Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays - October 6

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
-open to a random page
-share two teaser sentences from somewhere on the page (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:

"The Plague is cruel in the same way. Its blows fall and fall again upon raw sorrow, so that before you have mourned one person that you love, another is ill in your arms. Jamie was crying bitterly for his brother when his tears turned into the fevered whimpering of the ill." (page 80)

by Geraldine Brooks


  1. What a wonderful teaser. And from a remarkable book - I'll beinterested to find out what you think of it.

  2. This is one of those books that keep finding their way in front of me...I really must read it.

    That is an excellent teaser JoAnn!

  3. Interesting teaser! I know this book got a lot of really positive reaction, but I think it's a little too intense for me. Hope you enjoy it.

  4. Good tease! I'd agree that the plague is very cruel indeed!

  5. Year of Wonders is a fantastic book. Great teaser!

  6. Great imagery...blows falling upon raw sorrow.

    Tempts me into reading this one.

    My teasers are at Rainy Days and Mondays, http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/

  7. Oh I must read this soon - I've had it for ages!

  8. Oh how heartbreaking! I can't wait to read your review!

  9. I think I'll have to read this book, sounds so good.

  10. What a moving teaser. I need to add this book to my ever growing TBR list.
    Mine is here: http://rundpinne.blogspot.com/2009/10/casting-off-teaser-tuesdays.html

  11. Cheerful little teaser, JoAnn! :<)

  12. I have this on my tbr list. Very good teaser.

  13. Sounds like a tear-jerking teaser! Our book club read that book and had a great discussion surrounding the story.

    Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

  14. How heartbreaking. I'm definitely intrigued =)

  15. I do like Geraldine Brooks. This is a powerful teaser...thanks!

  16. I've been meaning to read Geraldine Brooks. Thanks for the teaser. :)

  17. What a beautiful passage! Mine is here.

  18. Good teaser. I've wanted to read this book for ages. My teaser is here.

  19. I read this book a few years ago. I will be interested in your review. The spreading of a plague is not so unrealistic and the choice to contain it a heroic, but complicated one.

  20. So sad! I'm adding this to my To Read list -- historical fiction is one of my favorite genres, and I can tell this is a great one!

  21. I'm reading an historical fiction work right now too: Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy. The author won the Nobel! It's kind of a day-in-the-life, but the prose is so beautiful it's never boring.

  22. Love that teaser. I checked this book out a while ago and never got to it. Must remedy that soon!!

  23. Oh I can't imagine living through something so awful as the plague. Such a sad teaser. Thanks for sharing.

  24. That is a fabulous teaser. I have this book already on my to-read list. I must remember to bring it to the forefront of my to-read pile.

  25. Well, this is just sad!

  26. ooo, great teaser. sounds sad and intriguing at the same time.

  27. Fleurfisher - So far, I really like the book.

    Darlene - It was the same for me, but since she is the next author in the lecture series, I really needed to pick one up.

    Jlshall - It may be...lots of death, for sure.

    Amy Reads Good Books - That's for sure.

    Reviewsbylola - I'm glad to hear you liked it!

    Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow - It paints quite a vivd picture of that time.

    BooksPlease - It's been on my shelf for a while, too.

    Sandy - The review probably won't be for another week or so.

    Zetor - So far, it is!

    Jennifer - Those tbr lists have a way of getting out of control - lol!

    Nan - Glad it made you smile ;-)

    Crystal - I'll be curious to see what you think of it.

    Wendi B. - This is for my book club, too. We'll be going to hear the author speak next month.

  28. Gautami - I'm so glad to hear that!

    Mishel - There have been some very sad moments.

    DS - This is the first Geraldine Brooks I've read. I'm going to try and read another before we hear her speak. Any recommendations?

    Leya - Hope I've convinced you to try one of her books.

    Heather - Thank, I really like that one too.

    Dar - Be sure to read it when you aren't feeling down!

    Kim - Did you review it on your blog? Will have to look for it once I'm done...lots of interesting issues.

    longbrakeliving - I haven't read a lot of historical fiction, but plan to read more. Thanks for visiting!

    E.L.Fay - I *loved* the first two books of Kristin Lavransdatter. I think I've waited too long now to read the third...may have to at least skim them first. Glad you're enjoying it.

  29. Staci - That happens to me, too. Maybe you'll check it out again sometime.

    Catherine - It's hard to even think about living through times like that!

    Deanna - I'll be curious to see what you think of it!

    Stacybuckeye - Sad is almost an understatement! We'll have to see what happens...

    Marie - It is...can't imagine where this is all going yet...

  30. This was such a great book! I liked it much, much better than her prize winning March, which I didn't even finish. How "dare" an author presume to write a sequel to Louisa May Alcott's Little Women? Yet, Year of Wonders was indeed wonderful.

  31. Bellezza - So glad to hear you liked Year of Wonders! I'm reading it because my book club will be going to hear Brooks speak next month. I haven't any interest in March, but may try People of the Book, too.


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