Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Miz B at Should Be Reading sponsors Teaser Tuesdays asking that you to:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  •  Share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
I am currently reading Four Things My Geeky-Jock-of-a-Best-Friend Must Do in Europe  by Jane Harrington. I picked this up at the library when I went looking for my dopplerganger for challenge #1 ( there are twelve all together) on the Take Another Chance Challenge hosted by Find Your Next Book Here. This was the only book on the shelf with the initials J.H., which even though my last name has two words in it and the first part starts with “von”, the von is not actually used as an initial. So here goes:

    "Then, we (that means my mother) studied the subway map, and we (that means my mother) decided to take the subway to Parc Guelle, a place that has artsy statues and stuff done by a local artist named Gaudi, who designed bunches of buildings in Barcelona and lived at some other time that my mother told me all about as we rode the subway, which might have interested me if I weren’t sleep-deprived, having been at the Roman Ruins party and walking around the boat until midnight.
    (Breathe...)"

While I have not gotten too far into this book, it is definitely funny and should be a very fast read.

On another note, I have been merrily skipping through the blogosphere dropping comments as I go thanks to MotherReader's Comment Challenge. To date I have left 60 comments since Sunday. While this is definitely time consuming, it has been well worth it. I an awed, fascinated, and down right jealous at all the amazing and wonderful bloggers this community has. I have to send out a special thank you to  Kristi, at Purple Polka ( great blog to check out) for turning me onto the wonderful bookshelf in my sidebar. I love it.

Getting late (4:45 A.M.) and I only have about 45 minutes left to read some before I have to ready myself for another day in the classroom. My kids are going to the library to pick out fairy tales to analyze them plot and theme. This should be interesting!

5 comments:

bestbookihavenotread said...

The comment challenge is fun! Thanks for yours! I need to figure out that Shelfari widget!

Caroline said...

I'm here because of the comment challenge, too! Somehow it feels nice to know that there are all these other people out there, reading and loving (or not loving) and discussing the same books I am!

Justine said...

I love participating in the Comment Challenge. It's been really fun so far :)

Haha, it seems funny (the book). I'll definitely read this one. It's right up my alley! Thanks!

Kristen said...

Sounds like a good book. Love the title anyway. :-) Thanks for commenting on my blog. I have been having fun with the commenting challenge as well.

Kristen said...

This one sounds adorable!!! Hope you enjoy it!

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