Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Teaser Tuesdays (January 13)
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 Little Giant of Aberdeen County, so you’re getting another teaser from it, along with one from a book of essays I’m reading at the same time...
My first teaser:
“I reminded myself that things were not always what they seemed, large or small, beautiful or rough. I resolved to pay more careful attention to the things around me. No matter how they appeared, I reasoned, things could always change, sometimes maybe even for the better” (p. 127).
This is from The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker.
My second teaser:
“Being dead is one—the worst, the last—but only one in a series of calamities that afflicts our own and several other species. The list may include, but is not limited to, gingivitis, bowel obstruction, contested divorce, tax audit, spiritual vexation, cash flow problems, political upheaval, and on and on and on some more. There is no shortage of misery” (p. 8).
This is from The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade by Thomas Lynch.