Today I thought I would share a little about my most recent book read, Lazaretto by Diane McKinney-Whetstone, set in Post-Civil War Philadelphia.
Every Tuesday Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where participants share the first paragraph (or a few) of a book they are reading or thinking about reading soon. It is also where I share my first impressions about the book I am sharing.
The dimly lit room smelled of sage and mint and boiled cotton. A lone candle high on a whitewashed mantel threw off just enough light to illuminate a space on the wall above it where a picture of Abraham Lincoln hung. The sight of him with his top hat and wry smile seemed to calm Meda as she pushed and moaned, her legs spread wide apart. Fourteen-year-old Sylvia gently slid her hands between Meda's legs into what felt to Sylvia like the center of a volcano.
Every Tuesday, Jenn from Books And A Beat hosts Teaser Tuesdays at which time participants grab their current read, open to a random page, and share two (2) "teaser" sentences from that page while avoiding any spoilers.
Teaser from 21% of Lazaretto:
"You always hold on to this, you hear me?" Meda said, as she thumped Linc's forearm. "The ugly is in her, not you. Never let another make you feel shame when the shame is their own for judging you with no eye trained on justice."
What do you think? Would you keep reading?
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