Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays: March

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading.

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 and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

March by Geraldine Brooks p. 37

"When Clement spoke, I felt as if he were emptying a glass of cold well water down my collar. 'Since you have betrayed my hospitality and flagrantly disregarded my express wishes, perhaps you will not think it unreasonable if I inquire which of my property you have contaminated with your instruction.'"

The "contamination" here is teaching reading. The "property" is a slave. March was in Virginia as a peddler twenty years before the civil war when this incident happened.



3 comments:

Kay said...

What a vivid blurb! Cold water, contaminated, property. Loaded words.

Marsha Spohn said...

Such chilling words. Something I will be picking up soon.

My Tease

Sonia Lal said...

Well. Such vivid, strong words!

Mine: https://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2015/03/16/teaser-tuesday-the-color-purple/