Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: Their Eyes Were Watching God

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
  • Please avoid spoilers!

  • From "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston page 92.

    She almost apologized to the tenants the first time she collected the rents. Felt like a usurper.
    I have no idea what the word usurper means so I looked it up on the Merriam-Webster Dictionary Site. This following is cut and paste from that site.
    Main Entry: usurp
    Pronunciation: \yu̇-ˈsərp also -ˈzərp\
    Function: verb
    transitive verb
    a: to seize and hold (as office, place, or powers) in possession by force or without right <usurp a throne> b: to take or make use of without right <usurped the rights to her life story>2: to take the place of by or as if by force : supplant usurp careful judgment>
    intransitive verb
    to seize or exercise authority or possession wrongfully
    usur·pa·tion \ˌyü-sər-ˈpā-shən also ˌyü-zər-\ noun
    usurp·er \yu̇-ˈsər-pər also -ˈzər-\ noun

    Learn something new everyday.

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