Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

I thought I’d steal a meme from the Book Blogs.  Grab a book you are reading, open to a random page and share a few sentences.  No spoilers.

From The Long Song by Andrea Levy, page 9:

Reader, my son tells me that this is too indelicate a commencement of any tale.  Please pardon me, but your storyteller is a woman possessed of a forthright tongue and little ink. Waxing upon the nature of trees when all know they are green and lush upon this island, or birds which are plainly plentiful and raucous, or taking good words to whine upon the cruelly hot sun, is neither prudent nor my fancy. Let me confess this without delay so you might consider whether my tale is one in which you can find an interest.  If not, then be on your way, for there are plenty books to satisfy if words flowing free as the droppings that fall from the backside of a mule is your desire.