Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Teaser Tuesday, 1st Edition

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
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 and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I am doing a slightly different version of Teaser Tuesday. Since I go through books so quickly, I'm going to put a quote from any book I've read in the past week.


“Ulam, a Polish refugee who’d passed hours in New Mexico playing card games, was playing solitaire one day in 1946 when he began wondering about the odds of winning any randomly dealt hand. The one thing Ulam loved more than cards was futile calculation, so he began filling pages with probabilistic equations.” -The Disappearing Spoon, by Sam Kean

“He turned to the right, away from the ladder, and crept along the wall, putting distance between himself and the voice.
‘You don’t even know what you have stolen,’ the voice said, and then broke off in a fit of coughing.” – The Clockwork Three, by Matthew J. Kirby

"Under that was a large sheet of paper with a tangle of swirly lines drawn on it. The lines had labeled boxes drawn on them at intervals, and each line ended with an arrow at the edge of the page, with the word 'Unexplored' written beside it." - House of Many Ways, by Diana Wynne Jones

"'...I believe I know him, all evidence to the contrary, and that if he is Attolis, he is also my friend Gen. But he could have trusted me to begin with, instead of acting like an idiot and treating me like one.'" - A Conspiracy of Kings, by Megan Whalen Turner

"Meanwhile, Nhamo had grabbed a burning branch from the fire. She was terrified, but her survival depended on protecting her stores." - A Girl Named Disaster, by Nancy Farmer

"Bertie cracked an eye at the clock, which told her in no uncertain terms that it hadn't gone off at seven as planned. She went from mostly comatose to completely awake in less than half a second, bolted upright, and leapt out of bed." - Eyes Like Stars, by Lisa Mantchev

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