Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday 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
  • In a comment, 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!
Here's mine:

"Until one by one the young workers began, mysteriously, to fall ill. Their teeth fell out, their mouths filled with sores, their jaw rotted, and they wasted away, weakened by an apparently unstoppable anemia."

-The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum, p.181

12 comments:

  1. I vaguely remember hearing about something like this. Is this where young ladies were supposed to lick something that turned out to be toxic?

    My teaser is here.

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  2. Hmmm, sounds a little creepy. But this was a great teaser.

    Here is mine:
    http://emmagayle.blogspot.com/2011/02/tuesday-teaserteaser-tuesday-4.html

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  3. Wahh, the teeth part freaked me out. I've had a nightmare once where all my teeth fell out. Totally scary teaser!!!

    Here is mine, http://miss-check-out.blogspot.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesday-playing-with-fire-by.html

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  4. Yes, Alice, that's the one! It's really sad what happened to those young ladies.
    I hope I haven't giving too much away...there's about one hundred different cases of poisoning explored in this book.
    (I just entered to win your autographed copy!)

    And yes, Gia, this is definitely a creepy book. I can take a fair amount of "grossness" in the books I read, but this one has made me cringe more than once!

    Both of you have great blogs, BTW :)

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  5. I hope you are enjoying your book. Here is my Teaser for Tuesday.

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  6. Catherine - I'm so glad I went to your blog.
    I love your book rating system!

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  7. Great teaser, Lori.
    That one is going in my TBR file!

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  8. This sounds horrible! I think I would be finding a new job asap!

    Reading Lark's Teaser

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  9. Andrea...a few of the girls did get new jobs, but unfortunately it was already too late :(

    But the forensic scientists featured in the book worked long and hard to make sure that the rest of us are safe!

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  10. I sure would hate if my teeth just fell out... great teaser...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog

    My Teaser: http://chrissysworldofbooks.blogspot.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesday-what-are-you-reading.html

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  11. "Never give up on a vision or picture of a redeemed, strong version of what your spouse could grow into. Do this based on your ability to accept who your spouse is so you don't have a vision of who you him or her to be."

    Thriving Despite a Difficult Marriage by Michael Misja and Chuck Misja

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