Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read

  • Open to a random page

  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
    BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

  • MizB changed the wording for the Teaser Tuesday blurb ages ago but I have only just managed to change it here. Normally I just copy and paste the top bit each week and then do whatever in the rest of the post!

    So, this week's teaser comes from a chunkster of a book that I have been reading for a few days now. I am really enjoying it, and will definitely be reading more from this author but at 864 pages long it is going to take me a couple more train trips to get through yet! The book is A Hollow Crown by Helen Hollick, which is about Queen Emma and King Cnut, who ruled England in the early 1000s, and the quote comes from page 405:

    The tactic here was to kill or mortally wound as many English as possible, and to thrust through, direct and as rapidly as possible, to this bastard of a man who was calling himself King.

    A good tactic, but one difficult to perform, for the other side was trying the selfsame thing.


    1. I really liked this book when I read it! I hope you're liking it too. Nice teaser!

    2. Good teaser, happy reading! I'll have to look this book up.

    3. Great teaser, I haven't read anything by this author but have heard good things!

    4. That was a funny teaser--I love a little humor in books about war.

    5. Hi!
      I have heard of this book, it is on my TBR list. Have a great day!!


    6. eek that is a long book! It does sound interesting so hopefully you'll be able to flip through those pages fairly quickly.

    7. I loved your teaser and will be putting this book on my wish list. It sounds like something I would really enjoy.

    8. That's definitely a chunkster! Looking forward to your review... I love historical fiction although I realize I tend to go back only a few centuries in my reading choices.