Been a while since I’ve done one of these!
TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
– 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!
– Should Be Reading
I have three teasers to share today! xD Here’s the first one:
“The tavern was full of legal and medical students from various countries who filled the air with their Latin, punctuated with jokes and swear words in other languages. Modino recognised the guttural sounds of German and Danish, the French words with the stress on the last syllable, the singsong of Spanish.”
– p. 1 -2, Chapter IX, Inquisition by Alfredo Colitto
Sorry that I don’t have a precise page for this blockquote (and the next), I’m actually reading this on my Kobo eReader. I got this eBook for a very low price and after seeing it a lot at the bookstore, I decided to check it out. It’s pretty interesting so far, with lots of twists and turns with the political situation in medieval Italy/Europe at the time.
“No servant announced him; he came into the room as one who had the right, and as he shut the door, remarked humourously: ‘Dear Caroline, you’ve a new porter. Did you tell him to shut the door in my face?'”
– p. 3, Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer
Reading another Heyer novel on my Kobo; I got it yesterday thanks to a coupon promotion. It’s a pretty fun read so far, which is something I enjoy with Heyer’s novels =)
“Amid the car lots and body shops that stretched along Leningrad Prospect the Casino of the Golden Khan was a fantasy of Oriental domes and minarets. Outside crouched the Russian winter.”
– p. 146, Stalin’s Ghost by Martin Cruz Smith
I’ve been reading this book actually to and from work; needed something to pass the time as the metro ride can be quite long (when I’m not sleeping out of exhaustion). This is the first book I’ve read by Martin Smith and it’s pretty interesting so far, right up my alley of all things Russian and Soviet history xD