Monday, November 19, 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!


I'm currently reading The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling.  I'm enjoying the novel so far, though I have some reservations - but I'm holding judgment until I finish.  I do love her writing style, the ebb and flow of her words smoothly carry you away and immerse you in the story.  The reader quickly learns that nearly everyone has something to hide, and while the village seems peaceful and quaint, simmering just below the surface are secrets, passions, hatred and anger, ready to explode into full-scale war at any moment.

The Tease:
 "Not knowing how many times he had offended, and unable to trust himself, he burdened himself with so many papers and files that he had no hands free to attack as he moved through the corridors.  He shouted at the swarming children to get out of the way, to stand clear, as he passed.  None of it helped.."
 -The Casual Vacancy, by J K Rowling

What's your Tease?


  1. Hmmm...I really want to read this one as well. I am a little nervous about it though, I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of it when you finish.


  2. I've been curious about this book but haven't added it to my TBR collection yet. I'm looking forward to hearing more about it, especially after reading your teaser.
    My teaser is from STEALING MERCY.

  3. I've been wondering about this book. I haven't read her other books, but may read this one.
    Here's my teaser

  4. Hi Sunny!!! It's been a while.

    I'm trying to get my hands on this book. This teaser in particular reminds me of me at work (I work at a school).

    My teaser

  5. I am seeing mixed reviews about THE CASUAL VACANCY.

    My teaser is from The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin.

    My Teaser is below. Have a great Tuesday.

    Silver’s Reviews

  6. I finished this last week and enjoyed it a lot. I love J K Rowling's style :)

    This is my week's teaser:

    My TT

  7. Amazing Teaser! I really so need to read this book!! Here's my teaser from Belles!

  8. Have to look into this one.

  9. I've been wanting to read this one so bad. There have been mixed reviews though, so I'm sort-of hesitant. I hope you enjoy it - I'll be looking out for your review. Nice pick for the teaser!

    My teaser is from The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

    Have a great Tuesday!
    ~Gin @ Addicted to Words