Teaser Tuesday [Dec 7]

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! (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!

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Impossible; for how many people did you know refracted your own light to you? People were more often–he searched for a simile, found one in his work–torches, blazing away until they whiffed out. How rarely did other people’s faces take of you and throw back to you your own expression, your own innermost trembling thought?

To read other book bloggers’ teasers, or to leave a link to your own, visit Should Be Reading

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8 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday [Dec 7]

  1. intriguing! thx for sharing^.^

    here’s my teaser: http://semicrazed.blogspot.com/2010/12/teaser-tuesday-9.html

    xoxo

  2. Marg on said:

    Oh, a modern classic!

    My teaser is here

  3. Hmm interesting teaser? Makes you think!
    Here’s my teaser

  4. This has been on my TBR list like, forever. I think it’s time to just READ it. Awesome teaser. Love the language.

    Here’s mine: http://mywordlyobsessions.wordpress.com

  5. Here is my teaser from Witchgrass: A Pipe Dream by Dave Wilkinson (Page 1):

    Most gardeners hate witchgrass. Of all weeds it is one of the most persistent and adaptable. Any small piece of rhizome left in the soil can become an aggressive plant ready to take over the plot. Witchgrass is hard to pull. Roots are deep, and break off easily. Any part left in the ground will grow again. Farmers say the species isn’t even good as hay, not as good as timothy or alfalfa. Some call it quickgrass.

    Early New England colonists blamed evil people for this garden invader. In the seventeenth century villagers would speak this way:

    “The surly woman living alone on her dead husband’s estate. She goes into the woods and consorts with the Devil. Signs his book. Fornicates with him. Eats mushrooms. She and the Devil send witchgrass to harass the virtuous and the Godly. Let us hang this witch and seize her rich farm.”

  6. I haven’t seem this book in a long time. I hope that you are enjoying your book. Check out My Teaser for Tuesday.

  7. Michelle on said:

    Great selection! Believe it or not I have yet to read this classic – however I did get the chance to read a graphic novel version

    Thanks for sharing!

    Michelle from PIneapples & Pyjamas

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