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!
As always, I come bearing a few teasers this week ^_~ First up:
“‘I need to have meat!’ Young Glaucus complained, ranting that Milo of Croton, the most famous Olympic athlete of all time, had eaten twenty pounds of meat and twenty pounds of bread a day, washed down with eighteen pints of wine. ‘Milo trained by carrying a calf on his shoulders. As it grew day by day and week by week into a full-size ox, the effect was like cumulative weight training. In the end, he ate the whole ox in a single sitting.'” – p. 86, See Delphi and Die by Lindsey Davis
I had to include the entire quote because I thought it was highly amusing. This book was actually sitting on my mum’s bookshelf for a very long while…I was curious about the Didius Falco books so I decided to check out The Silver Pigs (review), the first book in the series, which I highly enjoyed. So now I’m getting around to this book and it’s pretty interesting so far.
“Rickie at once had a rush of sympathy. He, too, looked with reverence at the morsel of jacobean brickwork, ruddy and beautiful amidst the machine-squared stones of the modern apse.” – p. 45, The Longest Journey by E.M. Forster
I am currently re-reading this book, having read it for the first time two years ago (never got around to writing a review for it though). I remember enjoying it because it touched on certain sentiments that I could relate to whole-heartedly (what to do with one’s life, experiencing a period in one’s life where everything is great, etc.).
And my final teaser for this week:
“Her eyes sought his. ‘I don’t know much more than I did when I was alive. Most of the stuff I know now that I didn’t know then I can’t put into words.’
‘Normally people who die stay in their graves,’ said Shadow.” – p. 63, American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Another book that I am re-reading at the moment. I’ve long heard of this book but only picked it up within the last year or so after I heard that HBO was planning on picking it up and adapting it to a miniseries. I thought it was all right the first time I read it but decided to re-visit it again; my thoughts towards it may change now that I’m not spending every waking hour of the day thinking of my thesis. I can definitely see it as an adaptation though, Gaiman’s a wonderful storyteller with quite the imagination, very visual and unique.
And those are my teasers for this week! Hope you enjoyed them =) What are your teasers this Tuesday?