Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Camp Nine by Vivienne Schiffer

My teaser this week comes from a book that I am reading for an upcoming blog tour. My review of this book will be up on Thursday.

The teaser comes from page 76:

"One month," said Mrs Ochi. "Only one month to get one thousand stitches in the senninbari."

Mrs Matsui turned, her shoulders back and her face held high. "Plenty of time. I have a thousand friends to make the stitches."

I didn't actually know what a senninbari was so thought I would share this definition from Wikipedia:

A Senninbari (千人針 thousand-person-stitches?) or Thousand stitch belt is a strip of cloth, approximately one meter in length, decorated with 1000 stitches, given as an amulet by women to soldiers on their way to war as a part of the Shinto culture of Imperial Japan.

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading. Head on over to find out all about it, and how to join in! 


  1. Seems like lots of bloggers are reading this one right now...I've got it on my WishList :)

  2. It does sound like a book I'd enjoy.

  3. I was wondering what senninbari meant, too. Thanks for sharing a definition. If you get a chance, my teaser is here.

  4. Interesting .. and I learned something too.

  5. I love this teaser, and have been hearing good things about this book. I can't wait to hear what you think of it when you are done! Great teaser today!

  6. I'm constantly amazed by the Japanese culture so I might have to read this one!

    Here's mine: http://duckduckcow.blogspot.com/2011/11/teaser-tuesday-stardust.html

  7. Excellent teaser and thanks for the definition!