Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share a few “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! 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 teasers!
I have an extensive To Be Read pile. It's completely taken over an entire shelf. And I just keep adding to it! It's like I've turned into a book hoarder. Maybe someone should stage an intervention. "Please, Jessica G. Let those books go. Other people would love to read them just as much as you would." "Think of the children." "Love they neighbor means sharing your books, too, ya know." "Think of the children!" "As much as you might wish, hope, and pray for it, those books just don't have your name on them." "You can't write a book if all you do is read those written by other people." "Please! Won't someone think of the children??"
Have I mentioned that I haven't had much adult conversation lately? Maybe I should get out more often.
My teaser for this week is from Matched, one of those books that's already made the rounds with other fans of YA dystopian readers and has been collecting dust on my beloved shelf. After the miserable weekend I had, I was in need of something happy. Not that this book is happy; it's kinda sad since her grandfather died. And that's totally not a spoiler. She talks about it pretty early in the book. Cassia is a teenager in a utopian Society, where all things are equal and citizens are cared for in every way. Citizens are matched at 17, married at 21, and die exactly on their 80th birthdays. Everything is perfect, until Cassia does the unthinkable: she starts to wonder.
Here's the Teaser:
"I say nothing. I ask no questions. I turn away. This is who I am. But not who Grandfather thought you could be."
- pg. 91, Matched Ally Condie
What are you reading?
And if you've already read this book, go ahead and link to your Teaser or Review!