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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays: Books

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!
Books: A Memoir by Larry McMurtry p. 20
"While on our senior trip to Colorado City the teachers crept into my room and took the books back. Nothing was ever said about this, but I felt a little better about myself when Susan Sontag told me that she had sometimes taken a bus from North Hollywood to steal Modern Library books from the great Pickwick Bookshop, on Hollywood Boulevard."
In case you didn't pick up on it, the books the teachers took back while Mr. McMurtry was out of town were books he stole from his high school's library. The town didn't have a library. But Larry was in desperate need of reading material, at any cost.

9 comments:

Arlee Bird said...

It's no excuse to steal. Surely there was an alternative way to obtain reading material.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been wanting to read this one...it sounds tempting.

Here's mine:

(click on my name)

Lori said...

I hope that you are enjoying your book. Wanna see what my Teaser for Tuesday is?

Tribute Books Mama said...

Here is my teaser from Out of Touch by Brandon Tietz (Page vii):

I used to be the kind of guy that would have no problem reading Playboy or Hustler on an airplane, but that me in "the before," and nearly everything has changed since that time in my life a little over a year ago.

This is not a coming of age story.

If that's what you're wanting then I suggest you put this down and read something else: something with a happy ending. Like Penthouse.

Or: the funny pages.

This is me giving you your official warning.

Because where this goes, you might not be ready for.

avisannschild said...

This sounds like a good read!

jlshall said...

What a great teaser! I love McMurtry, and I've got this one on my list for next year. Hope you're enjoying it.

Bev Hankins said...

Great teaser and gotta love a book with all those books on the cover!

Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2010/12/teaser-tuesdays_14.html

gautami tripathy said...

The title is enough to intrigue me!

Teaser Tuesday: From the Dead by John Herrick

BLHmistress said...

How sad is that not to have a library?

My Tuesday Teaser