Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays (April 21)

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 here’s another teaser from it. This one made me chuckle out loud.

My teaser:

“Cats, I’m amused to discover, weren’t tamed until many millennia later (if, those of us who live with them might add, at all), and by their very existence they give the lie to any notion of reciprocal usefulness. Unless you’ve developed a yen for fresh mole, a cat’s hunting prowess will serve you poorly; and far from warding off real and present danger, he will likely freeze and stare only at things you can neither see nor conjure and, judging from his appalled gaze, wouldn’t want to if you could” (p. 120).

This is from A Troubled Guest: Life and Death Stories by Nancy Mairs.


  1. I'm still giggling! Good Teaser!

  2. I love it! That's a great one, Avis.

  3. That's why I have a dog. Here is mine.


  4. This made me wonder just what this book is about - it didn't seem to match the title. So I had a look on Amazon - not about cats then. I do hope you'll be writing a review soon.

  5. As a cat owner, I can relate! Great teaser.

  6. Great quote. who doesn't love cats? :-)

  7. Lol. I like that one! Thinking a cat can be tamed pshh!

    Here's mine