Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Day Late Teaser Tuesday! A Walk For Sunshine by Jeff Alt

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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 A Walk For Sunshine - A 2,160 mile expedition for charity on the Appalachian Trail.  

Jeff Alt takes you along every step of his 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail adventure. This entertaining journey includes bears, bugs, blisters and captivating characters, skunk bedmates, and hilarious food cravings. Alt walked more than 5 million steps in tribute to his brother, who has cerebral palsy and lives in a home called Sunshine.  This trail adventure has inspired an annual event that has raised more than $200,000 for Sunshine.  It includes hiking tips for the whole family. Walk alongside Alt and experience the joy of turning dreams into goals and then achieving them.  His lessons from the trail celebrate family, stewardship of the earth, good health, and the American spirit.

This book deserves 2 teasers! The first is from page 20:

" I wanted to dedicate my journey to Aaron out of love, but I also wanted to give back to the home for all that it has done for our family and Aaron."

Page 118:

"The temperature dropped to freezing by mid-afternoon, and the rain was now sleet. My lips were  purple, my cheeks red; my body wet, and my mind was drifting-typical symptoms of hypothermia."
(sounds miserable!)

The book sounds amazing and I'm looking forward to reading it and watch the video!  


Wrighty said...

Wow! What an amazing story! He sounds like a fantastic brother. Hope you enjoy it!

(I recently read Ozzy's book too!)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, wow, this does sound like an amazing read.

Hope you're enjoying the book.

Suko said...

Terrific teasers, Natalie! I want to read this book! It sounds like quite an adventure.

The Girl from the Ghetto said...

Here’s my teaser, from Vanishing by Deborah Willis:

“And it’s not that these hands are capable of anything unremarkable; she is not, for example, a surgeon or a concet pianist. But her hands are slim and bare–and she doesn’t wear jewelry–and he like to watch them pull cards from the shoe and drop them on the table.”

Sandy Nachlinger said...

I've always been intrigued by the Appalachian Trail and dream of hiking at least part of it someday. Because of your teaser, this book is now on my TBR list.
Here's mine: Sandy's Teaser