Tuesday, August 31, 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. Here's my second teaser from A Pride of Kings:

He looked down at the little King, seated in a great chair, scarlet legs not reaching the floor, and in a sudden lift of the head saw a remarkable likeness to his master of long ago. He had never cared for any man as he had cared for the Young King and now it was as if he was to serve him once more in this boy who was so like him.

From A Pride of Kings, by Juliet Dymoke, p 214

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.


Heidi said...

I've read so many books by so many different authors about the kings and queens of England but I would read more if it was fantastic. Is this one any good?

Joyce DiPastena said...


I don't know if I'd call it "fantastic". I did enjoy it more than I expected when I began it, but part of that was because I know that particular time period so well and it was fun to see how many actual historical quotes the author managed to slip into the story and how she did it. I slipped one of the same quotes into "Illuminations of the Heart", though in a different context and with a different character. So to me, it was interesting to see how another author did the same thing. :-) This particular book was told from the POV of William Marshal. If you don't know much about him or his life, then you might enjoy "A Pride of Kings" and his take on the beginnings of the Plantagenet dynasty.

Jennifer Griffith said...

Just started "Wings of the Falcon" by Barbara Michaels after being urged repeatedly to read it by several sisters in law. I'm only on page three. Here are two random sentences:
"Father was a remarkably good looking man, even when he was dying."
"A romantic accident threw them together."

So far so good. Page three... :)

Joyce DiPastena said...

Oooo, great lines, Jennifer! Isn't Barbara Michaels one of Elizabeth Peters' pen names? Or is Elizabeth Peters the pen name? Or am I thinking of another author entirely???