June 29, 2010

Meme: Teaser Tuesdays

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
- 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!

My teaser is:

"Stepping forward in this direction yet a little further, he could see the tower of West Endelstow Church, beneath which he was to meet his Elfride that night.  And at the same time he noticed, coming over the hill from the cliffs, a white speck in motion."

This was taken from page 180 of my current read, A Pair of Blue Eyes, by Thomas Hardy (Wordsworth Classics edition).  This is considered to be the second in his series of 'Wessex' novels, and was the first published under his own name in 1873.  It is also considered quasi-autobiographical, reflecting some of the experiences associated with the courtship of his future wife, Emma Gifford.  It was from this novel that the literary term "cliff hanger" was presumed to have originated.

[The rules for Teaser Tuesdays comes from MizB at Should Be Reading]

1 comment:

  1. I ran out of breath after just one sentence. Here it is:

    Go Michael of Celestial Armies Prince,
    And thou in Military prowess next
    Gabriel, lead forth to Battel these my Sons
    Invincible, lead forth my armed Saints
    By Thousands and by Millions rang'd for fight;
    Equal in number to that Godless crew
    Rebellious, them with Fire and hostile Arms
    Fearless assault, and to the brow of Heav'n
    Pursuing drive them out from God and bliss,
    Into thir place of punishment, the Gulf
    Of Tartarus, which ready opens wide
    His fiery Chaos to receave thir fall.

    Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 5

    A book without a peer! Spelling is Milton's.