Return of Teaser Tuesday!

March 30, 2010 at 12:10 am 9 comments

With the temporary suspension of the LT Classics Challenge, it’s the perfect time to revisit our Teaser Tuesday series, originally started by Marg over at Adventures of an Intrepid Reader. For those of you who haven’t seen this before, basically the idea is to pick up whatever book you’re reading, open it to a random page, and post two sentences from between lines 7-12 on that page.

Here’s what I’m reading this week:

Drood by Dan Simmons

“As we reached the tunnel and began the cool stroll through it, Kate asked, ‘What are you and Father doing on all those long, secretive nights, Wilkie? Even Charles doesn’t seem to know.'”

Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman

“I know how Kipling felt. Pen-bereavement is a serious condition.”

Personal Days by Ed Park

“Those of us who smoke have to do it outside, creating a slovenly knot on the sidewalk about thirty times a day. Workers from other offices in the building also congregate here to light up, of course, and though at first some of us tried to make small talk, now barely a nod passes between the various factions.”

So…what are you all reading? Give us some teasers in the comments!

– KT


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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. silverseason  |  March 30, 2010 at 2:33 am

    Father Zeus, you that in majesty govern the blazing lightning, destroy him beneath your thunderbolt!
    …from Oedipus the King by Sophocles, translated by Bernard Knox

    • 2. KT  |  March 30, 2010 at 9:39 am

      Ooh, excellent!

  • 3. Corey  |  March 30, 2010 at 11:20 am

    I’m so excited you’re reading Ex Libris! Are you enjoying it?! *spazzes*

    • 4. KT  |  March 30, 2010 at 7:46 pm

      OH MY GOD IT’S SO GOOD. *spazzes similarly*

      • 5. Corey  |  March 31, 2010 at 5:13 am

        Thank goodness! It’s my favorite book (seriously–I’ve thought long and hard about this) so I was worried you wouldn’t like it! Anne Fadiman is an essay-goddess.

  • 6. Britney  |  March 30, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I also love Ex Libris!

  • 7. Natalie  |  March 30, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    “There was a hurried movement from the outside hall. To Michaelangelo’s amazement Savonarola brushed past him, so close that he could have seized his arm.”
    From The Agony and the Ecstacy, by Irving Stone

    • 8. KT  |  March 30, 2010 at 8:30 pm

      This sounds like such a good book! Is that a particularly interesting quote, or is the whole book like that?

      • 9. Natalie  |  March 31, 2010 at 8:32 am

        The whole book is like that, surprisingly enough. A lot of it focuses on the political intrigue and drama of the Italian rulers for whom Michelangelo worked, and there was no shortage of danger for him. Stone has a particularly riveting writing style, though; even the parts of the book that focus on Michelangelo sculpting and painting manage to be exciting.


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