Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Teaser Tuesday: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

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!

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.

Eleanor & Park –
St. Martin’s Press

Park noticed the new girl at about the same time everybody else did. She was standing at the front of the bus, next to the first available seat.
— Chapter 1

There was something about the music on that tape. It felt different. Like, it set her lungs and her stomach on edge. There was something exciting about it, and something nervous. It made Eleanor feel like everything, like the world, wasn’t what she’d thought it was. And that was a good thing. That was the greatest thing.
— Chapter 2


Welcome back and a slightly belated happy 2014. I hope the first couple of weeks have treated you well enough. I had everything on my mind but the Internet for the past week, but I hope you’ll forgive me. I read this over the break because I’d heard so many good things about it. And it is good. The writing is beautiful and the characters are just so likable in their outcast way. It also has the amazing 80s charm complete with mix tapes and vinyl records. I liked it a lot, very much so. I believe in this love story: it’s not elaborate or achingly sweet or over the top incredible, but very realistic and sweet and ... I don’t want to say wholesome because that would make it sound like healthy food, but it is so refreshingly not love at first sight. I understand why so many love it. This book deserves to be loved.

What did you read the last few weeks? Let’s hear from you in the comments with your teasers.

13 comments:

Vonnie R said...

I've heard so many great things about this book. It's funny how I've never heard of this before until recently with all the raves from book blogs and vlogs. This has to go higher on my list.

Vonnie R said...

My TT

tiensblurb said...

ooh, now I'm curious about this book. thanks for sharing!

Sofia said...

I really liked this book!
My TT: http://takeawalkonthewriteside.blogspot.it/2014/01/teaser-tuesdays-14012013.html

Natalie @ Book Lovers Life said...

I've heard a lot of good things about this book. Sounds good!! http://bookloverslife.blogspot.ie/2014/01/teaser-tuesday-19.html

Udita Banerjee said...

This sounds like a good book!
http://cupandchaucer.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/teaser-tuesday-january-14/

gautami tripathy said...

Sounds like one great book!

Here is my teaser

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I love the author's description of the effect the music has on her character. Beautiful writing.
My Teaser is from THINGS WE SET ON FIRE.

Tamara Epps said...

Love these teasers, might just have to add this book to my ever-growing TBR pile.

Kirsty-Marie Jones said...

I haven't read it yet, but heard so many good things. Great teasers! :)
Here's mine

Kirsty @ StudioReads

Christie - The Fiction Enthusiast said...

I just finished this one. It wasn't what I expected after reading her other novel, Fangirl. E&P was much darker, but I did enjoy it :)

My TT: http://thefictionenthusiast.blogspot.com/2014/01/teaser-tuesday-january-14th.html

cleopatralovesbooks said...

I do miss mixed tapes... great teaser and it sounds like it is a fun read!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds interesting, nice teaser!

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2014/01/teaser-tuesday_14.html

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