28 June, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (43)

MizB at Should Be Reading hosts this weekly meme. Rules for participating in Teaser Tuesday:

  • 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 and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This week, my teaser is from Keeping Corner by Kashmira Sheth. I was intrigued by this book because the author based it on her aunt--and I haven't come across many stories based on Gandhi-era India.

"Nothing will ever change in Jamlee," I said.
   "Remember a few days ago, when Gandhiji started his fast, you didn't think the mill workers would budge, but they did. They gave the workers a raise."

-(page unknown. I forgot to check. :P)


Have a teaser, or thoughts on the book you're reading? Feel free to leave them in the comments!

-----The Golden Eagle


Priya said...

This does sound very interesting, just the theme I mean! The teaser is nice, and I like the book cover too!!

Budd said...

As my current read is on the kindle I will take from the current page. It is Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Suzanne Clarke. "The reached the place where they left the magician and were amazed to find he was no longer alone. Major Grant was with him. The two men were sitting sociably on a rock, eating cold chicken and drinking claret."

It is an enjoyable book 41% in.

RaShelle said...

I looked up at the octopus arms all around me. Surrounded by glass, I saw my own reflection dozens of times in the surfaces around me. PREY by Michael Crichton

As a side note (I'm in editing mode. I find it interesting he used "around me" to end both sentences. Mmmmmm.

Emily Rose said...

Sounds like a very interesting story.

Rob-bear said...

Gandhi time in India was a very interesting time, and not just for the people of India.

Michael Offutt said...

I love the cover art on that book.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Great teaser! This book is already on our family's TBR list - hoping to get to it in the fall.

Josh Hoyt said...

Sounds like a good tease. I like the cover as well.

Greta is Erikasbuddy said...

Very nice teaser!!

Paranormal Wastelands' TT:

Bethany Elizabeth said...

What a cool idea to spread the word about books we love. So awesome. :)

Christine Fonseca said...

Here's mine from The Near Witch (currently on my iPad) - "the candles paint pictures of light on the walls of our room. I take a deep breath."

Love this book, can I just say...

the writing pad said...

Neat idea - haven't got a particular book on the go at present due to nursing horse and now dad, but enjoyed the various excerpts. BTW, loved your previous post, too, on the Interrupted theme, and the piece was excellent. Highly readable, great voice - hope there's more to come :-)

Beth said...

So intriguing! What a great way to interest others in a book.

Old Kitty said...

Nice teaser, gorgeous book cover! Thanks for the intro to this book - I've not heard of it until now - very intriguing. Thanks again! Take care

Dawn Simon said...

Fun idea!

I'm finally reading LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green. I was already a John Green fan, but am even more of one now. He is amazing!

Theresa Milstein said...

Here's my teaser from Hourglass by Myra McEntire (Page 77):

Even though I promised Michael to mind my own business, I was tempted to resume my Internet search of the Hourglass. Liam Ballard died under mysterious circumstances, and Michael didn't want me asking questions. Why? What was he hiding?

Sangu said...

If you like stories set in this era (and the aftermath of it), there are tons: my favourite is A Fine Balance by Roshan Seth, it's such a lovely - though bleak - book.

Sananora said...

I just wanted to stop by and thank you for following my blog Wings of the Morning :)
Can't wait to get to know you better!

Mardel said...

I've always enjoyed Indian art, and yet I've only read one novel that was based on Indian characters (Life isn't all haha hee hee, by Miera Syal). Great Tease. :)

Misha said...

Sounds interesting! I have not read many books set in India.

Michael Di Gesu said...

The book cover is wonderful.

The story sound very interesting.

Anonymous said...

Nice cover.

Right now I'm reading Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari. I'm half-way through and it's suspenseful, post-apocalyptic YA.

Talli Roland said...

Oh, that sounds fantastic! I love the cover.

....Petty Witter said...

I've been hearing a lot of good things about this novel, many thanks for sharing your teaser.

Rachna Chhabria said...

I like the book cover. Will check to see if its available in India.

Alleged Author said...

Mine is from Wendy S. Marcus's When One Night Isn't Enough.

"'Obviously Tani doesn't have enough to do if she's spending all her days watching me.' And being a tattle tale." (pg 67)

Love it so far!

Madeleine said...

I like the spund of this book. Something I would read sometime :O)

Milli said...

It sounds like an awesome book! Like Rob-bear said, Gandhi time books are prett interesting. Great teaser C:

-milli www.doodlereads.blogspot.com

Torviewtoronto said...

sounds like a good read

M Pax said...

Looks like a fascinating read. I'll have to add it to my list.

Here from what I'm reading: The trip home reesembled Napolion's retreat from Waterloo: a great deal of panic, hurry, and confusion, followed by incation and despair. TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG by Connie Willis.

Melissa Bradley said...

This sounds like an intriguing tale and I will definitely be checking it out. I'm currently reading Cemetery Dance by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Here's a few words from page 110 "Beyond the Hudson, the high cliffs of the Jersey Palisades stood black against the final light of sunset; in the middle ground, the Henry Hudson parkway arched over the Harlem River on a graceful bridge, arrowing northward in the Bronx."

Misha said...

I'm finally reading Count of Monte Cristo. So far I love it, although I've been distracted from it. Still... I'm thinking I should finish it before this weekend. :-)

The Golden Eagle said...

Priya: Glad you liked the teaser!

The cover drew my eye, too.

Budd: Intriguing! I have to wonder who Major Grant is.

I hope it stays enjoyable. :)

RaShelle: Huh. That is interesting--I would have changed it to something else! :P

I've never read anything by Michael Crichton; thanks for the teaser!

Emily: It is. :)

Rob-bear: A lot of things were changing in the 1910s-20s.

Michael: Me, too. :)

Tyrean: Thanks!

Hope you enjoy it!

Josh: It's a good cover--it's clean, but also indicative of Indian culture.

Greta: Thank you! :)

Bethany: Definitely. I'm glad MizB came up with the idea for Teaser Tuesday! :D

Christine: Great description!

By Victoria Schwab? I've never read it--glad to hear you're enjoying it!

The Writing Pad: Thank you!

There might be; if I can find another blogfest in which she can play a part. ;)

Beth: I agree! Teaser Tuesday is an excellent way of spreading the word around about a book.

Old Kitty: You're welcome! :)

Dawn: I started Looking for Alaska, but I just couldn't get into it. I have to be in a certain type of mood to enjoy books by John Green. :P

The Golden Eagle said...

Theresa: Wow. Intriguing teaser! I want to know the answers to Michael's questions. :)

Sangu: Thank you for the recommendation! I'll have to remember that one.

Sananora: You're welcome! :)

Welcome to The Eagle's Aerial Perspective, Sananora.

Mardel: I've read one or two others, but none set in this particular time period.

Thanks! :)

Misha: Me, neither. :P

Michael: I agree!

I'm still reading it, but it definitely seems worth the time so far. :)

Medeia: LOL. I think I need a break from post-apocalyptic YA--there are so many dystopian books out there. :P

I hope you like it!

Talli: Me, too. It's a great cover. :)

Tracy: You're welcome!

I've never heard of it before--just passed it over a few times in my library.

Rachna: It seems to me that it would make sense that it would--since it's set in India in the first place!

Alleged Author: LOL. Great teaser! :)

Madeleine: It's a good book!

Milli: I need to find more books set in that time. :D

Thank you!

Torviewtoronto: It is a good one. :)

M: Intriguing! I wonder why they're rushing so much.

Melissa: I love the description in that teaser! :)

Thanks for sharing.

Misha: I need to pick up something by Alexandre Dumas. :P Maybe I will this summer--I planned to tackling other classics anyway!

Rachel said...

I was entranced by this book. The writing was very compelling. Perfect Teaser.

The Golden Eagle said...

I agree--the writing was quite good. :)