Teaser Tuesdays – September 23, 2014


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can participate.

If you’re new to Teaser Tuesdays, the details are at MizB’s Should Be Reading or on my Teaser Tuesdays Page.

A Pirate Looks at Fifty

by Jimmy Buffett


To make matters worse, the first thing the nuns would make us all do on the first day back was to write about what we had done that summer. Having to recall it all while sitting in the antiseptic atmosphere of a classroom was like staring at the goodies in a bakery window with no money in your pocket.



Including a couple of album covers featuring Jimmy.

Are you feeling nostalgic for the song Margaritaville? Watch Jimmy singing it last year on Ellen. Missing long hair? Go back over thirty years to an appearance on The Tonight Show. Jimmy’s Margaritaville website.

I had to do the same thing umpteen years ago in school! Does this bring back any memories for you? What are you reading now? Do you have a TT to share with us?

Please leave a comment with your link on MizB’s Teaser Tuesday post or below. If you don’t have a blog, you can share your Teaser here in the comment section instead.


34 comments on “Teaser Tuesdays – September 23, 2014

  1. sherry fundin says:

    I’ve read it and loved it. He lives a fantastic life and I must confess I am a bit jealous.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT – Life Under Examination by Aria T Glazki

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  2. w0rdtrix says:

    Great paragraph! I honestly don’t recall any summer vacation essays. My teaser: Lolita by Nabokov


    • I don’t recall that I had to write those essays more than a couple of times. Certainly not every year. I do have some fond memories of vacations at the beach though – and my grandmother continually sweeping the sand from the room – a losing battle.

      Thanks for coming by and leaving your TT.


  3. Oh, I am feeling all nostalgic, now…thanks! And thanks for visiting my blog.


  4. Oh yes, it was always what I dreaded most about returning to school 🙂 Thanks for visiting my TT http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/teaser-tuesday-september-23/


    • Jimmy had a pretty good take on it. As he wrote the essay, he remembered all the fun things and then used it during to winter to dream of summer and the beach. Thanks for coming by and leaving yours which sounds very interesting.

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  5. fuonlyknew says:

    I haven’t read this one. I envy his life and love his songs. He’s a household name here on the Gulf Coast.
    Here is my TT – http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/09/23/teaser-tuesdays-82-leaves-by-michael-baron/


    • I’m surprised from the photo on your profile that you haven’t already read this, Laura. I think the photo in the TT is from a performance in Birmingham.

      Thanks for coming by and leaving yours.


  6. lol, I always feel bad for anyone with nuns for teachers, my mom and uncles have some horror stories! Cool teaser! This week my teasers are from Banned Books.


    • I don’t know anyone who had nuns for teachers, but I’ve read about those horror stories.

      Thanks for coming by and for leaving yours. How cool that you picked some Banned Books. Great idea.


  7. Ha ha ha! I loved the obvious observations in the first teaser; I’ve been in a similar position many times!

    Travel Glasses | Chess Desalls


  8. yvonne473 says:

    Interesting teaser! Sounds like it could be a good read.


  9. Nyze says:

    I hate writing papers about what I’ve done during summer. Argh..
    Interesting teaser you got there 🙂
    Here’s mine:
    Stolen SongBird (The Malediction Trilogy #1)


  10. pdworkman says:

    Sounds intriguing.

    Thanks for visiting mine, a rip-roaring good murder mystery:



  11. def thinking it’s a great pick! fun TT –
    my TT’s HERE


  12. pagesandtea says:

    I really like your choice here. If the rest of the book is written with the same tone I bet it’s a great read 🙂


  13. Brilliantly Novel says:

    I think that having to write an essay about your summer kind of sucks all the fun out of it, don’t you? Great teaser, thanks for sharing! 🙂


  14. He sounds like such an interesting guy! Thanks for sharing (:


  15. empeck says:

    I remember some of those essays! I always had a hard time with them, since I spent most of my summers either at the library or in a tree somewhere, reading between dropping leaves and twigs on unsuspecting passers by. It was a nice way to spend the day, but doesn’t make for very good essay material.

    Thank you for dropping by my TT!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ha, ha, especially not good essay material if your teacher was one of the unsuspecting, lol. Nah, you were smarter than that.

      Thanks for coming by and leaving yours. Kudos for choosing a banned book this week!


      • empeck says:

        LOL Sadly, none of my teachers fell pray to my shenanigans, but that would have been an even better reason why NOT to write about what I had been up to.

        Of course, and thank you! I’m really enjoying the book.

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