Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays (June 8)

Teaser Tuesdays (June 8)

Teaser Tuesday is a fun bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.  The idea is to open the book you are currently reading at a random page and share two teaser sentences from that page.  Of course the teaser should avoid being a spoiler. And please include the title and author so others can read the book if they wish.   Here is mine for this week:

It was plump, one afternoon, in the middle of my very hour: the children were tucked away, and I had come out for my stroll.  One of the thoughts that, as I don't in the least shrink now from noting, used to be with me in these wanderings was that it would be as charming as a charming story suddenly to meet someone.

p 15 The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

I am really enjoying this story.  The language is long winded but delicious.

13 comments:

  1. I had to read this a second time to fully adjust to the language. It has be forever since I have read Henry James.

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  2. It's always nice to see a classic show up on Teaser Tuesday! I haven't read anything by James. Here's my teaser for Dark Lover.

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  3. I couldn't agree more Jan. The language is often ambiguous and very round about. Thank goodness it is a short little novel because it is taking some getting through. But the suspense is working for me so far.

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  4. Plump use of language! Welcome to TT!

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  5. It took me a couple of tries as well - but a great one!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. This isn't the usual type of book that I read, but it sounds pretty good. Might have to check it out :)
    HERE is my teaser for this week.

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  7. Great Teaser! My Teaser for Captivate is here.

    Happy reading. :)

    xx,
    E.J.
    From the Shadows

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  8. I'm no different! I had to read it a couple times as well! Nice teaser!

    My teaser is here.

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  9. Would anyone get away with 'I don't in the least shrink now from noting' these days I wonder?!

    My teaser's at http://hampshireflyer.wordpress.com/2010/06/08/teaser-tuesday-16/

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  10. Great teaser! Stop by and check out my teaser at The Wormhole.

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  11. I read The Turn of the Screw about 15 years ago. I have in my to be re-read pile. Pussreboots.

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  12. I read The Portrait of a Lady recently and mainly enjoyed it. I was starting to lose a bit of interest by the end, it just went on for so long. So I am keen to try a new Henry James book - The Turn of the Screw is my next read of his, I won it in a giveaway on another blog and I am already looking forward to it.

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