February 1, 2011 at 4:13 pm Corey
I’m getting this Teaser Tuesday in under the wire! (Unless you live in Hawaii, in which case this is in at midday. Ah time zones.) For those of you unfamiliar with our sporadic Teaser Tuesdays, the idea is to pick up whatever book you’re reading, open it to a random page, and post a sentence or two from between lines 7-12 on that page. And away we go!
“Ghosts, devils, spirits walking at night. Most common are stories concerning a ferocious black wild creature, half devil, half beast, stalking the countryside when times are bad, snatching children and livestock.”
—From Kate Mosse’s Sepulchre
“It was a badge of honor to own a book in which there were more penciled annotations and comments and footnotes than lines of printed text…I wonder whoever bought a new one?”
—From Susan Hill’s Howard’s End is on the Landing: A Year of Reading from Home
“It should be recalled that even this literature reflected a social reality, it was the reality of only a narrow stream of the female population, namely noblewomen.”
—From Shulamith Shahar’s The Fourth Estate: A history of women in the Middle Ages
(Okay, you got me, this is for a class. But it was the “Recommended Reading” list, not the required one, so it’s sort of pleasure reading…)
“Early ethnologists who did a reckoning of wolf tail postures identified at least thirteen different tail carriages, conveying thirteen distinguishable messages. As per the antithesis thesis, tails held high indicate confidence, self-assertion, or excitement from interest or aggression, while low-hanging tails indicate depression, stress, or anxiety.”
—From Alexandra Horowitz’s Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know
What are you reading? Give us a taste!
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