Wednesday, 22 February 2012


I love to read around the Tuesday’s Teasers hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Yet, another thing that has slipped in my drive to hit the deadline for the KELPIES COMPETITION.

I'm taking a leaf out of the book I am currently reading - not literally a page - more the fact that time and place can be twisted around if you need it to be some other way.


Welcome to Tuesday. 

If you want to play along with TUESDAY'S TEASERS, just flip real time on its head and have some fun

  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share two (2) sentences from that page.

When you select a sentence, try to make sure the Teaser doesn't stray into Spoiler territory.

If you share the title everyone can track the book down, when the section you have posted has drawn them in and has them desperate to read a whole lot more :D

Vocabulary collected from the back cover:

cynical  hilarious satirical intriguing wit invention superb

This brings a whole new meaning to inter-planetary travel...

CHANGING PLANES armchair travel for the mind

by Ursula le Guin

Illustration by Eric Beddows
This book contains 16 short stories linked by the skill of the characters. 

Apparently, it was Sita Dulip who discovered, when she was stuck in an airport unable to get anywhere, how to change planes. By a twist and slipping bend, she could go anywhere - be anywhere - because she was already... between planes.

Isn't that the most incredible hook?

In the author's note, Ursula says:

"The miseries of air travel... Error, fear and suffering are the mothers of invention."

Invention is Ursula le Guin.


page 1

lines 12 to 19 - you get value for money out of 
Ursula le Guin's sentences ;) 

The spelling is as I found it in the book:

On the airplane, everyone is locked into a seat with a belt and can move only during very short periods when they are allowed to stand in line waiting to empty their bladders until, just before they reach the toilet cubicle, a nagging loudspeaker harries them back to belted immobility. In the airport, luggage-laden people rush hither and yon through endless corridors, like souls to each of whom the devil has furnished a different, inaccurate map of the escape route from hell.


1 comment:

  1. I am immensely enjoying THE ROBBER BRIDE by Margaret Atwood. I think I would also enjoy your book as I adore Ursula LeGuin. Thanks for telling me about this book!