Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Teaser Tuesday 11: A Dog Named Christmas


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 at least 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 teaser!


This week's featured book: A Dog Named Christmas by Greg Kinkaid, which I read as part of the Christmas Reading Challenge. It was a good, fast read suitable for reading together as a family. This is a beautiful passage that gives nothing of the plot away.


I could hear the water moving gently through the riverbed, not like a roaring Colorado mountain stream teeming with trout and gold dust but like a river that takes its time and can say a lot if you have the patience to listen, which is exactly what I did. My mood lifted thanks to its wise counsel.

(pg 90)



ETA: If this title sounds especially familiar right now, it may be due to the Hallmark movie based on the book airing on CBS Sunday night (Nov 29). That was what inspired me to choose this as my first book in the Christmas Reading Challenge -- I wanted to read it before I saw it. Overall, they did a pretty good job though, for some inexplicable reason, they changed the color of the dog from a black lab to a yellow one.



28 comments:

misadventuresofmoppet said...

That's a nice mysterious teaser. I love the cover - doggy looks like the dog we used to have.

Heather said...

Thank you. *g* Though the book is about a dog, water does seems to play an important (though minor) role throughout the story. This passage expresses the way I feel about water, how it affects me, beautifully.

The Bumbles said...

I think I just saw an ad over the weekend for a Hallmark movie with this same name! But I believe it ran on Sunday - didn't see it myself.

Heather said...

Molly - Yes, there was a Hallmark movie based on the book Sunday night, on CBS. Other then the fact that, for some inexplicable reason, they changed the color fo the dog (yellow lab instead of a black one), it was pretty good. I know I was sniffling near the end, and I already knew how it ended!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful prose, wise words of advise. I will be looking into the novel. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2009/12/pearl-girls-teaser-tuesdays.html

Heather said...

Thanks, Jennifer! I know water always has a calming effect on me.

Marg said...

One thing I don't read much of is Christmas themed novels. Hope you enjoy it.

My teaser is herere

Amy said...

Wonderful teaser and it sounds like a nice book for the holidays.

Nise' said...

Wonderful teaser. I saw this movie while I was flipping channels.

wendy elizabeth said...

this is a lovely lyrical teaser, and I'm happy to find your Christmas reading challenge as I'm storing up Christmas reading ideas for my book club - gotta love blogging answers to almost any problem!

Sun Singer said...

This story was advertised heavily on TV, and I wondered about the book. Thanks for the teaser.

--Malcolm

P.S. My teaser is here:

http://jockstewart.typepad.com/writers_notebook/2009/11/december-1-teaser-tuesday-stieg-larsson.html

Lorielle said...

I saw them advertising that movie all weekend but didn't watch it. Mine are posted here!

Lisa said...

mm gonna try find this one


Here's mine : http://when-she-reads.blogspot.com/2009/12/grab-your-current-read-open-to-random.html

Alayne said...

So cute. And I love the holiday theme! Here's mine!

Allison said...

Sounds like a well-written teaser! I had a cat named Christmas. :) (Christmas in June) and we called her Chrissy June. :)

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

A very poetic teaser. Thank you.

Mine is up as well, kinda a Twilight for adults: http://sweetvernalzephyr.blogspot.com

Miranda

Andrea said...

That's very sweet and nice. Great teaser!

Here's mine.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds like a perfect book to evoke the Christmas mood.

My teaser is here:

http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/2009/12/teasing-our-way-into-this-new-week-and.html

Heather said...

Marg ~ I read this over the weekend and did enjoy it, thanks.

Amy ~ It is a good book for this time of year.

Nise' ~ At least the movie wasn't over-promoted as some on ABCFAM are, lol.

Wendy ~ Glad this was a timely post for you, and that your book club enjoys the reading challenge info!

Malcom ~ Well, I wouldn't say it was heavily advertised, as I only remember seeing promos the week leading up to it, but it was a good movie. Of course, with the Hallmaek movies, it's always the commercials that get me anyway, lol.

Heather said...

Lisa ~ I hope you are able to find it and like it as much as I did!

Allison ~ A cat named Christmas...love it! lol

Miranda ~ Twilight for adults, huh? Will have to check that out!

Laurel ~ Definitely a good book to evoke that Christmas mood!

hmsgofita said...

Sounds like a fun Christmasy book! Maybe they couldn't find any black labs that would do the job! he he!

alitareads said...

I love Christmas books. Great pick!

Heather said...

Thanks, Heather and Alita, it was a fun Christmasy book. *g*

The Westie Loving Therapist said...

I wish I would have thought about reading the book before watching the movie! I just reserved a Dog Named Christmas from the library. Here's my teaser...
http://westietherapy.blogspot.com/2009/11/teaser-tuesday-confessions.html

Heather said...

Westie Loving ~ Believe me, it was sure coincidence on my part. My mom bought the book last year, and I found it while sorting through a pile of books to keep or give away, and set it aside to read--then saw the commercial for the upcoming movie and decided I could just get it read before Sunday night. I hope you like it as much as I did!

MarceJ said...

I love the idea of reading together as a family.

Diane said...

Great teaser. I enjoyed this book a lot when I read it. Hope u do too.

Heather said...

Diane~ "Hope u do to." -- Not meaning to sound rude, but did you actually read my post? Because I SAID I had already READ the book, not that I was READING the book. Also, "text talk" grates on my nerves. Thank you for visiting!