Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (19 April)

Teaser Tuesday!

I missed last week, so I'm going to cheat more than usual share an extra teasers this week, drawn from one of the quotations I've copied in my journal in recent months.

Oh,  Mother of God, she prayed, be with us now.  The screams sounded downstairs. Feet thumped on the stairs. Men's voices shouted in a strange tongue. Be with us now and at the hour of our death for the English had come. 

p. 60, The Archer's Tale. Bernard Cornwell

Sir Francis Bacon, who provided some of the ideas that Johnson put to use, famously gave the advice: 'Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.' 

- p. 21, How to Read and Why, Harold Bloom


We humans can willfully strive to control our emotions. We can decide which objects and situations we allow in our environment and on which objects we lavish time on.

- p. 82, The Age of Absurdity, Michael Foley. (I read this back in January and have yet to review it. Oh, the shame!)


3 comments:

  1. This teaser makes me want to check out this book!! How does it matter if I have 100 miles long tbr pile?!!

    :D

    Here is my Teaser Tuesday: Wrecker by Summer Wood post!

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  2. I love Cornwell and I've been meaning to get to that series.

    Here's my teaser.

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  3. I love the Michael Foley one!! "The Age of Absurdity", just the title gives an idea about how the book will be! Great teaser!
    I'm definitely going to read the book! Even the "How to Read and Why" by Harold Bloom sounds like my kind of book!!
    Nice teasers!!

    Here's mine: http://peskypiksipesternomi.blogspot.com/2011/04/long-pause.html

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