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Last week it was 200+ photos. Yesterday it was 200+ pages at a glance. LOL. I almost forgot again that it's Tuesday.

One thing made me happy today, though: I picked a book out of my bookshelf and discovered that I hadn't read it yet. It's such a thin volume that it probably got shuffled into the "already read" pile and I forgot about it. It's by one of my favorite authors, so I carted it off with me to work this morning for lunchtime reading. And hey! I'm exactly 30 and a half years old today! LOL, it's an unexpected non-birthday present.

People familiar with the Mrs. Pollifax stories probably already know Dorothy Gilman. As much as I enjoy reading Mrs. Pollifax, though, my favorite is a non-Pollifax book, The Clairvoyant Countess. She has a knack for creating these sympathetic characters so that although they aren't the usual young and pretty heroines, we end up loving them just the same. Aaaand, they're usually wise and loving women too.

I have just discovered to my delight, however, that this book I picked up today does have a young and pretty heroine. And she's supposed to be smart as well. Ah, life's simple pleasures.

So before I go off to lunch with this book, I'm leaving you with this teaser from Dorothy Gilman's The Tightrope Walker. It fell open to the first page, and the first lines caught my attention at once.

"Maybe everyone lives with terror every minute of every day and buries it, never stopping long enough to look. Or maybe it's just me."
-p. 9, The Tightrope Walker by Dorothy Gilman

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!

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15 Responses
  1. That teaser really makes me think!

    Here's mine:


  2. Anonymous Says:

    Great way to start a book, sounds like a fantastic read.

    Here is mine - from a non-fiction title.

  3. Marg Says:

    I hope not everyone lives with terror every day.

    My teaser this week is from a Russian classic.

  4. Kaye Says:

    Ooh, that sounds like a good one and I really like the title of the book. Thanks for sharing. Here is my TEASER

    Have a great week and happy reading!

  5. I don't know this author, but this sounds like my kind of book! Great teaser!! Writing down the authors name :)
    HERE is my teaser for this week.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Great teaser!! it really intrigues me

  7. Alayne Says:

    Oh I like it! My teaser is at The Crowded Leaf.

  8. Kathy Martin Says:

    Great teaser. I have read the Mrs. Pollifax books and loved them. I haven't read this one and will have to track it down. My teaser is from Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs. Happy reading!

  9. Lori Says:

    Interesting way to look at life...I guess she doesn't stop to look at the roses then?
    I hope you are enjoying your book. Here's mine.

  10. Aimee Says:

    Great teaser! I'm sure alot of people live with fear, atleast just a little. My TT is here.

  11. Deb Says:

    Love it! I have heard of these books of course but haven't gotten around to picking them up yet. I think my timeline on this is moving up. Thanks for sharing.


  12. Renee Says:

    Oh, I like. I'll have to add it to my list of books to read.


  13. pussreboots Says:

    Enjoy your book. My teaser this week is from How to Train Your Dragon.

  14. Alice Audrey Says:

    I made a TBR pile discovery this week too.

    Mine is here.

  15. Janet Ruth Says:

    Interesting teaser! My teaser is here

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