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It’s Teaser Tuesday – hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

My first teaser:

“‘Like all good Bangalore stories, mine begins far away from Bangalore.  You see, I am in the Light now, but I was born and raised in Darkness.”

From The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (pg 11).  This was recommended to me by a geography professor.  When I brought it home from the library, Ryan read it and enjoyed it.  So far, so good.

 

Another teaser:

“. . . she would have despised the modern idea of women being equal to men. Equal, indeed! she knew they were superior.”

From Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell.  I’m not actually reading this right now, but I read the first part of it recently in my British Lit class and …

Allie (at A Literary Odyssey) is hosting a Cranford read-along in June.  I’ll be joining, and would like to invite you to consider reading along with us.  Full details can be found at Allie’s blog.

 

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!

     

     

    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!
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    MMy teaser:

    “‘That’s it, Matilda.  Now you know something no one else on this whole island knows.'”

    From Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones.  It was hard to find two lines in the book that were really attention-grabbing.  These are somewhat mediocre, but they’ll do.

    Mrs. DallowayAnother:

    “It was like running one’s face against a granite wall in the darkness.  It was shocking; it was horrible!”

    From Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf.  Now that’s better.

     

    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!

    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!
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    My teaser:

    “Its small triangular snake’s head was raised up in the air, and I could hear the soft rustling of the gravel as the body slid over the loose stones.  I have the whole nightmarish picture of that scene still before my eyes – the morning sunshine on the garden, the massive baobab tree in the background, Salimu in his old khaki shorts and shirt and bare feet standing brave and absolutely still with the upraised rake in his hands, and to one side the long black snake gliding over the gravel straight towards him with its small poisonous head held high and ready to strike.”

    From Going Solo by Roald Dahl.  When I originally read those lines, I was holding my breath the entire time.

    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!