Teaser Tuesday

Dear Reader: Teaser Tuesday is sponsored by Should be Reading.  It’s another fun way to connect with other readers and book bloggers and, possibly, find new stuff you want to read…

The idea is that you (the bulleted instructions below copied from 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 on the Should be Reading website, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Follow the link above to Should be Reading to add your comment and see what other people have shared in the comments section.

My teasers:

‘”isn’t she highly strung?” Then Daphne’s feet, in mules, clip-clopped off across the landing: the last of the bath ran out; a door shut’ (Elizabeth Bowen, The Death of the Heart, p. 182).

Now doesn’t that just make you want to read the book? And don’t you just wonder about that use of semi-colon, colon…  The book was written in 1938 when presses had lots of copy editors, so I’m sure it is right, but I’m not at all sure why.

Happy Reading, Ruby



  1. Those are interesting uses of semicolons and colons. This sounds like a good book!

  2. Hi BookBelle: Thanks for writing! I should grab a grammar book and figure out why she used them both to do what looks to my eyes like the same thing so I can sleep tonight… Happy reading, Ruby

  3. Interesting teaser! Older books have lots and lots semicolons. It annoys me sometimes.

    • Hi Sonia: Thanks for checking out my blog. Now I’m going to on a semi-colon hunt, sometimes I wonder if people are really following some clear rule… Happy reading, Ruby

  4. What a great teaser! Another book to add?

    Sorry for not being around….But better late than never!!!

    Here is my Teaser Tuesday: Borderlands by Brian McGilloway post!

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