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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: The Princess Bride

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 a few “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!

My family has a few movies we grew up with that have made it into our adult collections. Dark Crystal. Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Labrynth. The Never-ending Story. The Princess Bride. The Last Unicorn. Star Wars 4, 5, and 6. When I miss my family, there's nothing like watching one of these movies while eating a big bowl of Neapolitan ice cream with crushed Fritos on top.

Years ago, I read the book that inspired the movie, The Princess Bride. It was funny and entertaining and a lot like the movie. But for some reason, the only part I really remember from the book was where the author skips over a part because he says all it shows is some lady packing her hats for a trip. I decided it was time to read it again.

Here's the Teaser
"There have been five great kisses since Saul and Delilah Korn's inadvertent discovery swept across Western civilization. (Before then couples hooked thumbs.) And the precise rating of kisses is a terribly difficult thing, often leading to great controversy, because although everyone agrees with the formula of affection times purity times intensity times duration, no one has ever been completely satisfied with how much weight each element should receive. But on any system, there are five the everyone agrees deserve full marks. 
This one left them all in behind."
-pg 55, The Princess Bride by William Goldman
What are you reading?


Miss Angie said...

Oooh, The Princess Bride? I should add that to my reading list!

Janell said...

The Princess Bride is a book I really enjoy.

Christine Rains said...

Love that story! :)

ShawnaLeAnn said...

Such a good story! Great teaser and thanks for stopping by! [:

-ShawnaLeAnn @ Dreaming In The Pages

Bonnie said...

I really need to read this! Great movie, I bet it's an even better book.

Anonymous said...

That must have been one hell of a kiss. Btw, love the name of your blog. :)

Kelly said...

I've only ever seen the movie, but the book definitely sounds like something I would love! Thanks for sharing this great teaser :)

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Anonymous said...

Good teaser! :)

Cherie Reich said...

Aww! Such a great teaser! I love the movie, but I haven't read the book yet. I really should. :)

annie valentine said...

How in the world is Stardust not on your movie list???? Also PRincess Bride is one of my favorite books ever. Best read aloud I've found.

Angie said...

I read this a few weeks ago! I think the movie was much better, but I love how the dialogue was almost identical. :)

Angie @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

Jessica G. said...

Annie - Stardust isn't from my childhood. Ummm…maybe I'm too old. :) But I did read the book that inspired the movie. It's a few Teaser Tuesday back.

Andrea said...

Your teaser makes me want to reread this one. Happy Reading!

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