I fell in love with Toni Morrison’s book The Bluest Eye when I saw how much this child’s reaction when gifted with a blue-eyed doll so closely resembled mine when I was first given one. I couldn’t help laughing out loud, not something I expect to do when I am reading her books, which are usually extremely sad.
It had begun with Christmas and the gift of dolls. The big, the special, the loving gift was always a big, blue-eyed Baby Doll.
From the clucking sounds of adults I knew that the doll represented what they thought was my fondest wish.
I was bemused with the thing itself, and the way it looked.
What was I supposed to do with it?
~ The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
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!