Tuesday Teaser 4

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Miz B 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 and author too, so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.

My teasers:

“When I was growing up, girls in the South were–and are still today, I think–oftentimes raised to be fitting into some sort of a ladylike mold where they are not supposed to express feelings and they are not supposed to stand up for things. I just think of girls in the South being squashed as they’re being raised.”

~ Lee Smith, in Mary McDonough Murphy’s Scout, Atticus & Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of “To Kill a Mockingbird”




Technically, it’s Wednesday, but so what.

10 thoughts on “Tuesday Teaser 4

  1. “Why did Bundy make the offer? Perhaps he was anxious to participate in serial murders once more, if only vicariously. Perhaps he thought that, if he made a genuinely valuable contribution to the investigation, it might delay or even preven this impending execution.”

    OK, 3 sentences, sorry.

    “Just the Facts; True Tales of Cops & Criminals by Jim Doherty (former Chicago cop, current vice-president of the Short Mystery Fiction Socieity)


    1. Mercy. I was going to ask just what kind of books you keep nearby, but then I remembered who you are and what you do. And it all made sense.


        1. My best friend, until she met me, read nothing but true crime. I fixed that. But she won’t read mysteries. Says they upset her because she doesn’t know immediately who done it.


            1. I read it, too, now and then. I just thought my friend needed to broaden her horizons. If only I could get to her try a really good mystery…


  2. “It is sobering to think that the freedom of the press once depended on the mechanism once depended on the mechanism now used to vend Mars Bars. But the ‘invisible shopman’ wasn’t an entirely new concept: during a crackdown on unlicensed gin in 1737, London taxmen found themselves confounded by the disappearance of gin shops, despite the streets being as full of outrageously drunk louts as ever.”
    The Trouble With Tom
    Paul Collins


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