Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (4 January)

Welcome to the first Teaser Tuesday of 2011, hosted by Should Be Reading.


"This is a country that loses a prime minister and that is so vast and so empty that a band of amateur enthusiasts could conceivably set off the world's first non-governmental atomic bomb on its mainland and almost four years would pass before anyone noticed. Clearly, this is a place worth getting to know."  
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The taipan is the one to watch out for. It is the most poisonous snake on earth, with a lunge so swift and a venom so potent that your last mortal utterance is likely to be: 'I say, is that a sn---.'

Both from In a Sunburned Country, Bill Bryson's travelogue of Australia.

13 comments:

  1. This is such a great excerpt and from one of my fav Bill Bryson books, no less!
    Love it.
    Dee from http://readseverything.blogspot.com/

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  2. LOL! Your tesaser also sold me when I saw it was about Australia! I'm so homesick *sigh*

    You can find my teaser at The Bookish Snob

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  3. My teaser has an Australian feel to it this week too!

    My teaser can be found here

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  4. Haven't read this one yet. Nice choice of teaser!

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  5. Ah, that is a good one! I really want to visit Australia...sigh.

    Here's my TT:

    http://rainysnowday.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/teaser-tuesdays-jan-4/

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  6. Great teasers :) A friend traveled to Australia and loved it - I hope to go some day. Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

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  7. Sounds interesting - I love Bill Bryson's writing. I've always wanted to visit Australia, but those snakes might give me second thoughts! Terrific teaser, though.

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  8. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesday-note.html

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  9. What a great teaser! I should read some Bryson.

    My teaser is here, if you want to take a look: http://abookblogofonesown.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesday-412011.html

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  10. going to look up this one. Taipan hmmm and here I thought it was just an old term for a city in China.

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  11. The two sentences are so different! I've been thinking I should read travelogues, but didn't know where to look for a good one. This looks good.

    mine is here: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/teasertuesday/

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  12. Hmmm... hadn't heard of this one before!

    Sincerely,
    Emma Michaels
    Emma_Michaels@hotmail.com
    http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

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