Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Teaser Tuesday - March 28th/And Book Signing

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! 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! 

Bless This Mouse by Lois Lowry

"No human knew this, of course. But each week Hildegarde led all the church mice in confession."

Last night (March 28th) I had the pleasure of attending a book talk given by Lois Lowry at The Tattered Cover bookstore in Highlands Ranch, CO.  She was promoting Bless This Mouse which is her latest book.  She shared how she came up with the idea for the book. She was in Maine at the farm house she uses for writing, working on a fourth book about some of the characters found in The Giver, when she noticed a little mouse on the floor.  Her dog also noticed the mouse, but the mouse didn't show any fear of Mrs. Lowry or her dog - not even when Mrs. Lowry walked over and scooped up the mouse. She released the mouse outside and went back to the book she was writing.  However, that little mouse kept intruding on her thoughts - so much so that she put aside the book she was working on and started writing Bless This Mouse.

I love Lois Lowry's books. The Giver and Number the Stars are two of my all time favorite books. I'm very pleased to hear there will be another book related to The Giver (possible release date is Spring of 2012).  Mrs. Lowry is also a wonderfully entertaining speaker.  I hope that you will all have a chance to hear her speak.

A few books by Lois Lowry:
The Giver
Gathering Blue
The Messenger
Number the Stars
The Willowbys
The Anastassia Krupnik series
The Gooney Bird Greene series


  1. Absolutely lovely selection and pictures. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesdays-the-beauty-of-humanity-movement.html

  2. Awwww! How cute!!

    Here's my Tease: