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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The 9/11 Commission Report - Teaser Tuesday (21 Oct. 2014)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish event held by MizB at
Anyone can join in – 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 and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their To Be Read (TBR) lists if they like your teasers



Last week I shared a teaser from Jules Verne's "Around the World in Eighty Days," which I'm still reading this week. In fact, I'm 'half way through' quite a number of books, of both fact, fiction, and somewhere in between.

And it is somewhere in between that I'm sharing for Teaser Tuesday today.


The 9/11 Commission Report - The Attack from Planning to Aftermath is proclaimed as the authorized text on the whole dark saga. Here is the teaser:

"The threat of terrorists hijacking commercial airliners within the United States - and using them as guided missiles - was not recognized by NORAD before 9/11 . . . . . On the morning of 9/11, the existing protocol was unsuited in every respect for what was about to happen."

NORAD refers to the North American Aerospace Defence Command.


It's a very interesting read, though I highly doubt the truth behind all the events of that fateful day are contained in the pages of this book. Of that I don't think we will ever know. It remains, however, that hundreds of innocent people lost their lives on that day.


What are your thoughts on 9/11? Did you find the teaser intriguing? Eye-opening? Would you read the book?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Teaser Tuesday 14 Oct 2014

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish event held by MizB at should be reading
Anyone can join in – 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 and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their To Be Read (TBR) lists if they like your teasers



My teaser today is taken from Jules Verne's "Around the World in Eighty Days."


"Mrs. Aouda thanked her deliverers profusely, by her tears more than by her words. Her beautiful eyes, rather than her lips, were the interpreters of her gratitude."

Friday, October 3, 2014

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

So I'm devouring my way through Jules Verne's "Around the World in Eighty Days" and enjoying it, but not as much as his "Journey to the Centre of the Earth." Not yet.


Phileas Fogg is the Englishman who talks very little and has a devoutly specific routine to his life. Until he takes on a challenge to travel around the world in just 80 days. 

Set in London in 1872, Verne continues his ahead-of-time storytelling as Fogg sets off by train, boat and elephant to accomplish his bet with his trusty servant, Passepartout.

Passepartout devised a plan to rescue an Indian lady who was about to be sacrificed, but it happened with minimal fuss or trouble, unlike the trials of life and death contained under Mount Sneffels in Journey to the Centre of the Earth.

Perhaps the more dramatic stuff will be coming soon . . .

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