Tuesday, May 19, 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!

The Crimes of Paris
Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler
Page 123 - Lacassagne decided to concentrate his examination on the bones and hair. The work was gruesome, for the pathologist did not have the advantage of refrigeration or latex gloves.

Follow Me by Joanna Scott
Page 149 - A brief, unseasonable thaw the following day made the house more tolerable. Sally put on an old denim dress she found in Gladdy's closet, something that probably had once belonged to the daughter, and she hauled in wood from a dingy woodpile behind the garage.

Yes, I know, these are books a lot of book bloggers have been reading and reviewing. But The Crimes of Paris I won in a giveaway, and Joanna Scott was one of my professors in college! (For International Fiction - we read Kafka, Gordimer, García Márquez, Calvino, Woolf, and Borges.) I got her book from my alma mater's bookstore (in the "Faculty Authors" section) and intended to have her autograph it during the English graduation reception. Unfortunately, it turned out she was at another school giving out an honorary degree! Grrrrr!


lisa-marie said...

How fun to have a book written by someone you know! I hope you're able to get it autographed soon!

E. L. Fay said...

I hope so too! I'm thinking maybe I can mail it to her after writing my review.

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