Tuesday, August 17, 2010

One Crazy Summer-Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading, highlighting a random passage from your current read.  It's easy to play along. 

My teaser is from One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.  There are two other books I'm trying to finish up before I fully immerse myself in this one~I am intrigued from the few pages I've read.
   I did as Big Ma had told me in our many talks on how to act around white people.  I said, "Thank you," but I didn't add the "ma'am," for the whole "Thank you, ma'am."  I've never heard anyone else say it in Brooklyn.  Only in old movies on TV.  And when we drove down to Alabama.  People say "Yes, ma'am," and "No, ma'am" in Alabama all the time.  That old word was perfectly fine for Big Ma.  It just wasn't perfectly fine for me.  (16)
She has such spunk and I love how this quote highlights the changing of an era over the word "Ma'am."  I'm excited to keep  reading!
What's teasing you today??

8 comments:

  1. I love it. Having lived in the South all my life, I'm now freaked out when I get called ma'am!

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  2. Interesting teaser! Word usage does change depending on location and time. My teaser is from Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel. Happy reading!

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  3. Great teaser. Really gives you a feel for the book.

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  4. Love your teaser! Words and titles can be so tricky.

    My teaser is from Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley.

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  5. Nice teaser, what a fun cover. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  7. I like the teaser and the cover. I look forward to your review.

    Enjoy your book. Mine's from Raider's Ransom by Emily Diamand.

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