Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature sponsored by Should be Reading. It’s a nice way to pick up ideas about possible future “reads”. Here’s how it works:

 Grab the book you are currently reading. Let the book fall open to a random page. Share two “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You must also share the title of the book – that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given.   

Here’s mine for this week:

“Quite satisfied, he closed his door, and locked himself in; double locked himself in, which was not his custom. Thus secured against surprise, he took off his cravat; put on his dressing gown and slippers, and his nightcap; and sat down before the fire to take his gruel.”

Old Scrooge thinks he’s settled in for a quiet night only we know it’s going to be a ghostly one. A great classic for this time of year, isn’t it?  This teaser is from page 26 of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I’m reading this for Casual Classics at 5 Minutes for Books next Tuesday. If you’d like to read other book teasers go here.