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 a few teasers this week because I’m juggling three novels at the moment (now that I have all of this free time it’s like whoo-hoo, books! for me xD). My first teaser:
“The people of Yorkshire remembered Towton as ‘a great battle’, according to the Arrivall, an official Yorkist account of events, but the memory was bitter because in that battle were slain ‘many of their fathers, their sons, their brethren and kinsmen, and many other of their neighbours.’ The slaughter of Towton broke the power of the great families of the north, and the Lancastrians lost some of their best captains: the Earl of Northumberland, Lord Randolph Dacre of Gilsland, Lord Scrope of Bolton, Sir Richard Percy, Lords Welles Willoughby and Neville, and Sir Andrew Trollope were among the fallen.”
– p. 284, Lancaster and York: The War of the Roses by Alison Weir
That…was a lot longer than I expected when I first started typing that out xD Anyways, this is the current nonfiction book that I’m reading; while I’ve always heard of and roughly knew what the War of the Roses was about, I never really understood the intricacies involved in the conflict. After catching up with GRRM’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, I decided to check out the history behind the War of the Roses. I’ve heard wonderful things about Alison Weir and her work so I chose her volume. I’ve got a third left to go and it’s been a fascinating read; she does a wonderful job at conveying the events of the conflict and the build up to the confrontation.
“Within six months he was the size of a sheep, and at the end of the year he was as big as a colt. In desperation the family began to question whether he would ever stop growing and whether he was really a dog.”
– p. 19, The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
Strange teaser, eh? lol. This book has been on my radar for a very long time now, maybe since I read Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s A Hundred Years of Solitude; I was curious to know what other novels were out there that adopted the magical realism aspect. I’m not that far into the novel but it’s pretty wonderous so far, I’m looking forward to really getting into the story.
“Yes, I had a story, a true story, a story of haunting and evil, fear and confusion, horror and tragedy. But it was not a story to be told for casual entertainment, around the fireside upon Christmas Eve.”
– p. 21, The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
The last of my teasers for today =P I’ve heard of this story casually in passing but it wasn’t until the trailer to newest adaptation coming out next year (starring Daniel Radcliffe) that my attention really turned to this novel. It’s a very slim volume and I’m looking forward to reading it; I consider it my Hallowe’en read =P