- 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!
This week, my teaser comes from one of my favorite books, and one you've almost definitely heard of before: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. It's been years since I read it through, and I'll admit I was spurred to go back to it due to the upcoming release of the first movie. I'm more excited for the film trilogy now, especially after having seen Sherlock and Martin Freeman, who's Bilbo Baggins. (Interesting fact: They've cast Benedict Cumberbatch, from the same TV series, as the Necromancer (in addition to Smaug), yet the Necromancer doesn't actually appear in the book in any form other than references by Gandalf . . . anyone else curious to see what they've done with that?)
"What shall we do, what shall we do!" he cried. "Escaping goblins to be caught by wolves!" he said, and it became a proverb, though we now say "out of the frying-pan into the fire" in the same sort of uncomfortable situations.-p. 109
Have you read The Hobbit and/or The Lord of the Rings? What are you reading now and do you have a teaser from it?
-----The Golden Eagle