What? It's Tuesday again? May, the hottest month of my year, ensuring water shortages, two baths a day, difficulty in buying ice, electric fan breakdowns, and soaring water and electricity bills. If I can't immerse myself in a tank of water under a running shower, I'd rather hole up in a nice cafe at the mall enjoying the free air conditioning, sipping a cold frappe, and reading a good book.
Speaking of which, today's teaser comes from the latest addition to my retold tales collection. I should be inventorying the lot already as I don't know how many I have now [including the umpteen versions of Tam Lin]! It's by Robin McKinley, who also wrote Deerskin. Guess which tale this book retells!
"But what will you tell the poor queen?"
But she never knew the answer, for as she raised her head from the effort of memorisation--her mind felt like a field of rabbits bolting in panic from the sight of the hunter--to look again at the small person who had just destroyed her life and given her some other, far more dangerous life for which she was totally unprepared, she found herself on the outskirts of the royal city, in a small stand of oak trees.
- p. 40, Spindle's End by Robin McKinley
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!