Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Teaser Tuesday

“The beautiful light faded slowly. The great darkness and silence came and these suddenly changed to the dazzlement of day and the great soft, rustling sound of London, that is like some vast beast turning over in its sleep.”

Edith Nesbit  - The Story of the Amulet (1906)
(3rd book in the ‘Psammead trilogy’)

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!


  1. Today, I can post two sentences from my current read without risking to be banned forever for use of obscene language:

    Light poured in through the terminal's multi-storied glass wall, and she recalled a line from a Serbian poem: "The blind man is not hindered by eyes". Sunlight shone down like a plea to the people to see, to reject the blindness that allows the darkness of revenge to fester and explode.

    My current read is "The Dead Saint" by Marilyn Brown Oden, crime fiction with the main character being a female bishop from New Orleans. Quite the page-turner, I must admit.

  2. Oh, now I miss London even more! This sounds very prosaic, which is a compliment! I like it :)
    Thanks for sharing, here's my Tuesday Post!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  3. I am reading Killer Among Us book 3 in the Women of Justice books.
    Kits ponytail slapped her back, keeping rhythm with her feet. "That's one thing I wanted to talk to you about. You are a law student at the same college these victims went to. You need to watch your back....

  4. An interesting description, it makes me think of all the smoke and pollution in Ye Olde London Towne.

  5. Very descriptive. I must read this Psammead trilogy.

    I'm currently reading Stephen Saylor "Roman Blood" - a historical crime. My two sentences (OK it is three sentences but you know I always cheat where these memes are concerned.)-
    Romans! The word came out of her mouth like venom. Only a native of Alexandria can pronounce the name of the world's capital with such withering disgust.

  6. Well I hate to be the person being a bit perplexed by Ms Nesbit's description but "the great soft, rustling sound of London, that is like some vast beast turning over in its sleep." really doesn't sound like a very apposite description to me at all. Sorry.

  7. You were never there in 1906, though, GB - no more than me ;-) ...


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