All About Books: Teaser Tuesday - Old World Murder

A sneak peek at what the blogger is reading this week.

My goodness, it's been a while since I've posted a Teaser Tuesday, huh? Sorry. In my defense, I have to say that my work life has ramped up exponentially. The fundraiser the organization I work for puts on every year is less than a month away and, seeing as how it's one of my primary job tasks, I've been a wee bit focused there. But, in lieu of a lunch hour today, I'm blogging!

So, who remembers the Teaser Tuesday rules? Anyone? No? Well, here they are:

• 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!

And here's my tease for this Tuesday (it is Tuesday, right? My brain stopped working a few days ago . . .)

"I think she's dead." The blonde sounded dazed. "I think I killed her."

My tease is from "Old World Murder," written by Wisconsin native (and former Old World Wisconsin employee) Kathleen Ernst. I've been wanting to read it for a while because I met Kathleen through a book club I was once a member of, so I'm excited to be reading it now. So far, it's great - but I'm only about 25 pages in so far. What are you all reading?

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Jimmy Neutron October 17, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Song of Fire and Ice is a good series. St Swithin is right, you will get heart broken and probably pissed at how long it takes for the next book to come out, once you get caught up. You also might want to take a crack at Wisconsin's very own Patrick Rothfuss's King Killer Chronicles, the first book "The Name of the Wind" is pretty darn good...waiting for book three, fingers crossed for next year.
Greg October 17, 2012 at 05:41 PM
The nice thing with Dune is that you could stop after the first book. I got about half way into the second book and wished it had never been written and not because it was good.
Randy1949 October 17, 2012 at 05:50 PM
I made it all the way to the end of God Emperor of Dune and then gave it up. I don't quite have the heart for 'Dune Takes Manhattan' and 'Dune on Ice'. Sons should learn not to milk Dad's literary legacy too much.
Greg October 17, 2012 at 05:59 PM
It was all about the spice in the first book. Once I knew what the spice was the genie was out of the bottle. I thought the first book ended fine, I just wanted to continue with the series because it took one third of the first book to have any idea what I was reading. I think liking Dune was more about how the story was told than it was about the story.
Randy1949 October 17, 2012 at 06:09 PM
With any good book, it's more about how the story is told than the actual telling. I've read that this book was written as an exercise in ecology (just the way Lord of the Rings was an exercise in linguistics) and its effect on politics, with a dash of religion thrown in. What I didn't care for in the sequels is that Paul Atreides was diminished and Duncan Idaho (a very minor character in the first book) ends up becoming central.


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