Dwelling in the Text

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 Teaser Tuesdays  participants can add the book to their To Read Lists if they like your teasers!

The houses of early nineteenth-century Massachusetts that were the foils against which Thoreau measured the simplicity of his cabin at Walden Pond were by most standards neither ostentatious nor overfurnished.  A tour of Concord today, which may include a number of the houses Thoreau frequented,might lead one to wonder what elicited his hue and cry against over-adornment, redundancy, and loss of simplicity.

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  1. Interesting. Nothing like getting a better perspective to help you understand the story (or poetry).
    Here’s mine: http://duckduckcow.blogspot.com/2011/10/teaser-tuesday-between-land-and-sea.html

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  2. This one sounds intriguing…I do love seeing (or reading about) the homes of people in historic times.

    Here’s MY TT POST and
    MY WEBSITE

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  3. Very cool that some of the tt posts are for non-fiction books 🙂

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