Teaser Tuesdays- Voltaire’s Calligrapher

Teaser Tuesdays 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 (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

*In this teaser Voltaire is speaking to his calligrapher, but he could have just as easily been referring to me.

“What do you know about plants?  Whenever you go into the garden, the roses impale themselves on their own thorns and the tulips commit mass suicide.”

Page 17 , Voltaire’s Calligrapher by Pablo De Santis (ARC copy, the page numbers may be different in the finished book)

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  1. Great teaser…it could refer to me too ;)

    I’m reading John Saul’s book

  2. Interesting teaser, I will have to take a look at that one. Mine is here if you’d like to stop by.

  3. Interesting teaser! Graphic mental image it makes! Haha Mine is at:
    The Delusional Diaries

  4. That’s pretty observant! Very true! I like the title of the book, too.

    Thanks for stopping by my TT post!

  5. I just woke my husband up your teaser had my laughing so loud. I love the image and I’m with you – that so could have been about me. Thanks for sharing

    My teaser is from Shades Of Gray by LM Pruitt

  6. LOL. Quite the black thumb. Poor flowers.

    Mine is here

  7. Oh, that is so me, nothing grows for me. I always say when I go in a flower store to buy flowers, they all scream, no, no, don’t pick me, I don’t want to die!

    Thanks for the visit to My Reading Corner.

  8. Is this a historical novel(ish)? Voltaire’s one of histor’s more compelling figures.

  9. Fantastic teaser – great visual image! My teaser is here


  10. Oh, I’m hopeless in the garden! That one’s funny….

    Here’s mine:


  11. I am that kind of gardener too! Just tonight I was thinking I should go and buy some more herbs and tomatoes to try and grow even though I know full well that it will be the most expensive tomato I ever get (usually I get just the one!)

    My teaser is here this week.

  12. I might have to read this one – I have quite the black thumb, too!

    Here’s my teaser.

  13. I love it! And it’s fun that it describes you as well!

    Here’s mine:


  14. Gorgeous teaser. I’ll be on the look-out for this book!

  15. Now that’s an incredible imagery and powerful description of flowers!

    Got to get this one and see what it’s about next!

    Great teaser!

  16. Haha nice teaser! Love the book title, hope you’re enjoying it! My teaser is at The Crowded Leaf.

  17. Ah yes, those suicidal plants. Good teaser!

    I’d love for you to stop by my teaser if you get a chance.

  18. Great teaser! I haven’t seen this book around…

  19. Awesome teaser! I like it :)

  20. I love this teaser!

    thanks for visiting :-)

  21. Great teaser! Very funny! I’m even more interested in Voltaire’s Calligrapher, which sounds like a riveting mystery story, knowing that the author has written it with some humor as well.

    ~ Amy

  22. Interesting yet visual teaser.

  23. That’s funny! Yeah … plants commit hari kari when I come along as well! Great teaser!

  24. LOL…excellent teaser. Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for visiting!

  25. I never knew flowers were so violent.


    P.S. Here’s my teaser: http://jockstewart.typepad.com/writers_notebook/2010/10/teaser-tuesday-imperfect-by-l-e-harvey.html

  26. wow–I take it she’s not good with flowers. fun teaser today. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  27. I read your review of the book and decided this is a must have for me. Already added to my ‘wish list’

    Your teaser lines made me laugh out loud. That just about sums up my gardening attempts. I’m so glad that the weather is changing, so that the garden is pretty much out of bounds again for a few months.

    Those lines really cheered up my day

  28. Sounds like a book I would thoroughly enjoy!


  29. Excellent teaser! Poor roses!

    I’ve got 2 teasers and info on a new giveaway.

  30. haha! Enjoyed your review as well. My teaser is at the link below.
    – Dee from e-Volving Books

  31. Hehe – this could be me he’s talking about too :) Great teaser!

  32. Ouch! I’m so bad at gardening I can almost relate ;)

    Thanks for visiting my TT :)

  33. Oh wow, that’s an interesting teaser! Thanks for stopping by! Cheers!

  34. Wow, great teaser! So clever. Thanks for sharing.

  35. Yeah, that happens when I go into a garden, too! I’m not much good with greenery. This is a book I really want to read. Great teaser!

  36. Intriguing teaser it made me think! Thanks for visiting my blog

  37. Something meaningful huh?:) I like it, too. Still have to find out myself what happens on her birthday (Beautiful Creatures) My teaser was taken from page 386 and I’m still on 159:D Some more secrets to disclose!

  38. Lol I love that! Such a vivid image and I totally know what you mean – not a green thumb in sight around my house =)

  39. Hi
    Thanks for stopping by at The Blog O’The Irish. I remember watching the movie a long long long time ago.
    Did I say a long time ago??

    Interesting way to describe a garden… I do not do a lot of planting but I do ok with the houseplants…

  40. Now that’s a great teaser! Have heard good things about that book!
    Stop by if you have time!

  41. What a terrific teaser!

  42. That could have been about me too! Great teaser!

  43. Your teaser caught my attention. I read your review for the book. It’s maybe for me. Thanks!

  44. Violent!! Great Teaser!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!! Happy Teaser Tuesday!

  45. nice one! someone is looking at my garden or lack there of.

    Thanks for stopping by On the Bookcase.

  46. Great teaser! I’m trying to cure my black thumb… Thanks for stopping by my blog!


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