Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday Teaser: "The Power Of Half" and "Half A Life"



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should  Be Reading. Anyone can play along, so I thought  I  would play for fun! 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 and author, too, so that other TT participants can  add the book to their TBR  Lists  if they  like your teaser. 

We have two non-fiction teasers for you today:
Karen's:
She started talking slowly, thinking as she went.  "Dad," she began, "if that man"--she pointed to the Mercedes--"had a less nice car, that man there"--she pointed to the homeless man--"could have a meal."
Taken from p. 24 of One Family's Decision To Stop Taking And Start Giving Back--the Power of Half by Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen

Gerard's:
What I want to write is that I lay there until morning, with tear-stained eyes, a tear-stained pillow, a tear-stained life.  What can one do with levels of gloom and guilt, fear and disbelief, of bewilderment above one's capacity to register?  I slept soundly.
Taken from p. 30 of Half A Life by Darin Strauss (My review of this will be posted tomorrow.)

21 comments:

  1. I like the first one. It's a really insiteful comment.

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  2. I love the second teaser. Half A Life sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for stopping by on my blog. :)

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  3. I don't read anywhere near enough non fiction. Enjoy!

    I am sharing two teasers this week.

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  4. Interesting teasers this week. You can find mine at The Bookish Snob

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  5. Ooh, I want to know more about Half a Life. Looking forward to your review!

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  6. Both sound really interesting :)

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  7. Karen's--so true

    Gerard's--I wish I could sleep soundly when my tears fall

    nice picks today. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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  8. Interesting teasers today. Thanks for visiting me.

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  9. Both books sound like powerful reads! Thanks for sharing.

    Here's my TT: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesdays_25.html

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  10. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesday-respect-me-rules.html

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  11. I read The Power of Half last year. It was interesting!

    Half Life sounds good!

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  12. Interesting teasers. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  13. I am not a fan of non fiction. I hope you enjoy your books. Check out what my Tuesday Teaser is.

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  14. First teaser - BRAVO!!! This is *exactly* how I feel! Here's mine: http://www.southernfiberreads.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesday_25.html

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  15. Happy Teaser Tuesday!!! My teaser this week is for Mistwood by Leah Cypess which is currently discount on Amazon for only $6.50 for a new hardcover copy!!! I posted a link to the price! Finally, a great fantasy book that really feels like the older fantasy novels written by favorites like Tamora Pierce and Sharon Shinn!

    Sincerely,
    Emma Michaels
    http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

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  16. I am always looking for good nonfiction. I am trying to get outside of my reading comfort zone.

    Reading Lark's Teaser

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  17. Karen, We're flattered that you chose to tease our book. The paperback was just released, btw, with a new epilogue on what has happened since last year. Thanks!

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  18. Interesting teasers! I have definitely proven that second one true. Hope you enjoyed these reads. Thanks for visiting my teaser!

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Thanks for commenting and happy reading!

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