Teaser Tuesdays – The Little Old Lady Strikes Again (May 5)

TeaserTuesdays-ADailyRhythm3Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. 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! (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!

Here are my teasers for this week:

little old lady strikes againHe greeted her with a big bear hug and after a cup of tea, with a drop of cloudberry liqueur, they went up to her room and listened to her new vinyl record, a recording of somebody called Bruce Spring—something. She had wanted to try something new, but was completely astonished to find such modern music on vinyl.

From page 87 of The Little Old Lady Strikes Again by Catharina Ingelman-Sunberg.

Teaser Tuesdays – The Undertaking (April 28)

TeaserTuesdays-ADailyRhythm3Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. 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! (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!

Here are my teasers for this week:

the undertakingSo whenever I or one of my siblings would ask to go here or there or do this or that, my father’s first response was almost always “No!” He had just buried someone doing that very thing.

From page 46 of The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade by Thomas Lynch.

Teaser Tuesdays – Practicing the Way of Jesus (April 21)

teasertuesdays2014eTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. 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! (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!

Here are my teasers for this week:

practicing the way of jesusWe learn and grow as much from our failures as from our successes. Failure and mistakes are part of training to do something new.

From page 80 of Practicing the Way of Jesus: Life Together in the Kingdom of Love by Mark Scandrette.

Teaser Tuesdays – Tolkien and the Great War (April 7)

teasertuesdays2014eTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. 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! (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!

Here are my teasers for this week:

tolkien and the great warNot far from the lines that Tolkien’s battalion held late in September 1916 stands the Thiepval Memorial, inscribed with more than seventy thousand names. Many of those belong to unidentified bodies buried under the simple white stones in 242 cemeteries dotting the rural landscape of the Somme; the others being to soldiers who, like Rowson, vanished without trace.

From page 193 of Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth by John Garth.

Top Ten Tuesday – Unread Classics (Feb 3)

TTT3WTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a different topic is posted inviting the participants to come up with a list of ten things to do with the topic.

This week’s topic is ‘Top Ten Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t/Want To Read From X Genre’. I joined The Classics Club a couple of years ago in order to try and read some of the classics that remain unread on my shelves, so I’ve decided to choose unread classics for this week’s Top Ten. All of the books I’ve chosen are from the list of 50 I chose for the club, but still haven’t got round to reading!

  1. The Lost World – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. Silence – Shusaku Endo
  3. Around the World in 80 Days – Jules Verne
  4. Rob Roy – Sir Walter Scott
  5. The Time Machine – H.G. Wells
  6. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  7. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  8. Red Badge of Courage – Stephen Crane
  9. Never Cry Wolf – Farley Mowat
  10. Fathers and Sons – Ivan Turgenev

I have until the end of 2017 to complete my list of fifty. I’ll need to get a move on as to date I’ve only read eight out of the fifty.

Teaser Tuesdays – The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules (Jan 20)

teasertuesdays2014eTeaser 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! (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!

Here are my teasers for this week:

little old lady who broke all the rulesIn the elevator, Martha went over the robbery plans again. The various phases had been carefully thought out, and the only thing that worried her was that Brains might get electrocuted and drop dead when he short-circuited the wires.

From pages 65-6 of The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg.

Teaser Tuesdays – Soccer Men (Jan 13)

teasertuesdays2014eTeaser 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! (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!

Here are my teasers for this week:

soccer menWhile other Italian players in Glasgow went around in beautiful suits, he hung around in tracksuits with Scottish players, notes Gabriele Marcotti, coauthor of The Italian Job with Gianluca Vialli. Gattuso left Scotland after only one year, but with a souvenir: his future wife, Monica, whose father owned his favorite Glaswegian pizzeria.

From page 88 of Soccer Men: Profiles of Rogues, Geniuses, and Neurotics Who Dominate the World’s Most Popular Sport by Simon Kuper.