Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (32)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. 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 what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and the author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.

My teaser this week comes from Drawn to the Land: The Romance of Farming by Elizabeth & Barton Cockey, page 14.

"The nineteenth century, that great age of mechanical inventions, saw a proliferation of hand-powered and horse-drawn machines for plowing, harrowing, planting, mowing, threshing, baling, and shucking. Many of the old machines have rotted away, abandoned in the weeds, but a fair number have survived..."

8 comments:

Darlyn said...

Sounds like a great book and left me intrigued =)

justpeachy36 said...

This book is really about the art. The subject may sound a little boring but the oil paintings are anything but....

jlshall said...

Sounds like an interesting book. There were a lot of farmers in my family, and I always loved visiting their farms when I was a child. And a lot of the old machinery sitting around looked like it might actually have been there since the 19th century! Good teaser.

Here’s mine.

smellincoffee said...

It's about farm life as rendered in paintings?

Still, sounds interesting. :)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

this one sounds great!! the title alone is intriguing!! love your background!

thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I'm a new follower!

Vicki said...

I'd hate to think of a life without all those great inventions!

Gwendolyn B. said...

Judging by the cover - and your choice of quote - this looks like a really beautiful book. Thanks for sharing.

Here's my TT: http://debsbookbag.blogspot.com/2010/08/teaser-tuesday-32.html

fredamans said...

Very interesting!