13 March, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (75)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly, bookish, TBR-pile-expanding meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

Rules for participating:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week, my teaser is from Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley. I saw it at the library and noticed it had won not a single award, but two from the American Library Association: the Printz and the William C. Morris. According to the blurb there are zombies and talking birds, though I haven't reached either of them yet (other than references to zombies, which the character (like a lot of people) seems to treat as fictional but worth theorizing over).

(I really like this cover. It has a nice folk art feel to it and I love the central illustration of the woodpecker.)

When one is sitting the passenger seat of his best friend's car as an overly enthusiastic hillbilly is ranting in the backseat about being snubbed by a cheerleader at lunch, his mind begins to wander and think about zombies. Here's the thing about zombies: They are supposed to be killed.
-p. 14


What are you reading? Got a teaser from it?

-----The Golden Eagle


J. A. Bennett said...

lol! That line was awesome! It's so true, who wants zombies wandering around eating brains?

Pat Hatt said...

hahaha yes that is the best thing to do to those zombies, kill em all.

Jamie Gibbs said...

I find myself thinking of zombies when my mind wanders :)

LibrarySnake said...

Awesome. Yup, killing them would be the best choice.


Old Kitty said...

Yes I tend to think about zombies too all the time! LOL!


Take care

mshatch said...

great line, makes me want to read the book :)

Josh Hoyt said...

Sounds like a great read. I agree the cover is cool!

shelly said...

I dream about zombies. Go figure.

Baur said...

I'm reading catcher in the rye

Yvonne Osborne said...

Thats a pretty darn good teaser.

Christine Rains said...

Talking birds and zombies? You have me right there. The teaser is hilarious too!

tfwalsh said...

What a cool book cover... great teaser:)

Stuart Nager said...

Cheerleaders and zombies. Whats not to love?

Misha Gericke said...

I'm reading Sense and Sensibility, but haven really spotted anything in it that I would say is reader material. :-)

Traci Kenworth said...

Zombies-kill-yes. Lol. I'm reading an Adult historical romance novel right now by Roberta Gellis called Fires of Winter.

Charles Gramlich said...

From David Buss, evolutionary psychology, 4th ed.

"One window for viewing short-term mating is to contrast the subjective perceptions of costs and benefits of women who actively pursue short-term mating with those who do not."

Since that's a long one, I'll just do one. The next sentence is twice as long.

Shallee said...

HA! That line is totally awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Donna K. Weaver said...

I don't have it with me. Grrr. And I'm reading/listening to three books anyway. lol

Theresa Milstein said...

I have my Kindle with me. I'm reading Watching Willow Watts by Talli Roland. I'm at 74%:

"Padding into the loo, Willow scrubbed her face free of its Marilyn-mask and wiggled out of the day's tight sheath. Bliss."

Nezzy said...

I'm currently readin' a book that hasn't been released yet that I've agreed to critique.

It's fun, serious and keeps me turnin' the pages. This one's gonna be a joy to review.

My mouth fell to my shoes. “What did you tell that dog?” I
“To poop right there,” Lacy said. “Jay won’t even find it
until he comes out to mow on the weekend. Besides, he deserves
it for calling me fat!”

The title: Two Scoops of Grace with Chuckles on Top

The author: Jeanette Levellie

God bless ya and have a sunshiny kinda day!!! :o)

Carol Kilgore said...

Funny line! Of course you think about zombies then, LOL :)

Clarissa Draper said...

Here's a teaser from the non-fiction book I'm reading:

"When a person performs a Stroop task in an fMRI machine, scientists can watch the brain struggle to ignore the obvious answer. The most important cortical area engaged in this tug of war is the prefrontal cortex, which allows a person to reject the first impression when it's possible that the first impression might be wrong."

This excerpt is taken from the wonderful book HOW WE DECIDE by Jonah Lehrer.

I do like the cover on your book.

Grumpy Bulldog, March Madman said...

You've been tagged to join the Great Star Wars Blogathon! Details here: http://www.troublewithroy.com/2012/03/so-you-say-youve-got-this-idea-on-how.html

The Golden Eagle said...

J.A.: Well, not me, that's for sure. :P

Pat: Yup.

Jamie: LOL. They can be interesting to think about.

LibrarySnake: I agree. No one wants a zombie takeover, right?

Old Kitty: It seems a lot of people here think about them. ;)

Mshatch: Awesome--that's the goal of Teaser Tuesday, after all!

Josh: I'm enjoying it so far.

Shelly: Those sound like scary dreams.

Baur: What do you think of it? I read Catcher in the Rye last year, but I could never understand why it became such a classic.

Yvonne: Thanks! Glad you liked it. :)

Christine: Indeed. LOL.

Tfwalsh: I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Stuart: Nothing, of course. ;)

Misha: That's too bad. I've only read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; though I DID read Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. :P

Traci: Intriguing title!

Charles: I love non-fiction teasers. Sounds like an interesting book--though long sentences can be hard to slog through!

Shallee: You're very welcome!

Donna: I've never listened to an audio book. Hope you're enjoying yours. :)

Theresa: Great teaser!

Nezzy: LOL. I guess the character got her revenge!

I love the creativeness of the title.

I hope you're having a wonderful day! :)

Carol: So it goes . . .

Clarissa: Intriguing teaser! I've heard of and seen that book before, but never read it.

Grumpy Bulldog: I'm off to check it out!

Krispy said...

I love the cover for this book and thought about picking it up back when it came out. For whatever reason though, I don't remember zombies at all. Haha. Anyway, thanks for reminding me about this one!