Teaser Tuesday (6/1/2010)

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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! # Please avoid spoilers!

My Two Teasers:

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

And the books that came into the house, some of them secretly — well, Samuel rode lightly on top of a book and he balanced happily among ideas the way a man rides white rapids in a canoe.

But Tom got into a book, crawled and groveled between the covers, tunneled like a mole among the thoughts, and came up with the book all over his face and hands.

I cheated a little with this Teaser Tuesday. I read these lines earlier today and had to find a place to share them. Its just such a poetic way to describe the love of reading. I have been thinking about this imagery pretty much all day. The idea of tunneling like a mole through a book, exploring every nook and cranny of ideas, themes and characters. I love it. I want to hug it and cherish this quote forever.

I love this book so far. Its wonderfully written and the characters are so vivid with life and personality. I’m reading this for book club, and we’re taking a field trip down to Salinas to talk about the book and explore the city John Steinbeck immortalized in his work. It should be a lot of fun. As far as a I know, Salinas has hardly changed since Steinbeck’s time.


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2 responses to “Teaser Tuesday (6/1/2010)

  1. As a Steinbeck fan I applaud your teaser choice as well as your book choice. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/06/teaser-tuesdays-making-of-duchess.html

  2. I love the images of those two readers. Such great description! I think I straddle the line somewhere between the two. Nice teaser.

    If you’d like, you can check out mine here.

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