09 November 2010

Today's Read: Diamond Ruby by Joseph Wallace

MizB at Should Be Reading hosts Teaser Tuesdays. Here's how it works: Grab your current read; let the book fall open to a random page; and share 2 “teaser” sentences from that page. For more teasers, click on through to MizB's blog.

Here's mine:

It was a hot, sticky August day, the kind where you'd break into a sweat merely by thinking about moving. The neighborhood dogs lay flat in patches of shade like dead things, and even the crows searching for scraps on the lawn seemed listless and out of sorts. Ruby thought the blank blue-gray sky itself must be perishing of thirst.

Mama called it sickness weather. (p. 19)
—From Diamond Ruby by Joseph Wallace (Touchstone, 2010)

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28 comments:

Julie P. 11/9/10, 6:31 AM  

I loved this one. Hope you are enjoying it!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea 11/9/10, 6:34 AM  

I've seen only rave reviews on this book, yet it still sits on my shelf unread.....sigh (soon I hope)

Sandy Nawrot 11/9/10, 6:40 AM  

I still remember Julie's review of this book. She sorta made it feel like my life would not be complete unless I read this! I still intend to get to it, in fact I'm putting it on my Xmas list!

Sandy Nawrot 11/9/10, 6:40 AM  

I still remember Julie's review of this book. She sorta made it feel like my life would not be complete unless I read this! I still intend to get to it, in fact I'm putting it on my Xmas list!

Jo 11/9/10, 7:34 AM  

Nice teaser! I'll look for this one at the library !

TheBookishSnob 11/9/10, 8:01 AM  

Interesting teaser choice. Hope you keep enjoying the book :)

You can find my teaser at The Bookish Snob

bermudaonion 11/9/10, 8:54 AM  

I'm really looking forward to reading this book!

Joe Wallace 11/9/10, 9:12 AM  
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Joe Wallace 11/9/10, 9:21 AM  

Try again--Thank you so much, B.F.! (And you too, Julie, for your own marvelous early review.) For me, the best thing about the new world of social media has been getting to meet bloggers, readers, and other writers. No more sitting alone in a garret...

Jenny 11/9/10, 9:21 AM  

I remember days like that, can't say I miss them. I'm much more a fall girl than a summer one! Great teaser:)

Rebecca Rasmussen 11/9/10, 9:29 AM  

I have been meaning to read this book. I guess i have no excuses now! :)
--Rebecca

marthalama 11/9/10, 10:12 AM  

Here's another book to add to my list. What a great tease. I've heard really good things about this, I can't wait to read it.

Here's my teaser:
http://marthalama.wordpress.com/

smellincoffee 11/9/10, 10:48 AM  

Sounds alllllllll too familiar. Living in Alabama, I'm glad we're finally getting into some pleasant weather.

kaye 11/9/10, 11:44 AM  

oooh, great imagery in that teaser. I can feel the heat of August just from reading it. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Nise' 11/9/10, 1:05 PM  

Great descriptive tease, I can almost feel that heat!

Dorte H 11/9/10, 1:12 PM  

The setting is definitely not Denmark today. We just got the first bit of very wet snow.

Dorte H 11/9/10, 1:12 PM  

The setting is definitely not Denmark today. We just got the first bit of very wet snow.

Shelley Munro 11/9/10, 1:26 PM  

You can practically imagine the swaet dripping. Great teaser. Thanks for visiting me.

Amy 11/9/10, 4:50 PM  

A fantastic description of an extremely hot, humid day! Love this teaser!

Sounds like a book worth checking out!
~ Amy

ajmitchell 11/9/10, 5:14 PM  

I feel hot just reading this description. Thanks for the teaser!

Alice Teh 11/9/10, 7:05 PM  

Descriptive. I like!

Vasilly 11/9/10, 7:49 PM  

That excerpt sounds amazing! I can't wait to read your review of this book.

sallyfromoz 11/10/10, 5:16 AM  

Oh those words just sum up a hot summer's day perfectly - very good teaser :)

Pam 11/10/10, 6:40 AM  

A perfect image headed into what looks to be a pretty cold winter!

Heather 11/10/10, 10:01 AM  

I have wanted to read this book ever since it came out. I even took it to the beach with me, but alas, I haven't gotten to it yet. Now you've reignited the desire to get my hands on it again. Guess I better go to the library!

Veens 11/10/10, 8:38 PM  

Sounds like an interesting read. I hope you enjoy it :)

Beth Hoffman 11/10/10, 10:59 PM  

This is a fantastic book! I thoroughly enjoyed it. And here's the icing on the cake ... Joe is a wonderful, down to earth, truly likable guy!

Jenners 11/11/10, 7:10 PM  

That is a good teaser. I can feel the heat of that day. Ugh.

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