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Teaser Tuesday

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on November 16, 2011
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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

The Book: Everything Beautiful Began After by Simon Van Booy

Teasers: Page 50, “Lonliness is like being the only person left alive in the universe, except that everyone else is still here.”

Page 97, “Professor Peterson’s office was the most dangerous place on campus.  Books piled ten feet high leaned dangerously in various directions.  On the tallest tower of books, a note had been hung halfway up: Please walk very slowly or I may fall on you without any warning whatsoever.”

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Teaser Tuesdays

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on May 4, 2011
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“I have four and a half hours to live. I am leaning against the wing of the yellow-bellied Airspeed Oxford, smoking contentedly while the ground crew chaps run their final checks. The freezing rain hisses as it hits the glowing coal of my cigarette, drums softly on the tin roof of the hangar. Call me Johnnie, by the way. Everyone does.”  The Beauty Chorus by Kate Lord Brown- page 1

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Teaser Tuesday

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on April 27, 2011
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The book: The Grammar Devotional: Daily tips for successful Writing from Grammar Girl

Week 25- Saturday- Who’s on First Versus Firstly:

“Although it’s acceptable to order sentences firstly, secondly, thirdly, etc., in your writing, many people (including me) prefer first, second, and third for their simplicity and directness.  Firstly just sounds fussy to me.  And for heaven’s sake, don’t mix the two forms.”

 I have never used firstly…  I didn’t even think it was acceptable.  Which way do you prefer?

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