06 August 2010

First Words: Banana

Please, Teagan Wylltson's fingers curled in American Sign Language as she spoke. "Trade sweater for banana?"
Tyger Tyger (Goblin Wars #1) by Kersten Hamilton

Sounds like Teagan had a very cool pre-goblin job working at a zoo or something. What I am really wondering is if the title has anything to do with the 1794 poem Tyger by William Blake, "Tyger! Tyger! Burning bright. In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye. Could frame thy fearful symmetry?"

25 comments :

  1. Great beginning, I love it! And I also love bananas, haha.

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  2. I loved Tyger, Tyger. I hope you like it as much as I did. :D

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  3. Great beginning :) It's on my tbr list! Have a great weekend!!!

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  4. She must be hungry!

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/08/friday-56.html

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  5. Freda: LOL I believe she's trying to con a trained ape into returning her cashmere sweater ;)

    Emidy: *giggle*

    Adriana: I hope I do too :)

    Alek: Thanks dear! I hope you have a beautiful one too :)

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  6. Well I'm curious. Is she cold the poor thing? And goblin wars? What is up with this book? going to check it out

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  7. Hahaha, that's funny. I have this but have yet to read it.

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  8. Best beginning ever! I am amused.

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  9. Haha, I can only imagine what's going on here. Hope you're enjoying it!

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  10. haha..a sweater with banana? I just requested this on Netgalley. hope you'll enjoy ;p

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  11. I've seen this book around a lot. It looks really interesting, I might have to add it to my TBR list.

    Also...

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  12. That does make you want to keep reading.

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  13. Lisa: Thanks sweetie! :)

    Darlyn: Yah! I hope you like it! :)

    Emma: LOL I love your attitude :)

    Jenny: Yah! Mission accomplished :)

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  14. oh yummy...i'm thinking banana pudding would be really great right about now!

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  15. LOL I love it! She must really want that banana to strip for it! I have this on my TBR pile too! I think Im gonna have to move it up to the top so I can see what's really goin on!

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  16. Now I really want a banana...lol. Awesome beginning, definitely unique :)

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  17. Oh, the power of suggestion. We're ALL craving bananas now! LOL. Interesting quote why is she signing, and trading a sweater for a banana? Very curious....

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  18. love the excerpt! if i hadn't read a review of this yesterday i would be totally lost :)

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  19. Great quirky beginning, makes you want to read more...

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  20. Stacy: Oooo Banana Creme Pie :)

    Carrie: LOL true! Sometimes Book Beginnings make total sense and sometimes not :)

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  21. I love that poem! Strange first sentence, but I like it!

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  22. Trust you to find correlation in different literary works... You, brainy, you!

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  23. I am so looking forward to this one...but I've been holding myself back and trying to wait and let other books get in line first by order of release date. May have to make an exception...

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  24. Cherie: Ahhh thanks :)

    Celia: Resistance is futile ;) *giggle* This one is so good.

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  25. "Trade sweater for banana?" - sounds desperate :)

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