As part of a weekly feature, The Page Turners are here to share a piece of what we’re currently reading. Anyone can participate! Just do the following:
- 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, page number & author, too, so that other readers can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
“The streetcar had cut him just below the torso and it had cut his left leg completely off and had crushed the right leg, because the streetcar…had just run right over him. He ended up bleeding to death.” Malcolm’s most vivid memory of his father’s funeral was his mother’s hysteria, and later her difficulty in coping with what had happened.
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, page 31, by Manning Marable –Alex
Subconsciousness could drive a person crazy if they suppressed themselves long enough. Selah had already done this to herself before and come back; she didn’t want to scar anyone else.
Selah’s Bed, page 10, by Jonoyne Adams –Alise
How dare I. Mrs. Reed? How dare I? Because it is the truth. You think I have no feelings, and that I can do without one bit of love or kindness; but I cannot live so : and you have no pity. I shall remember how you thrust me back — roughly and violently thrust me back — into the red-room, and locked me up there, to my dying day; though I was in agony; though I cried out, while suffocating with distress, ‘Have mercy! Have mercy, aunt Reed!’
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte –Miss Spinks