Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
Grab your current read.
Let the book fall open to a random page.
Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
Please avoid spoilers!


page 7:

Willie Morris first came to widespread public attention as the crusading editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Daily Texan, in 1955-56 at the University of Texas. In that era, children, there was only one UT campus, and it was in Austin.


In 2006 I heard Larry King speak at the Texas Book Festival in Austin. He was in a story telling mood and In Search of Willie Morris had just been published. He spoke about a time when he visited Willie in New York and Willie, Larry, and several other friends stayed up into the wee hours of the morning telling stories - and having a few (or more) drinks. After everyone had gone upstairs and were sound asleep, Larry got up - went downstairs to Willie's library - had another drink or two. Then he began taking books off the shelves and inscribing them with each author's name.

"All the best to Willie Morris. Mark Twain."
"Best wishes, Willie. Chaucer."

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