Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is your chance to share a two-sentence teaser from your current read with the rest of the blogging world. This weekly meme is hoted by MizB over at Should be Reading.

Right now I'm reading Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea, which is translated into English from Arabic and is described on the back jacket by TIME Magazine as ,"Imagine Sex and the City, if the city in question were Riyadh."

"After spending several long hours at the hairdresser's and after putting on some of her expensive jewelry that she had not worn once since leaving Riyadh, Gamrah headed for the hotel where Kari [the woman thought to be having an affair with Gamrah's husband] was staying. On her way there, she warned the wicked little demon in her head against persuading her to strangle this fallen woman the moment she saw her," (p. 83).
I don't normally read Sex and the City knock-off style books, but the change in culture is interesting--and it was picked by my book club, so I don't have too much choice.


Phyl said...

This is a wonderful teaser, and now I really want to read this book! Thanks so much.

Mine is here.

Carrie K. said...

Great teaser!

I tagged you for a favorite things meme: http://booksandmovies.colvilleblogger.com/2009/05/05/favorite-things/

Wanda said...

Long hours at the hairdresser's and expensive jewelry don't play even a tiny role in my life but they can be fun to read about. It will be interesting to see what your final thoughts are on this one... catchy cover!