Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays with The Raising

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 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!
My teaser: 

"He took off his jean jacket and handed it to her. He would have preferred to step around and drape it over her shoulders (a gesture he felt certain he must have seen made by men in movies, since it wasn't the kind of thing his father would have done for his mother), but he found himself unable to step into the circle of light in which Nicole Werner stood." ~The Raising by Laura Kasischke, p96

This is the second novel I've read by Laura Kasischke. She's written a lot, as well as books of poetry. And she writes in that amazingly descriptive, lyrical, metaphorical way I've always been jealous of. But the writing never feels slow. She also swears a lot and uses blunt descriptions of sexuality. Her stories just feel so real. I would recommend her to anyone.

What's your teaser?


  1. Oooh fun!

    This was the moment--the moment to tell him everything. To admit that she was in the wrong as much as he was.--Illusions by Aprilynne Pike

  2. Hi! I found you in the comment section on The Contemps website. I'm a new blogger too :)

    "As he sang, I noticed how he leaned back, throwing his whole body into his vocals, his deft fingers playing the chords so easily, the guitar almost an afterthought."- Jane by April Linder

    Just a YA Girl