Teaser Tuesday

20 Aug

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Should Be Reading.

  • 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!


Book: So, as usual, i’m still going on the same book as last Teaser Tuesday – A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I haven’t got much further, I was up to page 22 last time and am now up to page 71. My teaser is from page 151.

Sydney was none the livelier and none the soberer for so much application. It had taken a deal of extra wet towelling to pull him through the night; a correspondingly extra quantity of wine had preceded the towelling; and he was in a very damaged condition, as he now pulled his turban off and threw it into the basin in which he had steeped it at intervals for the last six hours.

A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens


7 Responses to “Teaser Tuesday”

  1. Kim@Time2Read August 20, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    Interesting cover. I’ve never read this one, but of course, feel like I ‘should’. Maybe someday…..

    • hms1990 August 20, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

      That’s how I feel too! Maybe once my review is done you can read it to see if you will read the book!

      Yeah the cover is obviously not the original, but this is the version I have

  2. cynthiagrstacey August 20, 2013 at 11:12 pm #

    Great teaser. Here is my TT http://cynthiastacey.com/2013/08/20/teaser-tuesday-aug-20/

  3. My Little World Blog (@MyBooksNThings) August 21, 2013 at 1:22 am #

    I haven’t actually read this but I know the story. Thanks for sharing.

    Linsey @ mybooksnthings.com

  4. Sandra Nachlinger August 21, 2013 at 5:13 am #

    It’s been ages since I read this book. Have you found it hard to plow through the formal language? Writing has changed so much over the years that I sometimes lose patience when reading a book from long ago. The flowery language, extraneous description, etc. can bog me down, and I find myself thinking, “Get on with it!”
    My teaser is from THROUGH A YELLOW WOOD.

  5. Book Blather September 13, 2013 at 4:48 am #

    I have yet to read Dickens, he just seems wordy. I know, I know, he was a genius, he wrote many, many classics and I should be so lucky as to get to read him. But… Hope this one picks up pace for you and all the rumours of Dickens genius come true (you can let me know!). Have a great weekend.


  1. Teaser Tuesday | books are the best - October 8, 2013

    […] I know it’s been forever since I have updated, and unfortunately i’m still going on ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ by Charles Dickens, almost 2 months later. I’ve only managed to read another 100 pages since […]

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