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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Tuesday Teaser

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.
 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!

Page 405
"He's studying the approaching vessel through the periscope, but he can't make out exactly what type of ship she is.  Realizing that a kill shot will be difficult from head-on, Hashimoto swings the sub and falls into position to meet the ship's broadside." (article "Sunk" by Doug Stanton)

     This book is a collection of short adventure stories from the "Men's Journal" over a decade.  Just because I can't resist I want to include a beautiful quote I read yesterday from an entirely different story about a man in the wilderness. p. 82

" Within them are mountain ranges nearly two miles high- the Mogollon and the Diablo, the Mimbres and the Black.  Ancient forests of ponderosa pines, Douglas firs, Engelmann spruces bristle up the slopes, while agave and prickly pear cling to the canyon bottoms.  Rare Gila trout hold in the pools of the streams and rivers, waiting for what food the swift currents bring them; elk graze in high alpine meadows, desert bighorn sheep stand poised on steep ledges, black bears prowl remote gorges.  All in all, it's territory that at least resembles the America that stretched from sea to sea before the 'stern impassioned stress' of Pilgrim feet began to beat a path that appears to have led our civilization to the shopping mall." (The article "Alone" by Philip Caputo).

Out my back window today, hidden Mule deer up above

For more summer reading suggestions check out yesterday Musing Mondays for some chilly adventure stories.


  1. My husband would enjoy Wild Stories more than I would. I'll tell him about it. The quote from Alone was beautifully descriptive.
    Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG

  2. Yes, it's a very guy thing, but I'm enjoying the adventure stories and the sense of being transported someplace else. Also good writing is just great to read. He'll enjoy it. Check out my Musing Monday's for some more guy reads for your hubby.

  3. My mother would love Wild Stories. I;m curious too! And I'm with Sandra. Beautiful descriptive writing.

    My TT from Chasing Fireflies