Tuesday, December 09, 2008

My Teaser Tuesdays are Back. . .and hopefully so am I.

Teaser Tuesdays, hosted at Should Be Reading, asks you to:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “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.
  • Good to be back, folks. How you been? I am hopeful that I will be posting more frequently again. Hopefully, the more I write, the more inspired I will become.

    In order to ease back into posting, I thought I'd choose an easy day to start...hence, I begin with Teaser Tuesdays, which require only a minimum of thought on my part.

    Two books again this week: One fiction, one nonfiction.

    The first is the novel The Great Man, by Kate Christensen. It tells the story of an artist, a male painter, after his death, as revealed by the three women in his life: his wife, his long-term mistress and his artist sister.

    "Being dragged from the world of painting back into the world of life was as difficult as forcing herself from the world of life back into the world of painting. A thick but permeable membrane separated them." p. 118

    The second is Woman: An Intimate Geography by the brilliant Natalie Angier.

    "The aesthetic breast is a bon vivant, after all, a party favor. For reliability, look to the ducts and lobules. They'll return when needed, and they're not afraid to work up a sweat." p. 145 (Okay-it was three sentences. . .but they fit together like....like...like breasts and brassieres!).

    Happy Reading, folks!


    Florinda said...

    I am SO glad to see you back!

    I read The Great Man back in the summer - I thought it was pretty good, and I'll be interested in knowing what you think of it.

    And sometimes I have trouble cutting off at just two sentences too, especially when my "teaser" includes dialogue.

    Karen said...

    thanks for commenting. I've got to try to get back in the saddle and read everyone else's posts, too. I don't know how you do it...it's so time consuming! So far, I'm really liking The Great Man. I'm having a lot of trouble in general concentrating on reading lately. Or concentrating on much of anything, really!

    ChefDruck said...

    Glad to see you back! I love Teaser Tuesday - great idea. I'm off to bed to finish the third twilight - have to get over this addiction!