Tuesday, March 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

from To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf:
"Knitting her reddish-brown hairy stocking, with her head outlined absurdly by the gilt frame, the green shawl which she had tossed over the edge of the frame, and the authenticated masterpiece by Michael Angelo, Mrs. Ramsay smoothed out what had been harsh in her manner a moment before, raised his head, and kissed her little boy on the forehead.  'Let us find another picture to cut out," she said.'"  (chapter 5, page 48)
from The Flint Anchor by Sylvia Townsend-Warner:
"The midsummer sun brought out the sunblinds, stewed gooseberries disagreed with Ellen.  At midsummer too Number 5 Prospect Terrace was rented by a new tenant -- a most interesting character, said Madame Bon, who had produced him."  (chapter 5, page 50)
from American Gothic Tales edited by Joyce Carol Oates:
"On her limbs was the stiffness of death, and on her face, in the fading light of the sun, the terror of something more than death. Her lips were parted in entreaty, in dismay, in agony; and on her bloodless brow and cheeks there glowed the marks of ten hideous wounds from two vengeful ghostly hands."  ("The Romance of Certain Old Clothes" by Henry James, page 120)

2 comments:

celi.a said...

Great teasers. I have to say I'm most curious about the first - the last one just sounds a bit too gruesome for me! But they're all very good.

If you'd like, you can check out my teaser here.

Lori said...

I hope that you enjoy your book. Here's My Teaser