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 and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton Sides
"These things the experts understood, or at least believed they understood. But nearly everything else about the pole--whether it was ice or land or sea, whether it was warm or cold, whether it was humid or desert, whether it was desolate or inhabited, whether there were mountains or labyrinthine tunnels that fed into the earth, whether the laws of gravity or geomagnetism even obtained there--remained a terrific puzzle."
In reading this book I have been baffled by how many otherwise intelligent men (because they are all men) believed--despite all evidence to the contrary--that the North Pole would be an open sea with no ice, and probably warm. Huh!?!? They tried sailing there a lot, and as they got closer, it became colder and more filled with ice. Why on earth did they think that trend would suddenly reverse itself?