Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme (rhymes with “cream”—I just learned that on Google!), hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. (I’ve borrowed it from LDS Women’s Book Review.) Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share at least 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!

I’m adapting the rules slightly: I’ll be quoting some random lines from the last page I read before I post my teaser. Also, because I’m a slow reader, I may quote from the same book more than once over a period of two or three Tuesdays. Then again, if I’m reading more than one book at a time, I may vary my teaser from book to book. Anyway, I think this sounds like fun, so here we go!

Today's Tuesday Teaser:

Among the people are trading legends, and on the ships of the traders rode the Prophet. All the merchants wished to have Him for He had a magical power over the ocean.

We only know that we can trace Him throughout the lands of South America, not only by His Wakea names when His hair was light brown with its reddish highlights, but also with names as different as the tribes who remember, and with hair as white as the snows of winter.

They always remember His hands which were healing, His hatred of war and of sacrificing. They know the Peace Sign of His religion, and often speak of His control of the water and how He walked at will on its surface.

He Walked the Americas by L. Taylor Hansen, p 146

If you'd like to share a Teaser from a book you're currently reading, I'd love you to do so in the comment section. And you don't even have to share it on a Tuesday! Be sure to include the title and author, in case others would like to check out the book you're reading, too!


Kimberly Job said...

Sounds like fun!!

Sarah M Eden said...

What a great idea. When I finish my current edits (by using "when" instead of "if" I am being incredibly optimistic)I'll have to join in the fun.

Valerie Ipson said...

I'm glad to finally know how to pronounce meme, but what is it exactly? :)

Joyce DiPastena said...

I haven't had a lot of luck finding a simplified explanation of what a "meme" is, but give this one a try: http://thedailymeme.com/what-is-a-meme/