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Teaser Tuesday 6/15/2010

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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:

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

Sociologists write about “the Disappearing Middle,” referring to both middle America and mid-sized operators: whole communities in the heartland left alarmingly empty after a decades-old trend toward fewer, bigger commodity farms. We are quicker to address our problems with regional rather than national solutions.

Not the most riveting two sentences from a book, not hey, what do you expect from a memoir about living off of sustainable foods from your very own farmland for a year?

Teaser Tuesday 6/8/2010

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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!

Can I just say that I feel like that the last book blogger to be just reading this book? Its such an awesome book, I don’t want to put it down, I wish I could call in sick to work and stay home to read the whole thing!

My Two Teasers:

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

When I finally do come to my senses, I lie still, waiting for the next onslaught of imagery. But eventually I accept that the poison must have finally worked its way out of my system, leaving my body wracked and feeble.

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.


Teaser Tuesday (3/30)

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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:

You Suck: A Love Story by Christopher Moore.

So it turns out Alicia DeVries is this crusty hippie who is like as old as my grandma, but wants to be all Earth Mother and everything, which I’m not against, because old hippies have teh best pot and they’ll just give it to you if you pretend not to notice that they’re crusty and old.

So Alicia picks me up in her crust-mobile rainbow peace-and-love Jeep CJ and I give her the requirements of the vampyre Flood, which were bedroom with no windows, a washer and dryer, private entrance with lockout, and at least above the ground floor, windows looking down on the street.

Teaser Tuesday (1/12)

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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:

Dammit. I was going to have to do that research after all. Maybe it would turn up something helpful, some kind of clue to help lead me and the police to the murderer.

From Storm Front: Book 1 of The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

Teaser Tuesday (12/29)

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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:

When viewed from above, some state boundaries make sense — they follow rivers, declivities, chains of hills — but the straight lines defining Wyoming are purely notional and basically delimit a mammoth sandbox.

Wyoming is just the land no other state wanted endowed with a capital building to make it feel good.

From: Up in the Air by Michael Kirn

Teaser Tuesday – (12/15/2009)

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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:

While Dev was at the airport, Miranda went to Filene’s Basement to buy herself things she thought a mistress should have. She found a pair of black high heels with buckles smaller than a baby’s teeth.

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Teaser Tuesday (11/3)

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:

Strange glanced two or three times around the room in search of some magic to do. His glance fell upon a mirror that hung in the depths of a corner of the room where the light never penetrated.

Jonathon Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke p294

Teaser Tuesday (10/20/2009)

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:

It meant no more watering tobacco nursery beds in the dambo, which broke your back and wasted time. A windmill and pump could also provide my family with a year-round garden where my mother could grow things like tomatoes, Irish potatoes, cabbage, mustards and soybeans, both to eat and sell in the market.

— The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer.

Teaser Tuesday – 9/29/2009

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:

He pushed the door open and gasped as he saw me, tall and angry in the flickering light of the candles. He gasped again whenhe took in the deep shadow down the front of my gown, and the saddle rack, and the hooks on the wall, an the sensuously cushioned divan and the scatter of thick skeepskin rugs.

— Wideacre by Philippa Gregory