TEASER TUESDAYS is hosted by MizB at Should be Reading; I’ve modified this version to allow more than two sentences from anywhere on the page:
- Grab your current read.
- Let the book fall open to a random page.
- Share with us one or two “teaser” sentences” from that page. Please 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!
Here are my teaser sentences (OK, I’ll admit it, it’s an entire paragraph!):
… The landscape here on North Uist is female: pale, undulating, yielding. There are no cliffs or mountains, no wide rivers, no great heights or depths, not even many trees. There are sparkling lochans like jewels, wild flowers scattered on the dunes like bright beads, burns that chatter and gurgle like Shona’s children. I feel safe here, even in the teeth of a gale. To be sure, the wind and sea seem male, gnawing away at the land, occasionally beating her into submission, but they come and they go, like the fisherman.
This is from the novel Emotional Geology, written by Linda Gillard. Emotional Geology was recommended by, not one, but two Jills – Rhapsody in Books and Fizzy Thoughts. I’ll be reading it this week, and love the excerpt that I thumbed to for this teaser. Isn’t it interesting to consider the gender of nature (we read so many books about the nature of gender!)?
Care to share a teaser from the book you’re reading?