Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays

MizB of Should Be Reading hosts Teaser Tuesdays. Anyone can play along. Just do the following:

*Grab your current read.*Open to a random page.
*Share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
*BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! You don't want to ruin the book for others.
*Share the title and author too, so other TT participants can add it to their TBR lists if they like your teaser.

Here's mine from History of the Millennium (So Far) by Dave Barry (p. 23):

In 1860, Lincoln ran for president (slogan: "He's Taller Than You") and was elected, only to see the nation rent asunder in 1861 by the Civil War, starring Clark Gable as Rhett Butler.

[I love Dave Barry.  His column used to appear in our local paper and I always looked forward to his humorous year-end wrap up.  Now I'm reading his take on history.]


JLS Hall said...

I love Dave Barry, too. I guess everybody does -- or should! This is one I definitely need to read. Great, great teaser!

Elizabeth said...

Great teaser....I like historical books. THANKS.

Here is my teaser from MURDER TAKES TIME by Giacomo Giammatteo. It was GOOD...just finished it yesterday.


fredamans said...

I read a biography of his years ago, he's a riot!

Peter Reynard said...

Dave Barry and Bill Bryson should team up to write the definitive book on American history. Students will start passing those "How well do you know American history?" quizzes with flying colors.