Teaser Tuesday!

I got this idea from my good friend, who writes a blog called Fickle Words; she got the idea from MizB at Should Be Reading. The premise is cute, kind of like a meme, and definitely an interesting way to make book recommendations -- so I hope to make this my own Dog-Eared regular.

Here's how to play:
  1. Grab your current read.*
  2. Let the book fall open to a random page.
  3. Share with us two (2)** "teaser" sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  4. 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!
  5. Please avoid spoilers!
*To keep this feature periodic, I will be using both teasers from current reads, and from books I've read before, but haven't discussed on this blog.

**I will probably cheat sometimes, depending on how long it takes to finish the thought within those line parameters. Teasers should still make sense!

Here's a teaser from my current read, The Forever War, by Dexter Filkins:

"In an odd but real way, my five-mile runs up Abu Nawas Street made me wonder what the war in Iraq was about. All day long reporting in the country I encountered hostility and chaos, which was intense and growing and real. And yet at night when I hit the streets, in the fall of 2003, I could not find a trace of it."

Wow, I don't know about you, but if I wasn't already reading it, I'd be totally roped in.

Do this on your own blog, and leave a link in the comments here...or just leave a comment with your own teasers and titles! Interactive and educational. Ta da!


  1. Hey! You completely rock! and you reminded me to actually blog! haha

    So the book I teased is Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers!!

    And links are hard... http://www.ficklewords.com

  2. Hey, thanks to you, for linking to my blog!! I liked the resulting post. On vacation now, but hopefully will be able to squeeze in some good reading time (blogs and otherwise). Thanks again, good to hear from you!