Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays~ The Robber Bride


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Here's how to play:

*Grab your current read,
*Open to a random page,
*Share 2-3 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page,
*Please no spoilers!
*Share the title & author.

This week's selection is from Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride:

"Her mother did not die for another three weeks, but it was the same thing, because sometimes (thinks Charis) there is a fold in time, like the way you fold the top bedsheet down to make a border, and if you stick a pin through at any spot, then the two pinholes are aligned, and that's the way it is when you foresee the future. There's nothing mysterious about it, any more than there is with a backwash in a lake or with harmony in music, two melodies going on at the same time. Memory is the same overlap, the same kind of pleat, only backwards." (p.290)

Believe it or not, this is my very first Margaret Atwood book ever and I am truly enjoying her play with words, her descriptions, her metaphors. As an aspiring writer and a perpetual student in the form, I am always in awe of other's abilities to cook, sew, massage with words.

Now your turn: What are you reading?

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