Monday, November 08, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays 11/9/10


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!

This book is of great interest to me because the Anasazi people and Chaco Canyon were subjects I'd studied in college during work on my Anthropology degree. I never dreamed I'd get to visit Chaco, but I did, on our honeymoon. It was a very profound experience. I've only read a few pages in and so far I'm really liking the writing style, and the reverence with which the author treats the subject. I think this teaser demonstrates that beautifully.

Free image hosting at imagecave.comSunlight receded, and a field of stars overtook the sky as I sat on a rock shelf over the granary, the dark gorge gaping below. Summer heat was still rising out of the rock. My head rested on my knees, arms drawn around my legs.

I would be so careful with this if I entered it. I said this out loud. Going through someone else's treasure, I would be cautious with my fingers, my words, my thoughts. When the first stir of air entered this masonry chest, I would not even breathe.

But the granary was not mine to open. It was left by other people, a stockpile waiting for their return. -- pg. 7 House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civiliation Across the American Southwest by Craig Childs


Please also take a minute to check out my giveaway for Trevor's Song and it's companion volumes the Demo Tapes 1 and 2. I presented a couple of teasers from Trevor's Song over the last couple of weeks. Trevor's Song Giveaway

16 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful teaser! It is definitely something I'd be interested in reading as well. Thank you for sharing! :)

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  2. Oooh this sounds very, very good! My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/11/teaser-tuesdays-wishin-and-hopin.html

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  3. What a great teaser! I loved the way it looked in my head :)

    You can find my teaser at The Bookish Snob

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  4. I'm not sure I know where Chaco Canyon is. Off to google!

    My teaser is from Mr Rosenblum's List this week.

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  5. Oh wow, that's very poetic. Sounds like a beautiful book. Here's my teaser from The Time of Singing.

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  6. Wonderful teaser, from one Anthro major to another. So glad you got to see it for yourself!

    Sarah
    http://sarahreadstoomuch.blogspot.com

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  7. Really nice teaser, beautifully written. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. Great teaser, very lovely. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  9. Great descriptive teaser!

    thanks for stopping by mine!

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  10. Yes, the reverence for those who came before, and also the quandary of the archeologist - explore and therefore invade, or avoid entirely and hopefully preserve?

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  11. Hi!

    Love your teaser! It's written beautifully.

    Thanks for stopping by Then Enchanted Book.

    Selena
    http://theenchantedbook.blogspot.com/

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  12. That was a long one, but beautiful :) Happy reading!

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  13. I love historical books - both fiction and non-fiction. Like your teaser of someone (historian? Archaeologist?)who sounds like they are going to be respectful in their investigations

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  14. What a beautiful teaser. Sounds like you're in for a great read! Thanks for visiting--glad my teaser piqued your interest this week!

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