Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Teaser Tuesday 8: I Scream, You Scream



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!



For an instant, I sat by the window in my Grandma Peachy's kitchen, perched on a wooden stool, its seat worn concave from generations of ample bottoms. A warm breeze blew through the fly screen, fluttering the flour-sack curtains and caressing my face as a I grated the zest of lemons for homemade lemon ice cream. The astringent scent clung to my fingers like my own personal sunshine.






This paragraph from the last quarter of I Scream, You Scream may not be representative of the plot, but it's such a great descriptive passage I couldn't resist sharing.



22 comments:

Bluestocking said...

Ample bottoms. LOL!!! Here is mine

Alayne said...

Excellent choice, I definitely want something lemmon now.
Alayne
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Heather said...

Bluestocking - Descriptive, no? lol

Alayne - Doesn't it make you want something lemony? Thanks for visiting!

rajm said...

It is wonderful isn't it - a particular era summoned up there!

kaye said...

I love the imagery--especially "ample bottoms". Fun. And I'll have a bowl of lemon ice-cream now if you don't mind. Thanks for stopping by.

Ellie said...

so descriptive!

Heather said...

Rajm - Definitely evokes time gone by. Thanks for visiting!

Kaye - LOL...I'm kind of wishing for some lemon ice cream or sorbet myself right now. Mmmm... ;)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

That is a wonderfully descriptive passage!

"I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!" That was the song, back in the day.

MarceJ said...

I also sang I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream, lol

Good teaser, made me smile.

Here is mine http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2009/11/teaser-tuesday-gods-behaving-badly.html#comments

Missy said...

I can smell the lemons! Great teaser!

Sun Singer said...

Some cool writing in this teaser.

Malcolm

theliteraryomnivore said...

I can almost smell the lemons... delicious!

Calico Crazy said...

Well, we're having something with lemons for dinner tonight. Great teaser!

Thanks for stopping by Calico Contemplations.

Heather said...

Ellie - Isn't it? Thanks for stopping by.

Laurel - Exactly where the title comes from, LOL. Thanks for visiting.

MarceJ - Thank you, I thought it might bring a few smiles out today. ;)

Missy & LitOmnivore - Smells like summer, no? *g*

Malcom - There is good writing throughout this book, and the editing didn't make me cry like that of another recent read. Thanks for visiting!

Calico - Oooh...Watcha having? Enjoy!

Beth said...

What a great teaser! I also love the cover of the book. Here is my teaser for this week.

christine said...

I want a Grandma named Peachy! And concave chairs from ample bottoms - wonderful!

Alice Audrey said...

I love the "like my own personal sunshine" line.

Natalie W said...

Sounds like a very fun read! Will have to add this to my must read list.

Heather said...

Beth - It is a cute cover, isn't it?

Christine - Sounds delightful all around, doesn't it?

Alice - Beautiful, isn't it? You can almost smell both the lemons and the sunshine.

Natalie - It was indeed a fun read. I'm looking forward to book 2 out next July!

Lizzy said...

Great teaser! I love the cover. I'll definitely have to check this book out

Zia said...

Mmm makes me want some ice cream.

Heather said...

Lizzy - I hope you try it and like it as much as I did!

Zia - Doesn't it? LOL Thanks for visiting!