Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Teaser Tuesday: The Dress Shop of Dreams, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Ancillary Justice, Middlemarch, & Day 21

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

No matter how many times she's done it, every time Cora walks into the dress shop she gets a jolt of surprise. Stepping through the door is like stepping back in time. 1,349 (at her last count) dresses in every style hang on racks, clustered together as if holding hands and gossiping among themselves. Sequins flash from sleeves, sparkling beads swish from hems and every color that one could possibly imagine (and a good number that one couldn't) shimmer and twinkle like galaxies of stars bottled in jars.

~ The Dress Shop of Dreams by Menna van Praag, Kindle Location 178-181 (ARC)

When he worked like this, he didn't drink, which we all appreciated. He'd been diagnosed with diabetes a few years back and shouldn't have been drinking at any time. Instead he'd become a secret drinker. It kept Mom on high alert and I worried sometimes that their marriage had become the sort Inspector Javert might have had with Jean Valjean.

~ We Are Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler, pg. 18

Sometimes I don't know why I do the things I do. Even after all this time it's still a new thing for me not to know, not to have orders to follow from one moment to the next. So I can't explain to you why I stopped and with one foot lifted the naked shoulder so I could see the person's face.

~ Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie, pg. 1

“The troublesome ones in a family are usually either the wits or the idiots.”

~ Middlemarch by George Eliot, pg. 185

Bellamy locked eyes with Wells. "She's not going to be breathing for much longer unless we figure out a way to help her."

~ Day 21 (The Hundred #2) by Kass Morgan, pg. 41


  1. OOoh nice teasers all around! The 100 one has got me wondering if I need to buy that season come Black Friday. Sadly no Netflix in the house but might be a possibility after our Uverse contract is up!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. That reminds me - I need to watch this on Netflix!

  2. I love them all, but Menna van Praag's book calls softly to me.

    1. I can't put Menna van Praag's book down. It's worth checking out when it releases in December.

  3. Nice teasers this week, I especially love Menna Van Praag's teaser you shared! It sounds like a wonderful read.
    Here's my Teaser Tuesday
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  4. ohhhh very nice. thanks for sharing. new follower :D

    heres mine


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