Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Teaser Tuesdays (November 11)
Should Be Reading hosts the Teaser Tuesdays weekly event.
My modified rules are as follows:
Grab your current read. Pick two or three “teaser” sentences more or less at random from the book, anywhere on the page. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your teaser from… that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given! (Please avoid spoilers!) (Read the official Teaser Tuesday rules.)
My first teaser:
“That she lived in vaguely squalid surroundings hadn’t bothered her at the time: the clothes strewn over the end of the bed to spill onto the floor like a corpse, a tartan leg clashing with a paisley arm, the rag of a hat like a bludgeoned head. The smell of a life gone stale” (p. 58).
This is from A Likeness in Stone by Julia Wallis Martin.
My second teaser:
“It was a small cassette, not much bigger than the palm of his hand, and when Mike thought about the terrible license and risk exhibited on the tape, as well as its resultant destructive power, it was as though the two-by-three plastic package had been radioactive. Which it may as well have been, since it had produced something very like radiation sickness throughout the school, reducing the value of an Avery education, destroying at least two marriages that he knew of, ruining the future of three students, and, most horrifying of all, resulting in a death” (p. 3).
This is from Testimony by Anita Shreve.