Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays (24)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
Be careful not to include spoilers!
- Share the title and author, too.

Family Sold Separately
by Kate Long

"I've been thinking about things, Poll, and I want you to call me Kat." I said it quite loudly, partly because there was a bouncy theme tune to contend with, and partly because I wanted her to understand right from the word go that I was serious about it. Poll's frowning face appeared around the door. "You want me to call you a cat?" "No," said Dogman's voice from behind her. "Don't be daft. She wants you to call her a cab."
This book is a riot! It's so British and it's so funny. This is one of my favourite moments so far in the book. It's a perfect example of how Katherine's life at home is both frustrating and comical. Review coming soon!

21 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

How funny. That's a great teaser. I like the cover too.

Thanks for stopping by my TT :)

GMR said...

Okay...now that DOES sound like a fun read! Another you might like (with the British humor and such)is a YA book called ACROSS THE POND by Storyheart. Thanks for sharing....and happy reading!

Elle said...

Hahaha, that quote in funny! Sounds like an enjoyable read!

Melissa said...

haha I love this teaser! Great pick :)

pussreboots said...

Enjoy your book. Mine's from Avenue of the Dead by Evelyn Anthony.

Kaye said...

Sounds like a fun read. I love that British sense of humor! The title is interesting too. Have a great week and happy reading.

Sharilyn said...

Love that English sense of humour! Looking forward to reading your review.

Emidy said...

Juju - I like it, too! It's so bright and colourful.

GMR - I'll have to find that book! Thanks for letting me know.

Elle - It is! Thanks for stoping by, Elle.

Melissa - Thanks, it's a good one!

Pussreboots - I'll check out your teaser. Thanks for the link.

Kaye - It's a really good book. I'm not familiar with a lot of the British slang, but it's funny!

Sharilyn - Haha, it's great!

Trillian said...

Hee fab teaser! Sounds like a great read. Yay for us Brits! lol Miney teaser is here (and by a British too!)

Darlyn said...

Great teaser! I'm looking forward to read your review!

Emidy (Une Parole) said...

Trillian - It is a great read! Thanks for the link, I'll check out your teaser.

Darlyn - Thanks! I should be finished the book by tomorrow, I'm guessing.

TheBookishSnob said...

This book sounds like a great read. I can't wait to read your review.

I'm passing an award on because I'm really excited that I found your site. Come by my site at http://thebookishsnob.blogspot.com to find out more. You can also find my teaser there too :D

Nymeth said...

lol! I love that teaser, and it does sound like a very fun book.

Emidy (Une Parole) said...

The Bookish Snob - Aw, thanks so much!

Nymeth - Haha yes, it's a funny one.

Alissa said...

I can't wait to read this. It's been on my TBR list. Also, nice teaser! :]


I also passed along an award to you, here: http://thegrammariansreviews.blogspot.com/2010/08/one-lovely-blog-award-grammar-bit-3.html.

My apologies if it's a repeat.

Emidy (Une Parole) said...

Alissa - I'm glad you want to read it. And thanks so, so much for the award!

Alison said...

Sounds very funny. I love the cover too.
Alison Can Read

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

This book sounds great! i love the teaser!!

Justine said...

Ooh a British book! I love those! Haha, the teaser is funny. I'll make a note to read this book :D

Emidy (Une Parole) said...

Alison - It is! I love the cover, too.

Carrie - It was pretty decent!

Justine - Haha yes, they're so great. Glad you want to read it!

Shelley said...

Speaking of British (kind of), I'm going to tease the meme by recommending a Canadian series on Netflix called Slings and Arrows. Literate, modern, funny, and snippets of some of the best Shakespeare you'll ever see.