Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Teaser Tuesday 47: The House on Mango Street

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

* Grab a current or recent read.
* Share a few “teaser” sentences from somewhere in the book.
* 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 so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!

READ: March 2010

People who live on hills sleep so close to the stars they forget those of us who live too much on earth. They don’t look down at all except to be content to live on hills. They have nothing to do with last week’s garbage or fear of rats. Night comes. Nothing wakes them but the wind.
(pg 86)

About the Book:
Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from grade schools to iniversities across the country, and translated all voer the world, The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero. Told in a series of vignettes—sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous—it is the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become.

This was an interesting and thought-provoking read.


Marg said...

I had to read that a couple of times. It sounds like a powerful read.

My teaser is here

Kathy Martin said...

This sounds interesting! I am glad that you enjoyed it. My teaser is from Brothers in Arms by Lois McMaster Bujold. Happy reading!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Makes me want to live up there close to the stars...

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Heather said...

Marg: Some parts were quite powerful, such as the lines here; other chapters were quite funny or poignantly sad.

Kathy: Thank you, it was rather interesting!

Laurel-Rain: I think we'd all like to live closer to the stars. *g*

Alice Audrey said...

Well, that's no my experience, but I tend to live down in rather than on top of hills. Most of the time.

audreyscountrycrafts said...

Interesting teaser :) Sounds like a good book.
Thanks so much for visiting my TT!

Alayne said...

Wow, fabulous teaser! Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Heather said...

Alice: Most of the time??

Audrey: Thanks, it was an interesting read - and easily finished in one afternoon, too.

Alayne: Thank you, and thanks for visiting! :)

Shelley Munro said...

That does sound like an interesting book. Thanks for visiting me. :)

Aisle B said...

That is an interesting cover and I really liked the message in the teaser. Will look up the book on Goodreads now.

Unknown said...

What a fantastic teaser! I want to read this book! I read a review of it for the first time last week and meant to write down the title and author but forgot. ugh! And here you are saving me by posting about the very book. yay!

It sounds like it's so worth reading!

Glad to know you enjoyed reading it!

Thanks for a great teaser!
~ Amy

pussreboots said...

Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your book. Mine's from The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry.

Violet said...

Sounds like a thought-provoking read. I like the last line & it makes me think about all the things we lowly earth-dwellers are sometimes awakened by - car alarms, garbage trucks, noisy neighbors, etc. Thanks for sharing this teaser! :)

Jenny Q said...

Judging by the teaser it sounds like a really well-written read. Thanks for visiting my teaser! Happy reading!

Heather said...

Shelley: It was interesting. Apparently, it is now widely taught in middle and high schools here, but was not yet popular when I was in HS, so I missed it way back when. Wonder what I would have thought of it then...?

Aisle B: I hope you like what you read about it on GR!

Amy: Yay! Glad I was able to jog your memory. I hope you enjoy reading it!

Violet: I know I'm awakened all too frequently by noisy neighbors--like this morning, for example. Especially wasn't appreciated as I did not sleep well last night. Really could have used that hour they stole from me.

Lady Q: Yes, it is extremely well-written, and the chapters are so short (usually 2-3 pages) you can fit them in between anything.