Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Teaser Tuesday 10.20.09

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB at 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!

"So that was a setback. But I kept my mantra in mind: The brick walls are there for a reason. They're not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something."

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (p. 52)

If you'd like to join in (I hope you do!) don't forget to link your post to MizB's at Should Be Reading. If you don't have a blog, share your "teasers" in a comment.


  1. Great teaser! Hope the review is coming soon!

  2. I have this on my TBR pile and hope to get to it soon. For this week, though, I've picked one that has been languishing in the TBR pile much longer, Ghost Hunters by Deborah Blum.

    My teaser is HERE.

  3. That is a good perspective to have! Great teaser!

  4. I have looked at this book a few times, but haven't bought it yet. I can't wait for your review!

  5. This teaser has me interested in the book.

  6. I think I'm the only person that hasn't read this yet. My mom has it so I'll have to sneak it out of her house.

  7. I haven't read this book either! But I loved that teaser. If the whole book is as good, I need to get it.

  8. Thank you Sandy. It will be. I've got to try reviewing more books and spending less time writing the review because at this rate I'm lucky if I have one a week. ugh! This is a small, very powerful book.

    Heather: I'm late to everything this week but I'll stop by and read your teaser soon. I've known about The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch for a long time. His story was covered in several magazines. But I didn't realizee it had been published in a pretty little book so I was excited when I received this as part of a large contest win from RIF. Read it when you can, it's not long and it's very inspiring, funny but also heartbreaking.

    Missy: I agree - now if I can just remember the gist of it! Thanks for coming by!

    gautami tripathy: Exactly what I though and the reason I posted it. I'm very behind this week but will come by soon and check out your teaser! Thank you for visiting!

    Willoughby: It's an inspiring and heart-breaking story. But the author had a great sense of humor, is very self-deprecating and honest so it makes for a fun, sad, very interesting read.

    'Nise: Great. I'll be reviewing it next week after the read-a-thon so stay tuned! (Please!)

    Lisa: Well I'm just getting to it now but I think you're in great company! I think this sold many copies when it was first published because the author's story ran in several magazines. And I think it sells well around graduation. It's a great little book with a fantastic story. What did your mom think of it?

    Sarah: Thank you for stopping by! It's definitely a book worth reading and it isn't very long. But it's a sad story especially for parents, but also very inspiring. This was one amazing man. I will be reviewing it!