A Million Brilliant Shadows

Teaser Tuesdays (8/11)

Posted on: 11 August 2009

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I’m totally going against the rules here, but I couldn’t resist. These teasers are from Meg Wolitzer’s The Ten Year Nap.

“Amy understood that if she didn’t have a job then at least she was meant to load her life up with elements of meaning. Some women had date books scribbled densely with entries like ‘Work on triptych’ or ‘Visit the lost boys of the Sudan.’ She did stuff envelopes sometimes for a reproductive rights organization that Roberta Sokolov had gotten all of them involved in; she shelved books in her son’s school library every week, standing the the placid blonde-wood room with its satisfying fish-tank low-hum of near silence; and she went to parent meetings. But somehow, over time, she realized that she had chosen for her life to be loosely filled, not packed in tight with hard stuffing.”  (pg. 55)

“Maybe it was just that the actual world of adulthood, with its long meetings and requirements that you sit still, was too disappointing for most boys to face head-on. Or maybe it was that boys were in need of a belief that something more intoxicating than this world lay ahead, as though to buffer them against reality after they stopped believing in the existence of Santa Claus. You could lose Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy all at once in a terrible massacre with severed limbs and fur and blood and veined wings and fluffy material everywhere yet still hold on to Frodo and the rest of Middle-earth at least until high school.” (pg. 75)

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3 Responses to "Teaser Tuesdays (8/11)"

Great teasers this week! You can check out mine here.

Nice! It was a little long, but well worth it!

Great teasers! They definitely give you an idea and a ‘teaser’ of what’s going on in the life of the protagonist. Nice choice!

You can check out my teaser here.

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