Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays - October 27

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Here's how it works:
-grab your current read
-share two teaser sentences (avoid spoilers!)
-be sure to include the title and author so other TT participants can add the book to their tbr list if they like your teaser
-leave a comment with your link at Should Be Reading

My Teaser:

"That was a memorable day to me, for it made great changes in me. But, it is the same with any life. Imagine one selected day struck out of it, and think how different its course would have been. Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." (page 84)

Great Expectations
by Charles Dickens

When I marked this passage, I didn't realize how perfectly it fits with the cover!

24 comments:

  1. Great Expectations was the first Dickens I read and that was a lovely reminder. I haven't seen a cover quite like that - one of the bunuses of blogging is seeing so many different covers - but doesn't it fit well?!

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  2. Does goes well with the cover. Good teaser. I wonder if I will ever get to this book!

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  3. I don't think I ever saw this cover. Great teaser. I must reread this book.

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  4. Beautiful language! Great teaser! Here's mine.

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  5. I haven't read GE for years!

    I love your fall banner photo!

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  6. I read this in HS & I cannot remember one darn thing about it. I need to reread it.
    My Teaser is up at The Burton Review

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  7. I am a huge Dickens fan. Well done. Mine is here: http://www.rundpinne.com/2009/10/coppola-pediatric-surgeon-in-iraq.html

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  8. Fabulous passages and captivating book cover!

    I must reread this!

    My teaser:

    http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com

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  9. Oooh this is a really fabulous passage. Nice teaser.
    Here's mine:
    http://thecrowdedleaf.wordpress.com/2009/10/27/teaser-tuesdays-october-27/

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  10. This is great...I actually have this book sitting on my desk. It is just waiting to be read...here is mine

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  11. Sadly, this is one of those books I keep telling myself I need to read. . . and just haven't yet! Yes- that is a great teaser that really coordinates with the cover.

    Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

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  12. An interesting idea - where exactly does the connection start. I love a thoughtful teaser.

    My teaser is here.

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  13. Great teaser! I haven't read this since high school, I think it's time for a reread. My teaser is up here,

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  14. Great teaser! I've never read this book, nor have I really felt compelled to, but your teaser really intrigues me. Maybe I should check this book out! Someday.

    Here's my Teaser Tuesday.

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  15. Fleurfisher - This is my first time through Great Expectations, and I just love it! I picked up that edition at the library book sale a few years ago (and am just getting around to it).

    Nise' - I was wondering if I'd ever get to it, but two of my daughters just loved this and recommended it to me.

    Diane - I've never seen that cover in a store, but happened to find it at the library sale a few years ago.

    Andrea - Dickens does have a way with words!

    Beth F - Thanks. Fall is a beautiful time around here!

    Marie Burton - Don't know how I managed to get through high school without reading it!

    Jennifer - This is my third Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities and A Christmas Carol are the others). I'm thinking Bleak House next...

    Laurel-Rain Snow - Dickens is one of a kind!

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  16. Alayne - Thanks...I'll be over soon.

    Jenn-ay - This sat on my shelf for years before I finally picked it up!

    Wendi B.- I didn't even notice the quote matched the cover until I was typing the post...quite a coincidence!

    Lisa - It is something to think about!

    Calico Crazy - I still can't figure how I got through high school without having this assigned.

    Gautami - It's my first reading...better late than never, I guess.

    alitareads - You have to get into the flow of Dickens language but, once you're there, it's great!

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  17. Great teaser--I can't wait to read your review!

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  18. Wow, that is a great teaser! I need to read more Dickens.

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  19. Reviewsbylola - Thanks. It may take a while to get through this one!

    Nymeth - I was just blown away by that line when I read it, and I still keep thinking about it!

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  20. I remember reading Great Expectations in high school. If I recall, I was the only one who actually read the entire thing... Great teaser!

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  21. Lizzy - My daughter had the same experience. She was the only one in her class that read the whole thing...and she loved it!

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  22. I've never had any great desire to read Great Expectations, but this teaser has definitely teased me!

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  23. Stacybuckeye - I'm doing this one as a combination audio/text and it's really working out well!

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