28 July 2010

Whatcha Reading Wednesday?

Hosted by Busy Moms Who Love To Read, it's a fun opportunity to see what everyone is reading...  here are the rules:

  • Pick up the book you are currently reading.
  • Go to page 100 and type that very last complete sentence on the page.
  • If it is a spoiler at all be sure to put **Spoiler Alert** at the top of your comment (like if the selection announces the death of an integral character or something).
Here is mine for this week (which is actually a very long run on paragraph, so I'll just grab a portion of it):

The men have bloated skin, and the women's hair has come loose and flouts cloudlike behind them, sunnies and pumpkin-seed fish scattered in it...a man with my father's face, wrists blooming roses of blood...two brothers with frosted lashes and lips, ice skates on their feet, pounding at the surface as if it were glass...small Indian girl who looks at me with serene and unforgiving eyes as she floats naked, bruises like plums on her thighs, soldier in olive drab, the stumps of his legs looking tender as a baby's skin...young men in boater-hats, young women in tight waists and bellish skirts from before the Civil War...

From:  The Monsters of Templeton, by Lauren Groff
Happy Reading!
Coffee and a Book Chick


  1. Very interesting teaser. Thanks so much for joining in on WRW! I hope to see you again next week!

  2. I read this book about a year ago and enjoyed it. I look forward to reading your reactions.

  3. How are you enjoying the book? I know I've read some really good reviews of it but I think I must have picked it up at the wrong time or something because I couldn't get into it. Hope you like and I'll be looking forward to your review!

  4. I still need to get to The Monsters of Templeton! So many books, so little....you know. ;)

  5. Wow, that's some sentence - it makes me curious about the book.

  6. This is on my wishlist. This is also on my wishlist. I hope you are enjoying it. Thank you for visiting me yesterday.

  7. OHMYGOSH, this sounds fascinating!
    Hey, thanks for your kind comments on my blog. I think you DO have as much talent as anyone does, you just haven't discovered it yet. (although your blog is pretty sweet!)

  8. Hi, everyone -- Thanks so much for stopping by! I think each of you would find something really intriguing aspects of it, and I think you might enjoy it! I just finished my review the other day, let me know if you pick up a copy and what your thoughts are!

    @ Electra -- Thanks so much for stopping by, and you are too kind! My blog will soon be going through a blog makeover, so I'm so excited to see what the final look comes out to be!!


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