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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading

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

A Voyage Long and Strange: On the Trail of Vikings, Conquistadors, Lost Colonists, and other Adventurers in Early America by Tony Horwitz

"Kent acknowledged that this passion for close-range killing made the Spaniards 'unpleasant people,' at least by our standards. As a soldier though, he admired their endurance and discipline."
p. 243

The book is absolutely fascinating. Obscure history made real is really one of my very favorite things.

9 comments:

LKT said...

Oh, that sounds wonderful! I love quirky history books like that!

My teaser is here.

Lady Q said...

Oh I love that! This book sounds great. Thanks for sharing it. Here's my teaser from The Hollow.

Morgan said...

I've never heard of this book but I loved the teaser.

celi.a said...

Ah, the 'Black Legend' about Spaniards in the time of Conquest... (sorry, I was a historian of 17th century Latin America in my previous life. or make that last year. whatever. *grin*) Nice teaser!

If you'd like, you can check out mine here.

Kaye said...

This sounds like something my daughter would just love. Very intriguing teaser.

Alayne said...

Looks like an interesting book. Glad you like it! My teasers are at The Crowded Leaf.

Kristin said...

Good teaser.

Here's mine.

Stacy at A Novel Source said...

This sounds so good! The Spaniards were truly fascinating. Can't wait for your review!

Emma Michaels said...

Great teaser! I hope you will check out mine for Stephanie Meyer's latest novel The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner! Also, if you check back on my blog this Friday I have huge news about the novels I had been submitting to agents/publishers!

Sincerely,
Emma Michaels
http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com