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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: The Book of Lost Things and Love That Dog

The meme hosted by Should Be Reading, so stop by and check out her blog!

To participate:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This week's teasers come from John Connelly's The Book of Lost Things and Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's Love That Dog.

First, from The Book of Lost Things:

"[David] had quite liked the dwarfs. He often had no idea what were talking about, but for a group of homicidal, class-obsessed small people, they were really rather good fun."

"And then there was the Crooked Man. He squatted in a corner, one of those pale hands that had dragged David down now holding a huge black beetle. As David watched, the Crooked Man put the struggling insect into his mouth, head first, and bit it in half. He chewed on the beetle, all the time watching David. The bottom half of the insect kept moving for a few seconds, then stopped. The Crooked Man offered it to David. David could see part of its insides. They were white. He felt sick."

And from Love That Dog:

March 22

My yellow dog
followed me everywhere
every which way I turned
he was there
wagging his tail
and slobber
coming out
of his mouth
when he was smiling
at me
all the time
as if he was
thank you thank you thank you
for choosing me


  1. Great teasers! I've been meaning to read both of those!

  2. Love That Dog will take maybe an hour, you should read it. And I am really enjoying BLT (<-- ha! food)


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