Teaser Tuesday: The Swan Thieves

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you already know what I’m doing this week:

Roger the ShrubberWhile I labor with overgrowth and deadwood, the wheel of time has landed on:

Teaser TuesdayJust in case you don’t know, Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! All you have to do is grab the book you’re currently reading, open to a random page and share a few sentences from that page. But make sure you don’t share any spoilers!*

*I wish I could take credit for this introduction, but I shamelessly stole it from Heather over at bitsnbooks. To help me make amends, you should go check out her blog.

This week I’m reading The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova. This will be my second attempt at reading this particular book; I can’t recall why I abandoned it the first time.

So far it is less intriguing than The Historian, but it’s picked up after page 50.

I use the Truly Random Number Generator to pick the page number for my Teaser Tuesday post; today we go to page 45.

[W]hat will we someday do, I always wonder, without the 
pleasures of turning through books and stumbling on 
things we never meant to find?
. . .
And how could anyone consent to give up that smell
of open books, old or new?

This line convinced me to keep reading rather than abandoning it a second time.
The Swan Thieves Cover

In Retrospect

I finished two books since the last Teaser Tuesday:

Atonement by Ian McEwan earned three stars for a somewhat predictable plot and a less-than-satisfactory ending.

BoneMan’s Daughters by Ted Dekker also earned three stars; the storyline was thrilling but the characters flat.

What have you been reading?


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