Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. The idea is to give everyone a look inside the book you’re reading.
1.) Grab your current read
2.) Open to a random page
3.) Share two teaser sentences from that page
4.) Share the title and author so that other participants know what you’re reading.
This week, The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova.
“The room itself looked as if its occupant had left it on impulse: a heap of paint-hardened brushes — good brushes, wasted — and a stained rag rested on the table. He had not even finished cleaning up, my patient who showered and shaved daily in the heart of an institution. His former wife stood in the middle of the room, the sun touching her sand-dune hair. She glowed with sunlight, with young beauty beginning to ebb, and — I thought — with anger.”
The Swan Thieves, page 124.
Many people loved this book and I couldn’t wait to read it. While I can’t say I’m not enjoying it, it’s moving very slow for me. It could be me right now with the work-hobbled brain but I’m going to reserve judgment for the end.
What are you teasing us with this week?
2 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesdays”
Kostova is a very slow writer, I found in The Historian, although she has a pretty eye for detail; I hope you start enjoying it soon. My teaser is here.
I’ve never read this, but it sounds like something I might want to pick up on a rainy day when I’ve got time to linger with a book.
My teaser is here. Two actually.. one classic and one modern sci-fi(ish).