Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays (3.2.10)

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!
A Thousand Splendid SunsMy reading was a little haphazard this weekend - I kind of flitted from one thing to the next before settling on A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. This is a reread for the Flashback Challenge, and from the minute I opened it I remembered why it's one of my favorite books. I have a used copy of this book, so when I opened it up to a random page to find a teaser I was immediately drawn to a couple of sentences that had been underlined by the previous owner - I guess someone thought they were important! Enjoy!
The Soviets are gone, but he still has the guns, and now he's turning them on innocent people like your parents. And he calls this jihad. What a farce! What does jihad have to do with killing women and children? (p190)

    19 comments:

    1. i don't read this book yet except the kite runner and he's an excellent author.great teaser.

      http://darlynandbooks.blogspot.com/2010/03/teaser-teusday-smoke-jumper.html

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    2. WOW. That's very intense. Great teaser. And I love that the previous owner helped you pick it!

      Check out my teaser over at bookwanderer if you're interested. :)

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    3. I haven't heard of this book before. Good teaser, I hope that you enjoy your book.Here's Mine.

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    4. Great teaser...

      Here are our teasers for this week :)

      ♥Isalys

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    5. I have yet to read this book, but read The Kite Runner, which I loved.

      Great teaser!

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    6. Haven't read this one yet but it lays among a pile of books I have waiting for me. Thanks for the teaser!

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    7. I thought this was a wonderful -- and heart-wrenching -- novel. I love the snippet you chose!

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    8. powerful; i loved this book a lot!

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    9. Oh, I loved this book! Excellent teaser.

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    10. Great excerpt! I really enjoyed the Kite Runner and have been meaning to continue with this author and read A Thousand Splendid Suns. I've got to get my hands on it!

      Emidy
      Une Parole

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    11. I really want to read this, thanks for the teaser, it was a good reminder to keep my eye out for this book.

      PS. Your winners page is now up at http://pageturnersbooks.blogspot.com

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    12. Great teaser! I enjoyed this book but I enjoyed The Kite Runner more.

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    13. I love to find books with underlining or notes in the margins. I do this all the time to my own books and I love to discover the notes of others and think about why the previous owner/reader thought those lines were important.

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    14. That's a very powerful teaser! Good choice!

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    15. I loved both of his books! Did you read The Kite Runner? It was even better than A Thousand Splendid Suns (I thought)....but both of his books...such a powerful punch he puts into his writing without any effort it seems. Such a beautiful writer. Ahh, makes me want to go pull out my copies of both books again and start all over! but wait, I went to the bookstore today....and came out with 2 big bags (shhh, don't tell anyone - least of all my wallet!)

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