Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays!


Okay, time for another exciting episode of Teaser Tuesdays! You know the rules, grab a book, let it fall open, pick out two interesting sentences and post them here. No spoilers, but be sure to tell us what the book is, so we can go track it down.

This week, I have been going through my massive To-Be-Read pile and trying to put them in some sort of order. Of course, the books from Library Thing's Early Reviewer Program are always right on top, and as I was paging through my next ER book, Throw Out Fifty Things, I came across this. I think it's a great idea, and while I don't have an extra bike, I would encourage you to look them up if you do:

"There's a group in Washington called Bicycles for the World that collects bikes and sends them to people in developing nations who could become more productive with better transportation. They've sent thousands of bikes to places like Barbados, Costa Rica, the Gambia, Guatemala, Honduras, Namibia and Panama."

7 comments:

Sunny said...

Now that's a different kind of teaser! Sounds like an interesting book.

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

We always try to reuse/recycle/donate items that are in good condition.

Is this a book of resources (where to send those 50 things you're getting rid of)? or is it more general encouragement to let go of "stuff?"

Thanks for your Teaser, I'll look for this review when you post it.

Jo-Jo said...

That is a great idea...thanks for the teaser!

melinda said...

There are also lots of places around that will take your old bikes and put them to some use in your community. There's a place around here that lets kids "earn" a bike by learning how to fix them up themselves, for example!

FleurFisher said...

Interesting teaser - I'll look out for your review to find out more!

Wanda said...

That is a different kind of teaser--great idea for used bikes!

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Great teaser, and it is true. I've got friends and relatives who have donated their no-longer-ridden bikes. :)

Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi