Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Teaser Tuesdays (March 31)
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:
“‘I suppose,’ says Jeremy, ‘what I don’t like is that the moment you fix something, it starts to break down again, that an engine works against itself. By its very act of running, it weakens itself, tries to come undone. Everything is slowing worked loose by the vibrations of the moving engine’” (p. 72).
This is from Coventry by Helen Humphreys.
My second teaser:
“I don’t like being watched. I like to think I’m like an animal at night that nobody sees. But everything leaves a mark” (p. 85).
This is from “You Come, Too, A-Ron” by Harry Mazer in Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers edited by Judy Blume