Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday Teaser: "Dogwood" and "The Convent"

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should  Be Reading. Anyone can play along, so I thought  I  would play for fun! Just do the following:          

  • 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 and author, too, so that other TT participants can  add the book to their TBR  Lists  if they  like your teaser. 
I wanted to crumple the paper and write something else, something about her counting the days until I was free.  But that wouldn't be fair to either of us, and I knew, like with the farm kittens I held as a child, the more you cling to an animal, the more it wants its freedom.  I have claw marks in my memory to prove that.
Taken from p. 68 of Dogwood by Chris Fabry.  (I just finished this so the review will be up Thursday)

When she was alone, she sat on the edge of the bed and continued to watch the sleeping baby in silence. This was one of the rare occasions in her life when she did not know what to do.

Taken from p. 3 of The Convent by Panos Karnezis. An excellent read. I just finished it and my review will be up tomorrow.


  1. These both sound good, I'm looking forward to your reviews. :)

    Here's our teaser.

  2. The 2nd one sounds somehow helpless and silently desperate...sad..

  3. I love that you both put teasers up every week.

    Thanks for visiting my teaser.

  4. They both sound good! Thanks for visiting e-Volving Books.

    Wish I could get my husband to read and do a teaser with me!!

  5. Karen, your books sounds great... looking forward to your review of it!

  6. Interesting teasers. Thanks for visiting me.

  7. That is so true- wonder though what she is wanting freedom from. Great teasers!

    My Teaser Tuesday

  8. Happy Teaser Tuesday!
    My teaser is here
    Please check out and comment on my interview with a wonderful nonprofit 'Mom to Madre' that helps spread literacy to families and helps mothers adjust to differences in their lives when going from one language to another! Thank you!

    Emma Michaels

  9. Karen's: Love the image of "claw marks in my memory to prove that."

    Gerard's: Hmmm. Doesn't feel like she knows what to do to care for the baby? Or just plain doesn't know what to do with the baby?

    Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesdays_11.html

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