Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Teaser Tuesday, Nov 9

Teaser Tuesdays are a weekly book-themed meme, hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. The rules are as follows:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful of spoilers! Don't ruin the book to others by revealing important plot developments. (So the last words of a dying central character are probably not okay...)
  • Share the title and the author of the book as well, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can look up the book and add it to their TBR list.
Here's our teaser for this week:

All these, however, were mere terrors of the night, phantoms of the mind that walk in darkness, and though he had seen many specters in his time, and been more than once beset by Satan in diverse shapes, in his lonely perambulations, yet daylight put an end to all these evils; and he would have passed a pleasant life of it, in despite of the devil and all his works, if his path had not been crossed by a being that causes more perplexity to mortal man than ghosts, goblins, and the whole race of witches put together, and that was - a woman.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, p. 17-18


  1. This is an old book I never read. I remember it was in that Authors card game though. Still have it.

    I look forward to seeing your review of "Wicked." We read "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" and both liked it. It's a fantastic book!

    Here's our TT: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2010/11/teaser-tuesday-hard-cache-confession.html

  2. Nice teaser! I just watched Sleepy Hollow before Halloween -- maybe I should pick up the book again, too!

  3. I've never read the book but the movie freaked me out. Not much of a scary book kind of person. Great teaser :)

    You can find my teaser at The Bookish Snob

  4. I can only barely remember anything about that story (aside from a headless horseman), but this passage does bring to mind a faint memory of a...party scene of some kind, where a couple was involved. Amusing phrasing.

  5. Ooh great classic. Nice teaer. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.