Teaser Tuesday

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
• Share the title & author, too, so that other participants can add the book to their to-read lists.

From The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty:
"Still, girls were now sporting skirts so short that their knees showed every time the wind blew, and there was no practical reason for that. Viola was right: a girl who wore a skirt that short just wanted to be looked at, and looked at in that way."
I am enjoying this clever story about a lady who chaperoned Louise Brooks on her first trip to New York City. The whimsical story is presenting an interesting peek into life during the Jazz Age of the 1920s.
What are you reading?


Great Grand Blanket

 The blanket for my first great grandchild is now finished and ready to mail for the baby shower.
 I used this pattern as my guide, though I don't think either blanket appears to be plaid. The baby is a boy to be named Andrew Michael. As my friend commented, that's a good, strong name.  :)  This is made with Plymouth Encore and some mystery yarn from stash. I hope it will keep the little bundle nice and warm, wrapped in love and prayers.

Great Grandchild???!! Me?? How can that be??!


Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Beautiful RuinsBeautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

"This book doesn't work."
"You mean, in your opinion."
"I mean in English."

The Italian setting is immensely appealing as the story opens with an ailing movie actress and the people of a tiny village on the Ligurian coast. We travel to assorted locales that set the tone of the story of love, life, and relationships. This is essentially a romantic story of how messy and how wonderful life can be.

The cast of characters is so diverse and entertaining that I feel as though I know each one, with their quirks and unique positions in this well-crafted story.
Their intricate stories are woven together in a sometimes over-drawn narrative that remains compelling. This is a story of living, of life. The conclusion, the ending is so beautifully drawn that it alone is worth the read.

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Becoming Queen by Kate Williams

"Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. 
Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name."

From Becoming Queen by Kate Williams, 
"The Prince of Wales was drunk. It was his wedding day, he was disgusted by his bride, 
and he was the most inebriated he had ever been outside of a brothel."

Beginning in the 18th century, this is the historical fiction version of how Victoria came to be Queen of England. A sketchy beginning to the story!

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple.

From Becoming Queen by Kate Williams, page 56: "As her grandfather was incapacitated and her father constantly assailed by bouts of serious ill-health, it was not entirely unlikely that she would become Queen in two or three years' time. She was woefully unprepared to govern Britain, the most powerful country in Europe, if not the world."


What are you reading?