Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tuesday Memes: The Time Traveler's Boyfriend

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where you can share the first paragraph, or a few, of a book you are reading or thinking about reading soon.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

Today I am spotlighting The Time Traveler’s Boyfriend by Annabelle Costa

Claudia’s geeky boyfriend Adam has just invented a time machine.

No, really—he has.  She doesn’t believe it either until Adam provides her with definitive proof that he does, in fact, have a functioning time travel device sitting in the living room of his Manhattan brownstone.

But instead of getting ready to accept the Nobel Prize, Adam has very different plans for his groundbreaking invention.  He wants Claudia to use the machine to travel back in time and stop the accident that landed him in a wheelchair over a decade ago, and prevent the trajectory of events that he believes ruined his life.

When Claudia reluctantly agrees to become the first human time traveler, she knows she’s making a big gamble. If she succeeds, she could have the happy ending with commitment-phobic Adam that she’s always dreamed of.  But if she fails, it could mean the end of the universe as she knows it.

Opening Paragraph
    Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock…
    Do you hear that ticking noise? I swear to God, it’s like I’m going crazy, but I hear something ticking. And no, it’s not my biological clock, thank you very much. Yes, my biological clock is ticking (I know, Mom), but it’s not audibly ticking. Like, I don’t walk down the street and hear it. Nobody says, “Hey, what’s that noise? Is that your ovaries?”

My Teaser
    “The thing is, you can’t ride your bike today. Because if you do, something terrible will happen. To you.” I take a deep breath and conclude: “So you can’t ride your bike today.”
page 90

So...what do you think? Is this one you would pick up? Leave a comment below!
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  1. Interesting premise--could be a fun read!

  2. Sounds fun! I've never heard of it before. Thanks for sharing. http://bookloverslife.blogspot.ie/2014/03/teaser-tuesday-28.html

  3. Had to laugh at that opening paragraph. Nice teaser.
    Here's mine


  4. Sounds like a fun read Kim - Hope u enjoy it. (Thanks for joining us)

  5. Not sure if this would be or me, but it does sound fun. I hope you enjoy it.

  6. I'm not quite sure this is for me, but it sounds really fun.

  7. Thanks for sharing this new-to-me author and book. The premise is certainly intriguing.

    My post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/03/first-chapter-first-paragraph-54.html

  8. Time travel is always dangerous--who knows what the outcome would be if you change history? It could completely alter your current reality. I am curious to know how this book handles issues like that. It sounds like a fun read. :-)

  9. I like the premise of this book. It sounds like a story that would make me laugh.
    My Teaser is from SEVEN LITTLE WORDS.

  10. This one does sound like a fun read, even though I wouldn't necessarily have picked it up. Thanks for sharing...and here's MY TUESDAY POST

  11. I've always been drawn to time-travel novels. Hope you enjoy the book.

  12. What an interesting intro....

    Here is my intro post!

  13. I usually don't like time travel books because I have trouble "believing", but I did love Stephen King's 11/22/63….that being said, this looks interesting!

    Here's Mine: http://www.sarahsbookshelves.com/fiction/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday-intros-hundred-summers-beatriz-williams/

  14. I do like the time-travelling concept as well, and the opener is very nicely executed.

  15. A bit of a twist!

    Here's mine: http://pdworkman.com/syren-teaser-teasertuesday

  16. Sounds interesting. Nice teaser!


  17. this sounds very good. I'd keep reading.