- Grab your current read.
- Open to a random page.
- Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give away too much. You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!
I am the first to admit that I've been stuck in a young adult dystopian fiction rut. A change was absolutely vital to my sanity. A good friend handed me a stack of books. In them was what she deemed "the worst book" she had ever read. So of course, I'm going to read it. All the way through. The book is by Shannon Hale, called "The Actor and the Housewife." A happily married stay-at-home LDS mom becomes friends with her Hollywood crush, a prominent actor. The pair have very little in common and certainly wouldn't seem like they would be friends. And yet, they can't seem to live without each other's friendship. I'm a little more than halfway through now and I can completely understand why my friend (and a few others that I've mentioned the book to) are so repulsed by the premise. I'm starting to feel like the author is maybe focusing too much on the fact that they are "JUST FRIENDS," nothing romantic (although it certainly seems that way at first). But I gotta say, I'm not hating it. The dialogue between them is hysterical and it's really interesting to have a complete outsider's view of the Mormon culture (because we really are peculiar) where they're not trying to tear the religion down. He even gets to taste that essential beverage of Mormons: Sprite with lime sherbet!
Here's the teaser:
"No chance she'd allow any man to see her naked besides the one who'd gotten her pregnant four times. You broke it, you bought it, baby."
- pg 117, "The Actor and the Housewife" by Shannon Hale
In the comments, tell me what book you are reading and how it's going so far!