Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Teaser Tuesday, March 30

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!

I am just today starting Troublesome Young Men by Lynne Olson, part of my Britain in WWII reading.
One of the most outspoken supporters of Germany was the Prince of Wales, who told a German prince in 1933 that "it was no business of ours to interfere in Germany's internal affairs either [regarding] Jews or [regarding] anything else" and that "dictators are very popular these days and we might want one in England before long.' Indeed, the prince was so vociferous in his praise of the Nazis that on one occasion even his pro-German father thought he had gone too far and told him to tone it down.
The aforementioned quote wasn't going too far?

Previously on Teaser Tuesday:
I finished Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett which was good, but not his best. If you've never read Terry Pratchett you might want to start with Equal Rites or Wyrd Systers--some of the earlier ones. Still, he has more insights per page than most other authors I know, and does it with great good humor. Random example:

Why do we tell one another that the leopard cannot change his shorts? she mused as she watched him scurry away. Has anyone ever seen a leopard wearing shorts? And how would they be able to put them on if they had them? But we go on saying it as if it was some kind of holy truth, when it just means that we've run out of argument.


In other news, I'm now an Amazon Associate so if you buy any of the books I link here, there's a little kick-back in it for me. I didn't want you to think I was being altruistic, making all these convenient links.

Happy reading!


Anonymous said...

The first teaser was interesting. To be honest, I don't know as much about WW 2 as I should.

Anonymous said...

That must be the future Edward VIII, so that figures... although they did get through their Princes of Wales in the 30s :)

My teaser's at http://hampshireflyer.wordpress.com/2010/03/30/teaser-tuesday-9/

Lori said...

I hope that you enjoy your book. Here's mine.