Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Teaser Tuesday 11/16

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

Just do the following:

  • 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!
  • Share the title & author, too, so that others can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!
Today's teaser is from The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman, an author whose work I generally really enjoy. I've just started this one, so I don't have an opinion yet, but I have high hopes.
Antonina and Jan had learned to live on seasonal time, not mere chronicity. Like most humans, they did abide by clocks, but their routine was never quite routine, made up as it was of compatible realities, one attuned to animals, the other to humans.
From that lovely passage, one would never know this is a book about the Holocaust.

8 comments:

  1. Wow, who knew? This does sound intriguing...

    Here's mine:

    (click on my name)

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  2. No, indeed, I would never have guessed.

    My teaser is here: http://teabagsinfusion.blogspot.com/2010/11/teaser-tuesday-1116.html

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  3. Interesting teaser!

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/11/teaser-time_15.html

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  4. Beautiful and mine today is also about the Holocaust. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/11/teaser-tuesdays-heideggers-glasses.html

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  5. Here is my teaser from "The Lodestone Book One: The Sea of Storms" by Mark Whiteway (Prologue):

    It was early in the afternoon, when Kal first saw the flying rock.

    Well, perhaps "flying" was a slight exaggeration; a subtle embellishment that he might have used later when trying to impress his younger brother, or his friends after third-day prayers. It was a least enough to break Kal out of his reverie. Hymarr's reaction was the last thing he had expected.

    He has been rehearsing in his mind for days beforehand how he would ask her to accompany him to the Spring Gratitude Service. That morning, as he lay in his bedchamber, before even Ali-Gan, the yellow sun, has risen over the western horizon, he determined that today was going to be the day.

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  6. Interesting teaser. I would love to hear more about that specific interpretation of time...

    Mine is about a tiger shifter.

    Happy Tuesday!

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  7. Interesting teaser you choose. Nice sharing.

    Stop by and check out my Reading Bucket List Challenge for 2011. It is in the works but I welcome suggestions.

    Mad Scientist
    http://madsteampunkery.blogspot.com

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