March 30, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: 'Blue Light' by Walter Mosley

Soulclap to Reads4Pleasure for introducing me to Teaser Tuesdays, a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.  Anyone can play along!  Just do the following:
  1. Grab your current read
  2. Open to a random page
  3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page either in the comments below or on your own blog (give a link to your blog so we can check it out!)
  4. 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!)
  5. Share the title & author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
I'm currently reading Blue Light, by Walter Mosley.

"As I said it, I realized that this was the first death of a Blue other than those that died on the first night that light fell ... All the Blues that had lived were healthy, never sick, and somehow had the appearance of agelessness." - Page 62

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT (a.k.a. VILLAGE VOICES) with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your 2 ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Asante sana!


LW said...

I am reading The Time of Our Singing by Richard Powers.

p.162 - Last time I visited, half a decade ago, the neighborhood streets were still in upheaval - this time from Jewish to Dominican - the turning tide of immigration, forever advancing on a shore it can never reach...Then I'm just amazed that south followed by east can so perfectly undo north followed by west.

I'm also reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, which is a really interesting read, especially if you have any interest in medical ethics.

p.29 - But with the Pap smear, doctors could detect precancerous cells and perform a hysterectomy, and cervical cancer would be almost entirely preventable... TeLinde set out to minimize what he called "unjustifiable hysterectomies" by documenting what wasn't cervical cancer and by urging surgeons to verify smear results with biopsies before operating.

Villager said...

LW - This is my first time participating in the Teaser Tuesday meme ... and you are the first to share your village voice ... so welcome!

I visited my Mom's church in Los Angeles last month. Each Sunday they had a reading on an African American hero or heroine as part of their recognition of Black History Month. Henrietta Lacks was the featured heroine on one of the Sunday services. It was the first time in my life that I had heard of her. Now, a month later I'm hearing about her again. I think that I need to read this book that you referenced. Thank you again!