This is our third time to join Teaser Tuesdays, a meme hosted by Miz B from Should be Reading. Rules are as follows:
- Grab your current read/s.
- Open to a random page.
- Share “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I deleted the ‘two sentences’ bit since I tend to include more than two sentences, truth be told).
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
I have a different set of books this time around: poetry though, remains to be a staple.
The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan & Peter Sis (YA fictionalized biography)
Neftali turned and continued walking away from them. With each step, his thoughts screamed louder. Wasn’t he fine just the way he was? How would the daily terror in the ocean make him stronger? What made Father so cruel? And why did Mamadre do nothing to stop him? Was she just a servant to Father’s whims? Were they all at his mercy?
Neftali stormed up the dunes. Something deep and fierce was growing inside him. Where had that feeling come from?
Had the ocean fed it to him? (p. 175)
The Book of Questions by Pablo Neruda, translated by William O’Daly
Who was she who made love to you in your dream, while you slept? Where do the things in dreams go? Do they pass to the dreams of others? And does the father who lives in your dreams die again when you awaken? In dream, do plants blossom and their solemn fruit ripen? (p. 43)
D is for Dahl – compiled by Wendy Cooling
Grumpy – Roald Dahl tended to get grumpy as he was drawing near the end of a book, and when he’d finished, he felt terrible. He was afraid that he would never be able to write another one. He would sit, moan, scribble away and just hope that new ideas would pop into his head. They always did. (p. 62)