28 April 2009

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays 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!

Mr. Lisbon positioned an old paint can underneath a leak, then watched as it filled with the midnight-blue shade of Cecilia's bedroom ceiling (she'd chosen the shade to look like the night sky; the can had been in the closet for years). In the days following, other cans caught streams, on top of the radiator, the mantel, the dining room table, but no roofer showed up, most likely, people believed, because the Lisbons could no longer bear anyone intruding into their house.

From The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides, p. 159.

12 comments:

Teddyree said...

hmm interesting teaser, I've seen this one a bit on the blogging rounds.

stacybuckeye said...

I really liked the movie!

fleurfisher said...

Nice teaser and a great reminder of the book. Thank you.

Nise' said...

Intriguing.

Book Bird Dog said...

The Lisbons are positively suicidal :)) Here's my tease.

Beth F said...

MIddlesex is one of my top reads ever, I've been meaning to read this one, too.

Margot said...

It sounds a little grim but then I'm not familiar with the story. Hope you are enjoying it.

Nari said...

I thought this was a really moving and emotional book. I'll have to come back and read your review, I'm curious to know what you thought of it.

Elina said...

Nice teaser. Haven't read the book but I've seen the movie.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Great teaser - do they ever fix the leaks?? :)

Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

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reviewsonbooks said...

Great teaser, I read this before and found it to be too difficult to get through. Wondering what you're thoughts are thus far.

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