Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Current Read and Teaser: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

My book group is currently reading The Secret History by Donna Tartt. We are meeting in a couple weeks and I have about 174 pages left to go. I am enjoying it and it has definitely drawn me in, but it definitely could have been half the length. Very long book.

Here's a teaser for you all... one ver long sentence instead of two. :)

"“WHEN THE LIGHTS came on, and the circle of darkness leaped back into the mundane and familiar boundaries of the living room—cluttered desk; low, lumpy sofa; the dusty and modishly cut draperies that had fallen to Francis after one of his mother’s decorating purges—it was as if I’d switched on the lamp after a long bad dream; blinking, I was relieved to discover that the doors and windows were still where they were supposed to be and that the furniture hadn’t rearranged itself, by diabolical magic, in the dark.”

Excerpt From: Donna Tartt. “The Secret History.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-secret-history/id467953657?mt=11

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be ReadingAnyone 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!

Happy Reading!

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  1. I am seeing this book everywhere. Don't get me wrong, that's not a bad thing. But it does make me wonder, why is it so popular now? Is it because the new ABC show 'How To Get Away With Murder'?

    Anyway, I like the excerpt which only makes me want to read this book more :)
    My TT

  2. I've fancied this for a while now, might have to give it a try!


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