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Teaser Tuesdays 17th July 2012

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WHAT IS ‘TEASER TUESDAY’?

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of ‘Should Be Reading’.

Anyone can take part, by just doing the following:

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1. Grab your current read.

2. Open to a random page.

3. Share a couple of  “teaser” sentences, from somewhere on that page.

4. Be careful not to share “spoiler” sentences.

5. Remember to share the title and author too.

6. Head on over to ‘should be reading’ and leave a link to your post, so that others can share it and you can share other people’s.

It would be great if you then decided to leave a comment for MizB, as we all like to receive them and are interested in sharing your thoughts.

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‘WOMEN OF A DANGEROUS AGE’ by FANNY BLAKE

As I have only just started this book, I jumped straight to the middle for these lines, so that I wouldn’t be tempted to reveal any spoilers … this way I too, have no idea what’s going on in the story !!

So as not to show any ‘spoilers’, I have not included a synopsis for this book, however, if you want to find out more about it, just click on the book image.

If you don’t really want to read any major ‘spoilers’, then you can ‘tease’ yourself a little more, by reading the first few lines of the story … here.

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Ali sat back in the sofa, moving Lou’s knitting out of the way. ‘I didn’t know you knitted. Is there no end to your talents?’

‘Nope, none.’ Lou grinned. ‘Anyway knitting’s the new sex. Didn’t you know?’ She picked up the front of the Fair Isle vest, winding it round the needles before putting it away. ‘Just as well, since I’m not getting any of the old one.’

Words taken from page 210

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I thought that I had guessed where this story was headed before I had even started reading the book .. but now I am not so sure … especially after reading those lines !!

Enjoying it so far !!

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As this was a publisher invitation to read and review, a print copy of  ‘Women of a Dangerous Age‘, was sent to me free of charge, in return for an unbiased review.

This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in any blog article I may post. Any thoughts or comments will be my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.

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Written by
Yvonne

I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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20 comments
    • Hi Kathy,

      It is pretty humorous in parts, although there are some serious issues running through the storyline as well, along with some sad soul searching moments.

      I think that the plot is going pretty much as I had predicted, however I have no idea where the ending is going to take me !!

      I am glad that the post made you smile and feel like leaving a comment, it is appreciated.

  • That looks like a lot of fun!

    You must type really fast because you always leave such long and thoughtful comments! Thanks for visiting Rose City Reader. I had the exact same reaction to The Christmas Carol Murders as you did — initial distaste at the “rip off” title, then interest when it looks like it could be a cute mystery, with a bookshop theme, by a clever author.

    • Hi Gilion,

      I don’t type very fast, believe me! I just spend most of my free time working on the blog.

      Sometimes I am tempted to give it all up, as my other hobbies do suffer terribly, however those thoughts only last for a few hours, then I am back on the keyboard again.

      I love chatting to like minded people and I genuinely take an interest in what everyone has to say. Checking out the books you all recommend is part of the fun, although having the time to read more of them would be good!

      I really did like the sound of ‘The Christmas Carol Murders’, but then I am a sucker for any kind of murder/mystery story and this one looks particularly well thought out by its author.

      ‘Women Of A Dangerous Age’ is also quite well written, by its author Fanny Blake and is indeed a fun read, albeit with some quite sad moments. I am thoroughly enjoying the read so far.

      Thanks for your kind words and support.

    • Hi Melanie,

      Now we all know just why knitting has become so popular !!

      I shall never be able to look at my knitting and crocheting in quite the same way ever again !!

      Thanks for stopping by, your comments are always welcome and appreciated.

    • Hi Beth,

      So far, the book has contained one or two humorous experiences for the two main protagonists, although they are not too overt and do not take over the storyline.

      I have not got as far as the page from where my teaser lines come, so I am just wondering what precedes these lines?

      Great to hear from you, I always appreciate your comments.

    • Hi Jessica,

      Don’t build your hopes up too much!!

      I have been knitting for years and I can tell you …. It doesn’t work !!

      In fact, all that happens is that I get complaints about the constant clicking together of the needles !! LOL.

      Thanks for commenting, it is always good to talk with you.

    • Hi Shelley,

      I guess that you need to head off to the haberdashers for pattern, wool and needles now then?

      I’m not really sure if it needs to be any particular type of knitting (Lou in the book is knitting ‘Fair Isle’), or whether any kind works LOL !!

      I can tell you now, that it hasn’t made any difference to my love life, in fact all that has happened, is that having wool stashed all over the house, alongside the books, hasn’t made me very popular at all !!

      Good Luck!!

    • Hi Amy,

      As a contemporary look at the life of today’s independent, modern, middle-aged woman, this is an excellent choice of book.

      It has really made me think how I would feel in the situations which both women are experiencing and I can feel happy and sad for them, at one and the same time.

      Some of the lighter thoughts and moments lift the whole thing a little and overall it is a great read so far.

      Well worth checking out when you have a spare moment.

    • Hi Mary Ann,

      Parts of the story so far, have been quite lighthearted, although there is also a strong storyline of starting over and reconciliation going on.

      I am certainly glad that I have never found myself walking in the shoes of either of these two women, I am not sure that I would be strong enough to take the decisions that they have had to make.

      A good read so far, without a doubt.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it.

    • Hi Ann,

      This is probably the nearest thing to ‘chicklit’ that I have ever read and I did approach it with a little scepticism.

      ‘Quirky’ is actually a great word to describe much of the dialogue between the two female protagonists. I have found myself smiling at some of the events, whilst feeling heartbroken for them at some of the other situations they have found themselves in.

      I am really looking forward to getting the ‘knitting sketch’ now!!

      Thanks for the visit and considered comments.

    • Hi Yvonne,

      Yes, they are fun lines aren’t they? They are the most lighthearted lines in what is otherwise a pretty stilted conversation, between two friends who have just found out things about one another that neither really wanted to confront, yet know they have to, to clear the air.

      The book is a great read so far.

      Your visits are always appreciated, thanks.

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