Teaser Tuesday: I Capture The Castle

castleWe’re back to Teaser Tuesday! I missed this post last week, as I was recovering from a week-long trip through southern Colorado. But this week, I’m knee-deep in an old favourite and eager to add to the Teaser Tuesday collection.

In case you missed the last Teaser Tuesday post: This is a new blog series I’ve been working on. It’s a fun, weekly post in which I open whatever book I’m reading to a random page and share a few sentences from it. I originally heard of Teaser Tuesday through the blog Running in My Head, though it seems to have originated from the Books & a Beat Blog. Feel free to chime in via your own blog with whatever you’re currently reading.

This week, my entry is from I Capture the Castle, a coming of age novel set in 1930s England. Its heroine, Cassandra Mortmain, handles her family’s poverty, her quirky family, and the perils of first love with humor and spunk. I discovered the novel two years ago and picked it up again recently, when I was in need of something lighthearted to read.

My random number generator chose 164, so here is an passage from page 164 of the novel:

Simon seemed more fascinated than ever by Rose. Late in the afternoon, when she had just been particularly tomboyish, he said to Neil:

“Did you ever see such a change in a girl?”

“No, it’s quite an improvement,” said Neil. He grinned at Rose and she pulled a little face at him; just for that minute I felt they were really friendly to each other.

“Do you think it’s an improvement?” she asked Simon.

“I’m wondering. Shall we say it’s perfect for the sea and the sunlight – and the other Rose is perfect for the candlelight? and perhaps what’s most perfect of all is to find there are several Roses?”

 

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2 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday: I Capture The Castle

  1. I remember absolutely loving this book when I read it years ago! I’ve been wanting to give it a re-read, but I’m a little worried I won’t be as moved by it the second time around…in any case, I enjoyed the quote! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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