Top Ten Tuesday #47 + Teaser Tuesday #8
This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic: Top 10 Books In My Beach Bag! To be quite honest, when I go to the beach, I don't read. I spend a ton of time looking for shells and beach glass, and staring out at the ocean in silent contemplation, thinking about my stories and just daydreaming. I tried reading at the beach a few times; it was always unaccountably windy, I got sand all in my book, and I blinded myself with the sun because I forgot my glasses. Not to mention that a cantankerous seagull decided my bookmark would be great fun to steal. I also never understood what made a book a "beach read." So, this will sort of be my Summer TBR instead.
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading
- Grab the book you're currently reading.
- Flip to a random page.
- Share two sentences from that page!
"The boy is haunted by this knowledge, and he searches through the entire city for some entrance, some doorway, some tunnel to the city underground. He never finds it. Finally, in desperation, he devises a plan. He will make the stone god fall. He will destroy the city and find the passage underground in the ruins. He has been too unloved, after all. Perhaps if there were one person in the city he could think of kindly, he would be unable to do it. But there is no one he can think of in that way. He runs all the way up the five hundred steps and from there to the ledge where the stone god sits. The boy is small, but the stone gives way easily and falls. The entire temple begins to crumble around him, and as he races down the five hundred steps, the fires begin."
The Glass Sentence by S. E. Grove (ARC, pg. 248)