Monday, January 5, 2009

ON BOOKS ~ The Story of Edgar Sawtelle (again)

MizB asks you to:


  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
  • Share the title of the book the teaser comes from…that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
  • Please avoid spoilers!

From pg. 169 of THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE by David Wroblewski (fiction)...


"She was a terribly dramatic child, and Edgar had a glimpse of what it must be like in her house. She was probably staging little scenes like this all the time over eating her vegetables and watching television."

18 comments:

Betty said...

I'm really intrigued by this book, having heard so much about it. Your teasers make me want to pick up this book sooner rather than later.

gautami tripathy said...

I like your teaser. I will check it out!

How about it?!

Adelle said...

Not nice lol As if I don't have enought to read already lol Going to have to look this book up.

~Kylee in CT said...
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~Kylee in CT said...

Good teasers. I keep reading good things about it. Are you enjoying it?

Scobberlotcher said...

I'm going to have to drink the Kool-Aid and buy this book this year.

Bluestocking said...

Everyone seems to be reading this book!

Margot said...

Good teaser - doesn't bother me that it's the same book as last week. Sounds like you are enjoying it. And, how did you get to be the first in line on TT? However you did it, good for you!

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Great teaser! I'm starting to see lots of comments on this book. Here's my Teaser!

:) Wendi

Sandy Nawrot said...

This was one of my favorite reads from 2008. Was I annoyed that everyone else in the world was reading it, including Oprah? Yes. Still it didn't take away from this haunting story that any dog lover will remember for the rest of their lives.

Starrlight said...

Gee thanks. Yet another to add to my looooong amazon cart :P

Shana said...

Hey, I have a daughter like that!

Shana
Literarily

cali said...

How do you like this book? I keep reading differing views. How much time left until you need to take it back to the library? Are you going to make it? ;0

Lynn said...

Here's my teaser: "I have had students who could neither give nor take criticism, without getting fiery red in the face and rough in the voice -- so sensitive to pesonal slight that they could neither take it themselves nor dish it out, without a heavy component of hostility. Untreated, that disease can be fatal; even treated, it is uncomfortable." from On Teaching and Writing Fiction by Wallace Stegner, p. 60

I had to stop by and tell you that I just finished one of the baseball books you recommended, A Well-Paid Slave (about Curt Flood and the advent of free agency) by Brad Snyder. It was written in a very factual "this happened then that happened" style -- the author is an attorney -- but I'm glad I read it. I had no idea about Flood's lawsuit against major league baseball, and what it cost him and the changes it brought. Thanks for the recommendation! :)

Aly @ Lip Zip said...

I love these types of memes. I'm in between books so I'm no fun right now.

lareine said...

that book seems interesting... i could already picture the girl Edgar is describing:)

Wanda said...

Kinda wishing I was reading your book instead of mine. I didn't even bother posting a teaser this week as I'm finding The Friends of Meager Fortune dissapointing...

Janet said...

oh, I just LOVED this book! It was my second favorite of the ones I read this year (first was The Gargoyle).