Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays (August 18, 2015)

“In either case, there was very much the same solemnity of demeanour on the part of the spectators, as befitted a people among whom religion and law were almost identical, and in whose character both were so thoroughly interfused, that the mildest and severest acts of public discipline were alike made venerable and awful. Meagre, indeed, and cold, was the sympathy that a transgressor might look for, from such bystanders, at the scaffold.”

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm

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 so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


  1. Heavy going teaser -- but I remember liking the book when I read (years ago).

  2. I heard great thing about this book but never read it. Here is my TT

  3. I haven't read 'The Scarlet Letter' yet, it was one of those which my school decided not to make us read! I have heard good things though, despite also hearing it is very heavy and quite depressing at times! I hope you enjoy it though! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week!
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

  4. When I read this as a teen, I didn't like it, but I've re-read a couple times as an adult and really enjoyed it.

    Here's my Teaser for this week: http://justasecondblog.blogspot.com/2015/08/teaser-tuesdays-august-18-2015.html

  5. Wow, that's wonderfully written. I still haven't read this book.

    Here's my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/08/18/teaser-tuesdays-126-ghosts-among-men/

  6. Lots of words in those two sentences. I remember reading this one but only vaguely remember the plot. My teaser this week comes from Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews. Happy reading!

  7. Oh I read this back in middle school and I remember really enjoying it. I should re-read it as an adult to see if I still like it as much!

    trish - my teaser

  8. I read The Scarlet Letter years ago and really liked it. The opening is so dark . . . It sets the tone well for what is to come, I think.


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