Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Teaser Tuesdays is a bookish weekly meme hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading, and anyone can play along! 
  • Grab your current read
  • flip to a random page
  • select 2 teaser sentences from anywhere on the page
  • please do not include SPOILERS!
  • do include the book title and author so we can add it to our TBR piles if we wish!
My teaser is from: 

WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel

"'Fighting again, or was it your father?'

     Yes, he says, vigorously nodding, making his nose drop gouts of blood: yes, he indicates himself, as if to say, Walter was here.  Kat calls for a basin, for water, for water in a basin, for a cloth, for the devil to rise up, right now, and take away Walter his servant."

This quote made me laugh out loud.  Kat kills me.  She reminds me a bit of Jenny, Jamie's sister, in Outlander.  She is a feisty woman who cares fiercly for her brother.

I am really enjoying Wolf Hall, but have to admit I am having to re-read sections every once in awhile to get a handle on who is speaking.  She tends to preface sentences only with HE when there are conversations going on, and I have to check to see:  is this the cardinal speaking?  Thomas?  And she mentions names without explaining who they are, like Thomas More. Who the heck is he, and why do they keep bringing him up?  If you have a good grasp of this portion of history, you probably know already who these people are, but I am a total layperson when it comes to Cromwell's history so at times, I admit, I'm a bit lost.  I did like it when they were talking about King Henry wanting to get an annulment from Katherine, and then wanting the Cardinal's home for Anne.  This I could follow as I read The Other Boleyn Girl and have a slight grasp on the Anne/Katherine saga.

Otherwise, I am liking it thus far. 

You can read other teasers here.


8 Blabs:

Natalie W said...

Interesting!! I'll have to put this one on my must read list. Great teaser :0)

Jo-Jo said...

Great teaser...I'm thinking this one would be over my head a bit.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an interesting book. Glad to hear you're enjoying it so far!

Here's my Teaser.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

What a great cover on that edition of WOLF HALL.Great teaser too. This one is on my Kindle (unread so far).

BTW: I gave you a Love Your Header Award today :)

Jennifer said...

Funny, yet dark teaser, well done. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesdays-corrigans-pool.html

Anonymous said...

intriguing teaser!

here's mine!


bookmagic said...

I'm reading this book also. I love it. I've been watching The Tudors on DVD so that helps with my history :)

ninefly said...

oh, siblings?! I definitely need to check this out 8D
thanks for the teaser!

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