Teaser Tuesday August 3: Room by Emma Donoghue and Giveaway

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Teaser TuesdayTeaser Tuesday and Room by Emma Donoghue Giveaway.

 

Room is one of the 13 books selected for the longlist of the 2010 Man Booker Award. I will featured all 13 in upcoming posts.

Here are the beginning lines of Room.

"Today I'm five. I was four last night going to sleep in Wardrobe, but when I wake up in Bed in the dark I'm changed to five, abracadabra. Before that I was three, then two, then one, then zero. 'Was I minus numbers?' " -- Room by Emma Donoghue (US Release: September 2010)

Room by Emma DonoghuePublisher's summary To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son's bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another.

Praise for Room

"Emma Donoghue's writing is superb alchemy, changing innocence into horror and horror into tenderness. Room is a book to read in one sitting. When it's over you look up: the world looks the same but you are somehow different and that feeling lingers for days." -- Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry

I read Room in two nights. excellent reading group pick. Topics to be considered when discussing -- parenting, identity, isolation, language, imagination, fear, family, reality vs make believe. Room, Ma, and Jack are destined to become classics.

Anyone can play Teaser Tuesday, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

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!

Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers! 

What is your TT, today? Let me know and you will be entered in the Room Advance Reading Copy giveaway! Open to US addresses only. Giveaway closes August 6. One lucky random winner!

Thanks to Hachette Book Group for supplied ARC of Room. 

Caitlin from Chaotic Compendiums won A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay last week!

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'I was born on the second day

'I was born on the second day of Jewish New Year. When I discovered that Yaffa, the third daughter of our Syrian neighbors, was born during Hanukkah, I assumed that children were born on holy days - as a special gift from God. When I realized that my sister, who is older than me by one year and eight months, was born in January and I could find no holy day in her vicinity, I became very worried and afraid that she was damaged.'
from Every House Needs A Balcony by Rina Frank

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great teaser!

That is a great teaser and I would love to enter the giveaway. You already saw mine. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!

That does sounds cute! Thanks

That does sounds cute! Thanks for visiting Pudgy Penguin Perusals and leaving your link. No need to enter me for The Room. Have a great week!

Cute Teaser!

Cute Teaser!

Oh my...

Now there's a book that brings back news headlines!
What an interesting teaser, and a really nice introduction to the book. I have to add this to my list now! (shame on you ;) )

Here's our teaser:
http://prettyliterary.blogspot.com/2010/07/teaser-tuesday_26.html

Sounds both chilling and

Sounds both chilling and original. No need to enter me in the giveaway; I simply wished to thank you for visiting my blog :-)

I read a review of this today

I read a review of this today and it sounds fabulous. Well, fabulous in the sense that it sounds like a good novel not in the subject matter as that seems a bit sad. Either way, I would love to be entered into your giveaway! Here is my teaser:

http://historyofshe.wordpress.com/2010/08/03/teaser-tuesday-12/

TT

That's amazing! I've never heard of this but it's amazing. I'm going to need a bigger bookshelf/bookroom for all these TBR list.

Thanks for stopping by my little ol' blog too. I'm also going to need a bigger reader for all the great blogs this little meme introduces me to.

Here's my TT: Composing Cat

I have never heard of this

I have never heard of this book. I hope that you enjoy your book. Here's my Tuesday Teaser

Teaser Tuesday: The Room

Your teaser makes it seem like a fantasy book, but after reading the synopsis I am still baffled. Intriguing teaser.

Teaser Tuesday: Room

I've heard a lot of good things about this one. But this is the first excerpt I've read. Good teaser!

Here's mine:
http://jlshall.blogspot.com/2010/08/teaser-tuesdays-girl-with-dragon-tat...

Teaser Tuesdays

I've heard of this book, and from this excerpt, it sounds really fascinating. I must add it to my list!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Awesome teaser! my teaser if

Awesome teaser! my teaser if from Captured by desire on my blog at http://inthehammockblog.blogspot.com