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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays: Girl Land

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!

Girl Land by Caitlin Flanagan pp. 26-27

"The birth of car culture escalated the process; with cars and 'parking' came petting, which consisted of any sexual activity short of intercourse and which replaced the much more innocent 'spooning' and 'snuggle pupping.' There was even a body of thought--well documented in a 2007 book called Female Adolescence in American Scientific Thought, 1830-1930 by Crista DeLuzio--that petting was actually good for girls, that it served a purpose relating to something that only a few years earlier would have been among the most shocking statements you could make: that teenage girls had erotic desires of their own and were not merely the potential victims of adolescent male lust."

2 comments:

Sandra Nachlinger said...

This sounds like a fascinating book.
My Teaser is from THE MERYL STREEP MOVIE CLUB.

writenotereviews said...

Snuggle pupping? That's a new one!

My teaser is from Cartwheelby Jennifer Dubois.