Teaser Tuesdays

hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading asks you to:

Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

Please avoid spoilers!
"Zherkov responded smartly; still saluting, he spurred his horse and galloped off. But the moment he was out of Bagration's sight his courage failed him. He panicked uncontrollably and could not bring himself to ride into the danger area. Approaching the left-flank troops, instead of riding straight ahead into the gunfire, he veered off to look for the general and his officers in placed where they couldn't possibly be." pg 196

"I would never dare to claim that I know the truth,' said the mason, whose manner of speaking, with its firmness and preciseness, impressed Pierre more and more. 'No one person can attain truth. It is only stone by stone, with everyone's involvement, over millions of generations from our forefather Adam down to our own day, that a temple arises to be a dwelling-place worth of Almighty God,' said the freemason and he closed his eyes." pg 378

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
(I'm currently on page 403 and enjoying the heck out of this book - surprise, surprise!)


  1. That's a really good teaser! I bought W&P in hardcover when the new translation came out, but it's too heavy and cumbersome to read. This may be the book that finally 'forces' me to get a kindle.

  2. Great teasers. This book has been on my I really want to read this book list for years!

  3. I will tackle this some day - I did enjoy Anna Karenina which I read recently.

  4. I loved Anna Karenina, but haven't yet managed to read War and Peace. I want to read the new translation but it doesn't seem that easy to get hold of here.


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