Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Teaser Tuesday!



Good morning! I am getting a late start today (early morning conference call - one of the hazards of having coworkers in Europe), but I am looking forward to getting caught up and reading all of the Teasers!

I am finishing up Lethal Legacy by Linda Fairstein, and this little snippet struck home. You see, I am a packrat. I save everything. Throwing things away borders on physically painful. It's a state that I am trying desperately to overcome, because I don't want to end up like this:

"From the floor to the ceiling of the entryway, with only enough room for a single individual to pass through, were stacks upon stacks of books, magazines, and yellowed newspapers, piled on top of one another and towering over my head. They were so densely packed together that although they gave the illusion of being about to tumble over, there wasn't anywhere for them to fall."

14 comments:

Book Lover Lisa said...

Wow, that is pretty bad, not even anywhere for the piles to fall.

fleurfisher said...

Great teaser!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, I know someone who lives like that!! lol

Kaye said...

That makes me feel better about my case of packratitis! There IS still room for stuff to fall. Not much but . . .

Great teaser!

Kerri said...

That made me laugh. I have never been able to part with my books. I even have a hard time lending them to friends for fear I'll never get them back.

Marie Burton said...

LOL You should see my garage.. rather my HUSBAND's garage.. he goes in thre to smoke and immediately you have to step over stuff to get to the one teeny room-for-one standing area.

God forbid we actually USE the garage for anything.

Karen H. said...

Sounds like a place I'd like to rummage through.

Margot said...

I can certainly picture that in my mind. Definitely a picture to motivate you from your pack-ratishness,

avisannschild said...

I'm a bit of a packrat too, but I hope I never get that bad!

Mary said...

I can only imagine the musty smell!!!

Good teaser.

PopinFresh said...

Wow...I would just slowly walk out of that room and not look back if I was in that situation.

~ Popin

Nise' said...

My friend's mother was like this and it took us months to clean out her home when she had to move out.

The Bumbles said...

Sounds like someone from the Depression era who has it ingrained in them to save save save! Hope they're not discovered dead, buried underneath a collapsed mound of paper!

Literary Feline said...

My house may one day look like that--at least the books part. :-)