Good morning!  Welcome to Teaser Tuesdays, hosted by Miz B, at Should Be Reading. This event offers us the opportunity to share excerpts of our current reads, and tempt you to read them, too.

Here’s how it works:

  • 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!

Today I’d like to spotlight a great new book on my stacks. My Formerly Hot Life: Dispatches from Just the Other Side of Young, by Stephanie Dolgoff, is a hilarious look at life on the other side of a certain age.

From Amazon:My Formerly Hot Life belongs right next to Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love for the woman trying to understand and embrace her complicated contemporary life. At the same time as it is laugh-out-loud funny, it will help you discard the old notions and expectations of yourself that no longer fit. Reading it will help you access the hotness you thought was diminishing…but that might just be heating up.”


This teaser comes after a section in this book (which is an ARC, by the way) in which the author talks about issues with her computer, and how her solution is to smack the side of the monitor and then take a nap, hoping it will fix itself  while she’s sleeping.


Here’s my Teaser: I’ve gotten more adept through sheer exposure, but even now, decades after MS-DOS, when something goes wrong in a big way, and I’m told that there is a new driver (I have no idea what that is) I can download to prevent the problem from occurring in the future, I feel like smacking the monitor again, because I know I will need help even with that.  I hate feeling like I’m not adept at what has become as integral a part of daily life as putting a key into a lock and turning it. p. 68

I can totally relate to this one!  I always cross my fingers before turning on my computer, praying that everything will work!


What did you find today?  I hope you’ll stop by and share your tidbits.

47 thoughts on “TEASER TUESDAYS — JAN. 18

  1. Computers are nasty things sometimes, even though the MS-DOS era is long gone (thank god!) Weirdly enough I still remember the MS-DOS era and boy, was that horrible. You needed atleast an IQ of 170 to properly work with a computer! Long live Windows.

    Thanks for stopping by at my blog!



  3. LOL… I can so relate to that teaser. When we had our first computer, I knew only how to turn it on and off. Nothing ever worked for me no matter how hard I tried to learn. One day I turned it on and the screen was red with a sign in BIG letters that said, DANGER DO NOT TOUCH THIS COMPUTER.


    • OMG, Gigi Ann…what did you do?

      I feel lucky that when I first got my computer, my eldest son was visiting from Europe and taught me some basics. When he comes (not often enough!), he stays for a few months.

      Nowadays, if the computer is even working when I have a problem, I Skype with him.

      But last year, for three months in a row, things went wrong that required a computer geek (for hire). There went my little savings!

      I have gigantic fears about computer problems!

      Thanks for stopping by!


  4. Yes, I can definitely relate to that teaser! I love my computer, but I have no idea how anything works. Fortunately, my hubby is something of a tech-geek sort who keeps everything up and running (he says that’s why I can never divorce him). Happy reading this week!


    • Ah, there’s an upside to staying married, Joy! Too bad I didn’t think of it, but I got divorced before computers came into my life.

      My eldest son is my computer geek, but he lives in Europe. Alas….

      Thanks for stopping by.


  5. Drivers do cause annoying problems. I’m still in my 20s, so you’d think I’d be able to stay abreast of the latest technological innovations, but the last time I read a PC magazine was in 2003 — an article about “hyperthreading”. All I can remember is that it makes computers operate more quickly.


  6. Hahaha – this is a great tease! This would be a book I would really enjoy. Even though I am somewhat computer adept, I understand wanting to smack the side of the computer – or throw it out of the window! Haha!


  7. I can definitely relate to that as well! I recently had to take an exam on my knowledge of computers which helped me realize that I really know nothing except how to use a computer. L0l! Thanks for sharing your teaser today!


    • Well, even though I’m in the age group to have used MS-DOS, my only experience with it was total frustration, and then I gave up. When Windows came, I was very happy! Even though stuff still happens….

      Thanks for stopping by.


  8. Yes! This reminds me of the day when I was told to “clear my cache”. Who knew I even had “cache”? I too am a latecomer to technology but can’t envision retired life without being connected to the world through my computer. Your TT sounds like a must read for all women of a certain age–and I guess that’s individual?

    My TT is for Sara Donati’s historical romance series Into the Wilderness — Summit Musings


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