Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays!



Good morning and happy Tuesday! I am back on the East Coast (at least this week), so I am hoping to get a few things caught up here around the blog. I had a day off yesterday (and boy, did I need it!), so I'm starting the blogging week off right with my Teaser.

This teaser comes from The Lost City of Z by David Gann. It's about the search for El Dorado in the Amazon jungle. I love adventure stories like this, whether they are exploring the jungle or the polar ice caps or the some other wilderness. I don't have the make-up for that sort of adventure, myself, but I love reading about it. One of the reasons you will never find me clambering through the rain forest is in this quote:

"In 1853, [Richard Francis] Burton, disguised as a Muslim pilgrim, had managed to sneak into Mecca. Four years later, in the race to find the source of the Nile, John Speke had gone nearly blind from an infection and almost deaf from stabbing a beetle that was boring into his ear canal."
Now, that is not my idea of good first aid treatment! Still, I am perfectly willing to read about this sort of adventure - from the safety of my own living room.

What's teasing YOU this week?

25 comments:

Wanda said...

Nearly blind and deaf seems like a high price to pay but I suppose there are many adventure seekers who've paid with their life. I've heard a bit about this book, thanks for the teaser!

Susan B. Evans said...

Wow - looks REALLY interesting :) Great teaser this week! My teaser accompanies a giveaway on my blog this week.

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

I'm with you. I like my adventure on the tamer side.

Mon said...

That's EXACTLY what freaks me out if thinking of jungle adventures (like when we visited Brazil) - insects getting into my ears. EWWW!

JoAnn said...

Great teaser! I've been wondering about this book..had it in my hands at the bookstore last week.

kaye said...

nice teaser, I wonder if they ever find that lost city. thanks for stopping by today.

kiirstin said...

Gwah. I had a very visceral reaction to the image of a beetle boring in an ear. I love bugs, but not *in* me.

Krista said...

Oh, I really don't like the thought of beetles in my ears! Great teaser!

Mines here

gautami tripathy said...

What an adventure!

Teaser Tuesdays: Wait Until Twilight by Sang Pak

Ryan G said...

I almost picked this book up and now will have to go back and get it. Thanks for the teaser!

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

OUCH! You are right, living vicariously through my books - the way to adventure is through a good novel!

Marie Burton said...

LOL.. but ouch.. I love Teaser Tuesdays because you just have no idea what you are going to get!
=)
Thx for stopping by my teaser today!

Jen said...

Wonderful teaser!

Here's mine.

Staci said...

Great teaser!!!! now way I would go to the Amazon jungle though!!!

Amy Reads Good Books said...

I agree. . .I wouldn't survive very long on a grand adventure, but I love reading about them! Great teaser!

Jennifer said...

Sounds like a wonderful adventure, well not the stabbing the beetle i the ear bit. ;) Great tease!
My tease is here: http://rundpinne.blogspot.com/2009/09/tuesday-teaser.html

TexasRed said...

Yikes!!

christine (booktumbling) said...

Beetles are bad - I knew it! Very Wrath of Khan! Love the teaser!

Teddyree said...

Ughh gross but fantastic teaser, really pulled me in, and this book is going on my wishlist. Thanks for sharing

celi.a said...

Eeeesh! Seems like sometimes the adventure isn't worth risking your health, but hey, who am I to judge? Great teaser!

Thanks for coming by my blog!

Becky said...

Great teaser. This sounds really exciting!

Andrea said...

Yeesh, that sounds painful. Interesting teaser.

Catherine @ The Blonde Diaries said...

I am with you after reading that teaser. I am not cut out for a great outdoor adventure but I have no problems reading about it!

sally906 said...

A beetle boring into my ear??!!!

I don't think so :) Good teaser - thanks for dropping by my blog :)

carolsnotebook said...

I'm like you. I love reading about adventures like that, but wouldn't really want to attempt it.