Monday, September 10, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays

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!

My Teasers:

"For despite European contacts with both Cambodia and Laos during the sixteenth and and particularly the seventeenth centuries, including travel on large sections of the Mekong itself, it was not until the nineteenth century that anything like a detailed map of the Mekong was finally produced. This state of affairs at first seems puzzling, until one remembers that the Europeans who were the first to see the Mekong and travel on its waters were interested in other things than cartography. They sought souls, trade and power. Provided they survived, charting the river, however essential it was to providing a means for their travel, was a secondary concern."

~ p. 43, "The Mekong" by Milton Osborne 

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

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