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Teaser Tuesdays

September 29, 2009

DroodTeaser 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 the book to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
  • Please avoid spoilers!
  • From Charles Dickens’ The Mystery of Edwin Drood, p. 120:

    It was wonderful to see Mr. Grewgious sitting bolt upright with his hands on his knees, continuously chopping this discourse out of himself: much as a charity boy with a very good memory might get his catechism said: and evincing no correspondent reaction whatever, unless in a certain occasional little tingly perceptible at the end of his nose.

    Okay, so that’s only one sentence, but it’s Dickens, so I think it counts as two. It’s a great example of both his longwindedness and his fabulous characterization. I love Dickens.

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