Last December, I wrote a blog post about a book that I enjoyed called The Other Life by Ellen Meister. Meister has a new book coming out in February and Putnam sent me an arc to read. I'll let you know if it's as good as the last one.
Here's the intro:
Violet Epps stood before the maitre d' in the lobby lounge of the Algonquin Hotel, waiting to be noticed. She cleared her throat and he looked up, glancing right past her.
"Who's next?" he said.
Also this week is Teaser Tuesdays. Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Open to a random page of your current read and share a teaser sentence from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.
Here's mine from page 17:
And then the particles settled themselves into a recognizable image. Violet blinked. She wasn't just looking at a mass of floating dust particles. She was looking at a pale gray suggestion of a small woman holding a French poodle on her lap. As she continued to stare, the vision got stronger, more vibrant, until it wasn't a vision at all but a real live person.Would you keep reading? I think it would be hard to portray Dorothy Parker. How can anyone else be as witty? As full of bon mots? I'll see how the author did and let you know.