Teaser Tuesday (4 January)

Welcome to the first Teaser Tuesday of 2011, hosted by Should Be Reading.

“This is a country that loses a prime minister and that is so vast and so empty that a band of amateur enthusiasts could conceivably set off the world’s first non-governmental atomic bomb on its mainland and almost four years would pass before anyone noticed. Clearly, this is a place worth getting to know.”  

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The taipan is the one to watch out for. It is the most poisonous snake on earth, with a lunge so swift and a venom so potent that your last mortal utterance is likely to be: ‘I say, is that a sn—.’

Both from In a Sunburned Country, Bill Bryson’s travelogue of Australia.

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15 Responses to Teaser Tuesday (4 January)

  1. Deepali says:

    This is such a great excerpt and from one of my fav Bill Bryson books, no less!
    Love it.
    Dee from http://readseverything.blogspot.com/

  2. Belinda says:

    LOL! Your tesaser also sold me when I saw it was about Australia! I'm so homesick *sigh*

    You can find my teaser at The Bookish Snob

  3. A travelogue? Totally love the teasers!

  4. Marg says:

    My teaser has an Australian feel to it this week too!

    My teaser can be found here

  5. Jo says:

    Haven't read this one yet. Nice choice of teaser!

  6. Ah, that is a good one! I really want to visit Australia…sigh.

    Here's my TT:

    http://rainysnowday.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/teaser-tuesdays-jan-4/

  7. Great teasers 🙂 A friend traveled to Australia and loved it – I hope to go some day. Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

  8. Great teasers 🙂 A friend traveled to Australia and loved it – I hope to go some day. Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

  9. jlshall says:

    Sounds interesting – I love Bill Bryson's writing. I've always wanted to visit Australia, but those snakes might give me second thoughts! Terrific teaser, though.

  10. Tiina says:

    What a great teaser! I should read some Bryson.

    My teaser is here, if you want to take a look: http://abookblogofonesown.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesday-412011.html

  11. Aisle B says:

    going to look up this one. Taipan hmmm and here I thought it was just an old term for a city in China.

  12. The two sentences are so different! I've been thinking I should read travelogues, but didn't know where to look for a good one. This looks good.

    mine is here: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/teasertuesday/

  13. Anonymous says:

    The two sentences are so different! I've been thinking I should read travelogues, but didn't know where to look for a good one. This looks good. mine is here: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/teasertuesday/

  14. Hmmm… hadn't heard of this one before!

    Sincerely,
    Emma Michaels
    Emma_Michaels@hotmail.com
    http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

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