Note: Yeah so it’s technically Wednesday (in Australia anyway) but I really wanted to start posting these this week. I completely forgot/was busy with other things yesterday after work. So I’m a day late, sorry! Hope you like the image. I made it using most of my favourite red/orange books. Please don’t use it yourself.
So. Teaser Tuesdays, if you didn’t know, is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading. The idea is to open the book you’re reading at random and post two teaser sentences that contain no spoilers and that might entice bloggers to read the book.
A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for over thirty years, Richard Adams’sWatership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time. Set in England’s Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival follows a band of very special creatures on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of friends, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, to a mysterious promised land and a more perfect society
For awhile now I have been getting through Watership Down by Richard Adams for the second time. If all things go well, I should finish it by tomorrow and a review should be up by the end of the week. It’s a wonderful book and I really recommend everyone should read it. But more on that at a later date.
Here’s the teaser sentences I picked out:
‘They set out up the hillside, going slowly, picking their way from one bush and tussock to another and pausing continually to sniff and stare along the great expanse of grass, which stretched on either side as far as they could see.’
‘They climbed not over but through the sun-red grass, among the awakened insect movement and the light ablaze.’