Teaser Tuesday (Feb-4)

TeaserTuesdayTeaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Should Be Reading. Share the title and author, so others can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences.

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!!!

Looking for Alaska by John Green

“You’ve got a lifetime to mull over interconnectedness. But while you were looking out the window, you missed the chance to explore being present for every facet of your daily life, of being truly present. Be present in this class. And then, when it’s over, be present out there.”

“I’m not going to be one of those people who sits around talking about what they’re gonna do. I’m just going to do it. Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. You spent your whole life thinking about how you’ll escape, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.

 

Teaser Tuesday (Feb-3)

TeaserTuesdayTeaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Should Be Reading. Share the title and author, so others can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences.

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!!!

Paper Towns by John Green

We try to keep from worrying by playing a game we’ve just invented called That Guy Is a Gigolo. In the game, you imagine the lives of people in the cars around you. “The thing about That Guy Is a Gigolo, I mean the thing about it as a game, is that in the end it reveals a lot more about the person doing the imagining than it does about the person being imagined.”

I can’t help but feel that Whitman, for all his blustering beauty, might have been a bit too optimistic. We can hear others, and we can travel to them without moving, and we can imagine them, and we are all connected to the other by a crazy root system like so many leaves of grass–but the game makes me wonder whether we can really ever fully become another.

Teaser Tuesday (Feb-2)

TeaserTuesdayTeaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by  Should Be Reading. Share the title and author, so others can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences.

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!!!

Paper Towns by John Green

All day long it was hard not to walk around thinking about the lastness of it all. Even if you want to leave, it is so hard… I kept thinking, I will never do this again, I will never be here again. This was the first time in my life that so many things would never happen again.

“Forever is composed of nows,” she says. I think the future deserves our faith, but it is hard to argue with Emily Dickinson.

Teaser Tuesday (Feb-1)

TeaserTuesdayTeaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Should Be Reading. Share the title and author, so others can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences.

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!!!

Paper Towns by John Green

“You’re just a really loud, awkward ninja…but we are both ninjas.”

“We’re going to get caught, probably, and when we do, just let me talk. You just look cute and be that weird mix of innocent and confident, and we’ll be fine.”