Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Teaser Tuesday, 6th 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.

Actually, I've missed the past two weeks since I've been so caught up in PBM. So this Teaser Tuesday is for everything since February 1st.

"I'm not foolish enough to predict that silicon biology is impossible, but unless those creature defecate sand and live on planets with volcanoes constantly expelling ultramicroscopic silica, this element probably isn't up to the task of making life live. Luckily for it, silicon has ensured itself immortality in another way." - The Disappearing Spoon, by Sam Kean

"At the end of the hall there came a flurry of movement. Even without looking, Halli felt his shoulders stiffen, he sensed enmity suddenly in the room." - Heroes of the Valley, by Jonathan Stroud

"Georgette's mother said, 'I think you'd do better to get a cat instead of a child. Cats are less trouble,' which didn't do much to help Georgette in the feeling-loved department." - Cloaked in Red, by Vivian Vande Velde

"Had she intended for him to hear? There was no telling." -The Changeling Prince, by Vivian Vande Velde

"Jonathan wished he could talk to Jessica, even for a few moments. He wanted to explain that this was no big deal, really." - The Secret Hour (Midnighters #1), by Scott Westerfeld

"'Is that fun? Putting together the same puzzle again?'" - Instead of Three Wishes, by Megan Whalen Turner

"The tree branches were like a stepladder reaching upward, and I climbed frantically. Long after Kai and Karina had settled themselves on a wide branch far above the forest floor, I kept going, pulled by an urge  I did not understand." - A True Princess, by Diane Zahler

"Early in October, when the corn was cut and stacked and some of it was already threshed, a flight of pigeons came whirling through the air and alighted in the yard of Animal Farm in the wildest excitement. Jones and all his men, with half a dozen others from Foxwood and Pinchfield, had entered the five-barred gate and were coming up the cart-track that led to the farm." - Animal Farm, by George Orwell

"... he said to Finn, 'Take the Key out. We need to take care of it.'" - Incarceron, by Catherine Fisher

"The old woman was wrapped in a dark red nightgown, worn so thin that it shifted in the barely perceptible breeze that pushed past Dess and through the door. The woman's eyes were wide open, the whites glowing in the darkness, but her expression showed more curiosity than fear." - Touching Darkness (Midnighters #2), by Scott Westerfeld

"'Got your flashlight?' Jonathan said, one foot already out the window. 
... 'Yeah, right here.'" - Blue Noon (Midnighters #3), by Scott Westerfeld

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