Teaser Tuesdays: Slamming Open the Door

6 10 2009

teasertuesdays31Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
  • Go back to Should Be Reading and add a link to your teaser.

Slamming Open the DoorTonight he sits down to dinner
at the head of the table
as we eat, mute;
later, he climbs into bed
between us.

Even as I sit here,
he stands behind me
clamping two
colossal hands on my shoulders
and bends down
and whispers to my neck:
From now on,
you write about me.

~ Excerpt from “Death Barged In,” leading poem in Slamming Open the Door by Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno

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Teaser Tuesdays: The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet

1 09 2009

teasertuesdays31Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


spivet

Well played, old ranch house, well played.

“But this possibility, like everything else at the moment, was beyond my control, so I filed it away under the Do Not Worry List and pretended not to think about it anymore, though the worry really just channeled itself into a sort of nervous hop-step tic I did with my right foot every time I was trying not to worry about something.”

~ p.89, The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen

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