Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: Confederates in the Attic

Inspired by Texas Red's postings, I've finally decided to play along with "Teaser Tuesdays."

No, I don't have too much time on my hands, nor do I really need one more meme to participate in. However, I don't get to read much these days, and I'm hoping that if I have to post from the same book week after week, I'll be shamed into finally finishing my book and starting a new one!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly 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 (or three) "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!)
Be sure to share the book title and author so others can find and read the book for themselves.

Here's my teaser from page 10 of Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War by Tony Horwitz (a book which I've been trying to finish for over a year!):

"Farb" was the worst insult in the hardcore vocabulary. It referred to reenactors who approached the past with a lack of verisimilitude. The word's etymology was obscure; Young guessed that "farb" was short from "far-be-it-from-authentic," or possibly a respelling of "barf."
What's your teaser?

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celi.a said...

Ha! That's great. "Lack of verisimilitude," indeed. Nice teaser!

You can check out mine here, if you like.

kinfolknews said...

What a great idea! So if I have a "genealogy" blog but just plan love books, can I still post to my [one and only] blog? Looking forward to next "Teaser Tuesday"!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for stopping by, celi.a. I'll definitely check yours out!

Regina, you can post whatever you want to your blog, of course! Although I mainly blog about genealogy (because I love it!) I often slip in other stuff, too. So far, I haven't had any complaints. :-)