Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays!

Good morning! It's Tuesday, so it's time for another little tease from a book I'm currently reading. You know the rules: Open your current read and choose two teaser sentences. No spoilers, please, and don't forget to tell us about the book!

This teaser comes from I Shudder: and Other Reactions to Life, Death and New Jersey by Paul Rudnick. Rudnick is one of those Hollywood types you never heard of, but he wrote screenplays for movies like Sister Act, The Addams Family, and In & Out. So, kind of a funny guy. Really liked the book (look for my review today over at When Falls the Coliseum or later this week here on the blog) and I liked this quote because it's so seasonal:

Santa's appearance is a cruel prank: red velvet on a fat man, with a wide black patent leather belt to provide some stab at a waistline? the beard and the boots? Over the centuries, Santa has begun to dress like an effeminate, drunken lumberjack...


Okay, maybe my idea of a fun, seasonal quote is a little off the norm but admit it - it made you laugh. I know it did.

What's teasing YOU this week?

19 comments:

fleurfisher said...

A little early maybe, but just perfect!

Alayne said...

I definitely chuckled. Sounds like a good book. Here's my link: http://thecrowdedleaf.wordpress.com/

Andrea said...

Love it! That's so great.
Here's mine.

MarceJ said...

Great sarcastic teaser even though I'm not ready for the holidays to be here. ;-)

Here is mine

http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2009/11/teaser-tuesday-pact-jodi-picoult.html

MarceJ said...

Great sarcastic teaser even though I'm not ready for the holidays to be here. ;-)

Here is mine

http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2009/11/teaser-tuesday-pact-jodi-picoult.html

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

Your quote got a laugh out of me. Now I'm looking at Santa in a different way.

fredamans said...

I like my Santa the way he is. Jolly.

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2009/11/teaser-tuesday_24.html

Bluestocking said...

Hee hee. that's great!

Here is mine

Oh and don't forget, I host Wishful Wednesdays now!

Jennifer said...
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Jennifer said...

I LOVE it! My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2009/11/lonesome-teaser-tuesdays.html

alitareads said...

Yes, it made me laugh :) Great teaser!

Here's my Teaser.

christine(booktumbling) said...

This is comical. If the entire book was like this I bet it was great fun. You can check my teaser at:
http://booktumbling.com/2009/11/24/teaser-tuesday-11-24-09/

jlshall said...

Well, I never saw a lumberjack dressed in red velvet with white fur trim, but then I don't hang around with that many lumberjacks! Great teaser - sounds like a fun book.

Nise' said...

I giggled!

Heidi V said...

That's a good one! Thanks for the laugh...

rajm said...

a glorious vision!

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

lol, that sounds like a great book!

reviewsbylola said...

Lol--that's good stuff!

Abi said...

Thanks for visiting my teaser.

My Christmas teasers will start this Tuesday.