Teaser Tuesday – The Line and The Lost Gate

Ah! I can not believe that New Year’s is this weekend!  Where did the year go?  It just flew by!  I am so looking forward to all of the awesome books due to hit stores in 2011, but I still have some great titles from 2010 to read!  I know what I will be doing all weekend – reading!

I am trying to pack a few more debuts into the year, and since The Line by Teri Hall has been sitting, neglected, in my TBR stack for a while, I am looking forward to polishing this one off.  I just started it, so here’s a teaser from the first page.

“It seemed to Rachel that she had always lived on The Property, though this wasn’t true.  Her mother, Vivian, said they moved there when she was three years old, but Rachel didn’t remember.  To her, The Property was home.”

Well, judging from that teaser, I can bet that The Property won’t feel like home for much longer.

I love Orson Scott Card, and I am very excited to read The Lost Gate.  I like Danny so far, and wonder how he is going to stay out the of the clutches of his less than loving family.

“Eric and Tony said their good-byes and a half hour later, Eric and Danny were in the back of a pickup truck that was going as far as Staunton.  Danny figured it was the luckiest thing in his life, that he walked behind those stores and not in front of them.”

See, sometimes, even the littlest things make a big difference in your life!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of  Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • 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!

8 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday – The Line and The Lost Gate

  • December 28, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Great teasers. I agree with you that sometimes the smallest things make a different. hope you enjoy the new year! You can find my teaser at The Bookish Snob

  • December 28, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Here is my teaser from Nature’s Secret Messages: Hidden in Plain Sight by Elaine Wilkes (Page 3):

    “We lie in the lap of immense intelligence.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Stop. Look. Listen. My kindergarten teacher taught me that. I remember carefully lining up the tips of my patent-leather shoes exactly at the edge of the curb and stopping–then carefully looking to my right and left, quiet and aware, listening for any clues. Feeling that it was safe to proceed, I’d grasp my classmate’s hand, jump off the curb, and happily venture into unknown territories on the other side of the street.

    Now I barely glance from side to side as I hurry on my way.

    What happened? Where did that wide-open feeling of awareness go? In the rush of adulthood, it seems to vanish, but what would happen if we simply stopped, looked and listened…even as busy adults?

    As a learning addict, I’ve hunted for insights through countless books, seminars, experts, masters and more. Eventually, I realized that my kindergarten teacher had it right from the beginning, long before I started my quest. Who knew that she was so profound?

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