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.
A lot of people, I suppose, have a jolly uncle or at least some jolly relative, the kind of character everybody likes to be around. There wasn't one in my family. My family was hard and quiet. Except perhaps for Uncle Ed. You might have called him jolly, but most called him a drunken bum. (p. 39)—From Calling Mr. King by Ronald De Feo (Other Press, August 2011) [quote from an advance reader copy; may differ from the finished book]