Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Teaser Tuesdays: The English Year (Steve Roud)

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!
  • Please avoid spoilers!
My 2 “Teaser” Sentences for today:

"The Old Horse is both the name of a song and a dramatic Christmas house-visiting custom, similar to the Old Tup or Derby Ram. In 1903, George Addy recorded the following version of the song that was sung during the visit:
It is a poor old horse
And he's knocking at your door
And if you choose to let him in
He'll please you all I'm sure
Poor old horse, let him in

Page 505 of The English Year: A Month-by-Month Guide to The Nation's Customs and Festivals, From May Day to Mischief Night by Steve Roud

So I'm still on the same book as last week - actually I've been reading this for at least a month, it's a good job I haven't posted it every week. Like last week though this is really the only thing I'm reading (or at least the only thing I'm reading for fun) so there wasn't an alternative to post.


  1. I've been on the same book for about a month also. Mine is a tad dry, but there are enough interesting bits to keep me reading.

  2. That sounds like an interesting book.

  3. It must be a good book to stay with it so long and for so many pages. Thanks for the good teaser.

  4. Thanks for your comments! I love The Silmarillion. If I ever get it finished, I will be sure to review. Great Blog!

  5. Thanks for the teaser - I always love to learn something new!

    :) Wendi



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