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Teaser Tuesdays: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just open your current read to a random page and share a few sentences. Be careful not to include spoilers!

This book is great fun so far. My teaser comes from page 142:

We walked through the house, past more curious eyes peeping through door cracks and from behind sofas, and into a sunny sitting room, where on an elaborate Persian rug, in a high-backed chair, a distinguished-looking lady sat knitting. She was dressed head to toe in black, her hair pinned in a perfectly round knot atop her head, with lace gloves and a high-collared blouse fastened tightly at her throat – as fastidiously neat as the house itself. I could’ve guessed who she was even if I hadn’t remembered her picture from those I’d found in the smashed trunk.

6 Responses

  1. Fantastic teaser! I want to read this book so badly! Guess what I’ll be buying the next time I go to the bookstore 🙂

    Here’s mine: Just One More Paragraph

  2. I am interested to know who she is speaking about.

  3. This one sounds like one I’d like…thanks for sharing.

    Here’s MY TT POST

  4. OK, I find it glaring to read that she’s knitting wearing lace gloves. I’m being picky, but I’m sure that her needles will nibble into the lace, even if her sense of feel isn’t impeded by wearing gloves. It raises the question, for me, as to whether this isn’t more about form than substance. Perhaps too harsh of me.
    Karen who can’t log in

  5. Wow, fascinating! I certainly didn’t catch that; it took a craftswoman to point it out. Thanks for the input. What do I know about knitting OR lace gloves? (nothing)

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