Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Teaser Tues, Feb 15

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week's teaser is from The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas.  Gorgeous book, effortless to read, like eating a spoonful of whipped cream.  I'm loving it, obviously!

This scene features the heroine, about age 8, waking up after making an ethically right but emotionally challenging decision.

Eleonora awoke that next morning to the click of the door and the soft music of Mrs. Damakan humming a familiar melody.  Her dreams scurried into the far corners of the room, under furniture and into the cracks between the floorboards.  Rubbing her eyes, she slipped out of bed and followed Mrs. Damakan to the bathroom.  The air was heavy with condensation and the smell of soap.  The morning pressed its face to the small window above the sink like a beggar.  Eleonora could feel her skin gather into goose bumps as she slipped into the bath.  A shiver jumped across her back and she traced an S on the surface of a square blue tile. 


  1. I have this on my list -- can't wait to get to it.

  2. Beth: It is so enjoyable -- really lovely writing with a romantic setting and a book-as-character thing that is really so great.

  3. "the morning pressed its face to the window..."
    I like that image.

    Tossing It Out

  4. Beautifully written teaser! Thanks for stopping by today!

  5. sounds delish. and gorgeous cover.

  6. All: it's really so beautifully written -- I'll be offering a giveaway for it on March 1st so stop by for my review and a chance to win it!