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!

  • My teaser:

    “‘The evil and ugly, the distorted and slimy, the worst things human can think up are for sale there.  The crippled and crooked come there for satisfaction.”

    From East of Eden by John Steinbeck (pg 352).  I’ve had this one on the back-burner a while due to classes, but I’ve picked it back up and am getting through it rather quickly now.


    Another teaser:

    “He began, instead, to sketch the patterns of the grid on his wife’s leg in the margins of the errata copies, invading neat lines about the essential nature of trains and their conductors with serpents and winds.  When Lucia dressed to go out in the evening, he begged her to stay, to crook her knee for him, to let him touch the stain, the grid, the map.”

    From Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente (pg 32).  I’m about 70 pages into this one and still unsure how I feel about it.  It was on the Hugo Award shortlist this year, but didn’t win.

    To play along with your own teaser, post your link or share you teaser in the comments over at Should Be Reading.  And share your links with me, too.  I’d love to read your teasers!