This little game, originally started by the Purple Booker asks that you copy a couple of sentences from what you are currently reading to tease someone into reading the same book you are. Be careful not to give anything away (no spoilers, please). In the comments section, please include the title and author of the book you are reading, then your Tuesday Teaser.

Mine for today is from a YA book, The Lightning Thief  by Rick Riordan: The three main characters are about to hitch a ride from a van carrying old, tired zoo animals to the West Coast where the three (all of whom have a superhuman side to them) are to carry on their quest to save the world.

“We huddled in the corner on some mildewed feed sacks, trying to ignore the smell and the heat and the flies.  Grover talked to the animals in a series of goat bleats (Grover is a young satyr) but they just stared at him sadly.  Annabeth was in favor of breaking the cages and freeing them on the spot, but I pointed out that it wouldn’t do much good until the truck stopped moving. Besides, I had a feeling that we might look much better to that lion than those turnips.” (which was all that the lion had been given to eat)  The main character, Percy, is the son of Poseidon, which he doesn’t find out until junior high school when strange things begin to happen to him and strange creatures are “out to get him.” Of course the other kids in the school think he is just weird.

The book is entertaining and a good adventure-read.



Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

11 thoughts on “TUESDAY TEASER”

    1. Correction. The Lightning Thief is not written by Rozelle, who wrote Into That Good Night. I read them at the same time, and the authors both started with an R, which caused my goof up. Riordian is a well-known YA author, while Rozelle is a local, excellent author. Sorry for the confusion.

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  1. He is probably better known for the book about his father’s death from Alzheimer’s titled Into That Good Night than for his YA books which I love. We are reading “Good Night” in our book club this month, and some kind person (kid?) put The Lightning Thief in my Little Free Library when they had finished it. The cover enticed me to read it and because my “specialty” as a lit major is Greek and Roman mythology, I loved reading about “halflings” the sons and daughters of gods and mortals. It is an exciting read. Rozelle is a local author whose family lives “just down the highway about 30 miles south of here” in lil’ ole’ Alvin, Texas. We are hoping to convince him to come and visit our book club or at least visit by skype, which we sometimes do with the author. It ought to be an interesting meeting either way.


    1. I’m crazy about The Lightning Thief. I have a book that I bought at the book fair a few years back that you might like also. It’s called Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods. I’ll share it…if I ever finish it!

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  2. Oh this is a firm family favourite – Frances loved this series and has read them all AND gone on to read more of his myth-based adventures, which delighted me given her dyslexia. A great choice, Rae!

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