Tuesday, June 5, 2012

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 a teaser. I'm a slow reader, so you may get multiple teasers per book from me. Here's a third teaser from The Conquering Family, by Thomas B. Costain:

[King Philip of France], who had an arrogant way of speech, pretended surprise when they stood in front of him. He asked:

"Where is Arthur of Brittany?"

There was no answer they could give to that, so neither Englishman made any comment.

From The Conquering Family, p 218

(The Conquering Family is  a non-fiction book that tells the story of three kings of England: Henry II, Richard I (the Lion Heart) and John. This excerpt is from the section on John.)

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.

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