Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays


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

Here is how it works.

Grab the book you are currently reading
(anything at all)
Open the book to any random page.
Share 2 "teaser" sentences from anywhere on the page.
Please Make Sure They Are Not Spoilers!(Don't Give Too Much Away)
Just enough to pique our interest.
List the book and author so other participants can get their hand on it
if they choose to read it as well.

For This Week:

It was Mrs. Dashwood who acted first, even as the sailor's were still loading their blunderbusses and the coxswain was pulling the tarpaulin off the ship's cannon. She grasped a spare oar from it's rigging, snapped it in twain upon her knee with a swift motion, and plunged the sharp, broken point into the churning sea-piercing the gleaming, deep-set eye of the beast.

From: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monster by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters

18 comments:

celi.a said...

WOW! Plus ten points for Mrs. Dashwood! That woman is the man! (errr....) Haha. Anyway, this is a great teaser, and hilarious, and action-filled and thus everything you could want. Great choice!

Liz said...

OK, this book is far afield from your genre! It's a memoir, the telling the story of what happens in the aftermath of a family tragedy. Among other things -- to get you enticed -- is that it shows the complex relationship between fathers and daughters.

The book is Replacement Child by Judy Mandel.

The teaser is from a chapter set in the heart of rock and roll -- in 1968:

"Music had also become a way for me to infiltrate the male dominated garage band scene. There was only room for one girl singer in a band, even if I was grudgingly included to sing the Jefferson Airplane or Janis Joplin tunes they wanted to play. I liked being the only girl in the room at rehearsals. I could imitate Grace Slick pretty well, but the growl of Janis was something that eluded me—and got me kicked out of a few groups."

carolsnotebook said...

Awesome teaser. I'm going to skip the boko, though. The zombie one was enough for me.

Ryan G said...

Celia, Thank you so much. It's a great book.

Liz, Great teaser. I do enjoy non-fiction a lot and this one sounds good.

Carol, I understand but I'm actually liking this more than PPZ.

booktumbling said...

Oh now I want the book even more. Patience I keep telling myself, patience!!!

Ryan G said...

Booktumbling, Forget the pateince and just go get it. :-)

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

I love Mrs. Dashwood. Can't wait to start this series! What fun!

Our teasers are at

http://teensreadandwrite.blogspot.com/2009/09/teaser-tuesday-sept-22.html

Ryan G said...

Alyssa, She is awesome. Thanks for coming by.

Ceri said...

Oh dear ... I don't know what to make of this haha. I didn't like the idea of Pride and Prejudice & Zombies. Now I don't know what to think hehe. Although I can't wait to hear your thoughts. ;-)

Ryan G said...

Ceri, I think if you gave them a try you might like them.

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

I am anxious to read your review of this one.... the jury i still out for me on how I feel about the seamonsters or zombies mixing with Jane Austen.

JLS Hall (Joy's Blog) said...

OK, although I've been mostly appalled by these liberties being taken with dear Jane and her works - I have to say this sounds like a lot of fun! And I'm very surprised. Great teaser!

Phyl said...

Oh, now you've gone and done it. I wasn't going to read P&P&Z until Lisa at Minds Alive on the Shelves got me interested. And now apparently I need to read S&S&SM too! *shaking fist*

Wonderful teaser!

Meanwhile, my own teaser is at Bookishgal.

Ryan G said...

Sheila, They are a lot better than you would think.

Joy, You should give them a try. They are a lot of fun.

Phyl, Thank you! You will have so much fun when you finally break down and read them.

My Eclectic Reads said...

You started it! I bought it this week, but it has to sit on my TBR list for a while. I'm trying to catch up on some other reads first. Is it good? Did you ever get to PP&Z yet? They are different authors, but I was curious if the styles were similar.

Ryan G said...

I loved PPZ but am liking this one better. The author (Winters) seemed to change/add more to the story, which make it a lot more fun for me.

Melissa (My World) said...

There sounds like there is a lot of action in this teaser. I like it! Great teaser. This is another one of those books on the tbr list. I don't know if I will ever be able to get to all of them...

Ryan G said...

Melissa, Move it to the begining.