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Teaser Tuesday

Written by Kirsten on January 12th, 2010


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
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

“Grease-Paint Avenue! I saw it instantly and it was marvelous, a street set out like a make-up box, with narrow, gilded houses, each one with a different coloured roof; and ours would be number 3 – with a chimney they colour of Kitty’s carmined lips!”

This comes from page 61 of Sarah Waters’s Tipping the Velvet, which I’m reading for either the second or third time. Waters is perhaps my favorite writer at the moment, though I can’t say for certain that she’s my favorite author. Definitely in the top five, or even three, but it’s more her voice, her way with words, that captivates me in every single sentence of every single novel than the story she tells. I enjoy all of the tales and plots, and count Fingersmith among my top books of all time, but I haven’t loved all of her books as fiercely thus far.

How about you, whatcha readin’? Want to see if you can topple over Mt. TBR by throwing another one on the pile with your teaser?


35 Comments so far ↓

  1. Kirsten says:

    This book is one of my most prized volumes; it’s a US first edition, and does have that image on the front. I love it. :) Heading over to check out your teaser now; thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you around again!

  2. Alayne says:

    Nice teaser, I really need to read something by Waters soon. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.
    .-= Alayne´s last blog ..Teaser Tuesday – The Last Dickens =-.

  3. Kirsten says:

    Alayne, I definitely recommend her to anyone who enjoys truly well-written prose. Thanks for coming by; headed over to check out your teaser now :)

  4. Haven’t read any Sarah Waters yet, but I’ve got several of her books on my TBR list. I’ve heard great things about this one and “Affinity.” Good teaser!
    .-= JLS Hall (Joy’s Blog)´s last blog ..Teaser Tuesdays: Play It As It Lays =-.

  5. Monique says:

    Hi, just popped over from Mizb’s teaser tuesday post as your comment caught my eye. I have just finished reading my first Sarah Waters novel ‘The Little Stranger’ and loved her way with words too….looks like I need to add Fingersmith and Tipping the Velvet to the top of my TBR pile.

  6. Kirsten says:

    Joy, Fingersmith is definitely my favorite, but Tipping and Affinity are also both brilliant reads. I’m going to re-read Affinity soon as well; I’ve only read that one once. I also have her newest to get to eventually!

  7. Kirsten says:

    Hi, Monique, and welcome! The Little Stranger is on my list – I bought it the day it came out, and just haven’t gotten to it with all I’ve had going on in the last few months. I can’t say enough about her writing, and if you loved it as much as I do, you should throw Affinity and The Night Watch on the pile as well, for good measure :)

  8. Stephanie says:

    You have definitely sold me on delving into Sarah Waters’s work — I am adding this to my TBR list.

  9. Kirsten says:

    Yay, I’m so glad to hear that, Stephanie! I’ve yet to “meet” a blogger or reader who has read Waters and not found her to be incredible. I hope the same is true for you, and that you’ll let me know what you think when you get to her works!

  10. Miranda says:

    I have not read Waters… but now you have indeed teased me.
    .-= Miranda ´s last blog ..Tuesday Teaser =-.

  11. Kirsten says:

    So glad to hear it, Miranda; as my comments have surely made clear, I think she’s one of the best authors of our time, by far. Do come back and let me know which work you choose for your first!

  12. Aimee says:

    intriguing teaser!adore sarah waters.

    here’s mine!


  13. Jennifer says:

    Great teaser. I had not heard of the book, so I shall be looking for it on amazon. My TT:
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Teaser Tuesdays-Corrigans’ Pool =-.

  14. Kirsten says:

    Aimee, which of hers have you read? I’m always curious as to how others rank them in their order of favorites :)

    Jennifer, really?? Oh I’m so glad to introduce someone new to Waters! This is a great one to start with (in my opinion – it was my first of hers), but as I’ve mentioned above, Fingersmith is my favorite so far.

  15. Aimee says:

    I’ve only read Tipping the Velvet and Fingersmith…Fingersmith is one of my favrouites ever….I’m looking forward to raeding The LIttle Stranger!
    .-= Aimee´s last blog ..Book Review: Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater =-.

  16. Aimee says:

    God terrible typos in that last comment…sorry!
    .-= Aimee´s last blog ..Book Review: Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater =-.

  17. Kirsten says:

    Me too! I should really read that next; I’ve got to find it first, though – I just moved and everything is still boxed up!

  18. Kirsten says:

    Hahaha, you’re forgiven – I’m quite fluent in typoese ;)

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