Monday, February 8, 2010

Teaser Tuesday - 100209

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


The Riverbones by Andrew Westoll

The next day, Kevin went with the men across the river and deep into the jungle to the Balingsoela cemetery.

Then I came here and found the coolest, most sweestest place in the world.

pg 85




This is a non-fiction book by a former biologist about his time in Suriname. Suriname is a very small country in South America with the largest area of pristine rainforest left on earth. It is troubled by the conflict and struggle between the environmental and huminatarian concerns and the economic needs of the nation - and the book is about this. So far this book is suprisingly captivating - and makes me feel frustrated at the world and its corruptness. The book is named for the dead rainforest trees sticking out of a dam - formed by the flooding of a very large area of rainforest.

22 comments:

Mrs. B. said...

Sounds like an interesting book. Here's my teaser:
http://theliterarystew.blogspot.com/

Jennifer said...

What was found and why? Interesting and I would like to know more. Well done! My teaser: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/02/teaser-tuesdays-lessons-in-french.html

pussreboots said...

Fascinating teaser. I'll keep my eyes open for the book. My teaser is from Swim to Me.

PinkPatentMaryJanes said...

Now that's a teaser! Sounds like an incredible read.

Clarissa said...

Thanks for the feedback everyone :) Nearly half way through the book. It was a birthday present - and if you didn't know - I am a biologist so nice to have the perspective of someone I can relate to

livemorenow said...

I am so pleased you are taking part in this... its fun isn't it?

This one sounds great and a bit sad too.

Jacinta

livemorenow.wordpress.com/2010/02/09/teaser-tuesday-100209/

Clarissa said...

Defintly fun :) Already found some interesting books from other people

Marg said...

The idea of finding the coolest, most sweetest place sounds so good right now!

My teaser is here

Sassy Brit said...

Hi! I am intrigued since it is also a non-fiction book. Great tease, worked for me!

Here is my Teaser Tuesday with a giveaway!

I hope you can join in with the fun!

Sassy

Lisa said...

That sounds really interesting and very timely.

Here's my teaser.

Clarissa said...

Sassy Brit - I don't often read non-fiction books - so this was a lucky find. I guess I get enough non-fiction reading with uni/honours

Dana said...

I love that cover! Great teaser.

Lori said...

Non-fiction isn't my thing, but I do hope that you enjoy it. Here's Mine

Kaye said...

Love, love love the title of your blog! The book sounds most interesting.

Here's my teaser

Anonymous said...

That picture on the cover alone makes me want to read it. Thanks for sharing Clarissa!

Here's mine, opening chapter of The Legend of Wolfboy - published anonymously by an author in a contract dispute with a previous publisher. It begins publishing as it's written this week.

http://LegendOfWolfboy.com/

Reviewers can contact the site for a review copy before it's available publicly.

—————————————

Dusk was deepening toward another dark summer night and the chilly mountain air felt like frigid fingers running down their spines.

A near-full moon began to peak through the majestic mountain pines that dominate the western slope of the California Sierra Nevada mountain range, adding to what was already and eerie atmosphere.

“It was seven years ago today,” Ryan growled, his voice breaking the silence on this starless night, June 13, 1995. “The car radio said severe thunderstorms were threatening to hit the Sierras, but the Jacksons were set on going on their annual family vacation to Shaver Creek.”

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What a lovely book cover! Sounds fascinating.

Mine is here:

http://laurel-rainsnowsreflections.blogspot.com/2010/02/teaser-tuesdays_09.html

Alayne said...

Very interesting teaser. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Calico Crazy said...

Interesting teaser, it sounds like it could be both fun and educational. My teaser is up at Calico Contemplations.

Sarah said...

Sounds like an interesting book. Are you enjoying it?

My teaser is here:
http://bookreviewsbysarah.blogspot.com/2010/02/teaser-tuesdays-storm-born.html

I also have a giveaway here:
http://bookreviewsbysarah.blogspot.com/2010/02/author-interview-giveaway-juliana-stone.html

Stephanie said...

This book sounds fascinating! The work of biologists intrigues me.

Clarissa said...

WOW! Thanks for the tremendous response!!! Slowly trying to get round to reading everyone else's teasers!

And yes - I think the cover looks great.

Been reading some more this morning - I can't believe some people are still forced by circumstances to eat and drink mercury containmenated food and water!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

This teaser has me interested in the book. Great cover! Here is my teaser;
http://bookaholicmom.blogspot.com/2010/02/teaser-tuesday.html