Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays: The Egypt Game

One of the books I read at the beach last week was The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. The book was a Newbery Honor Book in 1968, and tells the story of a very imaginative (and dangerous) game played by a group of children who share a deep interest in the history and culture of ancient Egypt.

This snippet comes from the third chapter, when the two main characters, April Hall and Melanie Ross – both about eleven years old – are meeting for the first time:
. . . after lunch when Melanie showed April her library, a whole bookcase full in her bedroom, she could tell that April liked books more than just a little. . . . She plopped herself down on the floor in front of the bookcase and started looking at books like crazy. (p.28)
Yes, that's what always happens to me in front of a bookcase. You, too?

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.


  1. Think that happens to all that are in our community of book bloggers. Like a kid in a candy store.

  2. Definitely! It is - that's why 15 minutes in the book store turns in to HOURS!

  3. Great teaser! Who could resist a full bookshelf? My Teaser is here.

  4. Bookshelves are the best, I love going into someone's house for the first time and they have bookshelves.

    Mine is here.


  5. Definitely a book lovers teaser! Great find!


  6. Ah, a kindred spirit, lol! Is there anything more pleasant than hours plunked down in front of a bookshelf...or thirty? Excellent teaser!

  7. Yes, it happens to me as well! Great teaser from a most interesting book, I'm sure!

  8. A Newbery winner? Someone must die. :(

    A book-bond between friends is the best kind. :)

    Mine is below; it's from a book on traveling.


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