Miz B and Teaser Tuesdays asks you to: Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to 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!
My teaser comes from a book I swore I would never read from an author I don’t really like. Or didn’t like, before this book. Anyway! Kids- you should never swear not to do something. You might change your mind.
The book is Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett, about the author’s friendship with Lucy Grealy, the late author of a book I loved, Autobiography of a Face. I’m reading this book because I want to feel close to Lucy again, not because I like Ann Patchett. Because I don’t. Or didn’t. (Actually, the jury is still out. I’ve only read 65 pages.) But already I’m starting to feel like she’s writing about someone else, not Lucy. Not the Lucy in my mind, the one I fell in love with in Autobiography of a Face, but someone much more one dimensional and juvenile. It’s such a different view.
This teaser is from page 85 of Truth & Beauty: A Friendship:
“Having Lucy in my apartment those weeks was not unlike having a couple of those revved-up cats from the Scottish Cat Protection League. She ran all over the place, left my clothes tossed over lampshades, wet towels heaped under pillows, bowls of Cream of Wheat minus three bites in whatever spot I was most likely to step in them.”
What are you reading this week?