Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Teaser Tuesdays (February 3)
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:
“‘Fathers and Mothers,’ the Prophet bellows over the noise of fussy babies, ‘from the time your daughter can crawl, you must teach her that she does not belong to you but to the Prophet and the man the Prophet will assign her to in marriage. Only these men, and I mean men, not boys, can take your daughters to the highest degree of the celestial kingdom where they will be queens and priestesses’” (p. 33).
This is from Sister Wife by Shelley Hrdlitschka.
My second teaser:
“There’d be time enough for the holocaust later, and I doubted that seeing Anne Frank’s magazine clippings would do much to enhance my understanding of the period. It had always bothered me that the deaths of eleven million never seemed to affect people the way the death of this girl had, but the other travelers in my hotel encouraged me to go, and what else was I doing? So I got in line outside the quirky building where the world’s most famous holocaust victim had spent much of the war” (p. 52).
This is from The Pages in Between: A Holocaust Legacy of Two Families, One Home by Erin Einhorn.