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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: The Graveyard Book



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!



Seems like I am on a Neil Gaiman kick, since I've featured Good Omens, Stardust, and now The Graveyard Book. I've had this book on my wish list for ages so I'm ecstatic about finally getting a chance to tear into it's pages. Nobody Owens - Bod to his friends - was raised by the residents of the non-living graveyard, a place he stumbled into as a tragically orphaned toddler, and offer him sanctuary from the dangers that follow him.


Here's the Teaser:
"The night-gaunt crouched beside him, its leathery wings folded on its back. Bod had grown up in a graveyard and was used to images of winged people, but the angels on the headstones looked nothing like this."
-pg. 93, The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman


What are you reading?

13 comments:

Paige said...

Sounds interesting. Thanks for stoping by my TT!

Megan said...

Sounds very cool. I haven't read anything by Neil Gaiman yet.

Thanks for stoping by my TT! You should definitely read Exile! I'm half done and I love it. The 2nd book, Shift, just come out as well.

Gwenny said...

Intriguing teaser. I tried reading this book and couldn't get into it. Thanks for stopping by my TT.

Elaine AM Smith said...

Great Teaser! I loved this book, Bod is a great character and the setting left Gaiman with a plot that could go anywhere :)

Cherie Reich said...

Ooo, great teaser! I've been wanting to read this book.

Here's mine: http://surroundedbybooksreviews.blogspot.com/2012/02/teaser-tuesdays-tundra-37-by-aubrie.html

Pooch said...

Sounds like a book to read during the daylight hours.

:)

WTF Are You Reading? said...

thanks so much for the cool comment that you left on my TT. I followed the breadcrumbs that you left and they led right to you!

I have to read The graveyard Book!
Going to get it right now!
Blaming you! LOL!
Following!!!!!

Mag said...

Sounds pretty cool! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

~Mag @ Geek Chic

Christine Rains said...

Fantastic teaser. Love that book!

Manda said...

This is a fantastic book! I was just looking at this in the library today and thinking I needed to read it again. Great teaser. :)

Sara Kovach said...

Cover looks interesting. Your tease intreaging.

Carina Olsen said...

Oh, this seems like an interesting book :D Great teaser :) <3 I hope you enjoy it ;)
Thank you for commenting on my Teaser Tuesday. <3
Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

Ninja Girl said...

Wow, great teaser! I started Gaiman's "Neverwhere" some time ago. Don't know why I put it down, but his books (the premises) always sound so interesting. Good pick.
Ninja Girl

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