Help Me Choose

teasertuesdays31It’s Teaser Tuesday!

Teaser Tuesday is a blog Meme hosted by Should Be Reading. You go to a random page from a book you’re reading and post two teaser sentences from that page.

I think it’s especially fun today, because I wasn’t quite sure what book I wanted to pick up tonight. Bedtime’s still a couple hours away, so let’s see if I get any responses. And I will see what teasers I come up with. Here are the two books I am considering.

Candidate one I started at the doctor’s office last week. It comes highly recommended, has an intriguing premise and has a long wait list at the library, so I need to turn my copy in. The only trouble is that it didn’t quite grab me. But I wanted to give it one more chance. Let’s see what teaser I come up with.

Hmm. Now that I”m doing this, I don’t think I will post the titles and authors until after I have come up with the teasers. Okay, Teaser number one:

What if literature were a television we gaze into in order to activate our mirror neurons and give ourselves some action-packed cheap thrills? And even worse: what if literature were a television showing us all the things we have missed?

Candidate Number Two is a fluffy holiday book. I get this silly hankering for them this time of year. You can kind of tell that’s what it is with Teaser number two:

Megan noticed he was wearing the sneakers with the sutures again. He didn’t have any money, she guessed.

Hmm. I’m still not sure which book I’ll read tonight, though I’m afraid the fluffy one is losing appeal by how hard it was to find a page that had any interesting sentences at all.

The titles of the books are Candidate Number One: The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, and Candidate Number Two: Thanksgiving, by Janet Evanovich.

Which do you think I should tackle tonight? Please vote in the comments! And leave a teaser of your own!

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