Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.
- Grab your current read.
- Let the book fall open to a random page.
- Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that 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!
“Once we were on the road, I looked for minor detours to our destination, if possible, detours designed to prolong the trip by a minute – or maybe two, but no more lest she grow suspicious – and thereby extend my time with her. I drove with both hands clenching the wheel, and my eyes firmly on the road.”
From And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini, p84.
19/03/2013 at 6:25 pm
“The occasion was the dinner they tendered the Divers upon Dick’s return. Hardly had their footfalls ceased on the path when she shut the door and said to Franz: ‘Did you see around his eyes? He’s been on a debauch!’
– Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald.
19/03/2013 at 6:27 pm
19/03/2013 at 6:43 pm
‘I was a reasonably terrible actor, but even more mortifyingly I had yet to grow into my cumbersome peg teeth and subsequently had the sort of lisp people would shield themselves from with wet weather gear, as though my mouth was an out-of-control car driving through a puddle of words.’
– You’ll be sorry when I’m dead, Marieke Hardy.
19/03/2013 at 6:50 pm
“The world has stopped snowing, stopped moving; the clouds hang still in the air like dead bodies. The only things that move are the ravens, and the family of Kornsa, but I cannot tell which is which: they are all black, jerking in circles around me, waiting to be fed.
– Burial Rites. Hannah Kent.
19/03/2013 at 6:51 pm
Even out of context, that is truly haunting. Can’t wait til I have some spare room on my dance card for this one!
19/03/2013 at 7:34 pm
That made me tingle, but not half as much as what happened next. right there in the middle of the road he took the cigarette out of my mouth and put it in his, then struck a match on his thumbnail and lit the two of them together, exactly like Humphrey Bogart. Then, ever so gently, he put the lit cigarette back in my lips. It seemed almost like we had kissed.
The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
20/03/2013 at 9:23 am
“El Capitan reaches overhead and grips the control stick for the rudder and planes. The grooves fit his hand perfectly. He touches the gauges on the console, each dial cleanly labeled: FORE-BUCKY, MAIN-BUCKY, AFT-BUCKY. ‘Talk to me, Fignan. How does this baby really work?'”
~~Fuse, by Julianna Baggott
I know…that was five sentences. Sorry. 🙂
20/03/2013 at 11:52 am
And since again, he didn’t consider himself the type of person to commit an armed robbery, actually committing one didn’t immediately change his opinion of himself, and possibly didn’t right up to the moment detectives came to our house, walked around our the living room discussing “a trip to North Dakota,”and then told both our parents, almost casually, they would have to have handcuffs put on and go to gaol. This may be how many criminals who’re new to their work think about their actions and themselves.
Canada by Richard Ford