Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Captivity

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 "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!

My teaser this week is from Captivity: a novel based on the true tale of the Fox Sisters, the family of enigmatic young women who, in upstate New York in 1848, proclaimed that they could converse with the dead. From page 10:


CaptivityAlready, in just these few days' time, she finds it hard to unravel the sounds she makes or imagines from those without - from her sister, from the earth or the air. It's like when you're rapt with your chores and hear a voice humming but only later, an instant later or an hour, recognize your own voice. Now's no time for the Devil to come calling.

19 comments:

  1. Very intriguing teaser. Gotta a feeling the devil is coming just wondering in what form?

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  2. Whoa what a teaser! It's kind of scary haha.

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  3. Interesting. Thanks for visiting my TT

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  4. That really piques my interest.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and to answer your question about the time period of Private Life, it spans from the 1880s to WWII.

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  5. Great snippet. I really get where she's coming from just from those two sentences.

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  6. That sounds sort of mystical and frightening. Great teaser!

    And thank you for coming by my blog!

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  7. This is already on my wish list!

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/05/teaser_10.html

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  8. But it probably is <hides>

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  9. I adored this novel and you chose a wonderful teaser from the novel.

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  10. Ooh this looks kind of creepy and very intriguing. Great teaser. I have two this week at The Crowded Leaf.

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  11. An interesting teaser! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  12. Oh this sounds like a great book! I will definitely have to nab it from the library! Also, your blog looks really interesting - I'm gonna follow! :)

    Here's my TT for The First Queen of England: The Myth of "Bloody Mary"

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  13. Wow, that really captures one's attention -- and it's based on a true story, sounds like a captivating read! Beautiful yet, haunting cover.

    Thanks for the teaser, here's mine.

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  14. nice teaser. on my TBR stack. read Noyes's Angel & Apostle -- good!

    Here's myTT!

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  15. Nice teaser. It sounds a bit creepy, so I'll definitely have to check it out

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  16. Wow! That definitely makes me want to read on. I hope you are enjoying the book and thanks for visiting my teaser!

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  17. This looks great! Amazing teaser! I read the most amazing book this week. I had used it for my Teaser Tuesday and loved it so much I decided to post my review today. Feel free to head over to my blog and check it out at http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com and post your teaser in my comments!


    Sincerely,
    Emma Michaels

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  18. Oohh, sounds sorta creepy! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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