Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays

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
  4. 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!)
  5. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Deed So
Deed So by Kath Russell

I loved  my parents and thought my friends were the best, but Wicomico Corners was a rural outpost I planned to ditch at the first opportunity.  The crushing boredom and the claustrophobia of living in a place where everybody knew you and held fast to fixed expectations of your future was horrendous in my adolescent imagination.
 © 2011, Cheryl of Black Diamond's Book Reviews


  1. I like the teaser! It is all too true! What's the book about?

    Here's mine: http://sinnfulbooks.blogspot.com/2011/04/teaser-tuesday_12.html

    Btw, I'm a new follower ^_^

  2. Sounds like where I live! Great teaser (I have this book also)!

    Mine is here: http://booklovingmommy.blogspot.com/2011/04/teaser-tuesday-41211.html

  3. I have lived in a town like that. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/04/teaser-tuesdays-the-kitchen-daughter.html

  4. Goodreads description: It is 1962, and Agnes Hayden Bashford, Haddie, a brainy Southern teen from a tradition-bound family, dreams of breaking free from suffocating expectations placed on girls and from Wicomico Corners. She vows to escape to the exhilarating world beyond its narrow borders, like her handsome, older friend Gideon Albright who is going to Vietnam. A series of shocking incidents brings the outside world crashing down on her peaceful village, exposing long-buried family secrets and setting Haddie on a collision course with an unstable firebrand who will have to silence her to protect his identity. Haddie witnesses the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white down-on-his-luck farmer trying to protect his retarded son. The resulting murder trial attracts outside agitators and political aspirants, and pits townspeople against each other. Excited about being a witness in the trial, Haddie sees her moment of notoriety dissolve into frustration and discomfort and tragedy claim the people around her. The racially-charged case exposes civic fault lines and secrets within Haddie's own family, shattering her comfortable home life, and unleashes an arsonist who terrorizes the community by night. In Deed So, a young girl and an entire town lose their innocence in the last year of innocence, the year before the Kennedy assassination, the civil rights struggle, feminist activism and the Vietnam War changed America forever.

  5. Sinn, I posted the description for you! I love your blog and I am following you now too!

  6. Book Loving Mommy- it sounds like where I live too! I like your blog and your teaser and I am following you now!

  7. Jennifer, I do live in a town like that! I like your teaser too and I am following you now!

  8. I liked this teaser. I may have spent some time in a town like that. LOL Thanks for visiting and following my blog, right back atcha!

  9. Sounds like where we live!! HA!!