Monday, January 2, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: A Visit to the Land of Oz

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
4. 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!)
5. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Still reading the same Kindle book. Only because that's what I read when out of the house and I've gotten a break the last two weeks on being out of the house. Woo-hoo! Not because the book is lacking.

This week I'm reading Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire. I loved his first couple books, but have not read another of his books in a long while. I saw this on the new releases at the library and snatched it up.

"So upon her return, Dorothy had been greeted not as a ghost or an angel, neither blessed by the Lord nor saved by a secret pact she must have made with the Evil One. Just tetched, concluded the good folks of the district. Tetched in the big fat head." p. 4.

That is from the Dorothy portions of the book. Glinda is the other POV character.

"Puggles saw her struggling with the front door and rescued her. 'Let e help, Mum,' he said, relieving her of the umbrella. It had a handle carved to look like a flying monkey; she hadn't noticed that. Probably Cherrystone would decide that the umbrella was grounds for her execution. Well, stuff him with a rippled rutabaga." p. 24. (Ow.)

This is billed as "The Final Volume int he Wicked Years." I had no idea it had progressed into a series. I'm actually going to return this one and read from the second novel forward, though I think this book probably stands on its own. Reading from the beginning is just a quirk of mine. For all I know, it will be better if I do it that way, but I don't feel like I'm fumbling around, unaware of what's going on, either. The book is good enough to make me want to go back and read the others, though, if that tells you anything.

What are you reading?

May you find your Muse.


  1. Unfortunately, Wilson didn't always employ such tact. If he had, history might of been different. (pg.244 How To Win Friends & Influence People)

    Great book :)

  2. I love Gregory Maguire's writing style, although it takes a while to get used to. I've only written the first book in the Oz series though.

    Here's my Teaser.

  3. I've read a few of those. They're quite interesting.

  4. 'At that same moment, though Karou didn't know it, across the world, at every door emblazoned with a black handprint, fires raged...The way to Elsewhere had been severed, and she was cast adrift.' (pg 138. Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor.

    Fantastic book! I wish my reading wasn't interrupted by the need to sleep!

  5. "You killed a man for money," Jake said.
    "I'd kill a man for water, given the right circumstances," Aldo replied.

    'The Favour Men' is a great read! Grabbed it off amazon.

  6. I've read WICKED and SON OF A WITCH, but I haven't read A LION AMONG MEN or this newest one. I hope to get back to reading them because I love the first two. It's good to know you can read it without having read the others, though.

    My teaser is now on my other blog:

  7. I've read all the Oz books, and am looking forward to this one. Thanks for the tease - now I'm REALLY excited to read it!

  8. a great teaser.

  9. I haven't read the Oz books, but your teaser makes me think I'd enjoy them. Thanks for posting it.
    Here's mine:

  10. I've only read Wicked and Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire; I didn't know he'd written other books set in Oz.

    Thanks for the teaser!

  11. Happy New Year! I don't have the book with me so I can't pull out teaser sentences, but I can tell you that I'm reading Grave Witch by Kalayna Price and I am completely obsessed.

  12. happy new year and these teaser are no fair makes me want to read the book my list is already to long as it is

  13. BragonDorn, thank you for sharing!

    Majanka, I agree. I've also only read the first one (and now part of the fourth, of course).

    Shelly, I think they're fun.

    Dawn, I've heard a lot about that book lately. I think the teaser shows why. Thanks for sharing!

    Sarah, thank you for the recommendation and teaser!

    Cherie, I'm glad to hear the second one is good, too.

    Lisa-Marie, great to hear!

    Tribute Books Mama, thanks!

    Sandra, they're fun, and he has a fluid writing style.

    Golden Eagle, I didn't even know about the second one until I saw this one on the shelf and looked it all up.

    Liz, sounds interesting! I will look it up.

    Becca, my list, too!