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!
Her father, who had observed her for so long and spoken so little, had tried again to find words with which to approach her. But silence can breed silence, and the language of his own home had somehow become a mystery to him.
Martin Davies – The Unicorn Road (2009)
And he happened to stand on one of the thin places that Jane and Anthea had darned, so that he was half on plain Scotch heather-mixture fingering*, which has no magic properties at all. The effect of this was that he was only half there – so that the children could just see through him, as though he had been a ghost.
Edith Nesbit – The Phoenix and the Carpet (1904)
*fingering: fine wool for knitting
See these old ads I found through Google search.
Click on the images to get to the original web-pages.
Clutha Leader, Volume XVII, Issue 875, 24 April 1891, Page 3
Wanganui Chronicle , Issue 12873, 20 March 1913, Page 1
As I’m reading both books on my Kindle, there are no page numbers. I just took the quotations from where I happen to be in each book.