Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Teaser Tuesday!!!!!

It's that time again!    Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading and it asks us to...

  • 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!

This week, I'm taking my teaser from a book I'll be starting tonight (after I finish The Help):  Carson McCullers' Member of the Wedding.    This is one of those classics that I've always meant to read --- and now, since it fits within the rules of one of my reading challenges, I've finally picked it up!

"But that was a wrong thing and not what Frankie wanted.  Or after the pale spring twilights, with the smell of dust and flowers sweet and bitter in the air, evenings of lighted windows and the long drawn calls at supper time, when the chimney swifts had gathered and whirled above the town and flown off somewhere to their home together, leaving the sky empty and wide; after the long twilights of this season, when Frankie had walked around the sidewalks of the town, a jazz sadness quivered her nerves and her heart stiffened and empty, in the kitchen door and say: I wish I could tear down this whole town."    p. 21


Lorin said...

That was one of my sister's favorites, but I've never read it. Enjoy!

Here's my teaser at arch thinking.

Becki said...

I've never read this one either. Might have to check it out.

Here's my TT.

Sa Toya said...

I haven't read this one...looks very interesting.
My Teaser!

Ana S. said...

I can't believe I've yet to read Carson McCullers! She's an author I suspect I'd love.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book, I haven´t read any of her books. Here´s mine:

Yvonne said...

Sounds interesting.

Christina / Book Addict said...

I haven't read this one either, but it does sound good. I hope you are enjoying it and thanks for visiting my TT!

Jen at Introverted Reader said...

I had to read The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by this author, I think in college. I don't remember much about it. This passage is beautiful, and then it took a surprising turn at the end for me.

Kate Evangelista said...

I was reading through the list of blog hop and loved your title. :-)

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