Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Teaser Tuesday, May 18

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 either in the comments below or on your own blog (give a link to your blog so we can check it out!)
  • 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 so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This week's teaser:

"A self-educated black man who could educate, lift up, and enlighten other black men was a danger to the status quo.  A black man who had the vocational skills to build a house, the emotional stability to build a home, the social passion to build a village, the historical foundation to build a nation, and the mental abilities to lead that nation, was Public Enemy Number One for many."

p. 194, Belly of the Beast by Caleb Alexander


  1. Let me know how you like this. I came across it yesterday and was thinking about reading it.

  2. Most definitely. I'm moving through it pretty quickly, so it'll probably be tomorrow's post.

  3. I'm forty-four years old, and suddenly I see how I've blinded myself to the many small, regrettable qualities I posess--pride and greed foremost among them Ove the years a series of tiny transgressions has led to even greater ones, and now I'm left to weigh the stone I carry around where my heart used to be.

    pg. 7 - The Blue Orchard - Jackson Taylor

    I've been reading this for two weeks and I'm getting a little bored, but I am determined to finish.(lol)

  4. Ugh, two weeks in and the end is nowhere in sight? I'd say it's time to put it down and move on to something you enjoy.