Welcome to another edition of Teaser Tuesdays, hosted by Should Be Reading.
To participate, click on the link.
Here’s how it works:
- 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.
Today I’m sharing from a book that explores a very unique behavior problem. Dirty Secret, by Jessie Sholl, is one woman’s story about her mother’s compulsive hoarding.
The author narrates the story, and describes a time in her life when she was on her own.
Teaser # 1: I hardly owned anything and I liked it that way. I was writing poetry and snippets of stories in spiral notebooks, and when I got to the end of one, I’d toss it out. p. 106
Teaser # 2: At my Mom’s, I’ve gotten to the difficult part of cleaning. Shoveling garbage into bags, sweeping up the remains, and emptying and scouring a refrigerator is easy, but trying to decide what to keep and what to toss among three-foot-high stacks of old bills and baskets of papers with scribbled phone numbers and addresses is much harder. p. 112
I think this is going to be a very disturbing read, but I’m looking forward to it.
What are you featuring today? I hope you’ll stop by and share.