Teaser Tuesday 10/19 The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Grab your current read, open to a random page, share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
Share the title & author, too,
I have to cite one paragraph instead of the standard two sentences. The last sentence is so good and so true!
"I probably coughed self-pityingly in response, little aware that I was about to cross a tremendous threshold through which there would be no return; that in my hands I held an object whose simple appearance belied its profound power. All true readers have a book, a moment, like the one I describe, and when Mum offered me the much-read library copy mine was upon me. For although I didn't know it then, after falling deep inside the world of Mud Man, real life was never going to be able to compete with fiction again. I've been grateful to Miss Perry ever since, for when she handed that novel over the counter and urged my harried mother to pass it on to me, she either confused me with a much older child or else she'd glimpsed deep inside my soul and percieved a hole that needed filling. I've always chiosen to believe the latter. After all, it's the librarian's sworn purpose to bring books together with their one true reader." -- p.31 ARC of The Distant Hours by Kate Morton, (November 2010)
I'm half-way through this book. So far, I loving it.
What are you reading? What book held profound power for you?