Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Teaser Tuesday #3

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along, just do the following: Rules

•Grab your current read

•Open to a random page

•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BUT 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! PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your 2 ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!

My Teasers:

On that day, which was the seventh of February of the year of Our Lord 1141, they had offered special prayers at every office, not for the victory of one party or the defeat of another in the battlefields of the north, but for better counsel, for reconciliation, for the sparing of blood-letting and the respect of life between men of the same country–all desirable consummations, as Brother Cadfael sighed to himself even as he prayed, but very unlikely to be answered in this torn and fragmented land with any but a very dusting answer.

Thus committing themselves for the future, perhaps, so deep that they might yet live to regret it.

These two sentances come from page one of Ellis Peters Dead Man's Ransom. Although first published in 1984, this novel is still a great read. Ellis Peters, also known as Edith Mary Pargeter, specialised in history, classics, and linguistics. Kristin Cashore, author of Graceling and Fire, recently wrote in answer to the question I'm a bit of a packrat when it comes to books. You couldn't pry them from my cold, dead hands. Do you get rid of your books once you've read them, or do you hoard them like a little squirrel hoards nuts for the winter? that "Dead Man's Ransom by Ellis Peters (my favorite so far in the Brother Cadfael mystery series)" was one of the books she had recently purchased after deciding she couldn't do without it.

1 comment:

  1. nice. I enjoy her books. very intellectual!

    If you like, here's mine


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