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Teaser Tuesday (August 17)

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!

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I’ve just finished two of the half dozen novels I’ve been working my way through, so I wasn’t really sure which book to use for this week’s Teaser Tuesday – especially as I have already featured most of them before! So I decided to go with the next book on my list; miracle of miracles, a non-fiction tome.

People with disabilities have organizations defending their interests, and they have been able to enact laws in their own interest; and yet, evidence of continuing discrimination against them is so strong that the case for some form of heightened scrutiny is strong. Gays and lesbians are in a similar situation: although they have been able to organize and engage in political action, there is still overwhelming prejudice and stigma associated with the classification, so the fact that such political action exists should not debar them from a form of heightened scrutiny.

— p.118, From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law by Martha C. Nussbaum

What are you reading this week?

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Teaser Tuesday (August 10)

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!

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I’m still working my way through A Home at the End of the World at the moment, so here’s another teaser from later in the book:

“I’m not this unusual,” she said. “It’s just my hair.”

She looked at Bobby and she looked at  me, with an expression at once disdainful and imploring. She was forty, pregnant, and in love with two men at once. I think what she could not abide was the zaniness of her life. Like many of us, she had grown up expecting romance to bestow dignity and direction.

“Be brave,” I told her. Bobby and I stood before her, confused and homeless and lacking a plan, beset by an aching but chaotic love that refused to focus in the conventional way.

— p.255, A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham.

What are you reading this week?

Teaser Tuesday (August 3)

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!

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Another book that has been made into a wonderful movie. This time, I loved the characters but hated the ending, so when I found out the book ended differently, I couldn’t help wanting to look it up:

Clare and I kept no secrets – that was the heady, reckless aspect of our friendship. Perhaps it was our substitute for the creaturely knowledge other couples glean from sex. Clare and I confessed everything. We stripped ourselves naked and numbered our faults. We knew one another’s most disreputable fantasies; we confessed our deceits and greeds, our self-flattering lies. We described all our sexual entanglements, and we knew the condition of one another’s bowels.

And now, for the first time, I wanted to hold something apart. I wasn’t sure why.

— p.122, A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham.

What are you reading this week?

Teaser Tuesday (July 27)

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!

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I recently watched the movie of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and absolutely loved it. When I found out it was a play, and that they had a copy in at our local library, I just had to pick it up.

BRICK: You don’t have to take care of me.
MARGARET: Yes, I do. Two people in the same boat have got to take care of each other. At least you want money to buy more Echo Spring when this supply is exhausted, or will you be satisfied with ten cent beer? Mae an’ Gooper are plannin’ to freeze us out of Big Daddy’s estate because you drink and I’m childless. But we can defeat that plan. We’re going to defeat that plan!

— p.39, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams.

What are you reading this week?

Teaser Tuesday (July 20)

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!

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Oops – trust me to get so caught up in things I forgot I’d scheduled today’s post without content. Ahem. Sorry about that, folks.

Between the support groups and the clinic, Marla told me, she had met a lot of people who were dead. These people were dead and on the other side, and at night they called on the telephone. Marla would go to bars and hear the bartender calling her name, and when she took the call the line was dead.

At the time, she thought this was hitting bottom.

“When you’re twenty-four,” Marla says, “you have no idea how far you can really fall, but I was a fast learner.”

— p.109, Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk.

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Teaser Tuesday (July 13)

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!

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I haven’t actually finished any more books so far this month; I’m only a hundred pages or so from the end of At Swim but I know what happens and can’t bring myself to read it. Do you ever get that? It’s kind of awesome (because I love the characters that much) but also irritating (must. finish. novel!). Anyway. In the meantime, I’ve started reading another novel that’s been on my To Read list for several years now.

Alexander could transmit imagination as some other could transmit lust. Sometimes, when he was lit up and full of gratitude for being understood, Longing, who has the power to achieve all things, would prompt the right word or touch; he would fetch a profound sigh, dragged up it seemed from the depth of his being, and murmur something in the Macedonian of his childhood; and all would be well, or as well as it could ever be.

— p.247, Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault.

What are you reading this week?

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!

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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?