Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (44)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at 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 what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and the author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.

I generally do things a little differently. Since I read and review several books a week, I like to post a teaser from each one. Here are this weeks teasers:

Jane Eyre (Readable Classics) by Charlotte Bronte and Wayne Josephson, page 84. I was becoming ungrateful for my privileges of security and ease. It would have done me good to be tossed around in the storms of an uncertain, struggling life, to be taught by rough and bitter experience to long for the calm which I now complained about.

A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness - And a Trove of Letters - Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression by Ted Gup, page 74. ...For myself, I can get along on nothing, but I have a wife and daughter to think of besides myself - and they certainly need shoes and clothing. We have been trying to get along on cast off clothes from other persons, but it's rather a hard chore.

The Taming of the Wolf by Lydia Dare, page 49. Of course, it would be a battle of wills with her. She was used to being in charge. To doing what she wanted to do. And probably no more than that. She was utterly delightful.

Desperate Duchesses (Desperate Duchesses - Book 1) by Eloisa James. Within a half hour, Roberta had made several important decisions. The first was that she had had enough humiliation. She wanted a husband who would never, under any circumstances, make a public display of himself or those around him.

Child of the Northern Spring (Guinevere Trilogy - Book 1) by Persia Woolley, page 1. I, Guinevere, Celtic Princess of Rheged and only child of King Leodegrance, woke to a clatter of activity in the stableyard. The sound of gruff orders and jingling harnesses was accompanied by swearing and grunting and the occasional stomp of a large, impatient hoof.

Christmas at Harrington's by Melody Carlson, page 121. If only she could be sure... if she just had some assurance that she really would rest in peace. Or perhaps even end up in a happier place. But how was she to know where she might end up afterward?

From the Dead by John Herrick page, 149. Though he understood her reply and figured the receptionist screened all unexpected visitors, Jesse felt like an object of the woman's scrutiny. "I'm ... his son."

Love's First Light by Jamie Carie, page 155. Christophe stumbled down the street into the white light of a city square. He gazed up at the scaffolding and then the guillotine itself. It was just a short distance from Robespierre's door. How convenient, he thought in a distracted way.


gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful teasers! Sounds like great reads.

Teaser Tuesday: Trapped on Mystery Island by John Howard Reid

Belinda said...

You always have such great teasers! I liked some of these alot :) You can find my teaser at The Bookish Snob

Christin said...

Great teasers as always! Loved Jane Eyre - I'll have to look into some of the others!

Come see my teaser at Between the Covers

fredamans said...

Great teasers!


Anonymous said...

Here is my teaser from The Lodestone Book One: The Sea of Storms by Mark Whiteway (Prologue):

It was early in the afternoon, when Kal first saw the flying rock.

Well, perhaps "flying" was a slight exaggeration; a subtle embellishment that he might have used later when trying to impress his younger brother, or his friends after third-day prayers. It was a least enough to break Kal out of his reverie. Hymarr's reaction was the last thing he had expected.

He has been rehearsing in his mind for days beforehand how he would ask her to accompany him to the Spring Gratitude Service. That morning, as he lay in his bedchamber, before even Ali-Gan, the yellow sun, has risen over the western horizon, he determined that today was going to be the day.

Miss Page-Turner said...

Uh Jane Eyre, this is on my classics reading list! Thanks for sharing. I really like to dream away reading those novels:)
Here is my Teaser

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Joy Tamsin David said...

That Jamie Carie book has been on my to read list for a while. Looks good.

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

I LOVE Jane Eyre! Great teaser - it really shows Bronte's talent for prose =)