Teaser Tuesdays asks you to : Grab your current read, Open to a random page, Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. I finally finished the Pulitzer Prize winning Olive Kitteridge. I had started it in April but set it aside unable to get into it, this time it took however, and I thoroughly enjoyed the read. Each chapter is a short story and they are all linked by the main character of Olive, a stern (and not always likable!) retired schoolteacher in the small town of Crosby, Maine. Themes of aging, marriage, and the always messy expectations of how we relate to our friends, spouses, and children are explored through the brutally honest eyes of Olive Kitteridge.
Today I’ve picked up something a bit lighter from my TBR pile, The Next Thing on my List by Jill Smolinski. The reviews say it is a charming summer read and when I opened to my teaser quote I liked what I saw! This was catching a wave, and – my suspicions had been correct – I’d never done anything like it before. It felt as if the water beneath me had turned into a sea of hands that kept spiriting my board up and forward – gliding and skipping and lifting until I was shrieking with the unexpected thrill of it and wishing that this amazing rush would never, ever have to end.
Surfer girl photo is by Casch52 on Flickr. I tweaked it a little in my photo program:)
Very beautiful description there, can’t wait to hear how you like the book!
great imagery, sounds like a nice read. read my teaser here
Great teaser. Tried surfing and it was nothing like that! LOL
I did not enjoy Olive Kitteridge as much as I thought I would.
Your teaser reminded me of times I’ve been in the ocean. Just body surfing, nothing glamorous, but very exhilarating.
I also like your brief description of Olive Kitteridge.
That’s a great teaser! Mine is from Jo Graham’s Black Ships this week – a really excellent book. Here it is.
Oh that does sound like a great summer read. I’ve never surfed but I like the description of how it feels.
Love how you found the perfect photo to go with the teaser! Sounds like a perfect summer choice.
Fun! And the picture helped capture the mood 🙂
tee hee, my nephew and his girlfriend had a totally different experience during their first surfing lesson a couple weekends back. Great teaser!
I was wondering what that photo had to do with your first book description! That description of surfing is very cool and reminds me of the feeling you get in the ocean when a big wave sneaks up behind you and propels you forward a little – not those that turn you topsy turvy but the ones that just kind of gilde you closer to the shore with a little shove. I love that feeling.
Great teaser! Mine’s here and is from Julia London’s Summer of Two Wishes.
Nice teaser -I was watching surfers last week and I could use some more time on the beach!
My teaser is here.
Wow…those words alone gave me a thrill! I want to pick up surfing right this instant! Or maybe tomorrow morning, when it’s light again. Great teaser!
You can check out mine here.
That’s a really good teaser. Totally makes me want to pick up the book. I love the picture too and whatever you did to tweak it sure makes it pop.