Teaser Tuesday (Aug. 23)

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

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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106 Responses to Teaser Tuesday (Aug. 23)

  1. Novroz says:

    Hahaha funny curse

  2. Keely says:

    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 🙂

  3. justbookreading says:

    Never knew Hardy was so entertaining! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. A classic! Great teaser.

    Thanks for checking out my Teaser Tuesday. Happy Reading! Jen @ A Reader’s Journey

  5. Chazz says:

    I’m just trying to imagine the Hardy quote translated to modern english… I’m sure it would sound far more profane lol

  6. Sarah says:

    lol The first one is funny. Great teasers! :]

    Thanks for stopping by my teaser tuesday as well!

    ♥ Sarah

  7. That curse is a real tongue-twister! LOL

    Thanks for sharing….

    Here’s MY TT POST

  8. Marcie says:

    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.

  9. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    The first one is pretty funny! Hope you enjoy your books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Have a GREAT day!

  10. EvilPoet says:

    I’m intrigued by “American Gospel” – it sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the teaser!

  11. Carla says:

    Haha. Great teasers! Thanks!

  12. 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.

  13. Violette says:

    Both sound really interesting – especially the non-fiction work. Thanks for sharing!!

  14. Love that first one! I still have Thomas Hardy on my long TBR list. Thanks for stopping by mine.

  15. Thanks. My FIL will love this one!! I’m go to go grab it right away — Christmas is coming!

  16. Alyssa says:

    Loved the first teaser! Thanks for visiting mine!

  17. Great teaser! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog. 🙂

  18. I love that teaser! I am glad you shared!

    My Tuesday Teaser

    Kristin @ Better Read Than Dead

  19. Andreat78 says:

    Wonder who made him mad?! Thanks for sharing.
    Thank you for stopping by The Bookish Babes blog!

  20. Sierra says:

    Hahah, I love the first teaser!

  21. those are pretty good. 🙂 the first one is funny lol

  22. Preet says:

    I so want to call someone a maphrotight now just to see their confused face, hehe.

    Preet @ A Written Rhapsody

  23. Candace says:

    That first teaser is awesome! LOL!

  24. Heather says:

    Two good teasers. Have not read this Hardy novel, though I read anothe rof his in college. Hope you enjoy(ed)! My teaser

  25. Gwenyth Love says:

    Nice teasers! Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my TT.

  26. Louisa says:

    Nice insults 😀 I like

  27. The nonfiction book sounds great! Thanks for sharing.

  28. claire@ whnbstihwsoft says:

    Great teasers especially the first one :D, thanks for stopping by and happy reading.

  29. Freda says:

    That first one made me laugh!

  30. Jessica G. says:

    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/

  31. Very interesting teasers!! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

  32. C and Rae says:

    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

  33. Valentina says:

    I love The return of the Native, and that’s a great quote 🙂

  34. Very cool teasers! And now I must find an excuse to use the term “maphrotight fool” in a conversation this week. 😉

  35. Amy says:

    Great teasers! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  36. T.F.Walsh says:

    I really like reading your teasers – they are different and from books I usually won’t pick up, but you’re changing my mind:)

  37. Yvonne says:

    Great teasers! Hope you enjoy the books.

  38. Christin says:

    Great teasers! I love the one from Return of the Native.

    Thanks for stopping by my TT 🙂

  39. Sara says:

    Ha. That first one made me laugh. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my teaser!

  40. The first one is definitely my favorite. Made me laugh. Thanks for stopping by my teaser today!

  41. Haha, nice ones! Thanks for dropping in ❤

  42. Sasha says:

    The first one sounds like a riot! Quite a creative insult, in my opinion, and a very tongue-in-cheek excerpt. I love it!

  43. 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

    • TBM says:

      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.

  44. Jackie says:

    The first teaser really made me laugh! I love that style of writing!

    Thanks for checking out my teaser!

  45. Lauren says:

    I’m not really a fan of Hardy but that’s a great quote.
    Thanks for stopping by my teaser.

  46. Well, that’s a different sort of curse! Great teaser.

    Thank you for coming by my blog.

  47. 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

    • TBM says:

      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!

  48. Haha, I love that first teaser.
    And swashbuckling is great. I love reading about history!

  49. 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!

    • TBM says:

      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.

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