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Teaser Tuesday

Written by Kirsten on April 27th, 2010

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

  • 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!
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

“Well, I don’t say it wasn’t a fine joke, Tom, to keep everybody suffering ‘most a week so you boys had a good time, but it is a pity you could be so hard-hearted as to let me suffer so. If you could come over on a log to go to your funeral, you could have come over and give me a hint some way that you warn’t dead, but only run off.”

It took me flipping pages for a solid five minutes to decide that a non-spoiler teaser from a Harry Potter book is relatively impossible if it’s to be interesting at all. So, I just re-downloaded Stanza to my iPod last night, and decided to find an e-book to use for my teaser today instead.

I read Mark Twain for the first time last year, and loved loved loved Huck Finn. Now, it’s time to move on to Tom Sawyer (though it’s now my understanding that I’m doin’ it wrong. Go figure!).  I can’t get enough of the way Twain makes you truly hear the way the words are spoken; whenever I read this style of written speech, I will always think of my friend Rob, who took Huck Finn from me and read me the first page in exactly the accent I imagined as I was reading. I was delighted, and only wished he could have read the whole book aloud!

So your turn – whatcha readin’?

 

5 Comments so far ↓

  1. Liz says:

    Have to confess I loathed “Huck Finn.” I know it’s a classic and all, but … I just can’t help it. My teaser is from a book on spiritual growth
    and the Law of Attraction (called “The Law of Attraction!” — it’s by Deborah Morrison and Arvind Singh). It gives you practical approaches to make the Law of Attraction work for you and get you results. There’s more to it than wishful thinking! This is the blueprint.

    “The Law of Attraction can help you achieve true prosperity, but here it is important to understand what true prosperity really is and to know that it encompasses much more than financial wealth. It is also important to realize that bad things can still happen to good people who think positive thoughts.”
    .-= Liz´s last blog ..lizreads: @markknoller Anyone else thinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald? =-.

    • Kirsten says:

      There are plenty of classics with as many people who detest them as love them; I won’t hold it against ya ;)

      Sounds like a really enlightening book; thanks for sharing your teaser!

  2. Suppose you could always have excerpted a bit of a Quidditch match. Anyone with even a passing interest in HP knows how those always end up finishing anyway :P

    My one’s at http://hampshireflyer.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/teaser-tuesday-13/
    .-= hampshireflyer´s last blog ..Teaser Tuesday 13 =-.

  3. Bruce says:

    Suppose you could always have excerpted a bit of a Quidditch match. Anyone with even a passing interest in HP knows how those always end up finishing anyway :P

    My one’s at http://hampshireflyer.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/teaser-tuesday-13/
    .-= hampshireflyer´s last blog ..Teaser Tuesday 13 =-.

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