Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Teaser Tuesday... The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag


love the book cover, photo of a book I own


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• 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!
 The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag, Aland Bradley

the first sentence killed me...

I WAS LYING DEAD IN THE CHURCHYARD.

but this was one I really enjoyed... a young girl, fond of someone special.

Dogger's experiences as a prisoner of war had left something broken inside him: ...But tonight he was at peace.  Tonight he had dressed for the symphony in a dark suit and what might have been a regimental tie, and his shoes had been polished until they shone like mirrors.  He sat motionless on the bench beneath the roses, his eyes closed, his face upturned like one of the contented Coptic saints I had seen in the art pages of Country Life, his shock of white hair lit from behind by an unearthly beam from the setting sun.  It was  pleasant to know that he was there.


10 comments:

Vicki said...

Love the teaser! And that first sentence...wow!

fredamans said...

Yeah that first sentence is awesome!

Kerry O'Donnell said...

Wow, that's a really in depth description. Really cool pick! Happy reading!
Here's My Teaser.

kelley jensen said...

Yeah that sentence kills me too, so does the title and cover.

Laura Thomas said...

Yep, that opener is a doozy. Your excerpt choice is beautiful. You can tell she sees him through rose colored glasses.
Here is my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/09/30/teaser-tuesdays-83-devil-music-by-carly-orosz/

Trish said...

I need to get back to Flavia! I read this one when I had just had Elle and then listened to it again after I returned to work...so it's been three years! Enjoy it. :)

martha brown said...

Oh, I just LOVE Flavia :) I have read them all. I had to tell our school Librarian to stop leading them out to the Grade 3 students though! I think that with the weed, and the hanging, it's more of a 12 year old and up book?

Irene said...

Martha, I agree, it's a series that is for a mature reader.

Mayrose63 said...

Hi Irene,
avrei voluto essere io la donna che ha fatto il bel tuffo nella piscina di Keanu Reeves.... però, purtroppo non sono io !!!!!
Di donne pazze in giro per il mondo ce ne sono tante.... purtroppo vogliono tutte il " mio" Keanu !!!!!
Baci Myriam :))))

Mayrose63 said...

Hi Irene.... ti aspettiamo per il caffè :)
Però ricorda.... Keanu è mio :)))
Kiss Myriam