Teaser Tuesday #10

May 12, 2015 Whitney teaser tuesday 1 Comment

 

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. 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!

 

Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart–he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm, she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season’s first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning, the snow child is gone–but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees. This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.

My Teaser:

“I was also dispensing a little advice.  I told Mabel here she’s got to get out of the cabin more.  All this talk about little girls running around in trees.  Next thing you know she’ll be holding tea parties in the front yard, wearing nothing but her skivvies and a flowered hat.”

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, Page 137

My Thoughts:
Interesting.  Very interesting.  I’ve already read past this point but the character who is speaking, Mable’s neighbor Ester is so full of gumption and wild spirited making for a very fun involvement.

Task It Tuesday

Task It Tuesday is hosted by Felicia at The Geeky Blogger  It is a weekly meme to list  tasks  to accomplish on the blog before next Tuesday. It can be big or small but the goal is to get something done that will make blog/reading life/challenges run smoother, faster, or more efficient!

I’ve slowly been updating my reviews to include:

  • Text box around synopsis
  • Add “Book Review” to title of each post
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Source
  • Publication Date
  • link to Goodreads

To make it more manageable and not wait until the next Bloggiesta I’ll work my way through the alphabet (index is in abc order by author) and update one letter each week.

This week’s tasks:

  • Update book reviews in “B” index

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