Teaser Tuesday | 12th July


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme created at A Daily Rhythm. Its simplicity greatly appeals to me since all that you need to do is grab your current read, open to a random page and share two “teaser” sentences, being careful about spoilers.

This week was prompted by the slightly foolhardy decision yesterday to pick up a rather hefty book, as though I wasn’t already reading two books at the moment, one of which is A Clash of Kings, no small task itself. But, clearly, clearly just one tome isn’t enough for me and since this is the first time in a long while that I’ve had a sudden urge to read I decided to go along with it and see how I fare.

So, I’ve picked up one of my “project books”, one that I’ve meant to read for years at this point, one that I have actually got about 200 pages through in the past before I set it aside for some (probably stupid) reason… Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. So, today’s Teaser Tuesday will draw from that book. And I decided to bend the rules a little bit and instead of picking a random couple of lines I just had to pick the opening line of the novel because it’s just brilliant, in my opinion. (And I might have picked out three instead of two sentences – buy 2 get the 3rd free, I guess?)

Anna Karenina

“Happy families are all alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. 

All was confusion in the Oblonskys’ house. The wife had found out that the husband was having an affair with their former French governess, and had announced to the husband that she could not live in the same house with him.”


Have you read Anna Karenina or do you plan to sometime in the future? Do you have a Teaser Tuesday? Please do share/comment below!

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4 responses to “Teaser Tuesday | 12th July”

  1. I have a copy of this hefty tome on my shelf and I just downloaded Maggie Gyllenhaal’s audiobook for added motivation and for the times when reading the actual feels like too much.


    • Oo having an audiobook to switch things up is a great idea, I might keep that in mind myself in case my reading starts slumping. :)


      • Really Maggie Gyllenhaal’s version just dropped TODAY on Audible! I can’t wait to get started but I need to finish the book club book first before I start a project book.


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