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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: The Museum of Mary Child

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.

Confession time: I read a lot of the same books as my 10-year-old daughter. It's nice because then we talk about them (when I'm not teasing her about boys she likes). She got this particular book, The Museum of Mary Child, as a Christmas gift and when I asked her to tell me about it, I was pretty confused by her rendition. The one thing I did understand was that dolls were very important to the plot. No other option, but to read it myself, then.

Heloise has had a very quiet childhood. She stays at home with an unaffectionate godmother, who is also the caretaker of a strange museum next door, and a stern housekeeper, keeping to her studies and her charitable sewing, all while avoiding anything deemed A Waste of Time. But when the discovery of a hidden doll leads to a secret happiness, Heloise's world must change. Her godmother shows her the museum that she has never been allowed to set foot inside, shows her the madness of Mary Child.

Here's the Teaser:
"The girl's cheek against her own was the warmest thing to have touched her in all her life. 
All Heloise's joints seemed to have turned to honey. 
And yet, she did not hug back. 
She did not know how."
- pg. 135, The Museum of Mary Child by Cassandra Golds

What are you reading?

1 comment:

Mag @ Geek Chic said...

Aw, this sounds like a good book, but probably sad, too. I hope you're enjoying it!

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