Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Teaser Tuesday (August 25)

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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.)

My teaser:

Learning to Swim by Clare Chambers

“My mother had always insisted it was bad manners to talk about politics—unless you were a politician, and even then she didn’t much like it. Opinions were not things to be aired, shared or modified, but things to be kept hidden away like a piece of expensive jewellery which is always shut up in a box and never worn in case it gets damaged” (p. 250).

This is from Learning to Swim by Clare Chambers.


  1. I like this teaser a lot! Although the narrator's mother seems to be the exact opposite of mine, in the opinions respect... family dinner was always interesting and sometimes explosive.

    I'm looking forward to your review of this one!

  2. Great teaser. Funny too. Hope you're enjoying the book!

    ~ Popin

  3. Sounds like an interesting book, but maybe I think that because her mother sounds just like mine! Nice teaser.

  4. Sounds like my mother too. Couldn't discuss anything controversial at the dinner table. She didn't like it anywhere else either. I think I'd like your book.

  5. Good teaser this week! Looks like yet another book to add to my tbr list :) You can find my teaser here.

  6. I can't imagine not talking politics with my mom. She has such strong opinions.

  7. Great teaser...I think I would be in trouble as I am always sharing my opinion!

  8. Well then I would be in serious trouble with her!!! Great teaser!

  9. That is a lovely teaser! Enjoy your read!


  10. I love this teaser... thanks for posting.