Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: A Blessing of Toads, again

Still reading A Blessing of Toads. When did I get to be such a slow reader? I used to polish off several books a week. I guess there's adult summer things distracting me now, like working and maintaining a house and planning showers and hiking and... gardening. So much weeding. So little time. Luckily, Sharon Lovejoy just makes me enjoy gardening more, so that works.

Teaser Tuesdays are hosted by Should Be Reading. It works as follows:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful not to include spoilers!
  • Include the title and author.

From A Blessing of Toads by Sharon Lovejoy, p246:

"When the sunflowers, with their nectar-rich central disk, began to flaunt their winsome faces, the cast of characters that performed on our porch changed dramatically. Monarchs, eastern checkerspots, orange crescents, swallowtails, painted ladys (who deposited single, pale green eggs on many of the leaves), and little wood satyr butterflies drifted lazily between the porch railings, then settled atop the broad faces and probed the disk flowers for their cargo of nectar."

2 comments:

Book Bird Dog said...

A lovely description of buterflies. Very nice.

kiirstin said...

Yes, isn't it? She writes like that a lot.