Teaser Tuesday: Long Lost Blogger Edition
October 18, 2011 at 6:18 pm Corey
Hey guys! Remember me? Kate and I have been deplorably negligent of this ole blog over the past few months—Kate because she was off having a life and being a kick-butt reporter and me because of all the insanity associated with finishing my degree, moving house across an ocean, and starting my new job all at the same time.
That said, I hope with this post to turn over a new blogging leaf and once again post regularly. Since finishing my dissertation, I’ve been reading for pleasure much, much more (thank the heavens). Thus a Teaser Tuesday seemed in order! Below are some random passages from books I’ve already read, I hope to read, or have just been hanging around my bookshelves too long not to post about. Consider these teasers for forthcoming posts!
And I’d love to catch up with all of you and hear about what you’ve been reading. Share some teasers of your own in the comments section!
“Several months later, once he decides she is ready, the magicians writes a letter of his own. He includes no address, but it reads its destination across the ocean nonetheless.”
—The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
“As the bus turned onto Route 9, Celia pulled a fat slice of sour cream coffee cake from her purse. She was almost there. She took a big bite and closed her eyes.”
—Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan
“After he left, I packed up my drawing kit, and then—without any thought of the consequences—I approached the Nike one last time and bent to kiss her foot. The guard was on me in a second, roaring, actually collaring me. I’ve never been thrown out of a bar, but that day I was thrown out of a one-guard museum.”
—The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
“My desk at work had become a canyon floor between two unstable formations of contracts. And so the day she left we had taken the bus before my usual one and drank a cup of cofee at the jett cafe. That cafe, there.”
—Ghostwritten by David Mitchell
“I wrote to the archivist and asked it any of the answers to these messages had been preserved. She wrote back, still amiably, saying no, and that there was a note saying Aloysisus Holly always replied in his own hand, on carefully selected postcards. I could see the royalty statements if I liked.”
—The Biographer’s Tale by A.S. Byatt
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