Tuesday, April 28, 2009

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 nearly didn't do Teaser Tuesday this week, because I am still reading a couple of books that I have been going with for a while, simply because they are both very big books!

The Terror by Dan Simmons is a really long book at 769 pages. I am enjoying it a lot but I will be glad when I can close it for the last time and say 'done'. I do have another book by this author on my bookshelves to read soon as well (Drood), which is even longer! The other book I am still reading is Cross Stitch which is another huge novel at 863 pages. I was so tempted to just go through and pick out some of my favourite quotes. The problem with this book is choosing which quotes to use as there are so many great lines!

This week's teaser comes from page 498 of The Terror. I am posting a whole paragraph because I think it works much better for this teaser:

I know that Captain Crozier is especially Devestated by the Loss.. His face was so Pale when He came into camp this morning sometime after 2:00 a.m. that I would have staked my Professional Reputation on the opinion that it could not grow any paler. But it did upon his hearing the News. Even his lips became as white as the ice-pack snow we have been staring at now for the better part of three years.


  1. Great teaser ~ I have been looking forward to reading The Terror. Have you found it well worth the time??

  2. The Terror was in a prize pack I won last year but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet. That's a great teaser though!

    Here's mine!

  3. You are reading some lengthly books! I am listening to Cross Stitch (Outlander).

  4. Good one. That book gets terrific reviews.

  5. Looks like you are destined to reading long, long books.

  6. You're reading some real chunksters there! Looking forward to hearing what you think about Cross Stitch :)

  7. Good one! I won this book and am looking forward to reading it!

  8. It has been a while since I have been here, life kind of got in the way:)

    Here is mine:Georgianna, The Duchess Of Devonshire by Amanda Forman page 378. "The Duke made it clear which daughter he preferred-the illegitimate Caroline or the legitimate Harryo-when he decided their marriage portions."

    I have a few chunkster books on my shelf. I am just to exhausted to read them:) he he

  9. The Terror is a fabulous book! I loved it. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

    My teaser is here.

  10. Wow - two long books!! Your teaser is great, and I can only imagine what news he received!

    Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

  11. I have The Terror on my shelf but haven't read it yet. I agree, it is a long book, so I hope it's good.

  12. Wow! You are living in the land of chunksters.
    Good luck and Godspeed :)