Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Teaser Tuesday, 5th 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.

"Given David's history, the Navy probably had no choice, but instead of letting him work on reactors, it put him on KP and had him swab decks. Unfortunately for him, he never got the chance to work on science in a controlled, supervised setting, where his enthusiasm and nascent talent might, who knows, have done some good." - The Disappearing Spoon, by Sam Kean

"At that moment, there was a sudden complicated sound right over his head. It began with rasping bark, snapping twigs, and a single squeal, and ended with a hail of apples bouncing on his skull." - Heroes of the Valley, by Jonathan Stroud

"The floor shook as the farming machine hit the wall, and the glowing hole behind her was suddenly much bigger. Through it, she saw the huge machine backing up for another attack." - Specials, by Scott Westerfeld

"Aya followed her deeper into the army of cylinders, looking for clues as to what they might be. But the metal forms were unmarked and featureless, like giant pawns in an endless chess set, all exactly the same." - Extras, by Scott Westerfeld

"Gregor's mother - despite the presence of the chief clerk, she stood there with her hair undone from the previous night and piled in a high, ruffled mass - first looked at his father with folded hands, then took two steps toward Gregor and collapsed in the midst of her petticoats, which billowed out all around her, her face completely lost to view and sunk on her chest. His father clenched his fist with a hostile expression, as if intending to push Gregor back into his room; then he looked around the parlor in uncertainty, shaded his eyes with his hands and wept so hard that it shook his powerful chest." - The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka

"Andrew, leaning attentively over Stashe and the computer and trying to take in what she was telling him, watched Aidan pass and repass the study windows and was reminded of himself at Adian's age. Things at his grandfather's house had seemed so magical in those days." - Enchanted Glass, by Diana Wynne Jones

"'Truly it is, as they say, a woman's fate to wet her sleeves with tears a thousand times.'
'It is also said,' Suzume argued, 'that a woman's will can shatter stones.'" -The Heavenward Path, by Kara Dalkey

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