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Teaser Tuesdays (May 11)

May 11, 2010

teasertuesdays31 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!

My Teasers:

“Discipline has always been a cruel word. I always think of it as beating my lazy part into submission, and that never works.”

~ p.25, “Writing Down the Bones” by Natalie Goldberg

 

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your 2 ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!

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((remember, the link for the comments is at the TOP of this post!))
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160 Comments
  1. What an interesting teaser…makes me think!

    Here’s mine:

    http://rainysnowday.wordpress.com/2010/05/11/teaser-tuesdays-11/

  2. Yeah. Writers need a touch of masochism to keep working.

    Mine is here.

  3. I dunno if this was a serious quote but it made me giggle because it kind of remind me of myself. Looking into this book seems intersting

    My Teaser is Here

  4. Interesting teaser. Here’s mine for this week: http://www.rulethewaves.net/blog/?p=1458

  5. I loved Writing Down the Bones! My post is here: Sink Trap

  6. Interesting teaser. Here’s mine.

  7. I like your teaser! I’ve never always been good with discipline! Here’s my teaser:

    http://booksloveme.blogspot.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesdays-may-11-2010.html

  8. My teaser is from Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age. Check it out at English Major’s Junk Food.

  9. I read Writing Down the Bones years ago — it’s good.

    Here’s mine!

  10. hannahfyoung permalink

    Great teaser! Very clever :)

    Here’s mine:
    http://herebedragons.posterous.com/teaser-tuesdays

  11. Haha I like that! I think I’ll use your teaser as positive reinforcement for myself during a workout (hehe). But my teaser for the week is from the just been published “Dead In The Family”(eeek so psyched). And you can check mine out here:

    http://tryreadingmymind.blogspot.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesdays_10.html

  12. Intriguing teaser. Mine is from Baby Proof.

  13. I hope you will all check out my latest Teaser Tuesday. The review of this novel will be featured on my blog on Wednesday!

    Link: http://emmamichaels.blogspot.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesday_10.html

    Feel free to stop by and post your teaser in my comments!!!!

    Sincerely,
    Emma Michaels

  14. Great teaser!

    Mine is from Refuge on Crescent Hill

  15. Ironically, I just ordered that book! Now I’m intrigued about the context of your quote.

    Mine is here!

  16. such a true statement–I think I’ll adopt that as my new philosophy of life. Kaye-the road goes ever ever on

  17. As both a musician and a writer who has no discipline at all, I can feel this author’s pain.

    http://therubycanary.wordpress.com

  18. I can see how some people feel that way. Here is my teaser for this week.

  19. Interesting – and true – teaser.

    Here is mine:
    http://terraonthebookshelf.blogspot.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesdays.html

  20. So true! I’m a procrastinator so I’m not always fond of discipline myself! :)

    Have a terrific week everyone! My teaser is HERE.

  21. Mine today comes from a popular one at the moment: The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

    http://pageturnersbooks.blogspot.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesday-girl-who-played-with.html

  22. I love this book. it such a humorous presentation of how to write well. Great choice.

    Here is my teaser this week:

    http://eatingyabooks.blogspot.com/2010/05/tuesday-teaser.html

  23. snowbell permalink

    I sort of agree with her… here’s my teaser:

    http://snowbelljewelry.blogspot.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesday.html

  24. Have to agree with that teaser…

    My teaser this week is from Richard Flanagan’s critically acclaimed ‘Wanting’: http://www.bookloverbookreviews.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesday_11.html

  25. I’m not very good with discipline either. Maybe I should read this book too. My teasers are at
    http://lunarossa-livingabroad.blogspot.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesdays.html

    Ciao
    A

  26. that sounds interesting

    Here’s mine.

  27. Discipline is one of those words that I know about, but don’t really practice. It’s right up there with will power!

    My teaser is here this week.

  28. Discipline is a learned skill. I have yet to perfect it!

    Here is my teaser -

    http://www.mangamaniaccafe.com/?p=3975

  29. Great teaser! I’ve never been able to beat my lazy self into anything :)

    HERE is my teaser for this week!

  30. I’m playing today here.

    Great teaser! It depends on what I need to do — I can be very disciplined or not at all.

  31. That teaser fits me. Love it.

    I have to go put my teaser up now.

  32. I enjoyed that!
    Here’s Mine

  33. Aw- I’m quite fond of discipline. Here’s my teaser.

  34. Interesting teaser.

    Here’s mine.

  35. Here’s mine for the week. It’s from Eleanor Catton’s The Rehearsal:
    http://thecaptivereader.wordpress.com/2010/05/11/teaser-tuesday-may-11/

  36. True Teaser.

    My Teaser.

  37. I agree with the sentiment.

    My teaser is at The Introverted Reader.

  38. I never really thought of discipline that way before. Here’s my teaser for Captivity.

  39. Michelle permalink

    I can appreciate your teaser – a great one! Here’s mine for the week:

    http://mlisame.wordpress.com/2010/05/11/teaser-tuesday-3/

    and I just want to add that this has been fun :) Thanks again for hosting this great meme!

  40. Love the thoughts on disipline.

    Our teaser is at BookSake.

  41. Great teaser, mine is here.

  42. Interesting! My teaser is from Hard Magic by Laura Anne Gilman. It is also sort of about discipline. Check it out here.

  43. Hehe, nice teaser! Here’s mine: http://almybnenr.tumblr.com/#589395200

  44. Nice tease, as always, Miz B! Here’s mine:
    My teaser

  45. Sounds like a book I ought to read! My teaser is here.

  46. Like the teaser today, shudder at discipline!! Mine is here:

    http://jacaburintexas.blogspot.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesdays-may-11th.html

    jackie

  47. Interesting teaser! My teaser is Three Wishes.

    • MizB permalink

      Yep, it has some… Not a lot, though.

  48. Quite an interesting teaser.
    My TT is posted here
    CMash

  49. This fits so well with my own current read. Here’s a teaser from Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell:

    “That’s the way it’s done in first phase: the exit ritual. There were now a dozen helmets signifying resignation, and we hadn’t even had lunch on day one.”

  50. Haha, funny AND true! Great teaser. I have two again this week at The Crowded Leaf.

  51. Great teaser! Made me think of childhood discipline, til I saw the name of the book.

    My `teaser` is up

  52. Here is my teaser.

  53. Great teaser!

    Mine is here.

  54. Wish I could beat my lazy part into submission!
    Here’s mine
    http://readingangel002.blogspot.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesdays_11.html

  55. I always try to get rid of my laziness and it never works!

    Here is my Teaser: Slightly Married by Mary Balogh
    http://sarah-myworldofbooks.blogspot.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesday-11.html

  56. I read that book years ago, and really enjoyed it!

    Here’s my twofer teaser. One classic, and one modern sci-fi(ish).

  57. “Discipline has always been a cruel word” … LOL LOL! Who wouldn’t agree to that

    Here is my teaser:
    http://readingbetweenpages.wordpress.com/2010/05/11/teaser-tuesdays/

  58. “discipline” is such a misunderstood word! Here is mine:
    http://carolinebookbinder.blogspot.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesdays_11.html

  59. MizB, I officially LOVE Teaser Tuesday. I just discovered you today. Now so many new books to read!

    My teaser:

    “Taste your feelings.” She watched him, felt him try to be still, like his emotions were being sorted into boxes she couldn’t open.

    -Melissa Marr, INK EXCHANGE

  60. Nice teaser Katharine :)

  61. Wow, I really feel that quote today! My teaser is up here. Cheers!

  62. Great teaser! Mine comes from Captivity by Deborah Noyes this week.Here’s the link

  63. Interesting take on ‘discipline.’ And a good teaser, too.

    Mine is from Mercedes Lackey’s upcoming novel Sleeping Beauty.

  64. Probably true! Here’s my teaser

  65. That’s a great teaser! Mine is here: http://candacesreadingblog.blogspot.com/

  66. I read that book years ago when I had the discipline to make creative writing a habit.

    My teaser this week is here.

  67. Another teaser.

    HAPPY readings!!!

  68. I totally agree with that teaser. It’s too bad the word “discipline” has been abused.

    My teaser is here.

  69. Hello!
    This is my first participation at this meme, I chose two sentences from Ash by Malinda Lo, it talks about fairies and how the main characters sees them:
    http://portrait-of-a-woman.blogspot.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesday-1.html

    Have a good week !

  70. Interesting teaser this week. You can read mine here
    http://www.pageturnersblog.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesday.html

  71. My teaser is up too, here…

  72. I agree my discipline could use a swift kick sometimes too!
    here’s mine

  73. My tease comes from Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich. http://kariannalysis.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesday-511/

  74. emmegail permalink

    Great teaser! Here’s mine!

  75. I’ve had that book on my shelf for years and have yet to crack it. Good motivation to start.

    Here’s my teaser: TexasRed Books

  76. You can find my teaser here.

  77. Stop by and check out mine at The Wormhole

  78. Sounds like an interesting book: didn’t know what to make of the quote until I saw the book on Amazon. My teaser is below..

    http://thisweekatthelibrary.blogspot.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesday-11-5.html

  79. I have gotten out of the habit of coming back to link up. Here’s my teaser…
    http://westietherapy.blogspot.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesday-stolen.html

  80. Interesting teaser. Mine’s up, too.

  81. In honor of Children’s Book Week, our teasers feature books we loved as kids: http://www.readheadreviews.com/2010/05/11/teaser-tuesdays-51110/

  82. Here’s mine for this week.

  83. I’m late today!

    Here is my bloody or beautiful teaser on Rose City Reader: http://www.rosecityreader.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesday-red-tent.html

  84. Cleaver teaser!

    Here’s my teaser from A Little Magic : Ever After

  85. Interesting teaser… Makes you think a bit about how you think of the word “Discipline” yourself.

    I’ve been out of town and am playing some catch up, but I was so looking forward to posting my teaser this week!

    You can find it here.

  86. Here is my teaser for this week, for One Night of Madness by Stokes McMillan:
    http://www.somereads.com/?p=455

  87. Black Sheep permalink

    Ha, that’s how I think of it too. Nice teaser!

    Here’s mine.

  88. Another Tuesday and another interesting teaser to think about! Nice one! :)

    Mine’s here

  89. restlessreader permalink

    Finally got mine up!
    http://restlessreader.com/?p=2058

    Enjoy!

  90. Here‘s my teaser — a bit late, but I’m finding Unseen Academicals hard to put down.

  91. Our first ever Teaser Tuesday. It’s a double Teaser Tuesday :).

    http://thesmartyowl.blogspot.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesday-x-2.html

  92. Feathered Quill permalink

    Happy Tuesday all! :)

    http://featheredquill.blogspot.com

  93. This was my first Teaser Tuesday, with hopefully many more to come!
    http://www.reclusivebibliophile.com/teaser-tuesday-gimme-a-call

  94. LOL, she’s got a point. Nice teaser.

    And I’m late with mine! http://simplengkaligayahan.blogspot.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesdays-may-11.html

  95. Better late than never – Voila!

  96. Daphne permalink

    Its still Tuesday here where I live so I made it just under the wire lol

    http://readingrainbowfever.blogspot.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesdays-1.html

  97. I like your teaser. Some days I definitely need to beat my lazy nature into submission. Like today, when it took me until 11 PM to post my Teaser Tuesday. Eek!

    Here is mine.

  98. Here’s mine:

    “The corporations are the powers that determine identity. The corporations tell us who we are and what we can become. And the corporations offer the only route to personal fulfillment and salvation. If we are not happy there is something wrong with us.”

    Empire of Illusion by Chris Hedges.

    Check out my Shortest Book Review Ever here-
    http://ticatattle.blogspot.com

  99. Great quote. My discipline is lazy to even think about getting my lazy parts in gear :)

  100. I found about this meme through the blog “Novroz’s Favourite Things”. It’s a really great idea and is a meme that I’ll certainly be undertaking again!

    This is my post for Tuesday 11th of May, albeit a little late :)

    http://sundryandco.wordpress.com/2010/05/12/belated-teaser-tuesday/

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