Monday, April 23, 2012

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly blog hop hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. I got it from The Bathroom Monologues by the fabulously talented John Wiswell.

This week, the inaugural edition, goes to "Death Comes for the Archbishop" by Willa Cather.

"There was also the snake story, reported by the early explorers, both Spanish and American, and believed ever since: that this tribe was peculiarly addicted to snake worship, that they kept rattlesnakes concealed in their houses, and somewhere in the mountain guarded an enormous serpent which they brought to the pueblo for certain feasts. It was said that they sacrificed young babies to the great snake, and thus diminished their numbers."

Not the sentences I was hoping for, but I don't think I could've chosen any better all the same. I'm loving this novel, and want to make it as frequently read in high school as "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Catcher in the Rye."

Everyone is welcome to Teaser Tuesday. The rules are as simple as:

• Grab your current book
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• Avoid spoilers! Don't give too much away or you'll ruin it for the very people you're suggesting it to.
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers

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