Tuesday, August 21, 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!

As I noted in my last What Am I Reading Now post, I'm behind in sharing my Tuesday Teasers with you, so here are teasers from the last two books I read, plus the book I'm reading now.

From A Lady by Any Other Name, by Jennifer Kitchens:

He set the heavy ring on the table when she didn't take it from him. She couldn't. She couldn't move. The room spun and blurred as her eyes filled with pain. Henry was gone. Two weeks ago she had been a bride, and now she was a widow."

(From A Lady by Any Other Name, 2% Kindle version)

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From Black Ships Before Troy, by Rosemary Sutcliff:

Then [Hector] gave him back to Andromache, his arms for the moment around them both, holding as though he did not know how to let them go. "Dear, cease the weeping. Go back to your women and set them to women's work. War is the work for men."

(From Black Ships Before Troy, p 39)

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And this is from the book I'm reading now, The Wanderings of Odysseus, by Rosemary Sutcliff:

And the pale ghosts came, eager to sniff the blood. Shades of brides who had died long ago, and youths and unhappy old men, and warriors who had fallen in battle, their spears shadowy in their hands, their wounds still upon them. And Odysseus, with fear clamped cold in his belly, bade his men flay the sheep and burn the sacred portions to Hades and Persephone.

(From The Wanderings of Odysseus, p 34)

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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.

3 comments:

Julie Wallace said...

I knew Tuesday Teaser had a really nice ring to it when I named my sentence teaser for book two Zenobia- Challenging a Legend. Now I see why... so I have to come up with something different. Any suggestions since I obviously like your ideas?hehe! Oh, I might as well do a TT while I'm here.
"A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness Pg 148
"Why is my age important?"
"I'm a Historian. If somebody tells me he remembers when chocolate was introduced into France or a comet passing overhead in 1811, its difficult not to be curious about the other events he might have lived through."

Joyce DiPastena said...

Oh, I love your teaser! I might have to check out "A Discovery of Witches."

I think it's okay to use Tuesday Teaser on your blog. I'm actually supposed to call mine Teaser Tuesday, but I flipped it around because I liked the sound of it better. Titles ( like Tuesday Teaser) aren't copyrightable, so you're not breaking any rules if you use it for something different than the way I'm using it.

If you wanted to go with a different day, you could try something like Saturday or Sunday Sample.

Concise Reviews By Michelle said...

Nice ones, :)
Here is mine
Teaser Tuesday & Tuesday Intros Post