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:
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

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.)


  1. Interesting teasers.

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

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

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

    I am sharing two teasers this week.

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

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

  7. Both sound really interesting :)

  8. 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

  9. Interesting teasers today. Thanks for visiting me.

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

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

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

    Half Life sounds good!

  12. Interesting teasers. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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

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

  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!

    Emma Michaels

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

    Reading Lark's Teaser

  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!

  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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