Teaser Tuesday: Trigger Warning

Today I’m off to the aquarium and maritime museum; look for photographs in the next Sunday Snapshots (a feature I just made up as I’m typing this – we’ll see how it goes).

Be that as it may, once again the wheel of time has turned to

Teaser Tuesday

Just in case you don’t know, Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! All you have to do is grab the book you’re currently reading, open to a random page and share two sentences from that page. But make sure you don’t share any spoilers!*

*I wish I could take credit for this introduction, but I shamelessly stole it from Heather over at bitsnbooks. To help me make amends, you should go check out her blog.

This week I’m reading Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman. I haven’t technically started it yet, but it’s next on my TBR pile, so I’ll just open a page at random . . .

OK, this is from “November Tale” on page 109:

The brazier was small and square and made
of an aged and fire-blackened metal that
might have been copper or brass.  It had
caught Eloise's eye at the garage sale
because it was twined with animals that
might have been dragons and might have 
been sea-snakes.  One of them was missing
its head.

I don’t know about you, but that’s tantalizing, right there! Makes me want to read it right now! Unfortunately, other items require my attention. Things like grading papers and preparing for end-of-term exams and sending out summer school remedial class notices (hopefully not).

And today, a field trip! Huzzah!

Trigger Warning Cover

In Retrospect

I haven’t yet finished The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean, but of the 49% I have read, it’s absolutely wonderful; I plan on condensing and incorporating some of his anecdotes in next years’ classes.


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