Meme: Teaser Tuesdays

Posted 29 December, 2009 by Lianne in Meme / 6 Comments

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
– 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!

Should Be Reading

Here’s my teaser for this week: “Not surprisingly, perhaps, he had lived by himself for the last six yeats, long enough to be almost used to it. In that six years he had woken up along every single day so that it had come to feel quite normal, and not because he had never had the opportunity to take someone to bed with him.” – p. 10, On the Fifth Day by A.J. Hartley.

I had picked this book up on a whim from my mum’s bookshelf (she’s into books by James Rollins, Steve Berry and the like). I have a third of it left to go and it’s all right, not as good as Steve Berry IMO.

Meme: Teaser Tuesdays

Posted 22 December, 2009 by Lianne in Meme / 1 Comment

It’s been a very long while since I’ve done this…

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
– 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!

Should Be Reading

Here’s my teaser for this week (and I’m cheating a bit and giving the full, four-sentence paragraph because it’s a much better teaser than just two of the four sentences): “She nodded. ‘That was the reality of the Egyptian campaign. A bloody, hard-fought conquest. But I assure you, what happened there is why you and I are having this conversation.'” — p. 31, The Paris Vendetta by Steve Berry.

Dude, I was so pumped for this instalment since I heard of the title and I’m glad that I can read it now (while I’m on Christmas vacation). It’s an intriguing mystery that touches certain subjects that are in some ways very relevant to today’s events. I’m halfway through and it’s been pretty awesome! Can’t wait to read what happens next 😀

Meme: Novelists, Playwrights and Authors

Posted 18 December, 2009 by Lianne in Meme / 0 Comments

Am bored and since I have no classes, I decided to fill out this meme, hehehe 🙂 Found it over at book_memes:

For those of you wondering ‘who decides these things?’, the list below is from the book The Literary 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Novelists, Playwrights, and Poets of All Time (Checkmark Books/Facts On File, Inc.: New York, 2001), written by Daniel S. Burt.

Put an [ X ] against the authors you’ve read, total them up, and resolve to read more (if you can be bothered).

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Review: All Our Worldly Goods

Posted 10 November, 2009 by Li in Books / 0 Comments

All Our Worldly Goods
By: Irène Némirovsky

Pierre and Agnes marry for love against the wishes of his parents and the family patriarch, the tyrannical industrialist Julien Hardelot, provoking a family feud which cascades down the generations. This is Balzac or The Forsyte Saga on a smaller, more intimate scale, the bourgeoisie observed close-up, with Némirovsky’s characteristically sly humour and clear-eyed compassion. Full of drama and heartbreak, and telling observations of the devastating effects of two wars on a small town and an industrial family, Némirovsky is at the height of her powers.

Okay, firstly I’ve been very busy this semester with schoolwork and course readings and research and all the rest but despite of this, I’ve managed to read quite a bit (my solace from all my work). One of the books I’ve read quite recently was All Our Worldly Goods. It’s my first book by Irene Némirovsky, whom I heard wonderful things about through her unfinished work, Suite Francaise. I’ll try to keep this review as spoiler-less as I can 😉

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Books: Summer Wrap-Up [2009 edition]

Posted 13 September, 2009 by Li in Books / 1 Comment

So this is more of less the last hurrah of summer for me; my classes start tomorrow and as I’m starting my Master’s program, I will be a) posting sporadically in answer to Musing Mondays, Teaser Tuesdays and Booking Through Thursdays and b) reading a lot less in the coming months (in comparison to the usual school year—this past summer was, er, different).

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