Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can participate. 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 and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
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Reaktion Books Ltd.
This week's teaser is from Trick or Treat? a History of Halloween by Lisa Morton.
"One town took the pranking so seriously that it ended up becoming the town's identity: Anoka, Minnesota, claims to have been the first city in the United States to put on a Halloween celebration to divert its youngsters from Halloween pranks. Tired of waking up on 1 November to find their cattle roaming on Main Street, in 1920, Anoka's civil leaders instituted a programme of Halloween parades, giveaways and bonfires." (p.77)
Further reading on the same page reveals that a young man went to Washington in 1937 and asked for the town to be named the official Halloween capital of the world. And currently the week preceding Halloween is filled with contests and parades "boasts 40,000 participants."
The book is filled with facts about Halloween. I am enjoying it, although I find the reading a little dry in parts.
So, what are you reading this Tuesday? What's your teaser? Please share it in the comments. Thanks for visiting!