Teaser Tuesday: Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee
August 04, 2015
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB at 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. (I tend to go over this limit a LOT!)
•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!
Well, I finally finished Walden last week. It was as wonderful as I remembered! Once I got past the first part, which was all about the costs of materials and building the cabin and growing beans, that is. Once he got into actually living in the woods by Walden pond, I started to enjoy it even more.
Anyway, this week I've started reading Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee. I was very excited to discover this book was being published, as I was a fan of To Kill a Mockingbird back in the day, (I thought I had reread that not too long ago, I can't seem to find it, so maybe I'm just dreaming! ), and have decided to go ahead and read it despite all the controversy surrounding its publication. So far, I'm enjoying the book, and think it's going to be a pretty quick read. Yes, it reads more like a "rough draft" than a finished manuscript, but that doesn't take away from the story, which is interesting, but since I haven't finished it, I have no idea whether or not it'll be satisfying. I am going into this not even trying to compare it to To Kill a Mockingbird, but instead reading it as though I know nothing about any of these characters except from this novel.
So, here's my teaser from page 102 on my nook:
She touched yesterday cautiously, then withdrew. I don't dare think about it now, until it goes far enough away. It is weird, she thought, this must be like physical pain. They say when you can't stand it your body is its own defense, you black out, and you don't feel anymore. The Lord never sends you more than you can bear -
Has anyone else out there read this book yet? If so, I'm curious: what did you think? If not, was it because of the controversy? Because there's still some uncertainty as to whether or not Harper Lee even wanted it published? Let me know that, too! Hope you're all having a terrific week, and I'll see you next time! Cheers!