Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Teaser Tuesdays (October 7)

Should Be Reading hosts the Teaser Tuesdays weekly event.

My modified rules are as follows:

Grab your current read. Pick two or three “teaser” sentences more or less at random from the book, anywhere on the page. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your teaser from… that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given! (Please avoid spoilers!) (Read the official Teaser Tuesday rules.)

My first teaser:

“If I’d never known David I might have carried on thinking all these people were basically good people, with odd little quirks perhaps, but I’d never have understood how foul they were. David took the blinkers off for me and I’ve never been sorry, because who would want to go around in a a world that’s like a very thin strip of pretty flower garden surrounded by fields and fields of stinking manure that stretch out as far as the eye can see?” (p. 74)

This is from Farthing by Jo Walton.

My second teaser:

“I watched the patterns made by the candlelight on the far wall. The images seemed too lovely and symmetrical to be random—a bird, a sailboat, a star, followed by a series of rectangular bars of light. It was a feeling I often had in that town, and one of the reasons I kept returning when my work as a coffee buyer brought me to Nicaragua—a feeling that even the simplest natural acts were somehow ordered, as if some unnamed discipline reigned over both the animate and inanimate” (p. 2).

This is from No One You Know by Michelle Richmond.


  1. You weren't kidding when you said you were going to start No One You Know right away!

  2. Bluestocking, so far I'm enjoying them both (although I'm on page 218 of the first and only on page 7 of the second!).

    Melissa, I just couldn't wait! But then I started reading others' teasers and thought maybe I should have started The 19th Wife first...

  3. What a good idea. I never thought of putting sentences from the other books I'm reading too. Duh! I can't wait to see your review on No One You Know.

  4. No One You Know sounds very interesting. Thanks!

  5. Jo Walton seems to have a real way with the written word, eh? How far into that book are you?

  6. Dar and Karen, I looked at my pile of books again and I may have to put No One You Know on hold in the end because there are several other books I need to review before that one!

    Heather, have you read any of her books? I'm three quarters of the way through Farthing.

  7. Avis, both these books sound very good. I've never heard of Farthing. Can't wait for your review. I may add it to my TBR list if you like it.

  8. Shana, sorry I didn't reply earlier! You can now read my review... I recommend the book!