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Teaser Tuesday – Booknotes

teasertuesdays31Teaser Tuesdaysis 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!

 Cover Image

And many of us chose, in the early 70’s, to use pseudonyms to write because we were trying to get away from the focus on the personality and the ego.  And because I was involved with Eastern religion and Buddhism and other things, I was also trying to get away from that ego attachment that we have to a name.  So the use of small letters was a way to sort of say, first, it’s not really me because I’m not just the book that I’ve written.  I’m a holisitc self.  And it also really does work to make people think about a name.  What makes a name important?  Those small letters that are kind of equal.  They don’t have that kind of hierarchical look.  That has an effect on people.

from the interview with bell hooks

Sorry I went so over, but once I started typing I couldn’t stop.  I love this book based on interviews on C-SPAN’s Booknotes. 

What are you reading this week?


June 23, 2009 - Posted by | teaser tuesday | ,


  1. Hey, I write under a pseudonym. Maybe it’s a Buddhist/detatchment thing, tho I’m not Bhddhist. Sounds like a good book!

    Comment by Book Bird Dog | June 23, 2009 | Reply

  2. I like the thoughts here. I gotta check it out.

    Tuesdays: Teasers/Whereabouts

    Comment by gautami tripathy | June 23, 2009 | Reply

  3. That one is very interesting…thanks for sharing it!

    Comment by Jo-Jo | June 23, 2009 | Reply

  4. Hmm – interesting explanation. Is that what e.e. cummings was going for?

    Comment by Bumbles | June 23, 2009 | Reply

  5. Interesting teaser.

    Comment by MOG | June 23, 2009 | Reply

  6. sounds really great 🙂

    Comment by Marie | June 23, 2009 | Reply

  7. I haven’t heard of this book before. You always find the best books! Did you finish watching Jane Eyre yet? I’ve been watching for your reaction.

    I didn’t realize it was so long when I started! I think I can finish it tonight.

    Comment by Hilarie | June 23, 2009 | Reply

  8. I love that. I’m glad you put the whole thing.

    Comment by Tonya | June 23, 2009 | Reply

  9. I think you would have spoiled the effect if you’d tried to restrict this to only two sentences. It was wonderful. I’ve had a lot of people mention how they enjoy bell hooks. Another author I’d really better read, if I can.

    Meanwhile, my own more mundane teaser is at Bookishgal.

    Comment by kashicat | June 23, 2009 | Reply

  10. That is an interesting thought on things. Thanks for sharing that teaser.

    Comment by Catherine @ The Blonde Diaries | June 23, 2009 | Reply

  11. Wow, that’s a long one! LOL

    Here’s mine from The Missing Ink by Karen E. Olson.

    Comment by Alice Teh | June 24, 2009 | Reply

  12. Oh, what a great find. I want to read this one, too! 🙂

    Comment by Scobberlotcher | June 24, 2009 | Reply

  13. That’s certainly a differnet kind of book. Souns interesting.

    Comment by jennygirl | June 24, 2009 | Reply

  14. These teaser sentences are excellent. I definitely want to find this book. Thanks.

    Comment by Margot | June 25, 2009 | Reply

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