Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Teaser Tuesday-Dec. 1


Check out Teaser Tuesdays from Should Be Reading.  TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:

Grab your current read.

Let the book fall open to a random page.

Share with us two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.

You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

This week my teaser is from My Antonia by Willa Cather:
She was standing opposite me and shouting something in bohemian.  I whirled round, and there, on one of those dry gravel beds, was the biggest snake I had ever seen.

pg. 25

19 comments:

Shelly said...

I haven't read My Antonia but I have seen a couple of movies based on Willa Cather's books. Sounds good!

Here's my teaser:

http://atticgirl.blogspot.com/2009/12/teaser-tuesday-gingham-bride-by-jillian.html

Zia said...

Oh my! That would set my heart a beating! Great teaser.

Missy said...

I have never read this....Yikes! Great tease!

thecrowdedleaf said...

I can't remember if I read this one in highschool or not, but good teaser! Thanks for visiting my blog!
Alayne
TheCrowdedLeaf.wordpress.com

hopeseguin said...

Oh! I need to read this book again; had forgotten how marvelous it was . . .

Thanks!

jlshall said...

I've tried to read Willa Cather several times, but her books seem so depressing - I've never been able to finish any of them. Still, that's a great teaser - makes me want to read more! Here's mine.

Lisa said...

I have never heard of this book! Great teaser! Talk about a heart attack or what, hey?

Jo-Jo, I also wanted to personally thank you for being such a great supporter on my blog and stopping by and commenting! It means so much to me, so THANK YOU!

Lisa

Nikki @ Bookizzle said...

Gah, that would definitely set me running in the opposite direction.

My TT!

Diane said...

Such a great teaser. Hope you are enjoying this book.

Jenny Girl said...

Never read this, but I remember examples of it were used in a "how to write a term paper" I had used many, many, moons ago.

Scobberlotcher said...

Great teaser and nice to see we are both into classic reads this week! I especially like "shouting something in bohemian."

Veens said...

oh MY!!!!!!!! that was like...what happened nxt!?

Dar said...

Yikes, I don't like snakes. lol. I just downloaded this on my eReader the other day. I've wanted to read it for ages.

carolsnotebook said...

Wow! Good teaser.

Allie ~ Hist-Fic Chick said...

SNAKE, you say?!?! Uh oh!!!

Great teaser :)

The Bumbles said...

I hope she's fast on her feet! *shudder*

Jess - A Book Hoarder said...

OH COME ON! I was all excited because My Antonia is in my TBR pile for next month...or then one after that, and then I read this! I don't do snakes. No seriously, just reading that I had to put my feet on the coffee table because if they are on the floor something my get them. Something that starts with an S. Ok page 25, I will note that and just skip that page. Thanks for the warning.

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

You know, I remember that scene from the book. Such beautiful writing.

stacybuckeye said...

I have this book on my shelf. Look forward to seeing what you think.