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!
“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.