Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays (June 9)

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.)

Way back in April, Gayle at Everyday I Write the Book announced that The Local News by Miriam Gershow was the June EDIWTB book club pick. I’ve never participated in an online book club, but since I have the book, I signed up to join in the discussion. However, I just realized that the book club “meeting” is next Monday (June 15) so I guess I’d better start reading the book!

My teaser:

“I was drawn to it [driving] in the same nagging way I was drawn to anything I wasn’t good at, like when I’d spent the summer before taking algebra, learning polynomial and quadratic equations, or when I’d spent weeks memorizing every strait in the world after losing the eighth-grade geography bee (Joshua Belson had beaten me, knowing that the Naruto Strait connected Awaji Island and Shikoku in Japan” (p. 8).*

This is from The Local News by Miriam Gershow.

*Note that this quote comes from an ARC and therefore may have been changed for final printing.


  1. Very interesting teaser...so I wonder what this person is actually drawn to that sparked the conversation in the first place.

  2. Good teaser!!

    Here's mine: http://missysbooknook.blogspot.com

  3. The teaser sounds interesting. I hope you like the book, Avis. I've got it too and I'll be waiting to read your review.

  4. I've been wanting this one. Can't wait to hear what you think. Here's my first teaser and here's the other.

  5. I like the sounds of "Local News" -- going to have to look it up at the library. Mine is from a book ( His Edge ) about a test pilot, set mostly after WWII. This passage has to do with a flying scene, though the book has lots more than that, including romance! There are tons of great flying scenes, though, too and this is one:

    The suddenness and magnitude of force changes between posi-
    tive, negative, and zero g’s tortured his stomach. He flipped upside
    down, now hanging precariously by his seat belt, and shot in another
    direction, racing through a long, grey tunnel with churning black
    walls, like a bullet through a gun barrel. The immense pressure on his
    back and head told him the speed was enormous, as were the g’s. At
    any moment he dreaded he would pass out, and then he did.

  6. Interesting teaser. I look forward to your thoughts on it. I'm reading it for a blog tour in July.

  7. Thanks, everyone, for your comments!

    Donna (Myckyee), I look forward to reading your review too! (I'm hoping to post mine next week.)

    Liz, thanks for sharing your teaser! I wonder what happened next...

    I'll keep an eye out for your review, Dar!