Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays: The House of Velvet and Glass

Hate to admit this, but I'm still reading the same couple of books I've been reading for several weeks now. For some reason, September has been a really slow reading month for me (even slower than usual!). So, in order to keep from repeating myself, this week I'm taking my teaser lines from one of the books I'm hoping to read in the near future -- The House of Velvet and Glass, by Katherine Howe. This snippet is from Chapter Ten, p.132:
Sibyl shuffled into the lavatory that she used to share with Eulah, bent over the claw-footed bathtub that Helen had chosen, and twisted the hot water tap. How had Helen been so certain that she would have daughters, who would need a claw-footed bathtub? It was as though their mother had willed Sibyl and Eulah into being, because the existence of such a fine lavatory required it.
Well, I'm not sure anybody really needs a claw-footed tub. But that's probably because I prefer showers and never take baths.


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 Teaser Tuesday post in your comment here.

17 comments:

  1. Ha, funny teaser today. Here's the link to ours: http://www.ourstack.blogspot.com/2012/09/tuesday-teasers-3-non-fiction-teasers.html

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    1. Yes, I thought it was funny, too. Not sure what to expect from the rest of the book, but I'm hoping for the best! Thanks for the visit, and happy reading.

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  2. If I remember correctly, this book was set in 1915 so clawfoot tubs were probably the epitome of luxury.

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    1. Very true. It's set during the First World War, I believe. Sibyl sounds like an intriguing character, so I'm looking forward to getting started on this one. Thanks for visiting today!

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    1. Thanks -- I love the title, too. Happy reading this week!

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  4. I do prefer showers, too, but if I were to take a bath, I'd want a claw footed one. My grandmother had a lovely one.

    Thanks for sharing...and here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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    1. Yes, if I were a bath person, I think a claw-footed tub would definitely be on my wish list. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. I had a clawfoot tub once... in an old Victorian house that was turned into apartments... It's still to date the only bathtub I can stretch out in and feel the most comfy in. Being almost 6 feet, most tubs are shorter.

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    1. Yes, I can see how it would be a problem finding a tub to fit in, if you're tall. But that's a problem I wish I had -- I've always hated being short. Thanks for visiting today, and happy reading!

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  6. I would love a claw-footed tub. While I usually take showers, sometimes the muscles just scream for a long, relaxing hot soak. My teaser

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    1. Yes, even though I'm definitely a shower kinda gal, I do appreciate an occasional bubble bath. I think I even have a rubber ducky somewhere. Happy reading this week, and thanks for the visit!

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  7. I have never understood those who prefer clawfoot tubs, but I will defend their right to soak away. I much prefer my shower.

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    1. I feel the same way. My husband loves his Jacuzzi, and I'm glad it makes him happy, but it's just not for me! Have a great week and thanks for visiting today.

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  8. The book's cover and the reference to the claw-footed tub make me wonder exactly when this book takes place. I'm intrigued by your teaser and will look for this book.
    My teaser is from A STOP IN THE PARK.

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    1. I believe it's set mostly during the World War I era, and maybe the 1920s. Haven't gotten very far yet, but the opening section mentions the Titanic and the book goes on from there. Glad you enjoyed the teaser, and thanks so much for visiting!

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  9. Everybody needs a claw-foot tub. :-D

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