Tuesday, April 6, 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 page I read before I post my teaser. I'm a slow reader and this is an exceptionally long book, so I will probably share multiple teasers over the next few weeks. Here's the third, and I can almost guarantee, last one:

We faced one another in a small silence. I was almost as tall as he. He said, gently: "So now it is goodbye."

"How does one say goodbye to a King who has been given immortality?"

He gave me a strange look. "Shall we meet again, then?"

"We shall meet again, Ambrosius."

The Crystal Cave, by Mary Stewart, p 310

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!


Liz said...

Oh my goodness -- to see that old Mary Stewart book takes me back... She was one of my first "genre" authors, way back in junior high school. I've re-read a few of them over the years and still enjoyed them.

My teaser is from "Confucius Jade," by Frederick Fisher, historical fiction set in China. It's narrated by a descendant of Confucius and concerns (among other things) a fantastic jade carving with mystical properties -- and which 3 billionaires all want. Very enjoyable and boy, will you learn a lot about jade and jade carving!

[[A matched pair of doll-like attendants waited at the entrance, wearing thin white towels, rolled into a scarf tied around the waist, the ends dropping in front. They looked like miniature sumo-wrestlers girding for battle, bowing almost to the floor as Ru Koko entered. Their bodies glistened with sweat; Yoko said that they would have exercised with each other to loosen up hands, elbows, knees, and feet, all used energetically during massages.]]

Joyce DiPastena said...

Thank you so much for sharing, Liz! "Confucius Jade" sounds like a fascinating book!