Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays: The Shooting Party

This week my teaser lines come from The Shooting Party by Isabel Colegate, a book I've been meaning to read ever since 1985 when I saw the movie based on the novel.  This quote comes very early in the book, on page 2:
"It's not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one's thoughts. It saves one having to bother anyone else with them."
I've kept a diary or journal of some kind almost since I learned how to write.  And this has always been one of my favorite quotes about journal keeping.  I knew it was by Isabel Colegate, but I never knew exactly where it appeared in her works.  So I was pleasantly surprised to discover it here. (And, by the way - do you keep a journal?)

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. No, I'm terrible when it comes to keeping a journal. I'm glad that it works out for you though and it's awesome to finally read a book that has been on your TBR since 1985.

    My TT

  2. Cool to read something that you've been wanting to for so long. I keep a journal, but am kinda sporadic about it at present. My Teaser Tuesday

  3. I like it! And I haven't kept a journal for years. Just my online meanderings...lol.


  4. LOL, true :)


  5. That's a great quote! I have kept a journal in the past but haven't been doing that lately. It would probably be a good idea to start that habit again.
    My Teaser is from THE HUSBAND'S SECRET.

  6. Am not familiar with the book or movie, but love the quote -- and yes, I do keep a journal. My teaser: A Journey to the Center of the Earth

  7. Excellent quote! I never stuck to keeping a journal but I should.

  8. Never heard of the movie or book before. :-s


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