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.


  1. I'm excited to get to the Undertaking! I keep hearing the most wonderful things and its been on my TBR list for the longest time

  2. I've heard such good things about Little Giant that I will definitely have to read it this year. Thanks for the teasers...mine is here.

  3. These are great teasers but I prefer the second one for some odd reason.

  4. Great teasers! I really enjoyed the Little Giant, and look forward to your review.

  5. Wow - both are interesting teasers - is the second a non-fiction book?

    Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

  6. I actually saw Thomas Lynch speak a few years ago, saveophelia, which is how come I have a copy of his book. He was a great speaker and so far the book is really good too.

    Jo-Jo, I highly recommend it (even though I'm only halfway through). So far, it's a fantastic read.

    It's funny you should say that, Ladytink, because after I posted these teasers I kinda thought to myself that I should have picked a better teaser from The Little Giant (although I still like that quote).

    Alyce, I'll have to read your review once I'm done mine!

    Wendi, yes it is. It's written by a poet and funeral director (about his experiences as a funeral director).