Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Teaser Tuesday!

Welcome to another edition of Teaser Tuesdays! I am posting and scheduling this ahead of time - I am still on the West Coast and trying to keep a whole lot of balls in the air - so that at least I will have something on my blog. With luck, I can get over to Should Be Reading and post a link.

Today's Teaser comes from an interesting book called Population: 485. The author, Michael Perry, went off to school, got his nursing degree, became an EMT and moved back to his hometown and joined the volunteer fire department. It's all about life in a small town and what it's like to work with - and sometimes on - your neighbors. I'm also using it for Wondrous Words tomorrow, so look for some very interesting and varied new terms!

A volunteer fire department has to take the volunteers they get and that leads to some funny circumstances, like the one described in my Teaser:

"We head out into the country, find the fire, put it out. Afterward, we joke with the chief about how he got stuck on a command consisting of one firefighter with one eye, one firefighter with one arm, and one firefighter who became the first volunteer in village history to miss the monthly meeting because of a poetry reading."

So what are YOU reading this week?

5 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Some teaser that is!

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Margot said...

Small towns are fascinating to me too. Your teaser makes the book sound fun.

stacybuckeye said...

Fire fighters and small towns in one book? I'm in!

jlshall said...

That's great! But fighting fires with one arm must be quite a challenge. Nice teaser - I'll be back for your Wondrous Words.

avisannschild said...

This sounds good. I'll keep an eye out for your review and of course I'll be back tomorrow (or later today!) for your WWW post!

Hope you're having a great time on the West Coast!