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Teaser Tuesday: Scholar

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of 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 that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

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

A perfect two lines for my teasers this time!

Yet . . . by capitalizing our names and the names of others, we are declaring that we are special, that we have a greater identity or are of greater import to the world than do those objects or creatures who the share the same common name, such as trees, or rocks, or pebbles, or ants, or cattle. At times, people name animals, especially those that are loved or that have served faithfully, and those names accord them somehow a higher place than animals that bear no names.

– Scholar by L. E. Modesitt


55 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday: Scholar

  1. I think this is true. I think I saw in a movie once about a farmer who told his kids not to name the pig or turkey because they were going to eat it and he didn’t want the kids thinking of the animal as a pet and getting attached to it.

    Thanks for stopping by!

      1. Thank you for stopping by! To answer your question yes there are water horses in this book and they are sort of wild and untameable. It’s pretty interesting to read about 😀

  2. Very interesting! I’ve never heard of this book (and couldn’t narrow my teaser down to 2 sentences ;)), but it sounds great. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I hope you have a great one!
    NInja Girl

  3. This is a really interesting thought and I do think it holds weight. Thank you for sharing and for stopping by my blog!

  4. Definitely an intense teaser, very thought provoking. I may just have to put this book on my TBR list 🙂

    Thank you for stopping by Book Cover Justice!

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