Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Teaser Tuesday - Empress Orchid by Anchee Min

Hey everyone! Sorry for the late post, I just finished Kendo (yup, I've started going to practice again~). So, today's teaser comes from this book about the last empress of China - Empress Cixi (sorry, I can't pronounce Tzu Hsi, it doesn't even look Chinese to me. I think Cixi is the hanyu pinyin)

There's an interesting story of why I even have this book, but it will have to wait for the review!

So without further ado, here's the teaser:

"I lived in a world of chaos where torture was a routine practice. I began to understand why so many concubines became obsessed with religion. It was either that or complete madness" (page 187)

Ok, I know it's three lines, but hey, the third line is important(;

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB of ShouldBeReading. To take part, choose a two sentence teaser  from the book you're currently reading.


  1. I think I have this one but haven't read it. Your teaser makes me want to!

    1. You should! I'm loving the book so far


  2. Love this teaser, really made me pause for a second. I may have to check out this book.

    My Teaser


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