Teaser Tuesdays: The Bluest Eye


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. toni-morrison-the-bluest-eye

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!
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