26 April 2011

Today's Read: Skipping a Beat by Sarah Pekkanen

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.

When my husband, Michael, died for the first time, I was walking across a freshly waxed marble floor in three-inch Stuart Weitzman heels, balancing a tray of cupcakes in my shaking hands.

Shaking because I'd overdosed on sugar—someone had to heroically step up and taste-test the cupcakes, after all—and not because I was worried about slipping and dropping the tray, even though these weren't your run-of-the-mill Betty Crockers. These were molten chocolate and cayenne-pepper masterpieces, and each one was topped with a name scripted in edible gold leaf. (opening paragraphs)
—From Skipping a Beat by Sarah Pekkanen (Washington Square Press, 2011)

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BookBelle 4/26/11, 6:18 AM  

How many times did he die? Good teaser. Here's mine:


Karen and Gerard 4/26/11, 6:25 AM  

I just had a red velvet cupcake yesterday. Very good!

We have one science fiction and two suspense ones this week:
Here's the link to ours: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2011/04/teaser-tuedays-enders-game-and-live-to.html

Priya 4/26/11, 6:26 AM  

Died for the first time? Wow, intriguing teaser. Makes me want to read the book to know about the other times he died!!

Here's mine: http://peskypiksipesternomi.blogspot.com/2011/04/teaser-tuesday-5.html

Mel 4/26/11, 6:48 AM  

I wanted to keep reading! What a picture that opening creates. Sounds like a fun read.

Sandy Nawrot 4/26/11, 7:15 AM  

Have heard such wonderful things about this book. I would have honestly written it off as "just another women's lit" book (which are often good but not great).

Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) 4/26/11, 7:42 AM  

Great teaser! I haven't heard of this book before but I am intrigued.



Nicole (Linus's Blanket) 4/26/11, 7:54 AM  

Ok, so you know the "molten" chocolate and cayenne cupcake got me, right? I'm not even a big fan of chocolate, but all bets are off if it's any form of molten chocolate cake.

Meg @ A Bookish Affair 4/26/11, 8:25 AM  

Oh, I've been wanting to read this book!

Novroz 4/26/11, 9:00 AM  

How many time did he die?
The rest of the teaser makes me crave for sweet foods.

Beth Hoffman 4/26/11, 9:10 AM  

Excellent teaser ... death and cupcakes ... perfect!

Barbara 4/26/11, 9:32 AM  

Great teaser. It makes you want to run right out to get the book - but I guess I should shower and dress first, huh?

JP 4/26/11, 9:40 AM  

Such a good book! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Margot 4/26/11, 10:18 AM  

Great opening paragraph. Lots of teasers there to keep you reading. I hope you're enjoying.

Martha@Hey, I want to read that 4/26/11, 10:24 AM  

I really do have to get this book.

Zibilee 4/26/11, 10:48 AM  

I have read so many good things about this book, and almost picked it up the other day. I need to not resist the urge next time!

BookGeek 4/26/11, 12:02 PM  

It's totally normal to die more than once, right? Great teaser! :)

Now I have a need for cupcakes...

bermudaonion 4/26/11, 12:14 PM  

I loved that book and hope you do too!

Vasilly 4/26/11, 12:32 PM  

This sounds really interesting! Her husband dies more than once and she's more concerned about the cupcakes than him? Hmmm. . .

Audra 4/26/11, 1:19 PM  

Very intriguing teaser!

BookGirl 4/26/11, 1:57 PM  

Great teaser, I hope you enjoy the rest of the book. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

jlshall 4/26/11, 2:37 PM  

What a wonderful teaser! There's just so much going on there - definitely an impressive opener. And I really, really want one of those cupcakes!

Nise' 4/26/11, 3:42 PM  

I really liked this book! Irritated my back by laying in a lawn chair reading it cover to cover.

Zakiya LadyWings 4/26/11, 5:29 PM  

Great teasers this week! Happy Reading :) My teasers:

Butterfly Feet Walking on Life
For the L♥ve of Reading

-- Zakiya LadyWings

Alice Audrey 4/26/11, 5:38 PM  

Sounds like a great read, though I'm wanting to get down to the reason he died and why it was only the "first" time.

kaye 4/26/11, 5:49 PM  

I hope the dying was figurative and not literally-- though I think if I'd eaten molten cupcakes I might die too. great teaser. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Shelley Munro 4/26/11, 6:32 PM  

I like the sound of those cupcakes. Death and cupcakes is an interesting mix.

Here’s My Teaser

Jennifer Stone 4/26/11, 7:15 PM  

This sounds great! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Here's my Teaser Tuesday from Fallen by Lauren Kate. Happy Reading!!! Jen

Tania. F. Walsh 4/26/11, 7:20 PM  

Really like this teaser - sounds like something I would do, esp the overdose on sugar part...haha

Ren 4/26/11, 8:41 PM  

Wow...yes, that does sound very intriguing :)

Here's mine: http://renthompsonishere.blogspot.com/2011/04/teaser-tuesday-vampires-warden.html

Ellie 4/27/11, 7:08 AM  

Fantastic teaser - I'm definitely adding it to my wishlist. Thank you!

Ellie Garratt

TheBookGirl 4/27/11, 9:52 AM  

I can certainly relate to the overdosing on sugar part, lol.
I will look forward to your review of this one :)

Coffee and a Book Chick 4/27/11, 1:24 PM  

I hope you enjoy the book. I bawled quite a bit at the end, not gonna lie...

Jenners 4/30/11, 8:16 PM  

Great teaser! It males me excited because a generous book blogger just sent me a copy. Not too thrilled about the cupcake flavors though!

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