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!
from Invitation to the Waltz by Rosamond Lehmann:
"The village, in the hollow below the house, is picturesque, unhygienic: it has more atmosphere than form, than outline: huddled shapes of soft red brick sag towards gardens massed with sunflowers, Canterbury bells, sweet-williams.
There is a pump on the green; also a tall historic-looking lump of granite whose origin is wrapped in legend." (chapter 1, page 7)from The Waves by Virginia Woolf:
"The sun had not yet risen. The sea was indistinguishable from the sky, except that the sea was slightly creased as if a cloth had wrinkles in it." (page 7)from American Gothic Tales edited by Joyce Carol Oates:
"Jim and Irene Westcott were the kind of people who seem to strike that satisfactory average of income, endeavor, and respectability that is reached by the statistical reports in college alumni bulletins. They were the parents of two young children, they had been married nine years, they lived on the twelfth floor of an apartment house near Sutton Place, they went to the theatre on an average of 10.3 times a year, and the hoped someday to live in Westchester." (from "The Enormous Radio" by John Cheever, page 253)