that.


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First paragraph:




Here is everything I know about France: Madeline and Amélie and Moulin Rouge. The Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, although I have no idea what the function of either actually is. Napoleon, Marie Antoinette, and a lot of kings named Louis. I'm not sure what they did either, but I think it has something to do with the French Revolution, which has something to do with Bastille Day. The art museum is called the Louvre and it's shaped like a pyramid and the Mona Lisa lives there along with that statue of the woman missing her arms. And there are cafés or bistros or whatever they call them on every street corner. And mimes. The food is supposed to be good, and the people drink a lot of wine and smoke a lot of cigarettes.






Random teaser:

St. Clair follows my gaze to the massive dome. The violet gray sky, the same sky Paris has seen every day since the temperature dropped, has subdued it, stripped away its golden gleam, but I am no less intrigued.

~p. 167, "Anna and the French Kissby Stephanie Perkins.






I know, the teaser is not that catching, but it was rather hard to pick one from this book :| Has anyone read this book? Please tell me that this is a good one, so that I can believe that my luck was not that sapless.

42 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to read this one -- hope it lives up to the hype for you. Good opener.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Beth. I do wish too! :)

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  2. That's a good intro -- I hope you have better luck with this one.

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    1. Glad to have you here, Diane! I really hope so as well.

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  3. I like the teaser. The writing is visual. I've heard of this one but haven't read it.
    Here is my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/10/07/teaser-tuesdays-84-the-death-of-death/

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    1. Glad to know that you liked the teaser, Laura. And thanks for visiting :)

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  4. I'm not sure this one would be for me...but I hope it can break your slump! Those are so frustrating!

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    1. thanks for visiting, Sarah. Yes, it's indeed frustrating to not have some good readings for quite a while.

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  5. I visited Paris last month, so the opening made me smile. Hope you enjoy this one ... I've heard good things about it.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. thanks for commenting too, Catherine. You were so lucky to visit Paris! I'm glad that this one brought some memories of Paris for you.

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  6. I have been noticing this book everywhere...and it definitely sounds sweet...and the setting! Well, who can quarrel with the setting. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “THE BOOKSELLER”

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    1. thanks for visiting, Laurel. That was exactly why I wanted to read this one! lol

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  7. I didn't think I'd like Anna and the French Kiss, I'm not much of a contemporary reader, but it is now one of my favorites! Hope you enjoy it!
    Check out my Teaser

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Lisa. Glad that you liked it! Hope I'll do too :)

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  8. I'm always interested in a book about Paris! Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Who won't be? :)))
      thanks for the comment, Monica.

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  9. I’ve wanted to read Anna and the French Kiss for so long! Love that first paragraph, I’ll definitely have to get it soon, it sounds so good :) Hope you love it!

    My TT

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    1. Glad that you loved it, Alma! Hope you can get to it soon :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I'm curious enough to read on! I like the intro--it's funny and has be wondering more about the character behind the thoughts. I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. I hope my teaser intrigued you more in to reading this one! thanks for stopping by :)

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  11. I really like that opening... hope this is the book that will turn things around for you. Good luck!

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    1. glad that you like it, JoAnn. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  12. I haven't read this book, but I've heard good things about it. I hope it's enjoyable. The opening makes me want to know more about the character. I hope she learns more about France before she goes there!
    Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog today.
    Sandy @Texas Twang

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    1. thanks for visiting, Sandra. Hope you'll read this too someday :)

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  13. I love the first paragraph and I would definitely keep reading. Thanks for visiting my TT http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/teaser-tuesday-october-7/

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    1. Glad you loved it, Cleo. Thanks for visiting too :)

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  14. I really like her simple definition of France. I might have this one on my Kindle. Enjoy.

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    1. This one is worth a try. Thanks for the comment, Topazshell :)

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  15. Speaking of intrigued, I'm now very curious about this book! I've seen it around for years, but never thought about reading it. Now that I've read the intro and teaser, I'm a little more interested and will have to do some investigating. Thanks for sharing!

    Here's My Teaser.

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    1. I know, I always heard a lot about this book too. Thanks for visiting, Kerry!

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  16. Hope it's good for you. In my area, the teens do Georgia Peach Book Awards for Teen Readers and in the 2012-2013 year, Anna and the French Kiss was listed as one of the honor books.

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    1. Really? I didn't know that this book won lots of awards. Thanks for informing and visiting, Laura! Enjoy your week.

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  17. It sounds good. I hope it's a winner for you.

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    1. I hope too! Thanks for visiting, Yvonne.

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  18. I thought this was a cute book.

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    1. it does sound like one! thanks for visiting, Nise' :)

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  19. I like the first paragraph. I've never been to France but the intro reminded me how much I also know/don't know.

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    1. Second to you, Margot! this book invited me to imagine the beautiful Paris! What an affordable way to travel :) Thanks for the comment!

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  20. I keep meaning to read this one . . . thanks for stopping by. Have a nice week! kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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  21. This one has been on my TBR list for a couple years, and I keep wanting to get to it, but then there are five new books in my face and it's like, "But wait, this one looks good too. And so does that one. And what about..." I need a time stopper.

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    1. Hi, Crystal. Really sorry that it took me a long time to reply your comment. I've been in a big rush time of my life, college stops my reading and blogging life for a while. If you like high school romance story, you might want to give this one a try :)
      Thanks for visiting once again.

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