Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Teaser Tuesday, June 8

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 TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Fundraising Houseparty: How to Party with a Purpose and Raise Money for Your Cause - 2nd EditionJust to give you a break from WWII, this week's teaser is Something Completely Different: The Fundraising Houseparty!It's more of a booklet than a book, but very practical and helpful.

Here's the teaser:
Make sure that the Host is willing to invite friends and acquaintances. Because so many people are going to RSVP "no," be sure to invite three or four times as many people as you hope will eventually attend (e.g. if you want 20 people invite 60-80).

OK, so the plot's a little thin, but it's really useful information if you're part of a non-profit and need to do fundraising. If that describes you, I recommend it.

Meanwhile, back in WWII Paris, I've made it to 1941, so I've got quite a ways to go. It is a hard read for me, possibly because my concentration's shot after all the blogs I've been reading, possibly because I've never known anything about the French side of the war and the politics are hugely complicated. It took me I don't know how long to read one short chapter that involved a coup in the Vichy government. Whew! I have a couple of books waiting at the library; I may need to take a break, or at least sprinkle in some lighter fare.  I'm going to be at this book for quite a while.

I'll be looking at your Teasers quite avidly today!


RJ said...

The Americans in Paris book sounds pretty dense! How long have you been working on it?

Anonymous said...

I'd be afraid I'd invite 60-80 people expecting 20 to show up only to have 50 show up!!

Jennifer said...

Good tip. Sadly I do not know that many people. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/06/teaser-tuesday-art-of-devotion.html

Rose City Reader said...

That sounds about right, for a fundraiser.

You teaser book may be the exact book opposite of Americans in Paris.

Here is my classic teaser on Rose City Reader.

Missy B. said...

It is always good information to have.... :)

E.J. Stevens said...

Good advice. Great Teaser! My Teaser for Captivate is here.

Happy reading. :)

From the Shadows

Lorin said...

Sounds like a brain break may be in order.

Phyl said...

I'm so impressed that you are exploring the fate of France during the war. Good for you! Wonderful work, and I think you're going to find it very worthwhile when you're done. If one ever can really be "done" that sort of thing.

Good teaser! But I'm kind of distracted by your other explorations. :-)

Meanwhile, my own teaser is at Bookishgal.

Beverly said...

Great teaser! Stop by and check out my teaser at The Wormhole.

Anonymous said...

Vichy still confusing you? Try Robert Paxton - he's phenomenal on this issue!

LKT said...

The local library has Paxton on Vichy France! However, I am first going to read a novel about vampires.

Anonymous said...

Vichy, vampires - any other topics beginning with V you would like to take a look at over the summer?