Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Teaser Tuesdays (November 25)

Should Be Reading hosts the Teaser Tuesdays weekly event.

My modified rules are as follows:

Grab your current read. Pick two or three “teaser” sentences more or less at random from the book, anywhere on the page. 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!) (Read the official Teaser Tuesday rules.)

I’m still reading the same book as last week, so you’re getting another teaser from it.

My first teaser:

“After Vanity Fair she had more books, like insurance: the whole stack left to go. It was as if all books had suddenly unlocked, and now she understood everything” (p. 225).

This is from Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott (and is from a child’s point of view).

My second teaser:

“My sister, who is a writer, once told me that she had twenty-six tools — the letters of the alphabet — and that it was by constant rearranging of her tools that she created her work. Some cultures with different alphabets have more tools to choose from, but the impact on our lives of only twenty-six characters is immeasurable; for example, people whose family name appears near the top of alphabetized lists are said to have better opportunities in life than those whose name comes near the end” (p. 5).

This is from A Wood Engraver’s Alphabet by Gerard Brender à Brandis.


  1. Hmmm - interesting - wonder if it is true about the last names??

    :) Here's my Teaser!


  2. Fantastic teasers - I love them they make me want to read both these books.

  3. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on Good to a Fault once you're done. And great teaser with the second quote. I wonder how many opportunities I've missed because my last name begins with W! ;)

  4. Wendi, I presume it is, or at least some study somewhere says it is...

    BooksPlease, I can attest to the fact that the first book is a good one, anyway! (I just finished it yesterday and am mulling over what I'm going to say in my review.)

  5. Those thoughts should be coming up soon, Tanabata! As a person whose last name starts with an A, I used to find that to be a liability because I always had to do my presentations in school first (when the teacher called on us in alphabetical order, which they often did). I definitely didn't think it was an advantage to go first all the time!