Tuesday, September 28, 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 of teaser. I'm a slow reader, so you may get multiple teasers per book. Here's my first teaser from These Old Shades:

"My dear Hugh, if you imagine that the lust for vengeance has been my dominating emotion for twenty years, permit me to correct the illusion."

"Has it not grown cold?" Hugh asked, disregarding.

"Very cold, my dear, but none the less dangerous."

From These Old Shades, by Georgette Heyer, p 27

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.

2 comments:

Tina Scott, the writing artist said...

I'm currently reading The Black Moth, and I must say that at times it's a bit difficult to decipher what's going on. Georgette, no doubt is English (or French). It took a moment to realize that they say "an" instead of "if" and other such oddities.

Joyce DiPastena said...

Georgette Heyer is English. She doesn't use "an" in all her books, but she sprinkled them liberally through The Black Moth, and to some extent, in These Old Shades. I guess teenage brains are more nimble, because it didn't bother me at all when I read them in high school. In fact, I apparently soaked them up like a sponge, because when looking back recently at the first (unpublished) novel I ever wrote, it was filled with "an's" instead of "if's"!