Monday, October 29, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just:
* 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 and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their To Be Read (TBR) Lists if they like your teasers!


Last week I started reading The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling.  I've been curious to see how she would do writing outside of the Harry Potter world, and I have to say, so far it's not bad!  This week my tease is from the opening paragraph of the novel.

The Tease:
 "Barry Fairbrother did not want to go out to dinner.  He had endured a thumping headache for most of the weekend and was struggling to make a deadline for the local paper.  However, his wife had been a little stiff and uncommunicative over lunch, and Barry deduced that his anniversary card had not mitigated the crime of shutting himself away in the study all morning. It did not help that he had been writing about Krystal, whom Mary disliked, although she pretended otherwise."
 -The Casual Vacancy, by J K Rowling

What's your Tease?


  1. Sounds like this guy is in the dog house.
    Here's ours:

  2. I have heard so many different things about this book...I'm definitely curious. Thanks for sharing, and here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

  3. A heated argument is coming his way for sure.


  4. Good teaser.

  5. The opening isn't exactly riveting, is it? I've heard both good and bad things about this book, and I'll probably read it.
    My Teaser is from REMEMBER ME?

  6. Interesting teaser!

    I have The Casual Vacancy on hold at my library--I'm looking forward to reading J.K. Rowling's newest work outside of the Potter world.

    1. I'm finding it interesting so far - The characters are quite entertaining.

  7. I am hearing more negatives about this book. Hope it is good, though.

    My teaser is below.

    Silver's Reviews

  8. Interesting teaser and I too am anxious to see How JK does with her new novel!
    Here's my teaser: I love Dan Brown

  9. Definitely sounds like his anniversary isn't going that well! I really want to read this book because I wonder how JK did! Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great week!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  10. Well I read it, as much as I could stand, and I can tell you it was not the best anniversary! Thanks for popping in.

    I was disappointed in the storyline of The Casual Vacancy, but not in J K's writing ability. I will read another of hers for sure.