Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share 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! 
My teasers

First, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith:
"It is Midsummer Day -- and as beautiful as its name.  I am writing in the attic; I chose it because one can see Belmotte from the window"  (chapter 12, page 199)

Now, a book I'm going to start today on lunch break; Girl in a Blue Dress by Gaynor Arnold:
"My husband's funeral is today.  And I'm sitting here alone in my upstairs room while half of London follows him to his grave."  (chapter 1, page 1)"

And lastly, The Bedside Book of Beast:  A Wildlife Miscellany by Graeme Gibson:
"In the preceding section on hunting I merely touched on that moment of eye contact between wold and prey, a moment which seemed to be visibly decisive.  Here are hunting wolves doing many inexplicable things (to the human eye).  (in The Conversation of Death, page 19)


Diane said...

Great teaser;I want to read this one too.

Here is mine:


jlshall said...

The Dodie Smith book is one that's been on my TBR list for a long time now - hope I can finally get to it this year. Those are all great teasers! Here's mine.

Lori said...

All are pretty nice teasers. Enjoy your book. Here's Mine.

Hannah Stoneham said...

All of these teasers are very enticing!

Kaye said...

All of them are fabulous teasers. Love the cover for the Girl in a Blue Dress. Have a good week and happy reading. My teaser is here .

everybookandcranny said...

I hadn't heard of Girl in a Blue Dress before. I looked it up on Amazon - sounds like a worthwhile read.

Here's my first teaser post:

Ah Yuan // wingstodust said...

I looooooooove I Capture the Castle! Reading that quote brings back memories. &hearts

Miss Moppet said...

Castle is an old favourite, but I hadn't heard of Girl in a Blue Dress before. I like the opening!

Andi said...

Ohh! The bit from Girl in a Blue Dress is a great teaser.

celi.a said...

I love all of these teasers - they are beautiful and interesting and curious. Great choices!