February 2, 2010

Teaser Tuesday/Mudbound

When I think of the farm, I think of mud. Limning my husband's fingernails and encrusting the children's knees and hair. Sucking at my feet like a greedy newborn on the breast. Marching in boot-shaped patches across the plank floors of the house. There was no defeating it. The mud coated everything. I dreamed in brown.

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read

* Open to a random page

* Share two (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!


  1. What a beautiful passage! I've been wondering about this book,,,

  2. Oh boy, your teaser really makes me want to read this --now. I will be read in 2010 --promise...LOL


  3. Oh, doesn't that sound awful - the mud I mean! Yuck.

    I see you are reading Little Heathens. I wonder what you'll think. I loved it, and Tom wasn't as thrilled. I was sure he'd love all the old time stuff, but though he thought it okay, he sure didn't adore it as I did. I find myself wanting to read it again. Have you visited:


    You can see her on tv last year:


    What a woman!!

  4. Very interesting teaser!!!!

  5. I've been on the fence about this one but that passage definitely makes me want to pick it up.

  6. JoAnn - I hope to get my review posted this weekend. Suffice it to say, it's a fantastic book!!

    Diane - You won't be disappointed. It's a gem.

    Nan - Yep, I can't imagine a life on a farm with all that mud!

    I'm almost finished with Little Heathens. I may be in Tom's camp on this one. Thanks for the links. I'll pass it on to my book club members. We're discussing the book on the 15th.

    Staci - The book is one of my favorites so far this year. Not that I've read a lot, but it was so good!

    Lisa - Climb down and get a copy! It's a winner.

  7. Anonymous8:10 PM

    The part I most remember about this book is the mother's love for her son (that's no surprise, I'm sure). It was a very powerful book.

  8. Bellezza - I had forgotten you'd read this book! Had I been more thorough with my search, I would have included a quote from your review on my post!

    Yes, it was a very powerful book. And I agree with your assessment about the mother's love for her son.

    Do you know we both quoted the same passage in our reviews? :)

  9. Bellezza - Ooops, I'm wrong. I was going to use that quote, but changed my mind! Used a different one instead. Sorry for the confusion. :)


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