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!
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.