My main port of call for the day is Liberia (The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper).
TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
-Grab your current read.
-Let the book fall open to a random page.
-Share with us two “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.
-Please avoid spoilers!
The undertow in the ocean was fierce, and we tended to stick closer to the lagoon, which--albeit filled with neegees who sucked you in and took you God-knew-where--at least didn't carry you off to the eaten by sharks. The Americans and French and Lebanese, unburdened by such knowledge, took one look at the miles of white sand along our gorgeous oceanfront and headed straight for the crashing waves. (The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper, p. 58)
The Blame Game:
Two points to hand out this week...
One to Eva for recommending The Fate of Africa by Martin Meredith. I immediately ordered a used copy, which arrived and is in beautiful shape. Thanks, Eva! Can't wait to get to it!
And one point to Chris. Couldn't help ordering The Bat-Poet by Randall Jarrell from the library after reading Chris's wonderful review. Picked it up yesterday, and am hoping to crack it open today.
And finally, I love NPR! Okay, that doesn't seem to have anything to do with books, but really it does. I can't count how many books I've added to my wish list because of NPR! (And it's not just Nancy Pearl either.) Seriously, I can't imagine packing school lunches without Morning Edition or cooking supper without All Things Considered. Anyway, what brought this to mind today, was an interview this very morning on Morning Edition...an interview with Helene Cooper, author of the very book, The House at Sugar Beach, that I happen to reading at the moment. It's really a wonderful book. And if you'd like to hear the interview, it's right here. It's just the fabulous kind of surprise that NPR so often seems to deliver.