Teaser Tuesday

Welcome to another edition of Teaser Tuesday! You know how this works: grab your current read, pick two teaser sentences to share with us (no spoilers, please) and don’t forget to tell us about the book. Then, head over to Should be Reading to check out the other teasers!

This week, my teaser comes from Forgetting English by Midge Raymond. It’s a slim little collection of rather haunting short stories (you can expect a review next week). This is from a story called “The Ecstatic Cry”, which takes place in Antarctica, at a penguin research station.

“I believe that penguins mourn. I have seen Adelies wander their colonies, searching for mates that never return; I’ve seen chinstraps sitting dejected on empty nests. And I’ve seen the emporers grieve.”

There is something so wrenching about the idea of those chubby, waddling, cheerful birds in mourning for a lost mate or chick. What’s teasing YOU this week?

  11 comments for “Teaser Tuesday

  1. August 16, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Sad teaser! I love penguins!
    Here’s Mine

  2. TBM
    August 16, 2011 at 12:23 pm
  3. August 16, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    I have this book! I love those lines. Poor penguins. Thanks for the sneak peek! If you get a chance, my teaser is here.

  4. August 16, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I believe it!

  5. August 16, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Wow, that’s really profound! I’d love to read this book! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. August 16, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Sad teaser this week.

    Thanks for stopping by!! 🙂

  7. August 16, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Such a sad and beautiful teaser … thanks for sharing.

  8. August 16, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    A sad yet poignant teaser. Thanks for visiting me this week!

  9. Preet
    August 17, 2011 at 7:56 am

    I’ve been searching for a haunting read, may have to check this out! Thanks for stopping by, greatly appreciated.

    A Written Rhapsody

  10. August 17, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    What a sad teaser.

  11. August 17, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    That’s a sad teaser. Poor things.

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