Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Teaser Tuesdays (June 2)
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:
“With this in mind, he returned reluctantly to the chase; a particular sentence had gotten all coiled up on him, and he spent an uneasy half hour trying to untangle the wiring and making a valiant effort not to dwell on her increasingly gaping absence, while several academic points he was trying to clarify got bored and wandered off into the middle distance. ” (p. 4).*
This is from Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel.
My second teaser:
“Allen thought he had somehow managed to get the red object into his hands and propel it in the general direction of the beach umbrella; he thought he remembered the child's steady gaze, her look of considered appreciation, as if they had for a moment shared some secret acknowledgment of the important things in the universe, but he could never be sure. That uncertainty troubled him, out of all proportion” (p. 109).
This is from Keeping Watch by Laurie R. King.
*Note that this quote comes from an ARC and therefore may have been changed for final printing.