Take what you are reading now (or one of the books you are reading now, if you’re like me), and put your finger randomly on any page you have read (or where you’re starting to pick up reading).  Copy two sentences as a teaser and give the title and author.  I’ll bet you’ll find some books for your TBR (To be Read) list in the comments. Here’s my teaser from James Lee Burke’s Wayfaring Stranger, the first book in his Holland family trilogy and some of the best writing I’ve enjoyed lately:

“My father.  He wants to get out his twenty-gauge and make a squirrel -and- robin stew and shell pecans and make a pie. It’s funny how old people retreat into the past, like it can bring back their youth. I think this might be his last Christmas.”


Author: Rae Longest

This year marks my fiftieth year in AAUW (American Association of University Women). The Alvin chapter was begun in 1947, and as a new, green teacher to Alvin Independent School District, I joined in 1968. In the 80's we began a book group to share our love of reading, books,and fellowship with other women and girls who loved the same. We resurrected the group on-line in September of 2015. Eventually Powerful Women Readers folded as an on-line book club, but I kept the title and turned it into a blog. (See "Introduction,"first blog). This is my first experience at blogging or publishing anything and is becomes more fun with each blog posted. I am currently teaching as an adjunct at The University of Houston Clear Lake. This makes my 28th year there after three years at Alvin Community College and an almost-twenty year career as a classroom teacher with Alvin Independent School District. Reading and writing are "in my blood" just like teaching is. I hope you enjoy the blog.

4 thoughts on “TUESDAY TEASERS”

  1. That’s a lively and wrenching extract… As I grow older I realise ever more keenly just how our perspective changes as we move through our lives. This sounds like an enjoyable read, Rae and I look forward to hearing how you get on with it. Thank you for dropping in earlier:).

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  2. What a wonderful line!
    Here’s mine, from Four Arthurian Romances by Chretien de Troyes, specifically Erec et Enide, “Hands off my bridle, vassal! I consider you proud and impudent!” The line is spoken by Erec, who is high among Arthur’s knights. These romances are from the tales of King Arthur, but they are re-written to suit France in another century. I am no expert in the field.

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