Teaser Tuesday: July 13, 2016

TeaserTuesday

This fun bookish meme is hosted by MizB at Books And A Beat. The rules are pretty simple: Grab your current read, open a random page, and pick two teaser, non-spoilery sentences to share from that page.

Here’s mine for this week:

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“If Larraine somehow managed to save $50 a month, nearly one-third of her after-rent income, by the end of the year she would have $600 to show for it—enough to cover a single month’s rent. And that would have come at considerable sacrifice, since she would sometimes have had to forgo things like hot water and clothes.”

-J

Author: The Shrinkette

Speed reading aficionado. Unapologetic book pusher. Diversity junkie. Noncompliant. Scotch pundit. Ace. She/her. Point me to the nearest bookshelf. My blog is dedicated exclusively to supporting and promoting marginalized voices.

2 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday: July 13, 2016”

  1. Man. Those sentences were a punch to the gut. I should not be surprised that this is many people’s realities, but it still hits me over the head any time I read a statistic like that.

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  2. Ooooh I need to read this one! It sounds amazing and the quote is sufficiently horrifying, considering the context. I think it’ll also be interesting to compare with the situation in Germany since we supposedly have a welfare state and no one has to live on the streets. Spoiler: we don’t live in utopia.

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