14 July 2009

Where Are You? / Teaser Tuesday (July 14): Inventing Montana by Ted Leeson

I'm a university professor in my real life, but for several glorious weeks a year I head off for Montana. I spend my days flyfishing and my evenings solving the world's problems over a beer or glass of wine with my summer companions. There's something about Montana that soothes my soul.

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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.

Place is a human invention, a negotiated space lying somewhere between the fact of the land and our desire to inhabit it. It exists as both a discovery and a creation, a cartographer's scrawl and coordinates on a map of the imagination. (p. 110)

—Both from Inventing Montana by Ted Leeson


raidergirl3 7/14/09, 8:39 AM  

Doesn't that sound lovely?

Margot 7/14/09, 8:52 AM  

Your quote about place has me thinking. I am going to be thinking about it all day. In fact, i'm going to copy it down and talk it over with my husband. Very interesting. Sounds like a good book.

Sherrie 7/14/09, 9:34 AM  

Hi Beth,
I like that teaser! Very potent thought! Have a great day!


zetor 7/14/09, 11:32 AM  

Good teaser Beth.

Anonymous,  7/14/09, 11:43 AM  

Beautiful prose. Makes me want to visit Montana.

kayerj 7/14/09, 11:55 AM  

something about Montana, it inspires the mind. I am here

Sandy Nawrot 7/14/09, 12:26 PM  

I'll look forward to the full review! It sounds wonderful.

avisannschild 7/14/09, 12:32 PM  

I love this quote! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Mary (Bookfan) 7/14/09, 12:40 PM  

Interesting teaser. Thanks!

Nely 7/14/09, 2:23 PM  

Great teaser - I'll be on the lookout for your review. :D

Darlene 7/14/09, 6:13 PM  

Great teaser. Solving the world's problems over a beer or glass of wine sounds just fine to me.

Melody 7/14/09, 7:23 PM  

Great teaser, and not to mention a great prose!

Anonymous,  7/14/09, 8:27 PM  

i spend a few days in montana in july 2007. it is so beautiful there--we tubed down the yellowstone river and stayed at a b&b that doubles as a sanctuary for wolves that can't be released into the wild. livingston and bozeman were so stunning--we want to return soon!

thanks for reminding me of such a beautiful trip and state. :)

Anonymous,  7/14/09, 8:28 PM  

ack! can you fix my typo--it should read: 'we spenT...' thanks.

The Reading Momster 7/14/09, 8:59 PM  

Montana, I ave heard of this place!
Sounds so good! Relaxing for that matter

Rebecca Johnson 7/14/09, 10:21 PM  

That's a beautiful teaser!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea 7/15/09, 8:36 AM  

Montana is one of those place, I neeed to visit. Great quote. BTW: I love the photo of the path in Maine...i can picture one like it there.

Literary Feline 7/15/09, 8:45 PM  

That sounds so relaxing.

Anonymous,  7/17/09, 7:38 AM  

I'm in Montana, too but I'm in the middle of a battle at Little Bighorn.

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