Tuesday, November 18, 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!

This week's teaser comes from page 257 of Angelique and the King by Sergeanne Golon:

"I am sure, Sire, that if you had been able to meet him yourself, instead of your ambassadors, these difficulties would not have arisen. you have a gift for detecting a person's true character at a glance."

The Sire in question is Louis XIV of France, also known as The Sun King. I have no idea who is causing the difficulties!


  1. And how are you enjoying the book?

  2. So far so good! Angelique definitely leads a very adventurous life!

  3. It struck me, also, in her favor, that her spirits had before been depressed by the presence of the odious Lady Elizabeth and were now revived by being absent from her. pg. 252, "Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire" by Amanda Forman.

  4. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks.

    He felt the simple elation of his victory, the fact thqt i was he who had won, who had persuaded Isabelle against the weight of convention and sound argument to do the difficult and dangerous thing. And there was the deeper happiness of being with this woman, whome he loved ...
    (pg. 96 trade paperback)


  5. Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier

    "But then he saw the pale face and black eyes with the bitter look, he saw the woman walking on the rim of the abyss through the room of the brother, whose death could not be, and now the words no longer sounded imperious, but rather like a cry for help from the hoarse throat with the mysterious black velvet ribbon."
    (pg 175. Hardback, Grovepress. Translated from German by Barbara Harshav)

  6. It's been awhile but I actually participated this week! I've never heard of Sergeanne Golon before...