Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tuesday Teasers June 15, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

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! (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!



Karen Cushman is one of my favorite YA historical fiction writers. She won a Newbery Award for The Midwife's Apprentice and her latest book has me hooked again. Her characters are always so rich and plausible. Meggy Swann is a hoot and she has arrived in London after being summoned by her dad, an alchemist. She is a crippled child who teeters as she walks using sticks. Her friend and companion is a white goose, also lame.


"Even so, the streets were gloomy, with tall houses looming on either side, rank with the smell of fish and the sewage in the gutter, slippery with horse droppings, clamorous with church bells and the clatter of cart wheels rumbling on cobbles. London was a gallimaufry of people and carts, horses and coaches, dogs and pigs, and such noise that made Meggy's head, accustomed to the gentle stillness of the country village, ache.".
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4 comments:

Kaye said...

I think all that noise would make my head ache too! Sounds like an intriguing read. Hope you're enjoying it.

The Lit Witch said...

Great teaser! My teaser this week comes from a short story collection called The Name of the Nearest River by Alex Kava. It also includes a link to a giveaway of last week's Tuesday Teaser Title (Damaged by Alex Kava). Here's the link.

Darlene said...

Great teaser! I had wondered if this book was good - it sounded like it was. I'm glad to hear you like this author.

Ladytink_534 said...

Great word picture!