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Teaser Tuesday and Where Are You? 03-17-09: The Thirteenth Tale

OK, before I get started on the tease and the geography lesson, here's a little shameless self promotion! Head on over to my photo blog, in particular my scavenger hunt post. It's a challenge/contest hosted by NicoleB, a really cool woman who lives in Hungary. There are about twenty of us entered; she has a voting poll up on her blog, so go vote (if you vote for me, I promise to do my best to fix the economy and get us the hell out of Iraq).

We now return you to your regularly scheduled program.


Should Be Reading - Miz B - hosts this weekly event. We throw out a couple of sentences from our current read (without spoilers, of course) to entice you to read the book.

Today's selection comes from The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, page 17:
People disappear when they die. Their voice, their laughter, the warmth of their breath. Their flesh. Eventually their bones. All living memory of them ceases. This is both dreadful and natural. Yet for some there is an exception to this annihilation. For in the books they write they continue to exist. We can rediscover them. Their humor, their tone of voice, their moods. Through the written word they can anger you or make you happy. They can comfort you. They can perplex you. They can alter you. All this, even though they are dead. Like flies in amber, like corpses frozen in ice, that which according to the laws of nature should pass away is, by the miracle of ink on paper, preserved. It is a kind of magic.



It's Tuesday, Where Are You? is hosted by an adventure in reading.

I'm in the north of England in a very odd, secluded house learning the true story of a recluse author's life.

18 comments:

Marg said...

I love this book! I hope you enjoy it too!

Bluestocking said...

This was a great book.

mine

Kylee's 2009 said...

This is one of my favorites of the books I read in 2008. How do you like it?

Here are my teasers and where I am this week.

jlshall said...

Good teasers. I read this a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it.

Caspette said...

Sounds intriguing. Are you enjoying it? I have heard lots of good things and it will be in my next pile of library requested books.

Nothing wrong with blatant self promotion. Its your blog and you can promote if you want to :)

Nise' said...

Your teaser reminded me what a good book it is! Enjoy.

Lisa said...

Yet another book in my TBR pile. Sigh. Excellent choice.

My teasers are here.

Kaye said...

Oh, I keep meaning to read this. Great choice of teasers! My teaser is here under the Galway Bay tour post.

TexasRed said...

Ohh... I'd never thought of books preserving the dead that way. Sounds interesting. Are you enjoying it?

Margot said...

I like your clever commercial. Good teasers tpo. So should we all write books?

stacybuckeye said...

I really enjoyed this book. Hope you like it too :)

Terri said...

Hello everyone, thanks for visiting! I am enjoying this book quite a lot more than I anticipated. Good to hear so many of you praising it.

Margo -- I guess we should, if we want to be preserved! Maybe our blogs will serve the same purpose.

Beth F said...

I loved this book. Hope you do too.

Erika Lynn said...

that is a really lovely teaser, i need to read this book

My Tuesday Teaser

Manda said...

I didn't enjoy the book as a whole, but thought that the section you have quoted was awesome!

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

I picked this one up a little while ago - can't wait to read it - I'm trying to get our book club to read it.

Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

Caspette said...

Hi Terri.... just replying to your question on my blog.

This particular Mutiny on the Bounty is a Historical fiction however the author I think has got it pretty close to accurate (from my limited knowledge) and his research materials listed at the end is pretty exhaustive.

Terri B. said...

Thirteenth Tale is such a yummy book. I want to read it again someday. I hope you are enjoying it!