Teaser Tuesday asks you to : Grab your current read, Open to a random page, Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. Since I’m too lazy to go upstairs and get one of the books on my nightstand, I grabbed The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver from the shelf above my desk. It’s about a woman who is given a toddler outside a bar and the emotional journey of abandonment and belonging that follows. I’ve enjoyed reading everything Ms. Kingsolver has written over the years, but this was one of my favorites. On page 17, as the main character first meets the child, she writes…She wrapped her blanket around and around it until it became a round bundle with a head. Then she set this bundle down on the seat of my car. A good read. Still no baby news here. After losing her first baby girl at five months gestation last April, Meagan feels like she’s been pregnant and waiting for over a year for this baby, which is true. That’s my niece’s little daughter, Aryielle, in the photo. I took her outside for pictures the other day and she immediately pulled a bloom off one of great-grandpa’s flowers so she could smell it. I then proceeded to chase her and her flower around for over thirty minutes, taking a two year old’s picture is not easy! I did get a few good ones though that I might post tomorrow for Wordless Wednesday:)
That was a good tease… I’ve heard of Kingsolver’s stuff (and have Poisonwood Bible on my shelf to read, but hadn’t gotten around to looking into this one yet. I think I might have to now.
Fantastic picture! I’m also a big Kingsolver fan; I loved The Bean Trees.
my sister lost one at three months (low progesteran ?) and now two babies later, she is ready to burst! He’s kicking up a storm in there.
Your photo is wonderful. I remember Kingslover writes great, but i can’t remember the story… must have too much cramed in the hard drive up there.
Congratulations to you and your family, it won’t be long now.
Grandchildren are so precious. The photo is very nice and the teaser tells me you have babysitting on your mind. 🙂
Here’s my teaser: Teaser Tuesday.
Hi Lilli, Beautiful picture of your niece’s little gal. Isn’t she a pretty one???? Just think though—SOON you will be taking pictures of a new grandbaby…. Keep us posted.
Sounds bittersweet. Here is mine
I really need to read that. I own Pigs In Heaven but have not read it yet. I probably need to read The Bean Trees first.
Good teaser. I followed the link to Kingsolver’s site, interesting to see her non-fiction book about local eating.
I have not read this one yet.
sounds like a great book! lovely photo, too.
What a beautiful blog you have – the photography is just gorgeous! Congratulations on your recent anniversary and impending grandmotherhood. I loved The Bean Trees, too.