Tag: Books: Science Fiction


Meme: Teaser Tuesdays

Posted 7 March, 2011 by Lianne in Meme / 7 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

My teaser for this week: “Behind Nessus, beyond the open hatch, through the main view port, glittered the Fleet of Worlds. Four planets, blue and white and brown, ringed by necklaces of artificial suns: the nature preserves.” – p. 204, Destroyer of Worlds by Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner

Okay, I went into a massive sci-fi kick when I was at home for Reading Week (doesn’t help that there’s no awesome space opera on television these days) and I actually picked this book up on a whim (as I’m too busy to get into Peter Hamilton’s books, which I also picked up; pity as I’ve been oggling over them since last year). Apparently it’s sort of a prelude to the Ringworld series, which I may or may not have seen over the years of browsing through the sci-fi shelves. To be honest I don’t read a lot of sci-fi even though I’m into the genre so it’s nice to be reading something like this and familiarising myself with the various series that are out there. It’s also been a pretty good read so far, I look forward to seeing how the crisis will resolve xD

Meme: Teaser Tuesdays

Posted 15 February, 2011 by Lianne in Meme / 2 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

My teaser for this week: “A more interesting question: why was I here? It seemed that Suur Trestanas wanted me removed from the community for as long as the Inquisitors were among us.” — p. 164, Anathem by Neal Stephenson

This book has been on my want-to-read list for a very long time now. I didn’t pick it up right away when it hit mass bound paperback because to be honest it looked pretty intimidating but I recently (and finally) decided to pick it up). The story’s pretty interesting and has kept me intrigued even when it can be dense at times with all the logic. But Stephenson has truly constructed a fascinating world that’s similar and yet so different from ours. Can’t wait to see when the mystery starts coming to the forefront =)

Review: The Time Traveller’s Wife

Posted 20 August, 2009 by Li in Books / 0 Comments

The Time Traveller’s Wife
By: Audrey Niffenegger

When Henry meets Clare, he is twenty-eight and she is twenty. Henry has never met Clare before; Clare has known Henry since she was six. Impossible but true, because Henry finds himself periodically displaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. Henry and Clare’s attempts to live normal lives are threatened by a force they can neither prevent nor control, making their passionate love story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable. The Time Traveller’s Wife is a story of fate, hope and belief, and more than that, it’s about the power of love to endure beyond the bounds of time.

I’ve been debating back and forth whether or not to check this book out for the longest time. Then the trailer for the movie came out and that was when I decided to check the book out. As I mentioned for my Teaser Tuesday this week I’ve been re-reading LOTR lately but I decided to start reading The Time Traveller’s Wife as well, try to minimize the TBR list before I move in a few weeks. I was quite surprised that I was unable to put it down at all today (I say quite surprised because even after picking it up I’ve been rather guarded towards the book—the reviews have been either positive or negative)!—so much so that I just finished the book a little while ago and am typing this review while the reaction and memory of it is still fresh (shall be returning to Middle Earth shortly). Possibly highly spoilerish review ahead.

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