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:
He looked carefully at the partially finished wall, looked at the stones that ranged from perhaps five pounds to fifty, then back at the wall before selecting a stone from the pile. … He was in no hurry nor rush – I would come to understand that he cared more about the building than the completion – and my heart said, I will cast my lot with this calm, deliberate man who cares about the fit and rightness of things.
I love this excerpt! It’s from Gabrielle Burton’s Impatient with Desire, the imagined journal of Tamsen Donner, who, with her husband George, their five children, and eighty others, comprised the legendary Donner Party. The title refers to not a bodice-ripper type of impatience with desire, but, rather, the wanderlust that Tamsen Donner felt; it was her desire to travel, to experience, to explore.
This teaser is from a section of the journal in which Tamsen describes the very brief courtship of her and George Donner. Her “I am already there, Mr. Donner” so struck me with its romantic certainty.
Is Impatient with Desire on your reading wish list? Can you share a few sentences from the book you’re reading now?