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 teaser!
This week I have two teasers. One from the novel I’m reading and one from the nonfiction work I’m reading. Enjoy!
“Not encouraging, I own,” said Fairway, ” ‘Get out of my sight, you slack-twisted, slim-looking maphrotight fool,’ is rather a hard way of saying No. But even that might be overcome by time and patience, so as to let a few grey hairs show themselves in the hussy’s head.”
pg. 32, The Return of the Native, by Thomas Hardy
“The real saga of God, the Founding Fathers, and the making of a nation is a tale that opens with swashbuckling adventurers searching for gold in Virginia and sturdy but strict Puritans trying to create a Christian commonwealth in New England. The drama is America’s drama, from George Washington to Ronald Reagan, from the Civil War to civil rights.”
pg. 6, American Gospel: God, The Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation, by Jon Meacham
Hahaha funny curse
I found it pretty funny!
hehe, funny teaser from Hardy. I don’t know what it is about sarcasm or insults between characters that make me laugh… Thanks for stoppin’ by!
Happy Reading 🙂
It was quite the insult! Happy reading to you!
Never knew Hardy was so entertaining! Thanks for stopping by.
I am surprised by it as well. Pleasantly surprised.
A classic! Great teaser.
Thanks for checking out my Teaser Tuesday. Happy Reading! Jen @ A Reader’s Journey
He Jen. Thanks for stopping by!
I’m just trying to imagine the Hardy quote translated to modern english… I’m sure it would sound far more profane lol
I think you are right…much more!
lol The first one is funny. Great teasers! :]
Thanks for stopping by my teaser tuesday as well!
The first one made me chuckle. What a way to shoot someone down.
LOL! Great teasers!
Oops…..here’s my teaser
That curse is a real tongue-twister! LOL
Thanks for sharing….
Here’s MY TT POST
Great Teasers! I love the one from Thomas Hardy. The American Gospel sounds interesting too. Thanks for stopping by To Read or Not To Read. Happy Tuesday.
Quite serious reads! Enjoy! Here’s a tease from my current read.
Thanks for your teaser. Very intriguing.
The first one is pretty funny! Hope you enjoy your books!
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Have a GREAT day!
Thanks Jessica. Happy Reading!
I’m intrigued by “American Gospel” – it sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the teaser!
I’m only 40 pages into it, but I’m finding it to be a great read. Informative, but not boring!
Haha. Great teasers! Thanks!
Both are great teasers. The first one is quite amusing and the second one is a great way to really captivate a reader in a non-fiction book.
Thanks Crystal! The non-fiction is entertaining which I’m happy about since sometimes they can be a bit dry.
Both sound really interesting – especially the non-fiction work. Thanks for sharing!!
Thanks Violette. Swashbucklers sound fun!
Love that first one! I still have Thomas Hardy on my long TBR list. Thanks for stopping by mine.
He’s been on my list forever. I’m finally getting to it and I’m surprised by his sense of humor.
Thanks. My FIL will love this one!! I’m go to go grab it right away — Christmas is coming!
You’re right Christmas is coming…can’t wait for more books!
Loved the first teaser! Thanks for visiting mine!
The first one does stand out.
Great teaser! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog. 🙂
I love that teaser! I am glad you shared!
My Tuesday Teaser
Kristin @ Better Read Than Dead
Thanks Kristin! Love yours.
Wonder who made him mad?! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for stopping by The Bookish Babes blog!
I LOVE the name of your blog!
Hahah, I love the first teaser!
It is funny. I would hate to be on the receiving end.
those are pretty good. 🙂 the first one is funny lol
I so want to call someone a maphrotight now just to see their confused face, hehe.
Preet @ A Written Rhapsody
That would be funny. Let me know how it goes.
That first teaser is awesome! LOL!
I know. The poor guy…what a way to get turned down.
Two good teasers. Have not read this Hardy novel, though I read anothe rof his in college. Hope you enjoy(ed)! My teaser
I haven’t gotten very far in the novel, but so far I’m loving it. Thanks!
Nice teasers! Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my TT.
Nice insults 😀 I like
It was funny!
The nonfiction book sounds great! Thanks for sharing.
So far I’m enjoying it. Thanks for stopping by.
Great teasers especially the first one :D, thanks for stopping by and happy reading.
Hi Claire! Happy reading to you as well!
That first one made me laugh!
Me too! What a slam.
I normally don’t read non-fiction (because my reality is enough) but the tone of the Founding Fathers book sounds like I could make it through. And the first book totally sounds like my kind of read. 🙂
Here’s mine: https://50yearproject.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/teaser-tuesday-aug-23/
Your reality is enough. That’s funny!
Very interesting teasers!! Thank you for stopping by my blog!
I really enjoyed both the wording and meaning of these teasers; thanks for sharing and stopping by! Your blog seems very interesting, thought out, and extensive. I hope you’ll consider reading some of our reviews. ;P -C
Hello. Thanks for stopping by and the compliments. I look forward to reading your reviews!
I love The return of the Native, and that’s a great quote 🙂
Thanks. I’m enjoying it so far.
Very cool teasers! And now I must find an excuse to use the term “maphrotight fool” in a conversation this week. 😉
Ha…that would be awesome to slip it into a conversation!
Great teasers! Thank you for sharing! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by Amy!
I really like reading your teasers – they are different and from books I usually won’t pick up, but you’re changing my mind:)
LOL…So far am enjoying them. But I have to warn you, I’m a history nerd so these are right up my alley.
Great teasers! Hope you enjoy the books.
Great teasers! I love the one from Return of the Native.
Thanks for stopping by my TT 🙂
I’m really liking the Return of the Native. It isn’t what I thought it would be like and I’m loving it.
Ha. That first one made me laugh. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my teaser!
The first one is definitely my favorite. Made me laugh. Thanks for stopping by my teaser today!
Hi Lisa. It is hard to beat the first one.
Love the curse! Awesome.
Hi Cristina! It is a funny curse.
Haha, nice ones! Thanks for dropping in ❤
Thanks! I enjoyed your blog!
The first one sounds like a riot! Quite a creative insult, in my opinion, and a very tongue-in-cheek excerpt. I love it!
Thanks Sasha. I found it clever as well.
The first teaser is great! Maphrotight – that’s a word I’ve never heard before! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog 🙂
I’m a new subscriber! 🙂
April @ My Shelf Confessions
I haven’t heard of it either…and I hope no one calls me one!
Thanks for subscribing. And I enjoy your blog and I look forward to your postings.
LOL! Loved the first one. Very sort of elegantly put… 😉
Elegant is a good way to put it…Thanks for visiting!
The first teaser really made me laugh! I love that style of writing!
Thanks for checking out my teaser!
The insult had style!
I’m not really a fan of Hardy but that’s a great quote.
Thanks for stopping by my teaser.
The quote made me laugh!
Well, that’s a different sort of curse! Great teaser.
Thank you for coming by my blog.
The curse has some panache to it.
I loved you teasers! Especially the first one! :))
Thanks for coming by!
P.S. How many countries out of 192 have you seen so far?
inga from http://www.ingasilbergbooks.com
Hi Inga. Thanks for visiting. I’ve been to ten countries so far. Not very many I know, but soon I am moving from Boston to London and I am hoping to visit as many European countries I can while living in London. The goal is high, but why not. I love a good challenge!
Haha, I love that first teaser.
And swashbuckling is great. I love reading about history!
Thanks Tara. I also love reading history!
I have not heard of this meme yet. But looks really interesting. perhaps we’d give it a whirl in the next coming months. Cute teasers as well!
I am new to this meme, but I enjoy it. It is fun to read the teasers from so many different kinds of books. I hope you can participate.