Monday, October 18, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays 10/19/10

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!

Bound is a retelling of the Cinderella story, set in Ming China. I've chosen several teasers from it, just because I liked the way they sounded, and I think they're a good example of Napoli's intriguing style, which seems to change and adapt to fit the theme of each different story she tells.

Free image hosting at imagecave.comThere is an order to guidance. A Ruler guides a subject. A father guides a son. A husband guides a wife. An elder guides a younger. A friend guides a friend. -- pg. 78

She stared at a bramble leaf, just a breath away from her. At this distance she could study every detail of the leaf. A principle of order guided the patterns of veins in that leaf. In every leaf. In everything on earth. Had not Stepmother said her ancestors would protect her? Certainly it was Xing Xing's job to protect father, not vice versa. But her other ancestors should be looking after her, guiding her. Somehow they had guided her to this very spot. She must trust in their wisdom. -- pg. 79

Learning is not the accumulation of knowledge, but rather, one thing only: understanding. -- pg. 145

Bound by Donna Jo Napoli


  1. Fabulous teasers! My TT:

  2. Wow! Those sound really interesing! Looks like it would be a unique retelling of the story too! My teaser is at:
    The Delusional Diaries

  3. I really liked these teasers and the book sounds incredibly interesting. Thanks for sharing

    My teaser is from Shades Of Gray by LM Pruitt

  4. She's kind of big on order, eh?

    My teaser is here.

  5. Nice teasers. I hope you are enjoying your reading.

  6. I quite like fairy tale retellings!

    My teaser is here this week.

  7. I like the third teaser a lot!!! That's a really good quote.

    Thank you for reading my teaser earlier

  8. I feel like I read some sort of animal book by this author at some point...?

    Here's mine:

  9. I also like the third one about learning. Nice teasers! Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

  10. I really enjoyed this book, hopefully you do as well.

    I'd love for you to stop by my teaser if you get a chance.

  11. Very interesting! That sounds like a great book.

    I've got 2 teasers and info on a new giveaway.

  12. I'm with the majority on this one, LOVE the 3rd!

  13. I haven't heard of this book before but it sounds really interesting. They are some really thought-provoking teasers!


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