Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Teaser Tuesday - The King in the Window by Adam Gopnik

It's another Tuesday, and this week is so different from the last. I've got a bit of breathing room, so yay! Plus, even more good news, the first second-hand book that I bought from Amazon arrived. It's from Powells, which is vaguely familiar to me. I wonder if it's famous?

Anyway, I bought The King in the Window, which I read once in secondary school and I've been wanting to re-read it ever since. But in Singapore, shipping from Amazon is crazily high so that was out (second hand book-shops didn't have it either). In Japan, on the other hand, shipping was pretty cheap, so book was ordered, and it came! Obviously, I've already started reading it.

"When terrible things happen to us in life, on either side of the mirrors, our first thoughts are to get our balance back by thinking of something so trivial that is just to one side of the real tragedy. And so Oliver, seeing his father in this procession of the Soulless, thought first of the mirrors." (Page 219)

What about you? What are your teasers?

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • 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!


I really do appreciate all comments, and I'll try my best to reply within 24 hours!