Taralei Griffin

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Teaser Tuesday (Aug. 2)

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My Teaser:
Biodiversity is a result of the process of evolution, and it is also a safety net that helps keep that process going. In order to pass our own genes into the future and enable our offspring to live long and prosper, we must reverse the current trend and preserve as much biodiversity as possible. If we don’t we will sooner or later join the fossil record of extinction.

-29% on Kindle: Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation by Bill Nye

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Books and a Beat.

To play along:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two “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!

Please comment with a link to your teasers, or if you don’t have a blog, just type your TT into a comment. I’d love to read them! Thanks.

This Teaser Tuesday post is part of my week-long Alliteration Agenda. Stay tuned for more posts this week!

Teaser Tuesday (July 5)

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My Teaser:
Sometimes I think you don’t like me very much, she said.
Like? he said. Is that all you want to be? Liked? Wouldn’t you rather be passionately and voraciously desired?
Yes, she said, but not every night.

-page 101 of Bodily Harm by Margaret Atwood

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Books and a Beat.

To play along:
* 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!

Please comment with a link to your teasers, or if you don’t have a blog, just type your TT into a comment. I’d love to read them! Thanks.

This Teaser Tuesday post is part of my week-long Alliteration Agenda. Stay tuned for more posts this week!

Teaser Tuesday (April 26)

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My Teaser:
It’s brighter there, and a certain amount of vapid dancing goes on, though the region sounds better than it is – the fields of asphodel has a poetic lilt to it. But just consider – asphodel, asphodel, asphodel – pretty enough white flowers, but a person gets tired of them after a while.

-page 15 of The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Books and a Beat.

To play along:
* 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!

Please comment with a link to your teasers, or if you don’t have a blog, just type your TT into a comment. I’d love to read them! Thanks.

This Teaser Tuesday post is part of my week-long Alliteration Agenda. Stay tuned for more posts this week!

Make Sure Your Voice Is Heard

Sunday, April 10th, 2016:
It’s the final day of the Democracy Spring march that began in Philadelphia 9 days ago. We’re going to be arriving in D.C. later that afternoon. At our morning rendezvous, one of my fellow marchers hands me his car keys.

“I want to march today, can you drive support?”

“I’d love to! Which car?”

“The Denali over there.” I glance to where he’s pointing, then do a double take and look at him like he’s crazy.

“That big truck?! I’ve never driven anything larger than a small SUV.”

“You’ll be fine. I trust you.” He pats me on the back and walks off, leaving me nervously holding the key to someone else’s very nice truck.

Okay, Tara. You can do this. You’ll be able to take it nice and slow since you’re driving along with the marchers.

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I hoist myself up into the truck, see an auxiliary cable, and instantly pull out my iPod. I put it on a dance playlist, adjust the seat and mirrors, buckle up, roll down the windows, and put the truck in drive. I very slowly pull out of the parking lot, panicking slightly when I bump a curve, but then I’m on the road. Everything is intact, and this gigantic truck is actually easy for me to maneuver. Who knew?

Prince’s 1999 starts playing, and I turn it up as I drive past the marchers, waving and cheering them on.
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Teaser Tuesday (March 22)

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My Teaser:
And she opened the book and began reading here and there at random, and as she did so she felt that she was shoving her way up under petals that curved over her, so that she only knew this is white, or this is red. She did not know at first what the words meant at all.

-page 178 of To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Books and a Beat.

To play along:
* 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!

Please comment with a link to your teasers, or if you don’t have a blog, just type your TT into a comment. I’d love to read them! Thanks.

To The Lighthouse is the 14th book I’m reading for my Before 25 Bucket List!

This Teaser Tuesday post is part of my week-long Alliteration Agenda. Stay tuned for more posts this week!

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