08 March, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (31)

Teaser Tuesday, the weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading, is here again--for the 31st time. :)

Rules for participating:

  • 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!

My teaser this week comes from Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales (A Prose Version in Modern English by David Wright). Yes, I'm reading it for school, but I'm enjoying it so far.

The attendant returned to his master and gave him a short and complete account of Griselda's words and demeanor. Then he handed over his beloved daughter.
-p. 229


If you have a teaser, or thoughts on the book you're reading, feel free to leave it in the comments!

-----The Golden Eagle


kaye said...

I read this book many years ago . . . nice teaser. I love your blog background. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Jennifer said...

Chaucer, perfect choice. Excellent teaser, well done. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesdays-the-queens-lover.html

The Golden Eagle said...

Kaye: Thank you! :)

Jennifer: It's the first time I've read anything by him.

Michael Di Gesu said...

LOVE your teaser and I love Chaucer's CANTERBURY TALES.

I still remember his vivid writing even though it has been years and years since I read them.


Michael Offutt said...

This brings back memories of my literature classes.

Brian said...

We like that book too, great teaser it is!

Summer Ross said...

I'm reading Chaucer as well- only mine is in middle English- LOL we just read the wife of bath's tale. Which of course is great since its National Women's day! And she is a strong woman of modern mind in the olde dayes. LOL

Old Kitty said...

Not fair! I had to read Chaucer in ye olde English at school!! LOL!!

Take care

Elaine AM Smith said...

I have studied olde English Chaucer but watched a series of plays, on TV, that modernised his stories - brought them to the present day - awhile ago.
Chaucer wrote good stories that capture the essence of human interaction.

I'm reading Necropolis by Anthony Horowitz. This is from page 76:

I never asked for any of this. I never wanted to be part of it.

Jamie Burch said...

Great teaser! I haven't read the Canterbury Tales, but that little bit has me intrigued.

Happy reading!

Marieke said...

Love it :D

mist of the blossom rain said...

I think I have heard of this book, but never got around to reading it. Love the teaser!

Susan Fields said...

He handed over his daughter? Now that got my attention - great teaser!

Theresa Milstein said...

I read that book in college, but haven't thought about it in a long time. Thanks for the reminder!

My current read is an ARC of Possession by Elana Johnson.

If you can, the voice whispered in my ear.
I sat up, fear pounding in my ears."

Clarissa Draper said...

Ugh, I don't have my read with me! I normally love to write my reads but I just don't have my book.

Liz P said...

Ooo Canterbury Tales! I haven't read that since high school. Been meaning to get my hands on a copy to read again... Nice teaser! :)

Jemi Fraser said...

I loved Chaucer's tale when I read them in high school - it's been a while since I've looked at them again though. I'll have to do that.

One of my current reads is The Liar Society. The next 2 lines are...

My emotions were all over the place. One second I was terrified, fearful that someone was out to hurt me.

It's a terrific book!

Ciara said...

Love your teaser. I've never read Canterbury Tales. *bows head in shame* I will try to soon.

Mardel said...

I've never read Chaucer - not even for school. Now I have a question (even though I risk sounding ignorant lol)

Does Prose version mean this book is in poem or verse? If not, what does Prose mean? I've seen the word used a lot, but never ever looked it up (which I could probably do now, but I hate using online dictionaries...would rather ask. :)

Rachel Morgan said...

"...handed over his beloved daughter"?? That doesn't sound good!

Also never *ahem* read this...

Misha said...

I need to read The Canterbury Tales ! Great teaser!

Paul Greci said...

I remember being entertained by The Miller's Tale in HS English class.

Right now I'm reading The Boy who Howled by Timothy Parker. It's a great MG novel. Love the voice.

The Golden Eagle said...

Michael Di Gesu: Thank you!

Michael Offut: I'm learning about British literature for homeschool right now, which is why I'm reading this. :)

(Who would have thought two Michaels would comment in a row?)

Brian: I'm enjoying it so far.


Summer: LOL, she is, isn't she? :P

Old Kitty: I guess I got a break--although my mom taught English classes so she certainly knows how to teach literature!

Elaine: The only thing of Chaucer that I've watched are some funny (and sometimes strange, LOL) videos on YouTube.

Intriguing teaser!

Jamie: Thank you!

You too. :)

Marieke: I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Emily: It's a famous set of stories from just before the 1400s.

The Golden Eagle said...

Susan: Yup! I could hardly believe it when I read that line. :P


Theresa: You're welcome!

You have an ARC of Possession? I am jealous. ;)

Great teaser!

Clarissa: I've been caught without reads, too--no worries!

Liz: It's the first time I've ever read them!


Jemi: I hope you find a good copy, then. :)

I love your teaser! I've heard a lot about The Liar Society--I'm glad to hear you like it!

Ciara: Thanks!

They're worth the read--even if it's just because they're a classic.

Mardel: Well, I love comments! :) Feel free to ask away.

(Answered your question over at your blog.)

Rachel: Didn't sound good to me, either!

Misha: Thank you!

Paul: I'm certainly encouraged by all the good thoughts about The Canterbury Tales. :) Looking forward to finishing them!

It sounds like a great book!

Amy said...

Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales is a work I think we should all read at least once. I still remember much of it from school. I'm glad you are enjoying reading it.

You chose a great teaser!