Tuesday, October 19, 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. 

Actually, I have two Tuesday Teasers for you this week. Thanks to too many sleepless nights in a row, I finished Redemption a few nights ago and started another new read, Flame-Colored Taffeta. So I'll share a tease from each of them with you.

Teaser from Redemption: The Story of Jonah:

It came up out of the sea and gaped open a black cavern before him. Then Jonah had felt himself falling with a great rush of water into the cavern. All turned black...and silent.

From Redemption, by Susan Dayley, p 97

Teaser from Flame-Colored Taffeta:

Damaris saw a heart roughly shaped in wax, about the size of the palm of her hand or maybe a little larger. The thing looked innocent enough, but Genty had something else in the hollow of her other hand. Five long blackthorne spines. She picked up the heart and deliberately and precisely drove the thorns into it.

From Flame-Colored Taffeta, by Rosemary Sutcliff,
p 74

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.

No comments: