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Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays

I just found Should Be Reading’s Teaser Tuesdays feature via The Novel World. Teaser Tuesdays says to:

“Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.  You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given! Please avoid spoilers!”

Here’s my teaser from Akim Volynsky’s Ballet’s Magic Kingdom, newly translated into English by Stanley J. Rabinowitz. The passage is about The Nutcracker:

“Everything boils unceasingly onstage in the quiet splash of the gentlest patterns, with bursts of rosy childlike laughter, childlike delight and intoxication, interrupted by momentary chagrin. And all this is wrapped in the aroma of a Christmas tree, with its twigs here and there crackling from the fire of the candles.”

Makes me want to see The Nutcracker.