Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Miz B @ Should Be Reading :]
Right now I'm reading The Pencil Test by James Guilford for review.
I thought I would share this quote because I had the completely wrong impression of what the title meant until I read this. This is from the very beginning of the book (a sort of caption for 'part one'):
"...[O]fficials used a pencil test to classify some coloured people as black and others as white. Race classification was dependent on whether the pencil slid out of your hair (that made you white) or got stuck (which officially made you black)." --Nosimilo Ndlovu, "The 21st Century Pencil Test" Mail & Guardian, June 28, 2008
This quote makes The Pencil Test sound like a non-fiction book, but keep in mind this is just a quote used @ the beginning of the book to set the stage for the novel. It is a fiction novel.
FYI: You can download the first 5 chapters (it'll leave you wanting more!) of The Pencil Test here. Be sure to check back at my blog for my author interview with James and review!