Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Terrific Tuesday

How to Wash a Cat and One Silent Sleepless Night. . . .

Hosted at Bibliophile by the Sea
Every Tuesday, she'll be posting the opening paragraph (maybe two) of her current read. Why don't you join us?

I followed a trail of paw prints, clumped up litter, and splattered flecks of soap up the stairs and down the hall to my bedroom. Sticky wet spots covered the floors, the walls, a rolltop desk, a wicker laundry basket, and a half dozen scattered books. A miserable wet lump of fur huddled in the middle of my bed.

How to Wash a Cat, Prologue
Rebecca M. Hale

I like the first paragraph of chapter one better:
The quirky little flat above my Uncle Oscar's antiques shop had been subjected to over twenty years of his erratic remodeling efforts. The result was a series of irregularly shaped, mismatched rooms spliced together into a gerrymandered floor plan. To pass from the living room to the bedrooms above was like navigating a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle.

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!

Finally I stir. I've been gone a long time. The birds soon will be announcing the coming of morning. I'll look at my faithful watch again. it is 11:15, or can't I read time any more? But at least I had a little sleep. Sleep? Well, it was a troubled sleep. I'm not sure I entirely let go. Why will my mind not sleep? Why must it wander?
One Silent Sleepless Night
Spencer W. Kimball

copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2011


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

The first one seemed weird until I saw it was from "How to Wash a Cat" LOL...the second wow has my interest for sure...thanks for joining in:)

Jennifer said...

It sounds very sad. My TT:


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