Tag: Meme: Teaser Tuesdays


Meme: Teaser Tuesdays

Posted 20 August, 2013 by Lianne in Meme / 8 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

Happy Tuesday! Here’s some teasers from the books that I’m currently reading:

Dantes had not been a day on board before he had a very clear idea of the men with whom his lot had been cast. Without having been in the school of the Abbe Faria, the worthy master of The Young Amelia (the name of the Genoese tartan) knew a smattering of all the tongues spoken on the shores of that large lake called the Mediterranean, from the Arabic to the Provencal, and this, while it spared him interpreters, persons always troublesome and frequently indiscreet, gave him great facilities of communication, either with the vessels he met at sea, with the small boats sailing along the coast, or with the people without name, country or occupation, who are always seen on the quays of seaports, and who live by hidden and mysterious means which we must suppose to be a direct gift of providence, as they have no visible means of support.
– 16%, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

LMAO, I didn’t expect that second sentence to be that long! I started reading this book on my eReader the other day and I’m really loving it so far. Alexandre Dumas is proving to be one of my favourite classic French authors (enjoyed The Three Musketeers (review) and La Dame Aux Camelias (review)). I don’t know why but I’m actually pretty surprised at the character depth in this novel and the story overall just grabs your attention.

And here’s a teaser from the second book I’m reading right now:

We would eat crumbs they swept out for birds. We was worst than birds, we was desperate as rats.
– p. 8, My Notorious Life by Kate Manning

I’ve started reading a galley copy of this novel some time ago but because my eReader’s having trouble reading pdfs I’m forced to read this on my laptop (hence I’m not as far as I’d like to be reading it). The start of this novel was actually quite a kicker, definitely had me curious. The grammar’s sort of driving me up the wall now that I’ve started the chapters, but as it’s reflective of the character and where/when she is so I’ll try to calm the grammar person in me =P Curious to see where this novel heads! (Am also loving this book cover!)

Anyways, those are my two teasers for this week! What books are you reading and have featured? =)

Meme: Teaser Tuesdays

Posted 15 July, 2013 by Lianne in Meme / 9 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

Happy Tuesday! It’s been a while since I’ve done this meme but yeah, here’s what I’m currently reading:

Carlos c de Baca–Bull to his friends–didn’t like Captain Ashford. Never had.
– p. 21, Abaddon’s Gate by James S.A. Corey

Abaddon’s Gate is the third book in the Expanse series. I had read the first book, Leviathan Wakes (review), and Caliban’s War recently (review should be up sometime this week!) so I’m glad I already have a copy of this book to read =) The last two books have been building up to something really big and really bad that’s going to affect everyone in the solar system regardless of where they’re from and what affiliation they hold so I’m expecting things to be pretty mad in this book. I was going to feature two sentences from an earlier chapter for this week’s teaser but realised it was pretty spoiler-ific so I opted for a new chapter altogether (they were good lines though) =P

And here’s a teaser from the second book I’m reading right now:

He sat there for a while, Law on the one hand, and Poverty on the other, beholding a radiant vision of a woman rise above the dull, smouldering fire. Who would not have paused and questioned the future as Eugene was doing? Who would not have pictured it full of success?
– 14%, Pere Goriot by Honore de Balzac

I’ve started reading this novel some time ago. I had previously read Balzac’s Cousin Bette and did not enjoy that novel one bit but it hasn’t stopped me from picking up another one of his books. I’m liking this one a lot more so far, it’s more narrative than dialogue thus far but it’s more interesting, (much) less overly melodramatic. Curious to see where this story goes…

Anyways, those are my two teasers for this week! What books are you reading and have featured? =)

By the way, I’m currently holding a book giveaway contest if you’re interested in entering (sorry int’l readers, it’s only open to US/Canada) =)

Meme: Teaser Tuesdays

Posted 23 April, 2013 by Lianne in Books / 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

Happy Tuesday! I come bearing two teasers this week. Here’s the first:

The prisoner heard no particularly arresting sound. It was distress alone that made him start awake, the distress he suffered at each awakening, as he suffered nightmares whenever he slept.
– p. 23, The Iron King by Maurice Druon

This book has been out of print for decades but was recently re-printed by HarperCollins UK, which is pretty awesome. George R.R. Martin, the author of A Song of Ice and Fire series, is a great fan of this series, covering the politics and treachery in the medieval French court. I’m only a chapter in but so far it’s pretty interesting and promises to be pretty epic!

And here’s my second teaser:

There was always an exception or quirk for which technology failed to account. But it annoyed him that the clerks would go on swearing they had read the instructions he had prepared when it was plain that they hadn’t. Why did people hold on to lies like that?
– p. 101, Questions of Travel (ARC) by Michelle de Kretser

I’m reading an ARC of this novel that’s slated for publication here in North America next month. It’s been long- and shortlisted for a number of literary awards in Australia and the Women’s Prize for 2013. The premise is ambitious, intriguing and promising (especially for those of us into travelling) but so far I’m not too sure what to think of it. Will see where this novel takes me =)

Anyways, those are my teasers for this week! What are you reading this week that you featured? =)

Meme: Teaser Tuesdays

Posted 4 March, 2013 by Lianne in Meme / 11 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

Happy Tuesday! My teaser for this week is actually from a book that I am re-reading at the moment:

‘A pretty modest request upon my word!’ he indignantly exclaimed as they walked away. ‘To want to nail me to a card table for the next two hours with herself and Dr. Grant, who are always quarrelling, and that poking old woman, who knows no more of whist than of algebra. I wish my good aunt would be a little less busy!’
– p. 108, Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

I’ve seen that it’s usually listed as people’s least favourite Jane Austen book but from the few times I’ve read it, I’ve always enjoyed it. Sure, it’s more serious and less sharp in its wittiness and vibrancy but it touches on a lot of themes and issues of the period that Jane Austen lived in. And I love how rather dysfunctional the Bertram family turns out to be, that for all of their airs and graces, their status in society that they are able to help their less-fortunate relatives, their personalities and moralities are very different. The interaction is fun to read.

Anyways, that’s my teaser for this week! What are you reading this week that you featured? =)

Meme: Teaser Tuesdays

Posted 18 February, 2013 by Lianne in Meme / 14 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

Happy Tuesday! I have one teaser to share with you all for this week’s TT (it’s been a while since I’ve done this meme, decided to change my format a little):

‘You don’t think we’re being too philosophical?’ I wondered aloud, worrying at my lip with my fingers.
‘This is the court of Rudolf II,’ Hoefnagel said drily. ‘There is no such thing as too philosophical.’
– p. 547, The Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Slowly learning a bit about what the Czech Republic was like in the 16th century through this book, lol…

I spent last weekend re-reading the first book in the All Souls trilogy, A Discovery of Witches (review), so that I can read the sequel (got the paperback some time ago in the post). Oh man, it’s such a good follow-up to the first book, I can’t seem to put it down, lol. There’s just so much history and there’s quite a number of interesting developments both with the overall plot and with the characters =)

So that’s my teaser for this week, what book are you reading at the moment? Let me know, I’d love to read your TT =)

Edit: Forgot to mention, please let me know if you’re having trouble commenting in this post (or any other post here). I had recently changed domains (formerly rulethewaves.net) and while everything transferred smoothly, I’m getting a lot of spam bots again and have been switching plugins here on WP to counter them xP