Teaser Tuesday (July 6)
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!
I’m still going with At Swim, Two Boys but I thought I’d use an excerpt from the next book I have to finish instead, as I’m almost ready to move on.
“But I don’t think he should meet Lili right away. Not first. Not before Einar.”
Greta was right, and yet part of Einar wanted Lili to be the first to meet Carlisle, as if she were his better half. He hung the plaid skirt in the wardrobe and undressed, down to the square-cut silk underwear. The silk was an oyster grey. It was soft; it made the tiniest swish when he walked. He didn’t want to replace the silk underwear with the wool shorts and vest that itched, that trapped the heat and set him on fire on a warm day. He didn’t want Lili to be completely folded away in the wardrobe. He hated tucking her away. When he shut his eyes, Einar saw only her; he couldn’t come up with a picture of himself.
He pulled on his trousers. Then he left the apartment.
“Where are you going?” Greta asked. “He’ll be here any minute.”
— p.141, The Danish Girl by David Evershoff
What are you reading this week?