If you're a dreamer, a wisher, a liar
A hoper, a prayer, a magic-bean buyer
If you're a pretender come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin
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~Shel Silverstein

Monday, January 7, 2013

The Pledge and Teaser Tuesday...

So, I came across this on WRITER'S ALLEY-- Sherri Lawson's site, and I thought it was really cool. I like the idea of it and would love to hook up with other people who have taken the pledge as 2013 continues.

If you'd like to take the pledge, go HERE for the details.


Also, today is Teaser Tuesday hosted by SHOULD BE READING
If you'd like to play just grab the book your currently reading, open to a random page, share 2 teaser sentences from somewhere on that page. Make sure not to include spoilers!!! Share the title and author too, so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR pile!! :)

My teaser this week is from an old Stephen King book. I have a million books on my TBR pile and this wasn't one of them, but I picked it up to see if it contained a scene I remembered from the first time I read it, which was about ten years ago. Next thing I knew, I was sucked in. King has a way of doing that to me!

We're not running, Jonesy said grimly. "This is our place, and we're not running" which sounded noble but left out at least one aspect of the situation: he was mostly just afraid the thing that was now in the toilet might be able to run faster than they could. 

Just as a quick aside--this was made into a movie back in 2003. From what I recall (and it was ten years ago, so that's not much) it was a really bad movie. Not surprising, since most of the King book to movie adaptations have been crap. However, if you saw this movie, don't discount the book. I promise it's way better on the page than on the big screen!!

25 comments:

  1. Vin sat with her legs crossed beneath her on one of Lord Renoux's fine easy chairs. It felt good to be rid of the bulky dress, instead getting back to a more familiar shirt and trousers.

    Mistborn, Brandon Sanderson

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    1. Haven't heard of this one. Is it any good?

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  2. i shall go check out the pledge...girl, i hope you aren't tricking me! :D

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    1. hey...If you happen to come back and see this comment, can you tell me how you add a link like that in your comments? So it just says, "My Teaser" I can't figure out how to do it.

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  4. Nice tease! Didn't expect this kind of tease from a Stephen King book!

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. You too. Thanks for stopping by, Jessica! :)

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  5. Great teaser. I haven't actually read any of Stephen King's books, but this one sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by today.

    Katie ~ Turner’s Antics

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    1. Mouth drops open. NONE of his books? Not even one teensy tiny copy of Carrie? haha...A lot of people see him as just a horror writer, but he writes really creative, mind-blowing stuff. He'll always be one of my fave writers, even though I haven't like the endings to some of his books...He's definitely worth reading, if only to see the way he builds amazing characters...

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  6. "Three large for something you wear so your foot's not touching the ground."
    He decided against telling her how much he'd paid for the boots she was currently wearing.

    JD Robb, Indulgence in Death

    I'm completely addicted to her futuristic cop series...and I'm on bed rest so I indulged in some mind candy.

    I love this teaser idea, by the way. Do you do them every Tuesday?

    Tina @ Life is Good
    http://kmdlifeisgood.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yeah, this is an every week thing. It is hosted by Miz Biz at Should Be Reading and a ton of people participate. It is an awesome way to find books for your TBR pile--although, if mine gets any longer it's going to topple over and crush me under it. haha

      Thanks for stopping by!!

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  7. That's a great creed! Love it. I liked the teaser, too.

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    1. Yeah, isn't it awesome? I like to read it. Makes me feel like maybe 2013 is my year. :)

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  8. I'll check out the pledge looks like a great idea!

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    1. Definitely do! It's pretty much just putting it on your blog and hooking up with other people throughout the year to see if they feel like they're following it. ;)

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  9. I love the creed.

    I can't remember if I read that King book or not. I've read so many of his books.

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    1. Yay!!! Another King fan. I don't run into enough of them. I've read most of his stuff. Have you done the Gunslinger books? Those are some of my absolute favorites. :)

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    2. Yes, the first two. I loved them.

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  10. I've been considering reading some of his books, the snippet just made me want to more.

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I love to hear from everyone! Thanks for the comment. :)