Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Teaser Tuesdays (March 17)
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.)
“The week she turned one, Maia spoke her first English words: ‘boot’ and ‘up.’ I like to think that the coupling foretells something about her character: feet firmly on the ground, but arms stretched to the sky, the better to catch her dreams” (pp. 148-149).
This is from “At Lingyin Si” in Pathologies: A Life in Essays by Susan Olding.