23 June 2009

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays TEASER TUESDAYS 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!

Between the rooms, narrow passages facilitated the inconspicuous movement of slaves, who could thus cause minimal distraction while providing refreshments to those gazing out. The suite of dining rooms evokes days spent in languid leisure; one can almost imagine a visitor being offered a similar artifice to the home-buyer in Roman Sicily who thrilled at the prospect of owning a property that overlooked scenes of fishermen with their nets, only to discover, on completing the purchase, that their endeavours had been staged for his benefit.

From Pompeii: The Living City by Alex Butterworth and Ray Laurence, p. 48.


Teddyree said...

That's a wonderful teaser, hope you're enjoying it!
Here's my Teaser

Nise' said...

Great teaser.

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Header image shows detail of A Young Girl Reading by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, c. 1776