Teaser Tuesday: The World Without Us

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.

Basically you need to grab your current book, open to a random page and share two ‘teaser’ sentences from somewhere on that page (although not spoilers).

I’d thought I’d give it a whirl.

Right now, I’m reading The World Without Us, by Mireille Juchau.  It’s an Australian book with a lot of references to bees.  I think I’m going to enjoy it.

As each thought floated up, her eyes darkened, welled, then took on such a terrified cast that the officers grew kind and hushed.  One fetched water and handed her the cup while the other quipped about baby names, his own father named after a frickin pub!

Anyone willing to share a wee snippet from their current book? Leave a comment below.



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  1. “Having admired it long enough, I reached down now and picked up the whale gun, and at once an odd feeling of calm descended upon me. Given the remarkable ease with which my plan was unfolding, it felt almost as if this day, this moment, had been laid out for me by Fate.”

    I’ve intrigued myself with that quote. It’s 80 pages further in from where I’m currently up to in the book I’m reading. I can’t think how she’s got to that point!

    It’s from Shirley Barrett’s Rush Oh!

    • Brilliant! Is there no whale at the moment? Will be interesting to see how that’s inveigled.

      • There had been three whales up to that point, all hunted by her dad and his crews. The last hunt went badly, so I’m glad to know that Mary’s grabbed the gun because she’s spotted a whale while her dad’s out chasing another one, not because he’s packed it in. Phew!

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