Teaser Tuesdays (Apr.17)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• 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!

 My Teaser:

“Once started on a tale of murder, robbery, and sudden death, nothing can tear him from it, not even the call of the division bell, nor of hunger, nor the prayers of the party Whip. He gave up his country house because when he journeyed to it in the train he would become so absorbed in his detective stories that he was invariably carried past his station.”

In the Fog”  by Richard Harding Davis.

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21 comments

    1. I am afraid one of these days the same thing will happen to me too. I commute to my workplace everyday and I read the whole time. Till now I have managed to be fairly alert but you never know when I’d get really engrossed in a book and end up being late for work.

    1. Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog! Sorry couldn’t comment on your blog as I’m still having issues with Blogger hosted blogs with OpenID and Word verification.

      I agree with you about opening sentences. If the opening sentence grabs me I find that I enjoy the book much more.

      Here are the opening line(s) from my current reads,

      In the Fog by Richard Harding Davis,

      “The Grill is the club most difficult of access in the world. To be
      placed on its rolls distinguishes the new member as greatly as though
      he had received a vacant Garter or had been caricatured in ‘Vanity
      Fair.’ “

      Bleak House by Charles Dickens,

      “LONDON. Michaelmas Term lately over, and the Lord Chancellor sitting in Lincoln’s Inn Hall. Implacable November weather. As much mud in the streets as if the waters had but newly retired from the face of the earth, and it would not be wonderful to meet a Megalosaurus, forty feet long or so, waddling like an elephantine lizard up Holborn Hill.”

    1. Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog! Sorry couldn’t comment on your blog as I’m still having issues with Blogger hosted blogs with OpenID and Word verification.

      “Hers is an exceptionally high-pitched scream, and while it won’t break any glasses, it will curdle milk and put the hens off laying.”

      LOL!

    1. Thanks! I love it too when I am so engrossed in a book that I forget about everything else. This used to happen to me a lot more when I was in my early teens. Now it’s kind of rare but I do have the occasional ‘can’t-put-this-down-even-at-the-risk-of-missing-my-stop’ book.

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