Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays: Dear Old Mom

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by mizB17 at Should Be Reading. If you'd like to read more teasers, or participate yourself, head on over to her blog. And these are the rules: Grab your current read; Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) "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!

This week I thought I'd offer up a short snippet from the book I just finished reading – Penelope Lively's Moon Tiger. This is the book's narrator, Claudia, talking about her mother (Gordon is her brother):
She had no opinions and she loved no one, was merely fond of a few people, including I suppose Gordon and myself. She acquired a Highland terrier which had been trained to roll over on its back at the command 'Die for your country!'; apparently Mother did not find this disturbing. [p. 21]
Okey dokey. Good book, although Claudia herself is a little hard to take at times. I'm working on a review which I hope to get posted later today, after I've done some blog hopping to read all those other teasers!


  1. Your teaser made me smile. Sounds like a funny dog! My teaser is also late today. You can find it here

  2. This is a book I've been curious about, so I'll look forward to your review. Great teaser!

  3. This group looks like fun group -- I think I might join.

  4. What a funny command to teach a dog. Thanks for sharing that teaser.


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