This brain of mine is a curious thing. Sometimes it gets notions. Last week it wanted fantasy, the week before that romance, and this week it wants mysteries again. I track its trends by the book genres I buy in a particular week, although most of the time I try to be well-rounded -- a romance, a fantasy/sci-fi, a mystery, some poetry, history, or "heavier" literature. A book a day seems only just. XD
Anyway, I'm sneaking this post on my lunch break (again!), so I'll be quick. One of my favorite authors minus my favorite of her heroes for a change. I love Lord Peter Wimsey, and I think Harriet Vane is brilliant and a credit to all women, but I do get jealous of her sometimes. LOL.
I think this book of hers, even without Lord Peter and his Wimsey, is brilliant. I haven't gotten past the first chapter yet, but it's made up of a series of letters and statements which piece together the mystery, and thence lies its marvel. Gosh, Dorothy L., I love you.
So, this week's teaser is from The Documents in the Case by Dorothy L. Sayers.
"In theory, he was extremely broad-minded, generous and admiringly devoted to his wife; in practice he was narrow, jealous and nagging. To hear him speak of her, one would have thought him the ideal of chivalrous consideration; to hear him speak to her, one would have thought him a suspicious brute."
-p. 84, "The Documents in the Case" by Dorothy L. Sayers
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!