Teaser Tuesday

teaser tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.  Anyone can play along! Grab a book you are reading, open to a random page and pull two sentences. Post the book title, author, and page number. No spoilers, please. 🙂

fatal grace

“Had CC du Poitiers known she was going to be murdered she might have bought her husband, Richard, a Christmas gift. She might even have gone to her daughter’s end of term pageant at Miss Edward’s School for Girls, or ‘girths’ as CC liked to tease her expansive daughter.”
A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny, page 1 (Margot)
Room
” ‘Listen. What we see on TV is… it’s pictures of real things.’
 
That’s the most astonishing I ever heard.”
 Room by Emma Donahue, page 44 (Faith)
the count of monte cristo
“Thus Dantes, who but three months before had no desire but liberty had now not liberty enough, and panted for wealth.  The cause was not in Dantes, but in providence, who, while limiting the power of man, has filled him with boundless desires.” 
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Kobo reader edition, chapter 23  (Molly)
a discovery of witches
“There’s more to the game than protecting your queen,” Hamish said.  “Why do you find it so difficult to remember that it’s the king who’s not expendable?”
 
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, page 119  (Izzy)
house rules
” ‘But you know, with all due respect, Jacob doesn’t just
get ten hours of justice. He gets as much justice as he needs. That’s the whole purpose of the constitutional system.”
 
 House Rules by Jodi Picoult, page 397  (Jehara)                      
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14 Responses to Teaser Tuesday

  1. sally906 says:

    What wonderful teasers!!!!! I am a Louise Penny fan – love that opening sentence. I have The Room on my list and have read House Rules. Am hearing mixed reviews about A Discovery of Witches – love the title though 🙂

  2. Amber says:

    Congrats on your first TT! And WOW you’re reading a lot of books at once!

  3. Kimberly says:

    Ooooh, how fun!

    FDR by Jean Edward Smith, page 190

    “Dr. Keen, for his part, marveled at Eleanor’s devotion. ‘You have been a rare wife and have borne your burden most bravely,’ he wrote in late August.”

  4. Diane says:

    I have A Fatal Grace on my shelves, and have enjoyed several books by Louise Penny in the past; great choice!

  5. Beth F says:

    I’ve been meaning to read Penny. Oh and DIscovery of Witches is up soon for me too.

  6. Bumbles says:

    Margot’s current read sounds more interesting than mine!

  7. Janet says:

    love this!

    Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin, page 232

    “Vera had insisted on sleeping on her couch and offering Mortenson the bed. He opened his eyes to the phantasmagorical vision of the seventy-eight-year-old Vera standing over him in a transparent negligee.”

  8. Margot says:

    My first response at looking at this list of books is, “Wow, we are reading some fantastic books.” I can’t wait to hear about them all.

  9. kaye says:

    you ladies know how to pick them. House Rules sounds good–although I’m a little leery to try Jodi Picoult again. Molly I loved The Count of Monte Cristo.

    • Kimberly says:

      JP is funny for me, because there are a couple of hers that I love, a couple that I really hate, and the rest kind of fall in the middle. I always give her a shot, though.

  10. Sunny says:

    Wow! You’re reading some great books there!! Welcome to TT!!

    Here’s mine:
    http://sunnyreads.blogspot.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesday-red-seas-under-red-skies.html

  11. Amy says:

    These are some awesome teasers!

    Margot’s teaser for A Fatal Grace is funny and poignant. A good example of why I love Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series!

    The teaser from Room is terrific! It reminds me what an amazing book it is. Great choice, Faith!

    What a profound teaser, Molly! It describes more than half the world! I’ve never read The Count of Monte Cristo but now I see why it’s so worth reading if this teaser is a good example of the rest of the text.

    The Discovery of Witches, although not me usually choice of genre, intrigues me. Nice teaser, Izzy, a bit funny too!

    I don’t always like Jodi Picoult’s book but House Rules is a good one. What an interesting teaser you chose, Jehara!

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