Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
--Grab your current read
--Open to a random page
--share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
Be sure 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!

"Among those other girls I was no longer a grand duchess, fussed over by nursemaids and servants. I was just one of forty identical girls, treated no differently from the others just because I was the emperor's daughter."
p5, The Tsarina's Daughter, by Carolly Erickson

I've just started this one but can't wait to get stuck into it. I'm fascinated by Russian history and love any books set in this incredible country (think The Bronze Horseman, The Red Scarf, The Russian Concubine). And if this "historical entertainment" of Carolly Erickson's is anything like the last one of hers I read (The Secret Life of Josephine) it's going to be good!


  1. Great teaser! I haven't read many books with Russian history background. Now I need to remedy that and check out this book!

  2. Thank you for visiting my TT. I hope you get to read the Stephanie Plum series, the characters are hilarious.

    Never heard of this title before. Thanks for sharing, I will check it out.

  3. I have always been enthralled with Tzar Nicholas and his family. I'm definitely adding this one to my TBR.

  4. +JMJ+

    Hmmmm. But is she happy about it or slightly put off? ;-)

    Sadly, I know next to nothing about Russian history, which is what keeps me from picking up either the classics by Russian writers or Historical novels set in Russia. But I'm feeling more and more drawn to Leo Tolstoy these days and hope to feel the full blow of a Russian Lit kick very soon! =)

  5. Well she should be treated differently, no? I wonder why they aren't?!


  6. Excellent teaser. I have not read this one so I am adding it to my TBR list.
    My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/07/teaser-tuesdays-my-book-teaser-is-from-in-her-wake.html

  7. thats a nice teaser and it entice me enough to place on my list. also i like to have a bit of history in my collection of books. I have one Russian and i'm going to add this one.

  8. I think I have this one! wait oh man... now I have to look for it under the piles of books under my bed ;P

  9. Nice teaser, sounds interesting.


  10. Hmmm...it doesn't indicate if she thinks that is a good or bad situation ;)