Tuesday, July 13, 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 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:
"'My dear fellow,' said Sherlock Holmes, as we sat on either side of the fire in his lodgings at Baker Street, ' life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.  We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence.'" (from "A Case of Identity Theft", pg. 56)
from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky:
"The morning after his ill-fated interview with Dunechka and Rulkheria Alexandrovna had a sobering effect on Peter Petrovich.  To his great displeasure he was compelled little by little to recognize as an accomplished and irrevocable fact what had yesterday appeared to him an almost fantastic occurrence, which still seemed impossible even after it had actually happened."  (Part 5, Chapter 1, pg, 345)
from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee:
"The following Monday afternoon Jem and I climbed the steep front steps to Mrs. Dubose's house and padded down the open hallway.  Jem, armed with Ivanhoe and full of superior knowledge, knocked at the second door on the left."  (Chapter 11, pg. 121)

1 comment:

jlshall said...

Wow, those are three great teasers from three great books! Two of my favorites, and one I've never read (but I'll get around to the Dostoevsky one of these days). Hope you enjoy all your reading this week!My Teaser: Live to Tell