Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays

• Grab your current read.
• Let the book fall open to a random page.
• Share with us two "teaser" sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
• 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!
Please avoid spoilers!

Book: Unchosen: The Hidden Lives of Hasidic Rebels by Hella Winston

Page 17 - I could have told him about people like Steinmetz, the twenty-four-year-old bibliophile, who spends his days working in a small Judaica store in his community and - unbeknownst to his "narrow-minded" wife, or members of his highly respected rabbinical family - his days off anxiously evading discovery in the library of the Conservative Jewish Theological Seminary. A religious man who first became curious when he went to Israel at sixteen to attend yeshiva, Steinmetz has never been to a movie theater, visited a bar, or even watched TV, for fear of where any of that could lead him.

Actually, that began on line 5. Oh well, this is my first time doing this.


kaye said...

I love teaser tuesday, great teaser

kaye’s teaser

Patricia Murphy, a resident of said...

From Murder Most Foul: The Killer and the American Gothic Imagination by Karen Halttunen:
"Like the sentimental novel, the murder account revealed an intense concern for private space and private experience that testified to the growing culture power of interiorization" (17).

It's not a novel, but that's what I'm reading, and it's good.

E. L. Fay said...

Oh Pat! I didn't realize it was you! That excerpt does sound really interesting! Is it social history?

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