Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Teaser Tuesday, April 13

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!

Today's teaser is from Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, a title I simply couldn't resist, by Alexander McCall Smith. It's the latest, I think, in the Ladies #1 Detective Agency series. I am, however, including three (3) "teaser" sentences.

Mma Ramotswe noticed that Mma Makutsi was listening intently to this, and she knew why. Her assistant had worked her way out of poverty, and had achieved ninety-seven per cent in the final examinations of the Botswana Secretarial College by dint of sheer, unremitting hard work. If Mma Makutsi identified with Mr. Molofololo's story, it was because it was her story too, except for the herding, and the football, the chartered accountancy, and the shops--except for all the details, in fact.
Happy reading!

8 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Good one!

Here is my Teaser Tuesday :)

jacabur1 said...

New author for me, good teaser...

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Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

Great teaser! I saw this in the store and loved the title! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Lorin said...

I've sort of trailed off on reading those books, after having read the first 4 or so.

Sara said...

awesome teaser! I'll have to look into it :)

Jennifer said...

Fantastic teaser, I will be checking into this book further. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/04/teaser-tuesdays-alexandra-gone_13.html

jlshall said...

Haven't read any of this series yet, but it looks very attractive. Wonderful teaser!
Here's mine.

....Petty Witter said...

Hi, many thanks for visiting me over at Pen And Paper.

A great teaser. I must confess that I'm not a fan of the ladies detectives books but I loved 2 1/2 Pillars Of Wisdom.

Nice to meet you, best wishes.