Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (25 September)


The conversation cut off by another person's telephone ringing. The voice that trails away as eyes and brain tunnel into a screen. It's annoying when you're the victim, but then, don't you do the same thing yourself? You're in a real place with someone who means a great deal to you, say having lunch with a close friend or colleague or reading a book to a child. To all appearances, you're present and fully engaged. But your attention is provisional, awaiting the next summons from beyond. A faint vibration or beep is all it takes and off you go.

p. 52, Hamlet's Blackberry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age, William Powers

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly event in which participants share excerpts from their current reads; it is hosted by MizB of ShouldBeReading.


The above is why I keep my cellphone turned off and only check it in the evenings. To everything its place and time..

6 comments:

  1. Man, I try not to be that way, but I know I do it. It drives me INSANE when someone breaks off a coversation to answer a text.

    Here's my teaser.

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  2. Texting is the height of rudeness, IMO...when otherwise engaged, anyway.

    Thanks for sharing...

    Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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  3. Oh, I agree! So rude!

    Here's my post:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2012/09/teaser-tuesday-queen-of-waves-92512.html

    Colletta

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  4. Wow...fantastic teaser. So well written...grabbed me!!

    Here is my teaser from MURDER TAKES TIME by Giacomo Giammatteo. It was GOOD...just finished it yesterday.

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2012/09/teaser-tuesday-925.html

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  5. Excellent teaser! And I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one on the planet who dares to turn off a cellphone!

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