Teaser Tuesday (May 18)
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! 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!
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Even though I haven’t actually finished the books I was reading before, I simply couldn’t resist starting this one as well. So I’m reading five books at the moment. Well…at least I have no shortage of reading material! I love this book for its idiosyncratic narration and the amazing characters, even if the subject matter isn’t what I would typically enjoy reading about:
In delicate clutch an Irish Times he held. A thruppenny piece, waiting to pay, rolled in his fingers. Every so often his hand queried his elbow – Parcel safe? Under me arm, his hand-pat assured him.
Glasthule, homy old parish, on the lip of Dublin Bay. You could see the bay, a wedge of it, between the walls of a lane, with Howth lying out beyond. The bay was blue as the sky, a tinge deeper, and curiously raised-looking when viewed dead on. The way the sea would be sloping to the land. If this paper chappie don’t show up quick, bang goes his sale. Cheek of him leaving customers wait in the street.
— p.7, At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill
What are you reading today?