Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Happy Again by Jennifer E. Smith

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.
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!

Happy Again by Jennifer E. Smith.

Happy Again – Poppy

“There was so much I was trying not to say. I guess it was easier to talk about nothing than about how much I missed you.”
— Chapter 13

“I want to be able to stand in front of a room full of people and actually be able to say the thing I want to say,” she told him.
“And I want to be able to stand in front of just one person and say the thing I want to say.”
— Chapter 13

Confession: I have a dichotomous feeling about e-shorts. Sometimes I love them for expanding the world of a story I already love or want to dip into before committing to the whole series or to build a bridge between two main books. And then there are those that I’m torn about because they add to what I perceived to be the end. This is one from the second category. I loved the end of This Is What Happy Looks Like in the sense that it closed the story but was still open to interpretation. This addition tells me that after the end one thing happened which necessitated this addition. Don’t get me wrong, more Graham and Ellie is definitely not a bad thing, but I would have thought that things had played out differently than described in this short story. I can arrange with how it ends now, but I really hope that now they aren’t just happy again but also stay that way.

What are your feelings on e-shorts? One disadvantage it their restriction to a digital medium, but on the other hand they’re really suited for it and wouldn’t really work in print. Share your opinions and teasers in the comments!


Beth F said...

Good teasers, especially the second one. I don't read a lot of eShorts, but I like novellas and short stories.

Unknown said...

I like both teasers. And you had me at the title:)

My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/06/23/teaser-tuesdays-119-shadow-of-danger-by-kristine-mason/

Unknown said...

I like longer books. If it isn't >200 pages, then it better have something else that really attracts me.

My teaser this week is from Jodi Picoult's new book:


Kathy Martin said...

I really like the teasers. I seldom read eshorts. I don't think I would like it if it came after an ending that was already satisfying. The teaser on my adult blog this week comes from House of the Rising Sun by Kristen Painter - an urban fantasy. Happy reading!

Literary Feline said...

I am not a huge fan of e-shorts. I have read a couple and found them very unsatisfying. In this case, I think I would have similar feelings as you. Let me keep the own idea of how things turned out, please. :-)

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