Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: The Ten Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer

TEASER TUESDAYS : Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading ~ I always look forward to reading everyone's teasers!

My 2 “Teaser” Sentences for today:

Maybe it was just that the actual world of adulthood, with its long meetings and requirements that you sit still, was too disappointing for most boys to face head-on. Or maybe it was that boys were in need of a belief that something more intoxicating than this world lay ahead, as though to buffer them against reality after they stopped believing in the existence of Santa Claus. You could lose Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy all at once in a terrible massacre with severed limbs and fur and blood and veined wings and fluffy material everywhere yet still hold on to Frodo and the rest of Middle-earth at least until high school.

~ p. 82, “The Ten Year Nap" by Meg Wolitzer




From Amazon:
For a group of four New York friends the past decade has been defined largely by marriage and motherhood, but it wasn’t always that way. Growing up, they had been told that their generation would be different. And for a while this was true. They went to good colleges, and began high-powered careers. But after marriage and babies, for a variety of reasons, they decided to stay home, temporarily, to raise their children. Now, ten years later, they are still at home, unsure how they came to inhabit lives so different from the ones they expected—until a new series of events begins to change the landscape of their lives yet again, in ways they couldn’t have predicted.

Written in Meg Wolitzer’s inimitable, glittering style, The Ten-Year Nap is wickedly observant, knowing, provocative, surprising, and always entertaining, as it explores the lives of its women with candor, wit, and generosity.

~ Wendi

11 Comments:

Jen - devourer of books said...

How are you enjoying this? I've heard very mixed reviews.

Mary said...

I'll be watching for your review as I've read mixed reviews.

Kaye said...

This sounds really good. i don't think there is a person out there whose life has turned out like they thought it would.
Thanks for dropping by today. I always enjoy your visit.

sally906 said...

Santa and the Easter Bunny have been slaughtered!!!!!

Oh No!!!

I am an adult who knows they're alive - you can't tell me they don't exist!!

jlshall said...

Well, I think even girls can have trouble with the adult world. I know I always have. Sounds like an intriguing book, and those are great teasers.

Teddyree said...

What a cool teaser! Will come back & check out your review

demmi said...

sounds like a book I can relate to con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Staci said...

Your teaser made me smile!! Loved it and can't wait to hear what you think about this when you're finished.

Nise' said...

Sounds interesting. I had no intention of staying at home, but ended up doing so and it turned out to be absolutely fantastic.

Alice Teh said...

Intriguing!...

Cheryl said...

This book is in my TBR pile and I'm really excited about it!

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