• 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!

bell jar My teaser:

We slipped out of our seats and said Excuse me Excuse me Excuse me down the length of our row, while the people grumbled and hissed and shifted their rain boots and umbrellas to let us pass, and I stepped on as many feet as I could because it took my mind off this enormous desire to puke that was ballooning up in front of me so fast I couldn’t see round it.

The remains of a tepid rain were still sifting down when we stepped out into the street.

-pg. 43, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Play along.


  1. J.S. Peyton

    That’s a great teaser. This has been on my TBR list for a very long time. Too long, probably. Thanks for reminding me that I need to get to this sooner rather than later! 🙂

  2. What a funny matter-of-fact second sentence that follows the first – with all its emotion of intentionally stepping on feet in response to people’s annoyed comments (and the feeling of needing to vomit!)

    Great teaser! I read THE BELL JAR ages ago; maybe I’ll get a chance to revisit it.

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