Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

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 teasers

from The Swan Theives by Elizabeth Kostova:
"Outside the village there is a fire ring, blackening the thawing snow.  Next to the fire ring is a basket that has sat there for months and is beginning to weather to the color of ash."  (page 3)
 from The Waves by Virginia Woolf:

"'The complexity of things becomes more close,' said Bernard, 'here at college, where the stir and pressure of life are so extreme, where the excitement of mere living becomes daily more urgent.  Every hour something new is unburied in the great bran pie.'" (page 76)
from American Gothic Tales edited by Joyce Carol Oates:
"Early that day the weather turned and the snow was melting into dirty water.  Streaks of it ran down from the little shoulder-high window that faced the back yard."  (from "Little Things" by Raymond Carver, page 344)

4 comments:

Hannah Stoneham said...

These are very interesting - and very *teasing* teasers - I hope that you are enjoying The Waves.

thanks for sharing

Hannah

jlshall said...

Those are all books in my TBR stack, and they all sound like really great reads. Love the teasers!
Here's mine.

Eva said...

I'm just about to download the audio version of this! :)

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