Thanks to TBM for tuning me in to Teaser Tuesdays, a weekly meme run by http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com.

Devoted readers might enjoy adding some books to their “Desiderata” lists (as my folks used to call theirs).

The point of Teaser Tuesday is as follows:

  • 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 & author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their Deisderata Lists if they like your teasers!

Here’s my contribution for the week:

“Once upon a time, astronauts tooled around the moon in an open two-seat electric buggy. It was the sort of thing one might see on a golf course or at one of those big Miami delis whose elderly patrons appreciate a lift to and from the parking lot.”

p175, Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach.