Tuesday, July 28, 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!

  • For the first time ever I think I was really conscious today of looking for a teaser for tonight. The main reason is because I really wanted to find a quote which represented the reasons why I love reading this series - the humour, the mystery, the great characters, the fun locations. That's a lot for two lines to represent though, so in the end, despite searching while I was reading, I have ended up just opening the book and choosing from a random page, and then I cheated and chose more than two sentences!

    My teaser this week comes from page 248 of Lord of the Silent, book number 13 in the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters:

    I put my empty glass on the table and stood up. Emerson remained seated. '...like an avalanche,' he muttered, staring into space. 'Get out of the way...only chance...nine people and the cat...'


    1. I've yet to read any Elizabeth Peters, although I know several people who have recommended her to me. I know I would enjoy her books!

    2. Hahah! I don't know if it's supposed to be hilarious, but those lines made me chuckle. Just the sort of mumblings that you can't figure out, know are important, and yet sound absurd.

      Great teaser.

      Check out mine here.

    3. Intriguing teaser! Hope you enjoy the book, and I look forward to your review!

    4. Nice teaser. I haven't read any Elizabeth Peters - think i'll try to get the first book if this is a series

    5. K, the first book is Crocodile on the Sandbank.

      Melissa, I am very much enjoying it!

      Celi.a, they are very much meant to be funny and fit right in with the events and the characters of the people involved!

      Kiirstin, they are lots of fun!

      Gautami, they are lots of fun

    6. What a fun teaser. Now we want to know what happens next!

      I've read one of the books, the first one in the series, and should really go back for more. There are quite a few books right?

    7. I love this series too. I have read most of them over the years but all out of order. I've just started again from the first book and hope to read them in order (not one after the other though - don't like doing that)