18 May 2010

It’s Tuesday, Where Are You? / Teaser Tuesdays

It’s Tuesday, Where Are You?

I’m taking a tour of Rome circa AD 200, with the aid of what amounts to a Lonely Planet guidebook for time-travellers.

Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day by Peter Matyszak.

Teaser Tuesdays TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from - that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

Anyone with goods to dispose of might go to a designated commercial area and set up his pitch, but most leave this job to professional auctioneers. (Though the emperor Caligula himself once raised funds this way - not unexpectedly getting excellent prices from his terrified audience.)

From Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day by Peter Matyszak, p. 68.

11 comments:

  1. This sounds like it could be a fun read!

    My teaser is here

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  2. Sounds like a story that might be timeless...

    Here's mine:

    http://rainysnowday.wordpress.com/2010/05/18/teaser-tuesdays-12/

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  3. Interesting teaser!

    My teaser is here.

    Happy reading. :)

    xx,
    E.J

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  4. Sounds like an interesting book! Nice teaser. My teaser is from THE PASSAGE and it's at The Crowded Leaf.

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  5. Good teaser! The author is new to me.
    HERE is my teaser for this week :)

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  6. Enjoy your book. Mine is from God of the Hive.

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  7. Great Teaser! Here is my Teaser Tuesday:
    http://emmamichaels.blogspot.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesday_18.html

    Feel free to stop by tomorrow for my review and GIVEAWAY of the book and a new ARC, by the same author, next Spring when it is released!

    Sincerely,
    Emma Michaels

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  8. Ah, that Caligula - what a guy! This book sounds like a winner! Excellent teaser.
    Here's mine.

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  9. What fun to be a time-traveler.

    My `teaser` is up

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  10. Sounds like a facinating book

    Here is my teaser
    http://limpetsandpenguins.blogspot.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesday-100518.html

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