Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Should be Reading:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • 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!

This week's Teaser Tuesday is from page 126 of Mudbound by Hillary Jordan, although it should be mentioned that I am reading the large print version so this quote is probably on a different page in the other versions of the book.

That night after supper he read to us from the Revelations. When he go to the part about the beast with seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns and upon his heads the name of blasphemy, I knowed he was talking about that tractor.


  1. :) Interesting teaser!!

    Here's mine:

    Take care ~ Wendi

  2. you should do a Mr. Linky like "iknowwhereyoucanfindit" does on Tuesdays.

  3. This excerpt is from page 169 of Stephen King's "On Writing:"

    Something pings at her, just below the level of consciousness, as she lets herself in, something that makes her uneasy. She can't isolate it and tells herself it's just nerves, a little fallout from her five years of hell with Mr. Congeniality.

  4. Great teaser! This one's on my TBR pile. I'll be curious to see what you think of it.

  5. That's a hilarious teaser!

  6. Cordelia Lynn, it is funny and it does fit with parts of the novel, but overall, now that I have finished the book I am not sure that it is particularly good in terms of showing the tone of the book. I might have chosen differently if I chose the quote now.

    Avisannschild, I did like it a lot.

    Whosyouraudience, if I hosted the meme I would probably have a Mister Linky but I don't host it, so I don't have one!

    Wendi, thanks for sharing your teaser.

  7. This is from page 29 of Bret Lott's "Jewel":

    She whispered, "It happens to all of us one day," her words so quiet I had to hold my breath to hear. "your momma and daddy leave you at some point, and then you are on your own; everyone ends up an orphan."

  8. Sorry, mine's from a classic, but I am genuinely reading it with a pupil:

    It was probably part of the stage he was going through, and I wished he would hurry up and get through it. He was certainly never cruel to animals, but I had never known his charity to embrace the insect world.

    Any guesses? It's from page 263 of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird.

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  10. "...Young, he is an organism ripening to the set mechanic diurnal round, and while so he needs all the angels to hold watch over him that he grow straight and healthy, and fit for what machinal duties he may have to perform."
    Mr. Thompson agitated his eyebrows dreadfully.

    from "The Ordeal of Richard Feverel," by George Meredith, p. 113, Signet Classic ed., 1961

  11. This one is from The Price of Desire by Jo Goodman, pg. 98:

    She'd almost strangled a man. That was the truth she could tell him, but it was the truth that he would hear that troubled her more. The truth that she felt not a whit of remorse.

    I know its more than two sentences but three here was really more of a teaser!


  12. Thanks for sharing your teasers everyone!

  13. Mine's from Seven Tears into the Sea by Terrie Farley

    "The rasping tires of a police car lurch off the highway crunching over the gravel. Acar door slams. The gypsy boy should run but he does'nt. He is ready to return to the waves but he is still looking back at me.He frowns as he tries to talk 'beckon the sea, I'll come to thee...shed seven tears perchance seven years.' Shouts are coming closer. I look up the hill and when I turn to face him, he's gone. ...
    I hear the quiet lap of sea on stone but even the waves are empty. The gypsy boy is gone and I stand on the beach, alone."

  14. I look forward to hearing if you enjoyed Mudbound. I loved it.

  15. page 147 "Irristible Revolution" by Shane Clainorne

    "People often ask me what Mother Teresa was like. Sometimes its like they wonder if she glowed in the dark or had a halo. She was short, wrinkled, and precious, maybe even a little ornery, like a beautiful, wise old granny. But there was thing I will never forget-her feet. Her feet were deformed."

  16. This is from Babs Horton's "Recipies for Cherubs", which I recomend to read, its really good!

    "It would be lovely to see Kizzy getting her hands dirty! Kizzy the scrubber! Catrin screwed the letter into a tight ball and dashed it down to the floor."

    Londonwitch x

  17. Mudbound is is on my wishlist - but at the rate I'm going that means I'll probably get around to it two years from now...