Teaser Tuesday: 10.30.2012

 

Teaser Tuesday at the Bibliotaphe Closet

10.30.2012

By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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Here’s my random teaser for Tuesday:

The guidance counsellors would call me into their offices every week because there was a glaring gap between my grades and the results of my IQ tests, which bordered on deficient. How could I not find the intruder in the series, “syringe, scalpel, skull, drill” when I could recite by heart a passage about Jacques Cartier? I only mastered  what had been specifically taught to me, passed on to me, offered to me. Which is why I understood the word surgeon but not darling or tanning salon or horseback riding… – p. 73.

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Can you guess from what title it’s from?

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It’s Ru by Kim Thuy, published by Random House of Canada, January 17, 2012.

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Have you ever felt at a disadvantage in your academic career, your grades, because of your cultural upbringing or displacement?

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