Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays - What Are You Reading?

I just stumbled across this blog meme and thought it sounded like fun. It also got me to finally get another post up on here. MizB of Should Be Reading hosts this fun way to learn about more books. Go check it out and then play along.

I'm currently reading two books - the first, Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters by Michael Tierno, was a recommendation of Douglas Clegg. The second, Charlotte's Web, by E. B. White, is what I'm currently reading with a small group of 4th graders. (I've never read it before.)

Aristotle's Poetics teaser:

"The brief images of Harry killing the four people are used to jar his memory (recognition entailing discovery) that he's searching for himself and is the evil Johnny Favorite. Thereupon he undergoes a reversal of fortune (I'm going to Hell)." (pg. 90)

And Charlotte's Web:

"It was still only about four o'clock but Wilbur was ready for bed.
          'I"m really too young to go out into the world alone,' he thought as he lay down." (pg. 24)

Now, hopefully I'll remember to do this again next Tuesday!


storytreasury said...

Oh I love Charlotte's Web. It was one of my fav stories growing up.

Mine is here: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2011/01/18/teaser-tuesday-vampire-trinity/

BLHmistress said...

OH I haven't read Charlotte's Web in years, I might have to just to relive such a fabulous book.

Moonlight Gleam said...

Charlotte's web is a classic! Thank you for sharing!

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douglas-clegg said...

Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters?

I always recommend Aristotle's Poetics but...not the title you're mentioning, which I've never heard of.

Seriously, go find a good copy of Aristotle's Poetics itself. It's remarkable.


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