28 July 2009

Where Are You? / Teaser Tuesday (July 28): Nothing but Ghosts by Beth Kephart

I've finally finished my junior year in high school, and I've gotten a summer job working as a gardener for Miss Martine. My dad says keeping busy is a good way to deal with grief and to get on with life. He follows his own advice by spending time in his studio restoring paintings. My mom died on Christmas Eve day, after only three months of illness. I might be okay, but I hear things in the night and am bothered by birds.

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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.

You have to cross the stream to get to the site. You have to walk across the stones, then make one big leap for the banks, and I'm the last to get across, the shoelaces of my work boots trialing in the leafy watercress, a turtle swimming beneath my shadow. I know that there's nothing much on the other side but stone-wall crumbles and the busted blues of the hydrangeas, because I was here yesterday, all alone, listening to the water flowing. (pp. 18-19)

—Both from Nothing but Ghosts by Beth Kephart


Tam @ Bailey's and Books 7/28/09, 8:26 AM  

What a lovely teaser!

My teaser today is from The Girl Who Played with Fire.

Margot 7/28/09, 8:36 AM  

Sounds sweet with a touch of melancholy. I just got the book too but haven't started it.

Teddyree 7/28/09, 8:42 AM  

A beautiful teaser, I really enjoyed it, hope the read is just as good!
Here's my Teaser

fleurfisher 7/28/09, 8:53 AM  

Now that sounds lovely. I was intrigued by the ITWAYand then I was definitely hooked by the teaser.

Julie P. 7/28/09, 9:01 AM  

This is going to be my next book! I can't wait!

stacybuckeye 7/28/09, 9:53 AM  

Sounds like a perfectly peaceful place to spend some time.

Dar 7/28/09, 10:21 AM  

Wow, great teaser. Kind of sad in a way but beautiful.

Jaime 7/28/09, 11:13 AM  

Sounds very... pretty.

Mine is up, just click on my name and it will take you directly there!

Book Bird Dog 7/28/09, 11:56 AM  

I like the writing - well written! Nice teaser.
Here's mine: Tuesday Teaser: Hell Hath No Curry by Tamar Myers

Sherrie 7/28/09, 1:06 PM  

Hi Beth,
Sounds like a great book! I'll have to add this to my TBR list. Have a great day!!


Marie Burton at The Burton Review 7/28/09, 1:46 PM  

Awesome.. seen alot on this book also.
Thanks for visiting my teaser today ;)

celi.a 7/28/09, 2:45 PM  

Love the imagery in those lines. The little details are stunning. Great teaser!

Check out mine here.

teabird 7/28/09, 3:11 PM  

Sounds so atmospheric - good teaser!

rajm 7/28/09, 4:41 PM  

especially loved the second one - a moment summed up!

kaye 7/28/09, 5:58 PM  

sounds like a wonderful place to be. thanks for stopping by

Belle 7/28/09, 6:35 PM  

This sounds like a very interesting book, esp. the hearing things in the night part.

Nise' 7/28/09, 8:00 PM  

Makes me want to read it sooner than I planned! Great teaser.

Melody 7/28/09, 8:10 PM  

Great teaser! I look forward to your review on this book soon!

Sheila (bookjourney) 7/29/09, 8:18 AM  

So you are in a great book! I read this a while ago and loved it!

Beth Kephart 7/29/09, 11:07 AM  

wow, thank you. It's a truly startling thing to read the sentences out of context, and to remember where I was when I wrote them.

wisteria 7/30/09, 9:56 PM  

I feel so bad for the child. I'm not sure if it is a boy or a girl. Great teaser.

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