Welcome to Teaser Tuesdays, hosted by Should Be Reading.
This meme is our chance to really tease and tempt other bloggers to read what we’re reading…and it’s an opportunity for us to add exciting new books to our lists.
Here’s how it works:
- 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 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!
Today I’m excerpting from a collection of short stories by Joyce Carol Oates, called Give Me Your Heart.
My teaser is from the first story in the collection, which is entitled Give Me Your Heart.
These days, Dr. K–, my skin is no longer flawless. It has become the frank, flawed skin of a middle-aged woman who makes no effort to disguise her age. My hair, once shimmering strawberry-blond, is now faded, dry and brittle as broom sage; I keep it trimmed short, like a man’s, with scissors, scarcely glancing into a mirror as I snip-snip! away.
Okay, that is actually three sentences, but I couldn’t stop!
What did you discover in your books today? I hope you’ll come by and share.