Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Teaser Tuesday, December 7

The Lonely Polygamist: A NovelI am reading so slowly these days! It's taking me forever to get to the next book on the pile by my bedside table. But this week, I can report on a new book which (so far at least) is fantastic! It's called The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall. I got it because someone, somewhere wrote, "You MUST read this book!" And, obedient soul that I am, I complied. And I'm not sorry.

I was worried it was going to be one of those self-important novels, but it's almost a farce. I can't wait to see where it leads.

Here's the teaser:

Now all three women had their backs to him and in the sudden silence of that room he knew that minty breath and tied bootlaces weren't going to make a bit of difference. The wives waited for him to say something but his tongue hung in his mouth like a hunk of old bread.

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Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children
Previously, on Teaser Tuesday:
I finished Leaving Microsoft to Change the World, which was wonderful! A really inspiring story and with some very practical thoughts about doing good and the fundraising required to do it. Room to Read is building libraries around the world (10,000 libraries, according to the email I got from them yesterday), and John Wood has paid a real cost to himself in terms of his personal life--one he seems willing to have paid. Here's an additional teaser on that very subject:

One frustrated woman opined that Room to Read was "your wife, your mistress, your child, your family dog, and your career." She then told me that nodding vigorously in agreement while grinning was not the proper response.

I highly recommend both of these books.

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading where you can find all the details on this weekly event.

6 comments:

Sherrie said...

Hi!
They both sound interesting. I'll have to check them out. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Food for Thought

Mad Scientist said...

A wonderful teaser if I do say so myself!

Happy week...

I'm doing the teaser hop... no one has stopped by my blog yet so I pulled out my best walking gown and lovely gold slippers to stroll along the path to knock on some blog doors and stop for a chat and spot of tea.

I really like your teaser :)

I have a now have an Igor working for me at Mad Steampunkery & Book Reviews, & I currently have a giveaway that will end on the 10th.

Mad Scientist
http://madsteampunkery.blogspot.com

Alice Audrey said...

That polygamist must have done something really stupid to tick off all three wives.

My teaser is here.

Mystica said...

The teasers sound so interesting. the polygamist must be in a funk !

My teaser tuesday post is

http://musingsfromsrilanka.blogspot.com/2010/12/teasertuesday-when-we-were-orphans.html

My first giveaway is also posted. Would love you to visit

Lori said...

These are not books that I would read, but I hope that you are enjoying them. Check out My Teaser for Tuesday.

Melissa said...

Both sound like great books.