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!
Happy Tuesday! Here’s some teasers from the books that I’m currently reading:
Dantes had not been a day on board before he had a very clear idea of the men with whom his lot had been cast. Without having been in the school of the Abbe Faria, the worthy master of The Young Amelia (the name of the Genoese tartan) knew a smattering of all the tongues spoken on the shores of that large lake called the Mediterranean, from the Arabic to the Provencal, and this, while it spared him interpreters, persons always troublesome and frequently indiscreet, gave him great facilities of communication, either with the vessels he met at sea, with the small boats sailing along the coast, or with the people without name, country or occupation, who are always seen on the quays of seaports, and who live by hidden and mysterious means which we must suppose to be a direct gift of providence, as they have no visible means of support.
– 16%, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
LMAO, I didn’t expect that second sentence to be that long! I started reading this book on my eReader the other day and I’m really loving it so far. Alexandre Dumas is proving to be one of my favourite classic French authors (enjoyed The Three Musketeers (review) and La Dame Aux Camelias (review)). I don’t know why but I’m actually pretty surprised at the character depth in this novel and the story overall just grabs your attention.
And here’s a teaser from the second book I’m reading right now:
We would eat crumbs they swept out for birds. We was worst than birds, we was desperate as rats.
– p. 8, My Notorious Life by Kate Manning
I’ve started reading a galley copy of this novel some time ago but because my eReader’s having trouble reading pdfs I’m forced to read this on my laptop (hence I’m not as far as I’d like to be reading it). The start of this novel was actually quite a kicker, definitely had me curious. The grammar’s sort of driving me up the wall now that I’ve started the chapters, but as it’s reflective of the character and where/when she is so I’ll try to calm the grammar person in me =P Curious to see where this novel heads! (Am also loving this book cover!)
Anyways, those are my two teasers for this week! What books are you reading and have featured? =)