* Grab your current read * Open to a random page * Share 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page * BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) * Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
"He breathed in deeply, his chest filling with the rich scents of the room, and felt two things: proud that maybe this brave woman warrior would come to his coffeehouse, and angry that her visit would put his mother, Sunny, and especially Yazmina in danger. Yazmina, he thought, look at her tonight. She is like the sun in that dazzling dress, with her hair showing under her scarf." (p.126)
"This is God's curse on slavery! - a bitter, bitter, most accursed thing! - a curse to the master and a curse to the slave! I was a fool to think I could make anything good out of such a deadly evil. It is a sin to hold a slave under laws like ours; I always felt it was - I always thought so when I was a girl - I thought so still more after I joined the church; but I thought I could gild it over - I thought by kindness, and care, and instruction, I could make the condition of mine better than freedom - fool that I was!" (Mrs Shelby: p.43)
"Gratitude is important to happiness. Studies show that consistently grateful people are happier and more satisfied with their lives; they even feel more physically healthy and spend more time exercising. Gratitude brings freedom from envy, because when you're grateful for what you have, you're not consumed with wanting something different or something more." (p.202)