Teaser Tuesday: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

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
•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, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Islandofthebluedolphins
This week I'm rereading one of my all-time favourite books, Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell.  I always loved this story of a resourseful young Indian girl left alone on an island, and how she survived year after year. On her own she built a shelter, fashioned weapons like spears and bow and arrows, hunted and foraged for food, and fought off the island's population of wild dogs. I enjoy this book every time I read it.

Here are my teasers from page 46:

I waited on the mesa until the sun was overhead. Then I hurried back to the village, hoping that Ramo might have come back while I was gone. The hut was empty.


Teaser Tuesday: Replay by Ken Grimwood

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
•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, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Replay
Replay by Ken Grimwood is one of my all-time favourite books, so it was a perfect choice for this year's ReReadathon. I love the concept of the book - a man dies suddenly only to wake up 25 years earlier and relive his life over again. Then he dies again. And lives again. And dies again, and lives again, and ... well, you get the picture! I love the idea of getting to do your life over again - what would you do different? What would stay the same? Would you keep the same friends or dump them? Would you have the same career or go for something completely different?  (For the record, I would do EVERYTHING different if I had the chance to do it all over again. Every-flippin'-thing.)

Anyway, here are my teasers from page 142:

"And then you died," Jeff said gently.

"Yes. I died, again. And was fourteen years old again, and totally helpless to change a goddmaned thing."



Teaser Tuesday: Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

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
•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, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Jls
Good morning! This week I'm rereading Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. I bought this book at the gift shop of the hospital where my father was dying from cancer in 1981. I found it beautiful, lyrical and comforting. (It also made me wish I could fly!) Periodically over the years I have picked it up and reread it. This year I'm participating in the Rereadathon 2013 during the month of July, and figured this would be a perfect addition to my list. 

Here's my teaser from page 81:

Then one day Jonathan, standing on the shore, closing his eyes, concentrating, all in a flash knew what Chiang had been telling him. "Why, that's true! I am a perfect, unlimited gull!" He felt a great shock of joy.


ReReadathon 2013

Recently I came across a blog promoting a delightful idea: ReReadathon, a whole month dedicated to reading previously read books. Now, I thought this was a great idea because I have SO many books I've read and loved over the years that I've often longed to revisit, but with Nicky the nook filling up quickly with new novels that I'm looking forward to reading, it's been difficult to find the time to dedicdate to rereading.

But, that's exactly what I'm going to do over the month of July! The problem has been deciding exactly what books to reread. I have dozens! I was browsing my bookshelves last night desately trying to decide what to revisit. Island of the Blue Dolphins? leo@fergusrules.com? Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? Bambi? Sadar's Keep? In the Garden of Iden? The Ghost Belonged to Me?  It was slightly overwhelming! In the end I pulled The Little Prince off the shelf and chose that as my first reread. The rest of my (hopeful) list is as follows:

  1. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell (A childhood favourite!)
  2. Replay by Ken Grimwood (I've wanted to reread this one for ages!)
  3. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach (Purchased at the hostpital gift shop in 1981 when my dad was dying from cancer - about this time of the year, in fact - and I tend to pick it up periodically)

I might chose to reread a few more, but that's my "for sure" list right now. Interested in rereading some old favourites? Go for it! Follow the like above, and see if you'd like to join us! July is waiting!

Cheers!