Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by 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!

Strong Poison (The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries) by Dorothy Sayers

I got carried away with my teasers this week. I just couldn't stop at one!
"If anybody ever marries you, it will be for the pleasure of hearing you talk piffle," said Harriet, severely.
"A humiliating reason, but better than no reason at all." p. 104
I love how this is worded.
"There is something about wills which brings out the worst side of human nature. People who under ordinary circumstances are perfectly upright and amiable, go as curly as corkscrews and foam at the mouth, whenever they hear the words 'I devise and bequeath.' p. 181
Since I see a lot of similarities between Lord Peter Wimsey and Wodehouse's Wooster and Jeeves, I laughed when I read this. Lord Peter is talking to Bunter, his valet.

"Do you never overlook anything, Bunter?"
"I endeavor to give satisfaction, my lord."
"Well then, don't talk like Jeeves. It irritates me..." p.193


  1. Great teasers! There are definitely some memorable lines in Sayers' work. I should really make an effort to read more of her novels. so far I've only read one, plus the Complete Short Stories. My teaser: Oliver Twist

  2. Those are good teasers. I love the one about will's. Thanks for visiting.

  3. those teasers are a mouthful, Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your book. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

  4. I do like a bit of Sayers - the quote about the wills is genius. Here is my TT

  5. I LOVE the Lord Peter Wimsey books! One of these days I want to re-read all of them. Thanks for the great teasers!

  6. These are all fun excerpts...thanks for sharing, and enjoy.

    And thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. Good teasers, especially the first two. Got a good laugh our of the second one in particular. Thanks for sharing! :)



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