Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Teaser Tuesday: This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
To play along just do the following:
  • 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith.

This Is What Happy Looks Like –

Childhood memories were like airplane luggage; no matter how far you were traveling or how long you needed them to last, you were only ever allowed two bags. And while those bags might hold a few hazy recollections—a diner with a jukebox at the table, being pushed on a swing set, the way it felt to be picked up and spun around—it didn’t seem enough to last a whole lifetime.
— Chapter 7

He didn’t want to be half asleep the first time he kissed Ellie. For that, he wanted to be wide awake.
— Chapter 10

How many spam mails do you get ... should I say per day or per week? In my case, I would have to say per week because that’s about as often as I check mine to see if I missed something. And with that I’m more than unlikely to find myself in a story like this. Well that and the fact that my address isn’t a slightly obscure combination of letters and numbers. But imagine you got a legitimate not spam mail from a stranger. Would you be curious about the content? Would you write back?
This is a really cute and nonthreatening romance. A falling-in-love-story. Maybe a little too forced at some points in terms of plot, but that’s quite easy to accept within the overall feel of the book. And the writing is beautiful. A great comfort-read which I would have loved to go on for a little longer, if only for the reason that I didn’t want to leave the two protagonists to themselves just yet, to see more of their happiness.

Have you ever missent an email (and did you get a reply)? Or have you responded to a missent email? Tell me about your email stories or just your teaser choice in the comments.


Vonnie R said...

I tend to ignore messages from people I don't know, but this story sounds cute.


Karen and Gerard said...

I agree with Vonnie above, sounds like a fun read! Enjoy! Here's our teasers: http://www.ourstack.blogspot.com/2014/01/tuesday-teasers-four-today.html

Anonymous said...

hhhm, I like that metaphor about childhood memories...

I only respond to misspent email at work because it usually needs to be redirected but personal email, I don't tend to care too much.


Anonymous said...

Great teasehttp://cynthiastacey.com/2014/01/21/teaser-tuesday-jan-21/r sounds like a fun read. Makes me curious too. Happy reading. Here is my TT

Anonymous said...

sorry that message got a little jumbled. I love the teaser. Here is my TT http://cynthiastacey.com/2014/01/21/teaser-tuesday-jan-21/

Natalie @ Book Lovers Life said...

I've heard good things about this book. Great teaser ;). http://bookloverslife.blogspot.ie/2014/01/teaser-tuesday-20.html

Sandra Nachlinger said...

The title immediately made me want to read this book. It sounds like a sweet romance.

Cyn said...

Cute teasers, this book is so adorable! I love the little pig haha. Hope you're enjoying it! Thanks for sharing.

Here's my teasers at Book Munchies (:

Kirsty-Marie Jones said...

I did once, and replied back, but that was that. I loved This is What Happy Looks Like though, the authors one of my favourites. :) Great teasers!

Here's mine

Kirsty @ StudioReads

Tribute Books Mama said...

Nice cover and teaser.


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