Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays

• Grab your current read.
• Let the book fall open to a random page.
• Share with us two "teaser" sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
• You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from. That way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
Please avoid spoilers!

A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement, 1870-1920 by
Michael McGerr
Page 263 - The birth control movement, along with the popularization of Freud and Ellis and the erotic focus of commercial amusements, signaled a transformation of sexual values and practices in the United States in the 1910s and after. The immediate extent of that transformation should not be exaggerated.


Chad Hull said...

The Last and Only or How Mr Moskowitz becomes French by Peter S. Beagle

The French of course insisted on making the news of Mr. Moscowitz's departure public in America, and the general American attitude was a curious mix of relief and chagrin. They were glad to have Mr. Moscowitz safely out of the way, but it was "doubtless unpleasant," as a French newspaper suggested, "to see a recognizable human shape insist on emerging from the great melting pot, instead of eagerly dissolving away." Various influences in the United States warned that Mr. Moscowitz was obviously a spy for some international conspiracy, but he President, who had vaguely liked him, said, "Well, good for him, great. Enjoy, baby." The government made up a special loose-leaf passport for Mr. Moscowitz, with room for other changes of nationality, just in case.

julie said...

Yellow Pages, a catalogue of inventions, by Nicole Markotic

Decades later, the Emperor of Brazil, Dom Pedro II, repeats excitedly the words, "To be or not to be", transmitted from a hundred yards away. Bell had learned well, from teaching deaf students, to choose as examples sentences or phrases with which his listeners were already acquainted.

E. L. Fay said...

Thanks for the teasers guys!

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