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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!

Teaser Tuesday (March 15)

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My Teaser:
But it has been a strange life for a long time now. Damned if it hasn’t.

-page 165 of For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm.

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.

For Whom The Bell Tolls is the 13th book I’m reading for my Before 25 Bucket List!

Teaser Tuesday (March 8)

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My Teaser:
The wind made an effort, but failed, and a batlike shadow sank toward the roof garden of the penthouse opposite. Piece by piece, I fed my wardrobe to the night wind, and flutteringly, like a loved one’s ashes, the gray scraps were ferried off, to settle here, there, exactly where I would never know, in the dark heart of New York.

-page 124 of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm.

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.

The Bell Jar is the 12th book I’m reading for my Before 25 Bucket List!

Teaser Tuesday (March 1)

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My Teaser:
One word contained everything he felt, and explained why he was to dwell on this moment later. Freedom. In his life as in his limbs.

-page 85 of Atonement by Ian McEwan

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm.

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.

Atonement is the 11th 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!

Fame Richly Deserved – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Last summer, I was intrigued to see a book on my Before 25 Book Bucket List popping up in the local and then national news. I began clicking the titles, and was once again disappointed in my current home state.

The book was The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. It was making news because some parents wanted to ban what they deemed a “pornographic” book. Not yet having read the book, I knew they were being ridiculous. The book was the true story of a woman whose cells became the first immortal human cells in living history, and her family.

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Doctors took her cells without asking. Those cells never died. They launched a medical revolution and a multimillion-dollar industry. More than twenty years later, her children found out. Their lives would never be the same.

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