Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays: Good Morning, Midnight

So, here we are with January more than half over. Are you having as much trouble believing that as I am? One minute it's "Oh, come all ye faithful," and the next minute you're gathering Easter eggs. Tempus fugits, don't it?

OK, enough philosophizing. This week, my teasers come from Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys. I haven't actually started this one yet, but I'm thinking of reading it for a couple of the challenges I've signed up for. Rhys's work can be awfully depressing, so I'm still trying to talk myself into it. I read her novel After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie a few years back and came away believing it should have been sold with a month's supply of Prozac. So I cheated a little with this one, looking for a quote that wouldn't make anyone want to slit their wrists. And it was a struggle, but here's what I came up with:
When I saw him looking up like that I knew that I loved him, and that it was for always. It was as if my heart turned over, and I knew that it was for always. [p.130]
Now that sounds OK, doesn't it. Pretty positive, not too heavy. Not typical, though. Here's the first random quote I found (much more representative, I'm afraid):
Yes, I am sad, sad as a circus-lioness, sad as an eagle without wings, sad as a violin with only one string and that one broken, sad as a woman who is growing old. Sad, sad, sad. . . . [p.45]
See what I mean? I think I'll just go back to bed now. Sad, sad, sad. . . .


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by mizb17 at Should Be Reading. If you'd like to read more teasers, or do a little teasing yourself, head on over to her blog. And these are the rules: Grab your current read; Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page. You also need to share the title of the book that you're getting your "teaser" from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given! Please avoid spoilers!

28 comments:

  1. Wow, interesting teasers. Love and sadness, I'll have to wait and see what you think about this book.

    Mine is here.

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  2. This title is new to me, but I loved Wide Sargasso Sea when I read it in high school. Great teasers!

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  3. Talk about on e one hand and then on the other . . .
    My teaser is here

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  4. Interesting and quite possibly depressing. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesdays-knit-purl-die.html

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  5. Oh, dear. Great quotes, but sad! Here's something spicy : Hope you'll visit My teaser: The Cuban Chronicles

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  6. You're funny. The last quote is depressing...especially the line about women and age. I guess it's all how you approach life.

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  7. Both of them very interesting teasers

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  8. Oh my! I think it would take me a long time to get through this one :)

    My teaser this week is creepy but funny! Here's a link.

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  9. Good teasers. I've never read this author and although that last quote is sad it's made me very curious about the author.

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  10. "sad, sad, sad..."

    i love that one..cool teaser..here's mine;

    http://darlynandbooks.blogspot.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesdays-painted-house.html

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  11. Interesting comparison of quotes. My teaser is from Brideshead Revisited.

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  12. I've never read Jean Rhys, but I might if you recommend any good works of her. :) Something that may make me sad but can still make me satiated.

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  13. I never thought of any of those things to compare my sadness too!! Great teaser!

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  14. Not an author with whom I am familiar, but that second excerpt is definitely depressing. Thanks for visiting!

    WordTrix

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  15. Familiar author, but this is a new title to me. Great teaser!

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  16. That's alot of sadness. It'll be interesting to see if you think the book is worth the Prozac.

    Here's my (more lighthearted) teaser

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  17. Very poetic, and great choice of teasers -- its hard to get a feel for this one, which makes it more intriguing.

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  18. I can see why you didn't just go with a random quote! Love two contrasting teasers because you get a good idea of the book. I'll try this one when I'm feeling cheerful enough to withstand it!

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  19. Great teasers. I am curious enough to put it on my list to be read!

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  20. They seem to be on both ends of the spectrum eh? I'm interested in what you think of it once you finish it. :)

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  21. Wow. I do remember being depressed by WSS when I read it. Sounds like an interesting book.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  22. Holy cow! I say drop that one in the river. I don't need anything that makes me that sad. I hope you enjoy it...

    My "headline" teaser is here.

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  23. I agree with the previous poster, throw it away! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  24. The first one is so romantc ---'my heart turned over'.Lovely.

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  25. Great teaser, sounds like quite an interesting book!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  26. Great teasers, good luck if you decide to read this one!

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  27. Sounds like an interesting book, although from your teaser, and from mine, looks like we're both reading somewhat depressing stories this time around.

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