Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays: Another Victorian Interlude

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. And these are the rules: 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! Please avoid spoilers!

I seem to be stuck in the 19th Century these days. This week my teasers come from page 280 of The Conjugial Angel, by A.S. Byatt, the second novella in her book Angels & Insects:
Then he lifted her from the ground, holding her against his shirt, laying his face gently against hers. His hands and skin spoke to her, he pulled like a magnet, he was strong as a tree, a tree in summer the poet in her head hummed, and she laid her own head on his shoulder, listening to their blood banging and leaping.
Hmmmm. Sounds pretty steamy for the Victorians, doesn't it? But then it is A.S. Byatt, so I guess you have to expect a certain amount of "banging and leaping."

12 comments:

  1. You could be stuck in worse places! I loved those two novellas.

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  2. Oh this is good. A S Byatt is one of my favourites, but I haven't read this one.

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  3. I have never read A S Byatt, though I've heard much about him. This definitely sounds steamy!

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  4. Love your comments about the teaser : ) I'm writing this title on the TBR list. Thanks!

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  5. Wow, I think my pulse rate just ticked up a notch! Thanks for sharing. Mine is here

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  6. Wow that was definitely steamy! Great teaser...mine is here.

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  7. Your teaser was Angels & Insects, mine was Angels & Demons. I'm guessing that they are nothing alike :)

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  8. wow such a great, descriptive teaser!

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  9. Wowser!! that was a most excellent teaser!!!

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  10. very poetic isn't it - I think the Victorians were very racy under their starched prim and proper exterior :)

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