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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: The Graveyard Book

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

(1) Grab your current read.
(2) Open to a random page.
(3) Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page and 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 Tuesday participants can add the book to their To-Be-Read Lists if they like your teasers.

For this week, I'm reading The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. I was supposed to finish this last week. But I was so engrossed with Catching Fire that I put this book on the back burner. Here's a wonderful teaser for everyone:

Bod said, "Master Trot? Might I ask for your advice?" Nehemiah Trot beamed, wanly. "Of course, brave boy. The advice of poets is the codiality of kings! How may I I smear unction on your, no, not unction, how may I give balm to your pain?"

~pp. 232 of The Graveyard Book

Please leave a comment with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your Teaser Tuesdays in a comment here if you don’t have a blog. Thank you.


  1. I really loved this book when I read it earlier this year!

    My teaser is here

  2. Funky title.... and funky teaser too!
    Here's my teaser

  3. I enjoyed this book a lot. Great teaser!

  4. Very interesting teaser...mine is here.

  5. Love The Graveyard Book!
    Great teaser! Here's mine.

  6. I definitely want to know more. MIne is here: http://www.rundpinne.com/2009/10/coppola-pediatric-surgeon-in-iraq.html

  7. Let us know how you get on with this - it sounds interesting!

  8. Great tease! Love the names and the unusual words used. :)

    Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

  9. Interesting, it sounds like it could be a fun read. My teaser is up here.

  10. I keep meaning to read this book. Sounds good!

    Here's mine.

  11. Love Gaiman, haven't picked this one up yet. Great tease.

    Here's mine http://spottychop.blogspot.com/2009/10/teaser-tuesday_27.html

  12. I've never read this book, but have read many great reviews. Enjoy

  13. Thanks for dropping by my blog and sharing your wonderful teasers with me. I did some blog hopping on your blogs this morning and read your teasers and added some of the books you're reading to my TBR list. This week's Teaser Tuesday had been a blast for me. And I'm totally enjoying The Graveyard Book, which is the first book by Gaiman that I've read.

    Will be posting my review once I'm done.

    Thanks everyone! :)