Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bookish Frivolities: Tuesday Teaser, Book List Meme, and Sundry Items

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!
Current Read #1:  The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien:
"They walked in single file.  The entrance to the path was like a great sort of arch leading into a gloomy tunnel made by two great trees that leant together, too old and strangeled with ivy and hung with lichen to bear more than a few blackened leaves."  (chapter 8, page 140)
Current Read #2:  The Oxford Book of Ghost Stories edited by Michael Cox:
"The world, it is said, knows nothing of its greatest men.  In our Cambridge microcosm it may be doubted whether we are better informed concerning some of the departed great ones who once walked the confines of our Colleges." ("The True History of Anthony Ffryar" by Arthur Gray, page 277)

The way you do the meme is simple:
  • There is a different topic each week, which will be posted here.
  • You write a post on your own blog about the topic.
  • The post will be a list of 3 books pertaining to the topic. So, for example, if the topic were, say, 3 Books That Make You Want to Go Shopping, you would write a list of 3 books that when you read them made you want to max out your credit card. I have no idea what those books would be, but you get the picture.
  • You may include photos with your lists, especially if that helps illustrate your point.
  • You link back to the week's post here on Lost in Books in your post so if someone else wants to play, they can find their way here.
  • Then you come here and leave your link in the Mr. Linky so other people can find your post and your list!
This Week's Topic is:

3 Book Titles That Made Me Laugh Out Loud When I First Read Them:
  1. A Few Green Leaves by Barbara Pym
  2. America (The Book) by Jon Stewart and the writers of the Daily Show
  3. I Like You:  Hospitality Under the Influence by Amy Sedaris

  1. Put up book reviews on Ye Olde Blog
  2. Obsess over list of Persephone Books
  3. Obsess over list of Virago Modern Classics Books
  4. Figure out how to tell Sam I'm now "officially collecting" above publisher's titles
  5. Create book wishlist for trip to the used bookstore on our honeymoon
  6. Figure out where to house books that have not yet come to pass into my hands


jlshall said...

Hope you're enjoying both books. I loved The Hobbit when I read it many years ago. Excellent teasers!
Here's mine.

Jennifer said...

I really enjoyed The Hobbit. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesdays-corrigans-pool.html

Amy said...

Yeah, The Hobbit! Great teasers today.

Aimee said...

intriguing teasers!

here's mine!


Just Mom said...

Stopped by to see your book list meme. I haven't read Amy Sedaris but love her brother, David.

Anonymous said...

My boyfriend just received my bookish wish list... boy was he surprised to see how many persephones are out there... (:

Kristen said...

#2,3,4 cracked me up. I have a hankering for the Persephones too. I'm adding in Bloomsbury's newly re-released books in their The Bloomsbury Group set of books to my direly need them list. ;-)

Rebecca :) said...

I love your list for The Book List! Especially #3. I also cracked up reading your list of Sundry Items. Awesome.