[Teaser Tuesdays]: January 6

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 the Sea. It lets us share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book we are reading or thinking about reading soon. 









HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015, lovely people! How were the very first days in 2015? For me, it's tiring. So much to do this January, even from the beginning. Many has written bookish resolutions for this year, but I don't think I can follow you, guys. I'm afraid I'll be reading less books in 2015. I even set the Goodreads' goal onto only 50 books this year. What a shame :( Hope you have much better resolutions than me!

Below is my teaser for this week.






The first paragraph and teaser:



First paragraph:


From the prologue:

My father took one hundred and thirty-two minutes to die.
I counted. 
It happened on the Jellicoe Road. The prettiest road I'd ever seen, where trees made breezy canopies like a tunnel to Shangri-La. We were going to the ocean, hundreds of miles away, because I wanted to see the ocean and my father said that it was about time the four of us made that journey. I remember asking, "What's the difference between a trip and a journey?" and my father said, "Narnie, my love, when we get there, you'll understand," and that was the last thing he ever said.

From the first chapter:

-Twenty-two years later-
I'm dreaming of the boy in the tree and at the exact moment I'm about to hear the answer that I've been waiting for, the flashlights yank me out of what could have been one of those perfect moments of clarity people talk about for the rest of their lives. If I was prone to dramatics, I could imagine my sighs would have been heard from the boundaries of the school to the town down below.




Random teaser:

I realise, after a moment or two, that I am not alone. Slowly I look up, beyond the tree trunk, higher than the branches, to the very top. There, in broad daylight, is the boy in my dream staring down at me.

~p. 126, "On the Jellicoe Road" by Melina Marchetta.



Please put down your links to your first chapter, first paragraph and Teaser Tuesday below, so that I can visit yours back :)

36 comments:

  1. I really liked this book. I hope you do too. Have a nice week. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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    1. thanks for the comment, Kelley. I hope in the end I'll be really liking this book too :)

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  2. Have a great 2015, Deasy. I hope your busy January is all good stuff.

    My TT this week is from the classic French mystery Fantômas: http://wp.me/pZnGI-h0

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    1. thanks for visiting and the comment, madamevauquer! hope you'll have an amazing 2015 too.

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  3. Love the cover. And the opening really has me wanting more. I'm adding this one to 'the list'!
    Today I'm spotlighting The Girl Who Came Home

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    1. thanks for taking time to visit me, Kim. There are actually two covers for this book. But yes, I do think that this one is much more interesting than the others.

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  4. Wow, I love the excerpts, and I am definitely curious about the story. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “CALL ME ZELDA”

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    1. thanks for visiting, Laurel! definitely will visit you back :)

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  5. This sounds very interesting. I would keep reading. Have a great week.

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    1. many would say so too. thanks for visiting, Pat :)

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  6. Can't imagine, she knows down to the minute when her father died. I also like the question. "What's the difference between a journey and a trip?" I would definitely read this one.

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    1. I know. Such an interesting phrase, right? :) Thanks for visiting, Topazshell!

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    1. Wish that I'll really love it too! Thanks for visiting, Nise!

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  8. I'm not sure if I'd like this book or not! It's weird that the character counted the minutes that it took her father to die. Sounds kind of heartless! I'd be trying to think of what I could do to keep him alive.
    My Tuesday post features LEARNIN’ THE ROPES.

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    1. I know, Sandra. The passages bring lots of perspective. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  9. I'm not sure this one is for me, but I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. I really hope that too. Thanks for visiting, Sarah!

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  10. Sounds a bit depressing. Does she learn the difference between a trip and a journey? I'm guessing she does.

    Happy New Year! I have a quote from a Grisham legal thriller this week:

    http://pdworkman.com/excerpt-from-the-litigators-teasertuesday-grisham-books/

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    1. She definitely will! :)
      Thanks for visiting my blog, Ma'am. It's an honour.

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  11. I have heard such wonderful things about this book and author. I would keep reading.

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    1. Exactly what I thought too! thanks for visiting! :)

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  12. Sounds interesting... I'd give it a chance. Hope you like it!

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    1. yes, you definitely should! thanks for the comment, JoAnn!

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  13. I'm fascinated. This sounds like a beautifully written haunting tale. The title is attention grabbing as is the cover art.
    Here's my TT from AWOL - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/01/06/teaser-tuesdays-94-awol/

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    1. lots of people did say so. thanks for visiting, Laura!

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  14. I really enjoyed that intro, so I would read more. Hope it is a great read. Deasy.

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    1. glad that you were caught by the intro, Diane. Thank you very much for visiting :)

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  15. I've been meaning to read more Melina Marchetta contemporaries for a very long time and I know a lot of people love Jellicoe Road in particular. Those snippets have intrigued me.

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    1. It's indeed spectacular, Bec. You should try it. Thanks for visiting :)

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  16. Very interesting intro and teaser! Mine is at: http://justasecondblog.blogspot.com/2015/01/teaser-tuesdays-january-6-2015.html

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    1. it is indeed. Thanks for the comment, Kym.

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  17. I've not heard of this book before, but it sounds great just from those few snippets :)

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    1. i know :) thanks for the comment, Nikki.

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  18. This is great because I've always wanted to read On the Jellicoe Road but am afraid because I know it will be an emotional read. Love the excerpts you've chosen, I can definitely tell I'm going to like the writing!

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    1. So glad that you love the excerpts I chose, Alise. Thanks for visiting :)

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