14 December 2010

Today's Read: The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

MizB at Should Be Reading hosts Teaser Tuesdays. Here's how it works: Grab your current read; let the book fall open to a random page; and share 2 “teaser” sentences from that page. For more teasers, click on through to MizB's blog.

Today's teaser comes from an upcoming Amy Einhorn book I'm dying to share with you. Look for my review just after the new year, when the book is released:

It's unlikely that our parents ever looked up any of our names in one of those baby name books. The Riverside Shakespeare had obviously been the repository of choice. Once Rose had a summer camp counselor who, as an icebreaker, looked up the meanings of all the children's names, and Rosalind was horrified to learn her name means, yes, "beautiful rose," but also "horse serpent." Horse serpent? If that won't give a girl body image issues for life, we don't know what will. (p. 58)
—From The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown (Putnam / Amy Einhorn, 2011) [Note: extract comes from an ARC and may not exactly match finished book.]

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30 comments:

Sandy Nawrot 12/14/10, 7:00 AM  

Someone just mentioned this book! I can't remember where. But how can you resist such a title? Plus the Amy Einhorn thing...I can't wait!

Kathy Martin 12/14/10, 8:03 AM  

Love the teaser! And how very true. What an image! I have two this week. My YA teaser comes from Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers and my adult teaser comes from Side Jobs by Jim Butcher. Happy reading!

Lynne Perednia 12/14/10, 8:16 AM  

This book is very high on my list. Thanks for posting the teaser.

Laurel-Rain Snow 12/14/10, 8:27 AM  

I've been wanting to read this one...it sounds fascinating.

Here's my TT:

(click on my name)

mlisame 12/14/10, 8:50 AM  

What a great teaser! Thanks for sharing and stopping by :)

Michelle from Pineapples & Pyjamas

fiction-books 12/14/10, 8:58 AM  

Hi Beth,

I managed to track down the full synopsis for this book, as your teaser lines were so intriguing.

It looks set to be a great read, I like the whole concept of family sagas and relationships. Are there many real life families out there, that lead such complicated lives, I wonder???

Yvonne www.fiction-books.biz

Jenny 12/14/10, 9:22 AM  

HA! I have to say if I found out my name meant horse serpent I can't say I'd be too pumped about it either.

marthalama 12/14/10, 9:34 AM  

I want to read this book so much I almost added extra ohs to so for emphasis. I hope you are enjoying it. I can't wait to hear your review.

Cozy in Texas 12/14/10, 9:49 AM  

I stopped by your blog today. This is a lovely idea - intriguing.
Ann

BlackEyedDog 12/14/10, 9:54 AM  

haha....great teaser^^
thx for sharing. Seems like a very nice book.

here are my teasers: http://semicrazed.blogspot.com/2010/12/teaser-tuesday-10.html

xoxo

Lillie (AliseOnLife) 12/14/10, 10:12 AM  

Lol! "Horse serpent" isn't the greatest at all. I think I will add this book to my wishlist, and I'll look for your review.

Thanks for stopping by Read My Mind!

kaye 12/14/10, 10:22 AM  

sounds like an entertaining read, nice teaser.

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) 12/14/10, 10:40 AM  

I just finished reading this one for a book tour in January and really liked it. I can't wait to post about it, too.

Heather 12/14/10, 11:26 AM  

I often wonder what parents were thinking when they named their children. Too many parents forget kids will be saddled with theies name - and all the horrible nicknames that can be associated with it - all their lives. Or at least until they are old enough to legally have it changed, lol. Great teaser!

Jennifer-Girls Gone Reading 12/14/10, 11:49 AM  

I am dying to get my hands on a copy of this book. It continues to look so good. Thanks for the teaser.

Julie P. 12/14/10, 12:24 PM  

Cannot wait to read this one!

Lori 12/14/10, 12:53 PM  

Great teaser. I hope that you are enjoying your book. Wanna see what my Teaser for Tuesday is?

Tribute Books Mama 12/14/10, 1:15 PM  

Here is my teaser from Out of Touch by Brandon Tietz (Page vii):

I used to be the kind of guy that would have no problem reading Playboy or Hustler on an airplane, but that me in "the before," and nearly everything has changed since that time in my life a little over a year ago.

This is not a coming of age story.

If that's what you're wanting then I suggest you put this down and read something else: something with a happy ending. Like Penthouse.

Or: the funny pages.

This is me giving you your official warning.

Because where this goes, you might not be ready for.

bermudaonion 12/14/10, 1:21 PM  

I'm really excited about this book too!!

Teresa 12/14/10, 2:11 PM  

I really want to read this one!

jlshall 12/14/10, 2:15 PM  

Reading this one right now, too. So far, it's holding my interest but seems a bit slow in developing. I'll check back for your review. Good choice of teaser!

Dorte H 12/14/10, 2:54 PM  

Ah! That title and the teaser make me really curious.

Miss Page-Turner 12/14/10, 6:07 PM  

Nice teaser, have a great further read;)
Here is my Teaser!

And don't forget to check out my giveaway. You can choose 1 out of 6 2011 release novels to pre-order. It ends Jan 3rd and is open internationally. Just click...HERE!

BLHmistress 12/14/10, 8:54 PM  

LOL poor girl , wonder what the other girls names mean??

My Tuesday Teaser

Emma Michaels 12/14/10, 8:55 PM  

YEAY! Teaser Tuesday!!!!!!! Here is mine! It is the day when my to-read list just can't stop growing!!!

Sincerely,
Emma Michaels
Emma_Michaels@hotmail.com
http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

Veens 12/15/10, 5:01 AM  

If my name meant that, I would definitely have issues :)

Beth Hoffman 12/15/10, 8:47 AM  

I'm so eager to read this book that I can hardly stand it! An ARC is on its way to me and I hope it arrives before the end of the week.

Meg 12/15/10, 11:20 AM  

Ooh, I can't wait to read this one! I have a shiny copy in my TBR stack and I'm super excited to begin. Great teaser!

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks 12/16/10, 8:41 PM  

Oh, great teaser -- I'm looking forward to THE WEIRD SISTERS!

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