Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Teaser Tuesday - Two Teasers

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!

I thought I would share two teasers with you all today, one of the book I finished today and the other from the book I started today! The main reason why I wanted to share from the first book is that it was The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett, and my first read for the Terry Pratchett 2010 Reading Challenge. Of course, the only problem with this theory is that it is so darned hard to find the perfect teaser. Here goes a random opening of the book...nope. Flick a few pages...ah, yes, but it is more than two lines. Never mind.

This teaser comes from page 156 of The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett:

"You'll fight us both together?" said Liartes, a tall, wiry man with long black hair.


"That's pretty uneven odds, isn't it?

"Yah. I outnumber you one to two."
The second teaser comes from Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford which I am reading for an upcoming blog tour. I know that War Through the Generations has moved on from WWII to Vietnam, but I could quite happily read WWII books every year!

This teaser comes from page 6. I thought it was appropriate given that it pretty much sets up the premise of the book:

The new hotel owner explained that in the basement she had discovered the belongings of thirty-seven Japanese families who she presumed had been persecuted and taken away. Their belongings had been hidden and never recovered - a time capsule from the war years.


  1. I love The Colour of Magic!! I've not read that book for a couple of years now but I signed up for the Terry Pratchett challenge so I might have to re-read that one soon :o)

  2. Hi Marg,

    Hope you enjoy the book!



  3. Teaser Tuesdays? What a fantastic idea! I love book quotes. Happy reading!

  4. Two for the price of one! Excellent teasers :)

    My teaser this week is creepy but funny! Here's a link.

  5. "Bitter and Sweet" is already on my TBR list. Seems like everybody has been reading it lately. Great teasers!
    Here's mine.

  6. The first book sounds like it would be hilarious.

    The second one sounds very good!

    If you'd like to read my teaser, you can find it HERE

  7. I'll be interested to see what you think of Bitter & Sweet. I've heard a lot about it but wasn't sure if I wanted to read it.

  8. Ooh I like the second teaser! I came across this book when I was browsing in the bookstore this weekend, but didn't know quite enough about it to pick it up. Next time I see it I'll definitely see what it's all about!

  9. Wow.. both reviews sound good!! Waiting for you review of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet!

  10. These both sounds like good books. Great teasers! :)

  11. The Colour of Magic remains my favorite of the Discworld books. My teaser is from Brideshead Revisited.

  12. Both of these books are in my pile for the upcoming year. I recently introduced my husband to Pratchett and he is just loving the books! I am glad he does, now I don't have to feel guilty about collecting them for the challenge!

  13. The Color of Magic sounds like a very interesting book. Guess I need to check it out.

  14. I just love the title and cover-art for Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet!



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