Teaser Tuesdays (April 13)
As per her blog intro: 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!
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This week I’m actually reading three books at once (I’m terrible like that), so I decided to include teasers from all of them. Aren’t you lucky?
In times of stress Jack Aubrey had two main reactions: he either became aggressive or he became amorous; he longed either for the violent catharsis of action or for that of making love. He loved a battle: he loved a wench.
— p.237, Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brien
All the brothers. The wives and girlfriends. Big people squashed along the long table. The priest. I can’t remember his name. A real lemon-sucker. O’Hanlon, I think. Father O’Hanlon. Grace before meals, grace after meals. All the aunties still wearing their hats.
— p.136, The Woman Who Walked into Doors by Roddy Doyle
Master stopped to sip his tea. “They will teach you that a white man called Mungo Park discovered River Niger. That is rubbish. Our people fished in the Niger long before Mungo Park’s grandfather was born. But in your exam, write that it was Mungo Park.”
“Yes, sah.” Ugwu wished that this person called Mungo Park had not offended Master so much.
— p.11, Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Leave a comment with a link to your own Teaser if you like!