Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays are a weekly book-themed meme, hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. The rules are as follows:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful of spoilers! Don't ruin the book to others by revealing important plot developments. (So the last words of a dying central character are probably not okay...)
  • Share the title and the author of the book as well, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can look up the book and add it to their TBR list.
Here's our teaser for this week:
"It's always best to do the humane thing, sir; that's been my experience."

And the trader leaned back in his chair, and folded his arm, with an air of virtuous decision, apparently considering himself a second Wilberforce.

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, p. 14

12 comments:

  1. I can't believe I've never read this one!!

    BTW:
    I LOVE your blog title!

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  2. Us either, Vicki, that's why it's on our list.

    Thanks! We like the title too. We thought first of having the adverbs the other way round, but that would have sounded like bragging. Haha.

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  3. I haven't heard of the book but it sounds interesting. Thanks for the teaser :)

    Mine is at http://thebookishsnob.blogspot.com

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  4. Great teaser! It's been a long time since I've read this book.

    Thanks for visiting my blog An Avid Reader's Musings.

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  5. This is one of those books that lots of people know about, but not many have actually read.

    My teaser this week is quite action packed. It's from Frostbitten by Kelly Armstrong.

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  6. Seems like sound advice. It is hard to go wrong if you make humane choices and error on the side of compassion. Hope you enjoy Uncle Tom's Cabin! :)

    Violet @ The Eager Readers

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  7. I suspect that what he considers the humane thing isn't what we would consider the humane thing.

    Mine's here.

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  8. I've never actually read Uncle Tom's Cabin, but I recognize this outtake. If I put together all the references I've encountered in a lifetime, I bet I could come up with Cliff notes for it.

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  9. a profound statement from a profound read. thanks for sharing and stopping by.

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  10. nice!

    Here's mine from a funny picture book, It's a Book.

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