Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday Teaser

Tuesday Teaser is a weekly bookish meme (rhymes with “cream"), hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. (I’ve borrowed it from LDS Women’s Book Review.) Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share at least 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!

I’m adapting the rules slightly: I’ll be quoting some random lines from the last chapter I read before I post my teaser. I'm a slow reader, so you may get multiple teasers per book. This teaser is from Henry Plantagenet. You'll probably get multiple teasers from this one. Non-fiction books tend to be more "dense" than fiction. (Think: No dialogue!):

The Norman duke [Henry Plantagenet] hastened southwards to Poitiers, where the marriage [to Eleanor of Aquitaine] was celebrated on May 18, 1152. At a single stroke, he had extended his sway southwards to the foot of the Pyrenees, and westwards to the Atlantic coast--the edge of the known world; and he could lay claim to the lands running down to the Mediterranean shore; in all, an empire such as had not been seen in the West since the death of Charlemagne three centuries before.

From Henry Plantagenet, by Richard Barbor, p 48

If you'd like to share a Teaser from a book you're currently reading, I'd love you to do so in the comment section. And you don't even have to share it on a Tuesday! Be sure to include the title, author, and page number in case others would like to check out the book you're reading, too!

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