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!
I'm still reading The Junior Officers' Reading Club by Patrick Hennessey. I know that mostly everyone else who posts these is reading a different book every week. I will throw the law school excuse out there one more time. I've made some great progress. And honestly I don't like to be a fast reader - I like enjoying the slow pace and spending time with some characters.
The lines in my teaser this week come right after the author finds out he's going to Iraq for the first time:
"So excited that I didn't get it when I broke the news to Jen and the girls and they didn't share my ecstatic grin. Didn't get it that she'd be upset, that she read the reports in the papers not as grisly invitations to come and prove yourself but as ominous threats from a malign force that wanted to seduce her boyfriend away to his idiot death. Didn't get it that this was news to be broken sensitively and apologetically to those more patient and loving than we deserved."