Category Archives: Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesday – Liturgy of the Ordinary (Feb 28)

tuesdayTeaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. 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!

Here are my teasers for this week:

liturgy-of-the-ordinaryI’ve always loved food. I like to make it, to eat it, and to read and talk about it.

From page 62 of Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life by Tish Harrison Warren.

Teaser Tuesday – Rescuing Jesus (Jan 17)

tuesdayTeaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. 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!

Here are my teasers for this week:

rescuing-jesusThen, just hours before Danny broke the news to his congregation, with his body feeling “ready to explode”, he took another blood pressure reading and saw that his systolic blood pressure was 196. Danny’s mind raced.

From page 257 of Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism by Deborah Jian Lee.

Teaser Tuesday – Orkney Twilight (Jan 10)

tuesdayTeaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. 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!

Here are my teasers for this week:

orkney-twilightBut that year an insistent north-easterly had churned up the sea, and the ferry had pitched and lurched across the turbulent Pentland Firth. Liz and the girls had stayed below, turning green.

At about 8% of the way through Orkney Twilight by Claire Carson.

Teaser Tuesday – Silence (Dec 6)

TuesdayTeaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. 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!

Here are my teasers for this week:

silenceIn the pitch darkness we held our breath in silence. What sort of crazy official was laying a trap like this?

From page 39 of Silence by Shusaku Endo.

I’ve had this book sitting unread on my shelf for 4 or 5 years or more. With the movie of it coming out in a couple of weeks time I thought it would be a good time to get it read, as I don’t want to watch the movie first.

Teaser Tuesday – Grounded (Nov 22)

TuesdayTeaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. 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!

Here are my teasers for this week:

groundedThe New York Times refers to ours as a “genealogy-crazed era.” Surprisingly genealogy stories involving celebrities make headlines: Barack Obama and Sarah Palin are distant cousins; Emma Watson, star of the Harry Potter movies, is related to an actual sixteenth-century witch; a white supremacist learns – on a television talk show – that he is 14 percent black.

From Page 137 of Grounded: Finding God in the World. A Spiritual Revolution by Diana Butler Bass.

Teaser Tuesday – Wailing Ghosts (August 16)

TuesdayTeaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. 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!

Here are my teasers for this week:

wailing ghostsHe had just begun to doze off, when he heard the sound of feet trampling on the buckwheat stalks, making a terrific crunching noise, and suspected that it might be a thief. But when he looked up, he saw a huge monster bearing down upon him, with red hair and a big bushy beard.

From page 4 of Wailing Ghosts by Pu Singling.

Teaser Tuesdays – The Reason I Jump (August 2)

teasertuesdays2014eTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. 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!

Here are my teasers for this week:

reason i jumpUs kids with autism would like you to watch out for us – meaning, “Please never give up on us.” The reason I say “watch out for us” is that we can be made stronger just by the fact you’re watching.”

From page 42 of The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naomi Higashida.

Teaser Tuesdays – Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All (May 24)

teasertuesdays2014eTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. 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!

Here are my teasers for this week:

hitman anders and the meaning of it all“We don’t need to get into the details, but they interrupted me, pulled me down from the pulpit, and showed me the exit. Although I already knew where it was, of course.”

From page 61 of Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All by Jonas Jonasson.

Teaser Tuesdays – Great Falls (Feb 23)

teasertuesdays2014eTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. 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!

Here are my teasers for this week:

great fallsThe ref blows his whistle and we kick off. Courtland’s little return man finds the corner and sprints hard down the touchline, thinking he’s going somewhere until I demolish him.

From page 17 of Great Falls by Steve Watkins.

Teaser Tuesdays – Grounded (Feb 2)

teasertuesdays2014eTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. 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!

Here are my teasers for this week:

groundedMany people have left organized religion because they experience too great a distance between the old structures and their experience of God. Yet there are surprising moments when the revolution actually makes it into the church – a courageous sermon that turns things upside down, an old hymn tune with earthy new words, a poem that rivals the beauty of scripture, a call to plant a garden or march for justice.

From page 24 of Grounded: Finding God in the World—A Spiritual Revolution by Diana Butler Bass

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