Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Teaser Tuesday #13 - Madeleine L'Engle

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.

Read a banned book this week. 
"Think for yourself and let others do the same."
In honor of Banned Books Week:
 L'Engle's A Wrinkle in time was first published in 1962, and is a classic science fantasy novel, featuring a coming of age story. My teaser follows:
Calvin walked with Meg, his fingers barely touching her arm in a protective gesture.
"This has been the most impossible, the most confusing afternoon of my life", she thought, "yet I don't feel confused or upset anymore; I only feel happy. Why?"
Mini Review - I must say that I am disappointed in not picking this up when I was reading C.S. Lewis etc. What a great story for a young reader! Adventure, Family, Self-discovery et al in one little book. I couldn't stop reading about Meg and Calvin, which is why I am now beginning the third book in the Time Quartet series. Can't Stop Now!

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This week, we have a new story by Neil Gaiman and A Quick Preview of new e-readers coming into the market.
My one-line summary of my latest post? These e-reader gizmos are getting cheaper and have more features (think colour) - The Price Wars are here!
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  1. Sounds like it would be a great read. I need to google it and find out why it was banned. Thanks for sharin :)

    Come by and see the Teaser I chose

  2. I have a feeling I am missing out by not having read this author! I know several of my bloggy friends who really enjoy her books.

    My teaser is here

  3. I read that series! I need to reread it though; I've forgotten a lot of it. :P Great teaser though, and enjoy reading A Wrinkle in Time!

    My teaser is from Going Bovine by Libba Bray.

  4. I LOVED this book when I was younger. I really should read it again. I can't imagine why it was challenged!

    I am also reading a challenged/banned book this week: Anne Frank's "A Diary of a Young Girl".


  5. I'm a huge Madeleine L'Engle fan...always have been and always will be! Great teaser this week...if you get a chance, you should try another of her books, Many Waters. I loved it :)

  6. This does sound fascinating...I haven't read this book.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. I loved this book! Great teaser! My TT from Linger is here.

    From the Shadows

  8. I'm amused at all of the classics showing up on this weeks Teaser Tuesday... I'm wondering if people are reading them for fun, or for school XD

    I love Wrinkle In Time

    Check mine out at:
    My Teaser

  9. @BookSnob - I posted this on your site too, but it was challenged for having "satanic content" - I couldn;t find any such thing. :)

    @Marg - its not a "Must Read", but do put it on your TBR shelf.

    @Golden, Sarah, I really wish I had read this when I was younger too!

    @Melissa - I'm reading that tomorrow! I'm running through the TIme Quartet.
    @E.J - Lots of Linger teasers this week..

  10. Dawww I love this book. Good choice :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog. :D

  11. Sounds like a great Young Adult read.

    My teaser is here.

  12. Can someone tell me what banned books is all about please.

  13. Happy Teaser Tuesday everybody! Hope you will check out my teaser for Tempted (House of Night #6) by PC Cast and Kristin Cast! by the way anyone who features my novel The Thirteenth Chime on a Teaser Tuesday can add there blog link here and they will be featured on my Facebook and Twitter!

    Emma Michaels

  14. This was definitely a childhood favorite.

  15. I have never read this one! Sounds really good!

  16. Read this one as a kid and reread it a couple of years ago. Vastly different experiances, but love the books just as much.

    This week my teaser is from "The Invisible Order: Rise of the Darklings" and can be found here.

    Also while you are there, please check out my Halloween Giveaway.

  17. Interesting teaser! I've never read this book before, it might be worth picking up! I hope that you are enjoying it!

    Thanks for checking out my teaser!

    Claire :)

  18. Thanks so much for visiting me & reading my T.T.!

    I love A Wrinkle in Time! I hadn't even realized that it was a banned book. This banned books week has been so eye-opening for me. This book is special to me because I read this series so much when I was young. I loved talking about it with my friends to the point that they were sick of hearing about it. I still love talking about books with my friends. :D I'm glad some things don't change.

    Check out by book reviews listed under Julie on 5-squared. I'd love to hear from you there!


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