Tuesday Teaser

Open the book you are currently reading and copy two or so sentences along with the title and  author .  The idea is to tease the reader into adding your book to her/his TBR list.

Mine today is from Amy Sorrell’s How Sweet the Sound, which starts (literally) with a bang and goes on to include this on page 113 where the main character is having her hair French braided by her grandmother’s servant:

“‘Oui, child I can braid anything long enough to hold between my fingers.’All the girls in my class coveted Ernestine’s plaits–even those who never talked to me otherwise.  But Ernestine, she saved the braiding for me, smiling and humming “Jacob’s Ladder” as she pulled the strands tight.  Said that’s her favorite song because of the reaching and climbing she’s done to come up out of her miry life.”

This promises to be more than your usual coming of age story.


Author: Rae Longest

This year marks my fiftieth year in AAUW (American Association of University Women). The Alvin chapter was begun in 1947, and as a new, green teacher to Alvin Independent School District, I joined in 1968. In the 80's we began a book group to share our love of reading, books,and fellowship with other women and girls who loved the same. We resurrected the group on-line in September of 2015. Eventually Powerful Women Readers folded as an on-line book club, but I kept the title and turned it into a blog. (See "Introduction,"first blog). This is my first experience at blogging or publishing anything and is becomes more fun with each blog posted. I am currently teaching as an adjunct at The University of Houston Clear Lake. This makes my 28th year there after three years at Alvin Community College and an almost-twenty year career as a classroom teacher with Alvin Independent School District. Reading and writing are "in my blood" just like teaching is. I hope you enjoy the blog.

7 thoughts on “Tuesday Teaser”

  1. “It is not altogether wise – or convincing – to show so much animus against married women. It was the same unreasonable prejudice that made you get that scout removed from your staircase -” From Dorothy Sayers’s “Gaudy Night,” a tale of skulduggery in the ivy-clad environs of the women’s college of Oxford University in about 1935.

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    1. Not many “tales of skulduggery” around these days. I definitely need to order a book by Dorothy Sayers. Do you recommend I try this one, or would I do better starting with another?


      1. I am enjoying this one, but it is different from the others. This one features a female and female characters, as have some of the others, but to an even greater extent. The first one is lol funny. The second is more emotional in other ways. You might look up The Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery series in Wikipedia and choose one that appeals to you. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of them, and I have enjoyed following Dorothy Sayers as a writer, though all these books, too. You can’t go wrong, really. I should add that in iBooks, this same book is available for $7.99 or .99, so be careful.

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