Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Teaser Tuesday: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
To 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!

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain.

The Paris Wife - Ballantine Books

I wanted to go with him. I was dying to go, but he was wrong about no one noticing. As we ducked out the door together, I felt Kate’s green eyes moving hotly over my back and heard her silent shout, Hadley, be sensible!
I was tired of being sensible. I didn’t turn around.
-- Chapter 3

Ernest Hemingway wrote one of my favourite classics, The Old Man and the Sea. So I couldn’t overlook a novel dealing with his life in Paris during Jazz Age told by his first wife, Hadley Richardson. It being fiction made it even more attractive, as I for whatever reason don’t like biographies. So I know it’s not going to end happily, as anybody with a knowledge of Hemingway’s life will possibly know, but it might still let me glimpse at the idea of the writer before he became famous.

Which is your latest read? Share it in the comments.


The Readdicts said...

I like the teaser, especially the last line where the protagonist says she is tired of being sensible. How nice! Thanks for sharing. :)

It would be great if you could stop by my Teaser Tuesday post. We also have a cool International Paperback + Swag giveaway of Karoleen Vry Brucks' Valley Of Dust going on. Come participate if you like! Thanks and happy reading! :)

Sarika @ The Readdicts

Vonnie Rivera said...

Don't know much about Hemingway. Will need to look more into him.

My teaser.
Old follower

Beth said...

Great teaser! My teaser for this week comes from Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Book Savvy Babe said...

I've been eyeing this book for so long, but haven't gotten to it yet. Thanks for sharing the teaser :) Mine is at Book Savvy Babe

Tribute Books Mama said...

An intriguing teaser.


Braine TS said...

I liked this book, it reset my preconceived notions about writers during that time and how narcissistic they really are. LOL

Cat said...

Intriguing! Wonder what will happen next? Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Beczy said...

Sensible can be boring sometimes.

Thanks for stopping by my TT :)

Elizabeth said...

I couldn't get into this book. I hope you are enjoying it.

I like your design...NEW FOLLOWER.

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