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:
One day out of the year, the mayflies swarm Canandaigua Lake. Their lifespan of twenty-four hours is entirely consumed by the search for a mate. In that time, they are so frenzied, so drunk with love, that the faintest wind blows them into cobwebs and porch screens. Their sail-like wings stand perpendicular from their bodies as they tumble and collide, mating in the air.
It’s a picture, isn’t it? This passage caught my eye because recently my race partner, Laura (who puts me to shame because she’s still running four miles a day, even though our race series is long past), mentioned she needs a runner’s mask to prevent the flies from coming in her mouth. I think there’s a market there – like a surgical mask, but with thin netting (maybe it’s already been invented?).
Now, this may be against the rules of Teaser Tuesdays, and you know I never review a book that’s not yet available at the bookstores, but I’m going to tease you with one! This passage is from The Language of Trees, the debut novel of Ilie Ruby, who is a local-to-me author. The book is wonderful – full of mystery, Seneca folklore, poetic imagery, and a story full of surprises. Look for it (and my full review) in July.