Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (12)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.

The rules are:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
My teaser:

That was what Sam was: transient. A summer leaf clinging to a frozen branch for as long as possible.

~pg. 208 "Shiver"
by Maggie Stiefvater

I really like the word "transient". When I came across it, I just started saying out loud, curious as to how it is actually pronounced. Then I wondered what the word meant. It turns out, you say it as "tran-shunt" and it means temporary, as in it doesn't last. Interesting, but sad.


  1. Heh, it's because of my region of the country, but I always say it tran-zee-uhnt with a big drawl on the end. Your way sounds more sophisticated. :-P

    That's a great teaser line, very beautiful.


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