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It's been a long time since I've talked about actually reading something. It's a little bit of a hit or miss right now, so I try to soak it up when I'm in the mood for it.
Currently Reading...I've spent the better part of last two weeks reading The Underground Girls of Kabul, and nothing else. It's a well-written book, mind you, but also littered with generalizations and a tone of something I can't put a word to yet. It's not condescension exactly (the author's tone is way too neutral for that) but there is a sense that the women in the West are better than Afghan women (better, not just better off). I'll need to think through that more. I know for sure that if I were Afghan and reading it, I would be .. maybe annoyed? frustrated? But how much of it is because of that sense of being looked down upon versus the subject of the book, is not clear yet. Hopefully after a few days of absent pondering, I'll have gotten to my point.

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Teaser Tuesdays -- Mar 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.

Technically, I have completed this book, but since my review won't be up till tomorrow, I decided to share a nice quote from this book. Don't forget to come back tomorrow to read what I thought of Fireworks over Toccoa.


Lily had never seen anything like this. It was beautiful and powerful and magical. She was so fascinated, so taken by what she saw, that she didn't hear the voice that was calling out to her: "Look out! Get away from there!"

~ Pg. 68, Fireworks over Toccoa by Jeffrey Stepakoff.

Check out other teasers here!


Comments

Dana said…
Oh no! I hope she's ok! Haha, great teaser!
Anonymous said…
Wow, that is pretty much the definition of teaser! Sounds like something bad is about to happen...

My teaser this week is from a great creative non-fiction collection--you can read it at bookwanderer.
Good teaser. makes me want to hear more -- i'm a slacker today (no teaser)LOL
Jan von Harz said…
Oh wow, this is one of the best teasers today. Wish I could read on.
Alayne said…
Great teaser! I can't wait to read this one in a couple weeks. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.
Tales of Whimsy said…
Oh goodness. Now I'm scarred for her. ;)

Here is mine:)
Cecelia said…
Just goes to prove that too much interest can be dangerous, eh? Everything in moderation. Great teaser - I'm curious how it ends!

If you'd like, you can check out mine here.
Lori said…
Good teaser. Enjoy your book! Here's Mine
Lina Shaik said…
Yikes! I hope nothing bad happens to her! Good teaser though. Looking forward to the review. Mine's here.
Kaye said…
This was a pretty good story. You picked a good teaser - the beginning of the beginning so to speak.

Have a good week and happy reading. My teaser is here
Anonymous said…
What a great teaser!! I've seen this book and thought I'd enjoy it. I guess I need to add it to my WL.
Jenny Q said…
I really want to read this book! Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my blog!