Teaser Tuesday: Five Things I Can’t Live Without by Holly Shumas

Sorry for the break from posts, I’ve been a bit busy for the past few days. I owe this blog a couple of posts, mostly reviews, but I don’t have the time to do them today yet. Maybe tomorrow.

But for now, here’s something new: my first Teaser Tuesday! Here’s how it works:

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

This week I’m reading Five Things I Can’t Live Without by Holly Shumas. The blurb:

Five Things I Can't Live Without by Holly ShumasOn paper, Nora’s life looks perfect. She’s moving in with her boyfriend Dan, she has a stable job and a great group of friends. But she’s stuck in what she refers to as “meta-life,” the plight of overthinking and second guessing to the point of self-sabotage. One day at work, Nora decides to thwart her meta-life by following her instincts. In what feels like a moment of revelation, she quits her job. Immediately, her meta-life goes into overdrive: What on earth was she thinking–and what is she going to do now? Fortunately, when a friend asks Nora to rewrite her Internet dating profile, she realizes that not only is she good at it, but she really enjoys it. Billing herself as a Cyrano de Bergerac for the lovelorn, Nora finally begins to find professional success. But soon, Nora’s meta-life has latched onto the question she’s asked so many clients: What are the five things she can’t live without? Is her flourishing business one of them? Is Dan? With each new client and each step she takes in her own relationship, she must confront her biggest demon–her self-sabotaging “meta-life.” But will she be able to slay it forever?

Ah, Nora sounds familiar. I think that could be me sometimes.

And the teaser:

“So I finally have my therapy goal. It’s been months in the making, many tears have been shed, but here it is.” Larissa made a trumpeting sound. “I am going to live more in the moment!”

I think I posted more than one line there. :P Oops. But that line’s definitely interesting…right?

It’s been a while since I read good chick-lit, and I missed that, including the times when the heroine asks “Do diet pills work?” Okay, the heroine hasn’t asked that here yet, and I don’t think she will. I do hope this book doesn’t disappoint. :D

10 Thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday: Five Things I Can’t Live Without by Holly Shumas

  1. Hello there! Nice to meet you!

    Looks like something we should all do – live more in the moment!!!

    Here is mine:)

  2. What excellent advice, to live in the moment!
    Here’s my teaser this week: http://bookloverbookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/02/teaser-tuesday.html

    PS: First time I’ve come across your blog – I’ll be back!

  3. Welcome to Teaser Tuesday!

    My teaser is here

  4. Sounds like a fun read.

  5. Probably good advice for anyone. My TT is here

  6. That sounds really cute. Great teaser!

  7. Good piece of advice. Very cute teaser. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

  8. Well, if she takes months to decide, her moments will be over! Good teaser!

    My teaser is here.

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