Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays

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

Becoming Jane Eyre by Sheila Kohler
"The name of her character and of her book comes to her casually, as she is busy with other things. She thinks of it as she adjusts her father's blanket and lifts a cup to his lips, as he stirs, mutters something, stretches out a hand." p. 26

Charlotte Bronte is taking care of her elderly father. Her novel The Professor has been rejected for publication. And she is starting a new novel.
I heard about this book on a Penguin Classics podcast this afternoon, and as I knew I'd be casting about for a new read this afternoon, it was good timing and I figured why not?


Teacher/Learner said...

I love how the teaser captures a moment of creation so nonchalantly. It sounds true to form, like how authors brush off questions about how they think of story ideas. Here's my teaser from The Handmaid's Tale.

Audra said...

I am so excited to read this book -- love the excerpt! How are you liking it so far?

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful teaser! Sounds like a good read.

Teaser Tuesday: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson

Anonymous said...

Here is my teaser from Expiation by Greg Messel (page 1):

My sudden and unexpected return to Seattle was about to trigger a chain of events which completely change my life. Three months from this date my career, my life in San Francisco with my daughter and everything I had known before would be radically altered.

Just So Jess said...

Ooo I just recently heard about this book. It sounds good and that was a good teaser!