Teaser Tuesday

9 Jul

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Should Be Reading.

Rules
  • 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!

Teaser

Book: I am still going with A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. I’m definitely enjoying it, just finding it hard to find time to read, and also the chapters are really long which I find always means I take longer to read books! I’m up to page 262, and my teaser is from page 315.

Every spring there are dandelions; they always remind me of the spring term of 1960 – the burgeoning of that old decade that seemed so new to Owen Meany and me. that was the spring when the Search Committee found a new headmaster. That was the decade that would defeat us.

A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving

A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving

-H-

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4 Responses to “Teaser Tuesday”

  1. Book Blather July 9, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

    Love this! I think it’s brave choosing a random teaser when you’re so far in – I’d be afraid I’d find out something I didn’t want to know. I love this teaser, I have The World According to Garp on my shelf because I really want to try this author, but your post makes me wish I’d started with this title. I like the tone of the extract – something more than nostalgia, you can tell that what lies ahead might be just a little bit dark and epic in a small town sort of way. Maybe I’m just reading too much into “defeat us”, but it makes that decade sound like a battlefield, yet it all starts with a new headmaster. 🙂

    • hms1990 July 9, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

      You’re right it’s a bit scary looking ahead when I’m this far in. Although I’ve found that when doing it, usually if the sentence or two that I choose is out of context then I don’t feel that I’ve found anything out.

      The way you’ve described this book is exactly right! And yes you should read it. The world according to garp is on my TBR list – what did you think of it?

      • Book Blather July 9, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

        I haven’t read it yet. I’m hoping to get to it this summer!

      • hms1990 July 11, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

        Enjoy!

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