Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Should be Reading:

  • 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!

My teaser today comes from page 167 of Veil of Lies by Jeri Westerson. Jeri recently guest posted at Historical Tapestry and so I am supposed to have read this already. Should be getting to it by the end of the week, but in the meantime it sits at the top of the pile of books setting near to my computer. It's also a bit more than a couple of sentences, but I think it is worth it.

"That's right!" she screamed, throwing back her head and staring at each tight-lipped Walcote in the circle. "Why should I? I'd given up enough, haven't I? Peace of mind. Me soul. Which of you would go back to being a servant? I'd a done anything to stay where I was!"


  1. "Until they go, collapsing the metal walls, pigeons that already love to nest atop refinery tours will speed the corruption of carbon steel with their guano, and rattlesnakes will nest in the vacant structures below."

    This is a quote from pg 179 of "The World Without Us" by Alan Weisman. I just started reading it and it is fabulously poetic and vivid.

  2. "Eddie plopped himself on the couch and patted the cushion next to him. I leapt on it excitedly, unaware of how intensely unsatisfying our conversation would be: in all my anticipating, I had completely forgotten that Eddie was the world's worst storyteller."

    "A Fraction of the Whole", by Steve Toltz, page 186.

  3. "Bess could not resist such an appeal. No one had ever needed or trusted her as much as Georgiana. But that didn't prevent her from extracting her own reward."

    "Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire", page 189.

  4. "Bess could not resist such an appeal. No one had ever needed or trusted her as much as Georgiana. But that didn't prevent her from extracting her own reward."

    "Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire", page 189.

  5. Sorry Marg about the double comment.

  6. "Anyhow, it's hard to be depressed with Linda babbling beside me, trying to get me to buy a giant purple fur hat, and asking of the lousy dinner we ate one night, "Are these called Mrs. Paul's Veal Sticks?". She is a firefly, this Linda."

    "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert. pg 107

  7. The effect was miraculous: polenta was demystified. I get it! It's white-trash food! A southerner's devotion to cornmeal, I should explain, comes close to rivaling a northern Italian's...

    From Heat, by Bill Buford, page 149

  8. I was rather amused to see the alacrity with which, when this slight service was over, they all prepared to assist me in the formation of a huge plum-pudding for the Sunday's dinner. Stoning plums and chopping suet seemed to afford them immense pleasure - I suppose it was a novelty; and, contrary to the fact implied in the old adage, "too many cooks spoil the broth," our pudding turned out A1.

    - A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia in 1852-53 by Mrs Charles Clacy

  9. "Thirty-five next month." The truth the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. She would be the witness from hell.

    -Janet Fitch, White Oleander

  10. I could swear the beams seemed to bend around him, as if trying to touch as much of that opalescent skin as possible. "We have common cause: we both want the girl," he informed me.

    "Midnight's Daughter" by Karen Chance, page 244

  11. Leonie looked down and saw, or imagined she saw, red marks spreading across her cold, upturned hands. Scars in the form of a figure eight on its side upon her pale skin.

    "Sepulchre" - Kate Mosse, pg 226

  12. I really must try to remember to pick up Sepulchre. I read Labyrinth and thought it was a good read. Not a great one, but certainly readable.

    Cam, I am certainly intrigued by your teaser, and I am intending to look up more details of that book!

    Vickie, that's another book that I have been meaning to read at some point. Have you seen the movie?

    Michael, I have that on my list to read because it was nominated for the Booker.

    Thanks to everyone for dropping by and commenting.