Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

Last week I was all excited because my son was given a book to read at school that I have already read! This week is not so exciting. The teacher has changed the book because Mister Monday was too long. Instead the kids have now been allocated The Day My Bum Went Psycho by Andy Griffiths. I am trying to convince my son that he should still Mister Monday but I am not sure how persuasive I am being! Anyway, on to 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!

I am having difficulty deciding which book to use for Teaser Tuesday this week. I am almost finished two books, Superior Saturday by Garth Nix and Venus in Copper by Lindsey Davis. It's a good thing that I am nearly finished because they were due back at the library two days ago! I have also started reading the book I got last night, and I am already carrying my next book around in my bag, mainly because if I hadn't been too busy chatting on the way home on the train tonight I would actually have finished Venus in Copper and been ready to start the next book!

Choices, choices.

I think I will go with Venus in Copper, simply because I love Lindsey Davis' voice in these books. Her Roman detective is cynical and a little shady, with a very rocky love life, but he reminds me of the gumshoe detectives of old - a lot of fun to read!

I am going to bend the rules and post a paragraph. The teaser comes from page 175:

The members of my family saw no reason to alter the habits of a lifetime just because I had produced an Imperial guest. Titus had already edged in, looking startled, before Helena and I could emerge with the kind of refined welcome he had learned to expect. My relations immediately grabbed him and sat him on a stool with a bowl of olives on one knee, to watch his turbot cooking. Next thing I knew everyone seemed to have introduced themselves without waiting for me, Helena was testing the fish with a knife-point, Petronius shoved a full winecup under my elbow, and the chaos redoubled while I stood there like a drowned vole in a thunderstorm.


  1. Ooh, I love Andy Griffiths. I've given that book as a gift to young boys a few times!

  2. That is very visually descriptive writing. If only lightning and rain did drown those darn voles, they dig up our yard. Great teaser!
    Here's my Teaser

  3. Great teaser - certainly sounds like chaos! :)

    Here's my Teaser about the lion and the lamb from Twilight! ~ Wendi

  4. Interesting teaser. I'll be watching for your thoughts on this one.

  5. I love ancient Rome, toss in a gumshoe and hey...Is this one of Dresden's past lives?

  6. I really, really wish my library hadn't lost all copies of this book!