17 March 2009

Where Are You? / Teaser Tuesdays (March 17)

I live in a small town in Maine. We don't have much money, but Gram says Daddy is a genus and could build anything. We live in a ranch house he built hisself. Daddy says it's called a ranch house 'cause that's what cowboys live in. My mom's in some kind of place where they send crazy people; she came to visit one Christmas. Our neighbors are the Beans. The Bean men are rough, and the women always seem to be havin' babies. Sometimes when Daddy isn't home, I cross the road and talk to them Beans.

For more Where Are You? answers, visit Raidergirl3 at An Adventure in Reading.

MizB at Should Be Reading hosts Teaser Tuesdays. Here's how it works: Grab your current read; let the book fall open to a random page; and share 2 “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. For more teasers, click on through to MizB's blog. Note: this teaser was found by using Amazon's "surprise me" feature.

"We're pickin' up. I'm collectin' the kids' bowls. She's feedn' the stove. I'm singin' a hymn, one of Gram's favorites, and Beal comes out of the bedroom and he says, 'Earlene, shut up!' He sets on the stool by the woodstove where Madeline's coaxin' the fire and he puts on his boots. I see them boots are still wet."

— both from The Beans of Egypt, Maine by Carolyn Chute


jlshall 3/17/09, 8:55 AM  

I started this one a few years back and just never could get into it. But your teasers make me think maybe I should give it another chance. And it has such a great title!

Dorte H 3/17/09, 9:01 AM  

What cosy post. Reminds me of the language of The Color Purple + the atmosphere of The Little House.

Nise' 3/17/09, 9:04 AM  

Your teaser has me interested in the book. Look forward to your thoughts.

stacybuckeye 3/17/09, 9:38 AM  

I usually have to work hard to get into books written with such 'authenticity'.
Look forward to hearing what you think of it.

Louise 3/17/09, 10:39 AM  

Indeed an interesting teaser I think. I will head straight to my own place and make today's Teaser Tuesday!

Margot 3/17/09, 10:45 AM  

I like books with the sound of authenticity. Reminds me of Lois Lenski'a books. Looking forward to what you think of it.

kaye 3/17/09, 12:24 PM  

sounds like a good book, thanks for stopping by

The Bumbles 3/17/09, 12:58 PM  

Creative Where Are You post - now that's getting into full character!

Erika Lynn 3/17/09, 12:59 PM  

this is a really interesting teaser, i am not familiar with this book

My Tuesday Teaser

Mary 3/17/09, 1:11 PM  

Good teaser, I'm intrigued!

TexasRed 3/17/09, 1:25 PM  

Hmm.... not the type of language I'd have expected with that title. Interesting!

zetor 3/17/09, 1:30 PM  

Intriguing teaser.

Karen H. 3/17/09, 1:37 PM  

I like the cadence and voice of this teaser!

Jenny Girl 3/17/09, 2:36 PM  

I liked the language and accent because it draws you into the story

fleurfisher 3/17/09, 3:58 PM  

That really has transported me to a different part of the world - thank you!

Kim 3/17/09, 4:15 PM  

Oh Beth! That is the best Where Are You and Teaser I have read in a while. I definitely want to investigate this book further. ;-)

S. Krishna 3/17/09, 5:12 PM  

I've never heard of your teaser book, but it's interesting!

Melody 3/17/09, 8:05 PM  

Sound interesting! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it.

Catherine @ The Blonde Diaries 3/17/09, 11:49 PM  

Sounds like the perfect family gathering complete with the family grouch. LOL

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle 3/18/09, 1:39 AM  

Sounds like quite the familial scene. Thanks for sharing.

Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

Marg 3/18/09, 7:26 AM  

Love the idea of using the Amazon surprise me feature!

Mine is here

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