Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Should Be Reading. Here's how you play:

* Grab your current read.
* Let the book fall open to a random page.
* Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
* You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
* Please avoid spoilers!

It's one of those weeks, I have three books on the go. Enjoy!

Teaser # 1:
People speak of the way in which harp-playing sets off a graceful figure; spinning is almost as becoming an employment. A woman stands at the great wool-wheel, one arm extended, the other holding thread, her head thrown back to take in all the scope of her occupation; or if it is the lesser spinning-wheel for flax, - and it was this that Silvia moved forwards to-night - the pretty sound of the buzzing, whirring motion, the attitude of the spinner, foot and hand alike engaged in the business - the bunch of gay coloured ribbon that ties the bundle of flax on the rock - all make it into a picturesque piece of domestic business that may rival harp-playing any day for the amount of softness and grace which it calls out.
~ taken from page 36 of Sylvia's Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell

Teaser # 2:
I refused to believe that God was angry with my father. God must know, as I did, that Dermot Mac Murrough was no monster.
taken from page 57 of Strongbow: The Story of Richard and Aoife by Morgan Llywelyn

Teaser # 3:
He was almost absentminded about it, simple seeing something that he knew they would enjoy and purchasing it on the spot. It was endearing.
taken from page 117 of Mr & Mrs Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Became One by Sharon Lathan

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Lisa said...

this sounds like something I like to read

Here's mine.

Ana T. said...

Ahhh Leya I've been looking for a book about Aoife and Strongbow ever since I first read The Conquered Heart and now I just saw your post and found it. I hope you are enjoying it because I am adding it to my WL right now. :-)

Jennifer said...

Excellent teasers. I am a fan of Lathan's novels. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/04/teaser-tuesdays-in-shadow-of-cypress.html

Calico Crazy said...

A great collection of teasers. My teaser is up at Calico Contemplations.

Nise' said...

Of the three, Sylvia's Lover's has my attention. Was not a fan of The Two Shall Become One as much as others were.

Lori said...

Oi 3 at a time...Cool teasers. I hope that you will enjoy your books. [My Tuesday Teaser]

Kaye said...

Ooh, the Gaskell one souns delightful. I hope you're enjoying the book. My TT is from The Seventh Witch and can be found here