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Teaser Tuesdays -- Feb 09, 2010


Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.

I can sort of see why The Help is such a popular book. I didn't get much reading time for the past two days, but the few pages I read are giving me a good impression of the book!


The footsteps stop. My heart is thumping like a cat in a clothes dryer. What if Miss Celia pretends she doesn't know me so she won't get in trouble? Acts like I'm a burglar? Oh, I hate her! I hate that stupid woman!

~ Pg. 53, The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

Check out other teasers here!



Comments

Excellent teaser. You've got to be loving this book --everyone has!
Kaye said…
Loved the book! A cat in a dryer is such an excellent simile- great teaser. Hope you're enjoying the book. Here's my teaser
Alayne said…
Ooh this is a great teaser. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.
Jennifer said…
I loved The Help! You chose an excellent teaser. Mine is here: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/02/teaser-tuesdays-lessons-in-french.html
Missy B. said…
I can't wait to get my hands on this book....I think I am the only one who hasn't read it! Great tease......
Michelle said…
I keep crossing my fingers that this one will make it back into my library soon so I can read it. I've heard so many good things about it!

Here's mine:
http://literarilyspeaking1.blogspot.com/2010/02/teaser-tuesday-february-9-2010.html#comments
i've been seeing this book everywhere. i'm kinda focused on reading romance right now but once i'm back with lit fiction, i'm definitely giving this one a try.

thanks for coming to our blog and commenting :)
Anonymous said…
This book sounds so good - everyone seems to love it. Great teaser :)

Here's my Teaser.
Wrighty said…
I have this book sitting right on my shelf and still haven't had a chance to get to it. I haven't heard a bad review yet. Great teaser! I'm going to have to get to this one soon!
Ash said…
I see this book everywhere but for some reason remain uninterested. Maybe it's overexposure. Good teaser though.
Anonymous said…
This book is excellent. I hope you are enjoying it!