Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays: Remarkable Creatures

This week my teaser lines come from Tracy Chevalier's Remarkable Creatures. It's one of the books I picked up on my last library visit. You know – one of those trips when I was just supposed to be returning books and not even glancing at the "new books" shelf. But of course, I ended up bringing several home with me anyway.

I've just opened this one, so I'm not sure who's speaking here, or who she/he is speaking about, but the quote is from page 26:
At that time turbans had not yet arrived in Lyme - though I can report now that Margaret pushed the fashion onto Lyme's women, and within a few years, turbans were a common sight up and down Broad Street. I am not sure they complement empire-line gowns as well as other hats, and I believe some laughed behind their hands at the sight, but isn't fashion meant to entertain?
Well, of course it is! How else would you explain Five-Finger Shoes?

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by mizB at Should Be Reading. If you'd like to read more teasers, or take part yourself, just head on over to her blog.

And please feel free to leave me a link to your blog post in a comment here


  1. I'd like to see that! And those shoes are great!

  2. Fashion is something else.

    Here's my teaser: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2010/08/teaser-tuesdays_24.html

  3. WOW...interesting shoes!!!

  4. This sounds like fun! And I'm all too familiar with trips to the library, presumably to return books, and then leaving with an armful!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. Great Teaser!


  6. Hahahaha! Love the teaser AND the picture. :) Thanks for visiting mine at The Crowded Leaf.

  7. Those shoes must be a hassle to get on!

    Doubt turbans are too much easier...

  8. I like your sense of humor Joy, nice teaser and the shoes cracked us all up!

    I did not do a post but my teaser is from Kat Richardson’s “Greywalker series book #2-Poltergeist” page 207 sentence #5 & 6..

    I needed a closer look at Celia. In the confusion, I bolted toward the observation room door as the board full of Christmas lights in the seance room exploded, raining colored glass and sparks over Ana, Cara and Wayne.

    jackie b @ Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories

  9. An interesting teaser, Joy - enjoy the book!

  10. For some reason, the teaser made me think of Lucy and Ethel in Paris and wearing waste baskets for a hats. They thought they were the height of fashion. This sounds like a good read, Joy. I hope you enjoy it.

  11. Hahaha...love that put a picture of the shoes! Too funny! I've bought the five-fingered socks before, but they are so uncomfortable :) Great teaser!

    Here is my Teaser Tuesday!

  12. It sounds like a fun read, and the shoes are hilarious.

  13. LOL


  14. I absolutely adore the shoes! They're a perfect commentary on the Teaser. Excellent choice in both!

    My own teaser, meanwhile, is at Bookishgal.

  15. Sounds like a very interesting novel!

    Here’s my teaser, from the novel “Sweet Poison” by Ellen Hart.

  16. Hi Joy, Thanks for stopping by my blog on a recent T.T. day! I love your teaser here and my bro-in-law loves those shoes! lol! :D


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