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..


  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.

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

    Thanks for sharing...


  3. Oh, I agree! So rude!

    Here's my post:



  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.


  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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