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  • Teaser Tuesdays – The Graveyard Book

    teaser_tuesdays1MizB of Should Be Reading hosts the Teaser Tuesdays weekly event

    Here are the rules:
    * Grab your current read
    * Let the book fall open to a random page
    * Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12
    *You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
    * Please avoid spoilers!

    This week’s teaser is:

    “Bod thought, then he smiled, momentarily, and it lit his face like the flash of a lightbulb. He pulled a crumpled sheet of newspaper from a packing case, flattened it out as best he could, then pushed it underneath the door, leaving only a corner on his side of the doorway.”
    – From The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, page 136

    This is the winner of the 2009 Newbery Medal Award for excellence in children’s literature. I love children’s lit and am generally a fan of Newberry winners. However, I’m finding that this book starts darkly and has yet to lighten up after nearly 70 pages. I’m curious how it will move forward.


    3 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesdays – The Graveyard Book

    1. Beth

      George slipped out a door into the sunlight. But, oh! What was going on here? George saw fat, funny-looking black and white fish flying under the water. As he watched they flew up out of the water. “What kind of fish does that, and where did they go?” George wondered.

      Curious George at the Aquarium
      written by Margret & H.A. Rey’s

      1. Quality books, those George books. A might better than The Graveyard Book, so far anyway. 🙂

    2. Beth

      It’s a real page turner!


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