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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “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!

Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck's the Grapes of Wrath by Rick Wartzman p. 13

"Besides, banning books is so utterly hopeless and futile. Ideas don't die because a book is forbidden reading. If Steineck has written the truth, that truth will survive. If he is mearly being sensational and lascivious, if all the 'little words' are really more than fly specks on a large painting, then the book will soon go the way of all other modern novels and and be forgotten."

These are the words of Kern County, California librarian Gretchen Knief in 1939, and they are so true.

7 comments:

Book Bird Dog said...

Banned and burned. Amazing. There are so many other books that may deserve that fate, but not this one. In any case, I'm against banning books! Here's my tease.

Alice Audrey said...

So true. So very true.

My teaser is here.

Bev Hankins said...

Sounds like a good read! I'm a new follower.

Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2010/09/teaser-tuesday_27.html

Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

Wow, that's really interesting! I'm reading two banned books this week (Speak and To Kill a Mockingbird): http://blog.lisa-marie.net/blog/2010/09/teaser-tuesday-banned-books-week-edition.html

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

This is fantastic and perfect for Book Ban Week! NICE choice!!

Coffee and a Book Chick

Elizabeth said...

Good teaser....love the polka dots.

http://silversolara.blogspot.com

Emma Michaels said...

Happy Teaser Tuesday everybody! Hope you will check out my teaser for Tempted (House of Night #6) by PC Cast and Kristin Cast! by the way anyone who features my novel The Thirteenth Chime on a Teaser Tuesday can add there blog link here and they will be featured on my Facebook and Twitter!

Sincerely,
Emma Michaels
http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com