Teaser Tuesday (Wednesday): The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Like sporadic summer rains, the Wheel of Time has turned ’round to Teaser Tuesday.

I’ve actually kept on track with reading almost every day this week. Not only did I finish last week’s teaser, I also finished Peter Sagal’s The Incomplete Book of Running.

This week I’m reading Carrie Ryan’s The Forest of Hands and Teeth, which if memory serves I picked up at a Quail Ridge book event last fall.

Speaking of Quail Ridge, I just ordered a book/ticket for Randall Munroe’s upcoming book, how to. You might know Munroe from the web comic “xkcd” or his previous book What If?. Anyway, back to this week’s teaser.

The Goodreads Blurb:

In Mary’s world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded by so much death?

The Truly Random Number Generator sends us to page 9:

The only true thing that separates the living from the Unconsecrated is choice, free will.

Review: Why Learn History by Sam Wineburg

Perhaps the most crucial book about my profession I’ve read in recent years. It’s given me the vocabulary to express my concerns and the information necessary to improve my classroom. Wine burg highlighted areas I’ve been doing right and pointed out areas threat need work.

Don’t confuse facts with knowledge. History is more like sudoku than a crossword puzzle.

Review: The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

Any book in which Thomas Edison is the villain would automatically get five stars from me. The fact that this book proved an enjoyable afternoon read is an added plus.

Review: The Incomplete Book of Running by Peter Sagal

I love Sagal as the host of Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me and this book, strewn with anecdotes from his time at NPR and allusions to classic literature, has made me love him even more.

A perfect gift for the runner (or Wait Wait fan) in your life.

What are you reading today?

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