Book Check and Teaser Tuesday/Wednesday

July 2, 2014 at 1:51 am Leave a comment

It seems like it’s been a while since we took a collective moment to check-in and see what we’re all reading! The beginning of a new month seems as good a time as any, so what’s on deck for you, dear readers?

Here’s a little Teaser Tuesday (I know, I know, it’s Wednesday, but tradition demands the name “Teaser Tuesday”) from my end to preview what’s coming up on this blog from me in the next few weeks. In each case, I’ve opened the book to a random page and included the sentence or two to give you a little taste.

The Golem and the Jinni
by Helene Wecker
“Within minutes the deck had been cleared of passengers. She moved into the shadow of the wheelhouse, and tried to think. She had no possessions save the coat she’d been given; its dark wool was growing warm in the sunlight. She felt inside the pocket and found the little leather satchel. There was that, at least.”

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
by Nathaniel Philbrick
“Pollard had known better, but instead of pulling rank and insisting that his officers carry out his proposal to sail for the Society Islands, he embraced a more democratic style of command. Modern survival psychologists have determined that this ‘social’–as opposed to ‘authoritarian’–form of leadership is ill suited to the early stages of a disaster, when decisions must be made quickly and firmly.”

The Movement of Stars
by Amy Brill
“A wavy, indistinct blur rose from the little city of tents in the meadow north of Miacomet Pond, where the animals had been washed the day before. The encampment buzzed with women in muslin summer skirts and eyelet bonnets, their sleeves rolled up to their elbows.”

Under the Harrow
by Mark Dunn
“And with that, my investigative friend Antonia Bocker rose to her feet and brushed her hands together to put an abrupt cap upon our exchange. ‘That is all for now, Trimmers. Go inside and solicit prayers for your nephew. I personally find prayers to be a waste of time, but then I am a lost, heathen soul, so you would be advised to follow your own conscience in the matter.'”

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