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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Around the World in Eighty Days, Teaser Tuesday (14 Oct 2014)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish event held by MizB at should be reading
Anyone can join in – 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 and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their To Be Read (TBR) lists if they like your teasers



My teaser today is taken from Jules Verne's "Around the World in Eighty Days."


"Mrs. Aouda thanked her deliverers profusely, by her tears more than by her words. Her beautiful eyes, rather than her lips, were the interpreters of her gratitude."

24 comments:

Nyze Gremio-Velasco said...

Oooh. Interesting teaser :) Thanks for sharing!

Here's mine:
Teaser Tuesday: The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus)

Karen and Gerard said...

This one doesn't appeal to me at all. Are you enjoying it?

cynthiastacey.com said...

Great teaser. Hope you enjoy. Here is my TT http://cynthiastacey.com/2014/10/14/teaser-tuesday-oct-14/

Laura Thomas said...

I'm trying to remember if I read this book or just watched the movie. If I haven't read it, I should:)
Here is my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/10/14/teaser-tuesdays-85-the-memory-closet/

sherry fundin said...

I have been curious about this book. Hope you are enjoying it.
sherry @ fundinmental My TT - Clay by Tony Bertauski

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

For those who have asked if I'm enjoying it - I found that it actually was kind of a false start. The tempo was very slow with not too much going on. But it is gradually picking up pace and I'm warming nicely to it now.

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

I wish that my own eyes were so expressive! =D

I'm bogged down in another Jules Verne novel, Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas. My experience with it has been the opposite of yours with this one: I found the beginning very exciting, but it has lost momentum since then. =/

Linda said...

I've always wanted to read this one but haven't yet. Would you recommend it?

Alison Flores said...

That's one of the classics I have still yet to read. Is it good?
Alison ~ Ali's Books

Cleo Bannister said...

Ah those eyes being the windows to the soul! Great teaser from a classic read. Here is my TT http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/teaser-tuesday-october-14/

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I've seen the movie more than once but never read the book. I hope you've enjoyed it.
My Tuesday post features WAR BRIDES.

madamevauquer said...

A Jules Verne tidbit: When I read Nelly Bly's book Around the World in Seventy-Two Days, she got to meet Jules Verne and his wife when she was in France.

My TT from The Midnight Examiner by William Kotzwinkle http://wp.me/pZnGI-eS

Kerry O'Donnell said...

I've never read this classic, but I really enjoyed this teaser. I like the way it's describing this woman. Cool choice!!
Here are My Teasers.

PD Workman said...

I have to sit down and read this one some day. I like the storyline and the movie, but have never read the book.

Mine is from a young adult suspense novel:

http://pdworkman.com/excerpt-and-trailer-for-those-who-believe-teasertuesday-trw14-2/

Tribute Books Mama said...

Enjoy! your book.

Greg said...

I've been kinda curious about this one over the years... I haven't read enough Verne. This makes me think about picking up some of his stuff...

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

Appreciating all the comments. A number of commenters have asserted that they have never read this book but one day wish to. As you know, this is a writing from the 19th century, so it's not in the more modern style of writing we are more familiar with. It is however, an intriguing read with all the old English, written in a 'proper' way which makes one feel rather sophisticated while reading it. My advice is to pick up these old Jules Verne classics and give them a try.

Eustacia Tan said...

Well, eyes are the window to the soul after all(:

Thanks for having had stopped by my blog!

^_^

Kym Thorpe said...

Loved this book! I last read it aloud to my kids a couple years ago and they liked it too.

Thanks for visiting my Tuesday Teaser as well!

Yvonne said...

Great teaser. I read this many many years ago. I don't really remember very much, though.

Heather said...

Have not yet read this one by Vernes. Thanks for visiting my teaser!

Lizzy said...

I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't read this one yet! I love the teaser, though, so that might push me! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Claudia {Sparrowhawk} said...

The authors writing is solid and clear, I thoroughly enjoy books with eloquent writing such as this teaser; thanks for sharing!

Here's mine:
The Empyrean Key | J.L. Tomlinson

Laura said...

That paints a picture. Thanks for sharing it. And thanks for coming by my Tuesday Teaser.

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