Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays - Re-Reading

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!

I'm re-reading one of my very favorite series, the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde, and I'm on the second book, Lost in a Good Book. It's a tough call whether I adore Thursday or her brilliant creator more. There's so much going on in these books that it's tough to pick a couple of sentences that will make any sort of sense to someone new to the series, so this is longer than two sentences. Thursday is talking to Marianne Dashwood in Sense & Sensibility:

"Don't we have to be careful as to what we say?" I managed to utter, looking around nervously.

"Goodness me, no!" exclaimed Marianne with a delightful giggle. "The chapter is over, and besides, this book is written in the third person. We are free to do what we please until tomorrow morning, when we depart for Devon. The next two chapters are heavy with exposition--I hardly have anything to do, and I say even less! You look confused, poor thing! Have you been into a book before?"

5 comments:

JoAnn said...

I've heard so many good things about these books! Great teaser.

fantaghiro23 said...

Gasp, a fellow Fforde fan! I love all of Fforde's books. You're right--it's hard to choose just two sentences to give people an idea of what goes on. But the ones you chose are great enough.:)

Happy rereading!

Nise' said...

My mom tell me I should read this series. She loves it.

Phyl said...

I loved the first book or two of the Thursday Next series. I wasn't as crazy about the last two (now three, I gather). But the premise of the series is absolutely brilliant.

Great teaser!

My own teaser is at Bookishgal. (Even though the comment form makes me sign in with a blogger account I never use any more.)

The Blonde Diaries said...

That is a pretty neat teaser. I am not familiar with these books but they sound interesting.