TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
# Grab your current read.
# Let the book fall open to a random page.
# Share with us two (2) “teaser” 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! # Please avoid spoilers!
My Two Teasers:
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
And the books that came into the house, some of them secretly — well, Samuel rode lightly on top of a book and he balanced happily among ideas the way a man rides white rapids in a canoe.
But Tom got into a book, crawled and groveled between the covers, tunneled like a mole among the thoughts, and came up with the book all over his face and hands.
I cheated a little with this Teaser Tuesday. I read these lines earlier today and had to find a place to share them. Its just such a poetic way to describe the love of reading. I have been thinking about this imagery pretty much all day. The idea of tunneling like a mole through a book, exploring every nook and cranny of ideas, themes and characters. I love it. I want to hug it and cherish this quote forever.
I love this book so far. Its wonderfully written and the characters are so vivid with life and personality. I’m reading this for book club, and we’re taking a field trip down to Salinas to talk about the book and explore the city John Steinbeck immortalized in his work. It should be a lot of fun. As far as a I know, Salinas has hardly changed since Steinbeck’s time.