Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Teaser Tueasday: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

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!

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray.

Beauty Queens – Scholastic Press

And so our tale begins with a sudden fall from blue skies, with screams and prayers and a camera crew bravely recording every bit of the turbulence and drama: What a lucky break for their show!
— Prologue

“I am team captain. And I say we’re doing our pageant prep first, according to plan. Priorities.”
“Shouldn’t our priorities be food, shelter, and rescue?”
— Chapter 6

After I was finished with university, I promised myself something along the lines of “No more books with footnotes!” But some promises are made to be broken, because otherwise I’d have to miss out on quite a few books.
Parts of this are so absurd that they’re actually too real and at the same time hilariously funny. In a holding up a mirror and laugh before you run screaming sort of way. It’s great humour and I’m enjoying this a lot. But I’ll have to say that I first tried reading the book on my reader and on there, footnotes are a pain. That’s a problem to be solved. Until then: real books. Or the desktop app solution in this case.

Footnotes can be a topic of strong feelings – do you have any thoughts? Love them, like them, hate them? Let’s hear from you in the comments. And no, none of this is an April Fool’s ... happy April, everyone.


Vonnie R said...

I was not too impressed with her other books. I'm hesitant to try this series out.


Karen and Gerard said...

I don't read too many books with footnotes; don't really mind them though. Good teasers here.

Natalie @ Book Lovers Life said...

Great teasers. I've only read one book with footnotes and didn't mind it too much. It added to the book. Thanks for sharing. http://bookloverslife.blogspot.ie/2014/04/teaser-tuesday-april-1st.html

Anonymous said...

Footnotes are OK I suppose. But endnotes are rather annoying, especially in a work of fiction. I don't want to keep going back and forth between the chapter and the notes. Unlike you I actually prefer reading those kind of books on my reader as I can get to the notes quicker and more easily than I would in a printed book.

Enjoy your book!

Beth F said...

I *loved* this book!!!

Carolyn Brown said...

Poignant tease!

Juli Rahel said...

I'm currently at university, so footnotes are a saving grace whenever an academic text makes me want to cry! But I do agree, they don't do very well on readers! This sounds like a fun read, although also slightly baffling! Thanks for sharing :) hope you have a good week!
My Teaser Tuesday
Juli @ Universe in Words

Nise' said...

I love Libba's books, but have not read this one.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Footnotes in fiction? I'd rather not be taken out of the scene.
My Teaser is from WITHOUT A TRACE.

Alice Audrey said...

You've got me. I'll have to hunt this one down. Great teaser. My teaser is here.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Enjoy! your book.

PD Workman said...

I really enjoyed the footnotes in Jack London's "The Iron Heel". Take a look!

My teaser is from bestselling novel "The Book Thief" here: http://pdworkman.com/book-thief-teasertuesday/

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