Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: Lost Things

Once again, I'm still reading the same books I was reading last week. Same old story. So for this week's teaser lines, I'm using a book that's on my list of possible reads for the Once Upon a Time Challenge - John Connolly's The Book of Lost Things.

This bit comes very early in the book. And the David mentioned is the book's twelve-year-old central character whose mother has just died (it's a teensy bit more than two lines - sorry):
...David's mother would often tell him that stories were alive....they came alive in the telling. Without a human voice to read them aloud, or a pair of wide eyes following them by flashlight beneath a blanket, they had no real existence in our world....Stories wanted to be read...They wanted us to give them life. (p.3, paperback edition)
This book has been on my TBR list for quite a while, but I've been reluctant to start it because it's a long one and as we know, I hold the record for being the world's slowest reader.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by mizB at Should Be Reading. If you'd like to read more teasers, or take part yourself, just head on over to her blog.

And please feel free to leave me a link to your Teaser Tuesday post in your comment here.


  1. Oh, I LIKE this teaser...I agree with the idea of it, too.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. Fabulous teaser, makes me want to read it for sure.

    My TT is here.


  3. That sounds terrific.

    My teaser this week is from ‘Reunion in Death’ by J.D. Robb.

  4. Great teaser!! Sounds so different and wonderful...I definitely would like to read this book! :)
    Here's mine: http://peskypiksipesternomi.blogspot.com/2011/04/teaser-tuesdays-is-weekly-bookish-meme.html

  5. Great teaser. I have this one sitting on my shelf, waiting patiently.

  6. Love this teaser, especially the last line. So true!!!!

  7. Great teaser! I have a hard time keeping mine down to two sentences two.

    Oh, and just so you know...Ten Little Herrings is the second book of a series. You might want to start with The Herring-Seller's Apprentice. These are very funny books.

  8. Very interesting, definitely going to have to look into this book.

    You already popped over to mine but here it is if anyone else wants to see.

    Also, I'm a new follower - thanks for coming by my blog today!

    Amber @ Me, My Shelf and I

  9. I wonder if that's the effect of someone reading to you, or just reading aloud? I like to read some good authors out loud, having fun with the accents. (This is especially fun with Bernard Cornwell, since most of his works are heavy with English, Scottish, and Irish characters. I cannae do a Scotty accent, though. I can't even do a painfully like one like Jimmy Doohan's!)

  10. Fantastic teaser!


  11. I love this teaser, sometimes I forget how involved I get into the story until someone interrupts me, and I have to come back to real life.

  12. Great teaser! Thanks for stopping by The Lit Witch today. I'll let you know if I succeed in getting all the way through Don Quixote! :)

  13. Great teaser and I loved this book!! Hope you enjoy it too!

  14. Oh I love that teaser! I'm going to have to look into this one. Sounds like a great book.
    Natalie :0)

  15. Oh, man, that's a GREAT teaser. I love the cover so it's nice to know that there's something worth peeking inside for, too. ;O)


Welcome and thanks for leaving me a comment. I love to hear from visitors.

Also, please note that while I appreciate the thought, I don't play the blog awards game. I think you all deserve awards! But you might think about becoming a follower of my blog -- that would really be the best award.