Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Teaser Tuesday, 31st Edition

Teaser Tuesday 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.

"Within, I found the most amazing spectacle – a court of dancers, some in harlequin rags and leather masks, others in torn velvet and donkey ears. The music I had heard came in part from a giant music box, its immense gears ticking in metronomic precision, but there were also more vibrant airs granted by live musicians on pipes and flutes, spurring the carousers to greater exuberance." – Corsets and Clockwork, edited by Trisha Telep; excerpt from "Wild Magic" by Ann Aguire

"Little did they know (or care) that back in their various homes, on dressing tables and bathroom sills, their abandoned wristwatches stopped at that exact same moment. For when a child is in Neverland, time should stand still." – Peter Pan in Scarlet, by Geraldine McCaughrean

"Then he caused twelve coffins to be made, and they were filled with shavings and a little pillow laid in each, and they were brought and put into a locked-up room. And the King gave the key to the Queen and told her to say nothing about it to anyone." – Tales of Grimm and Andersen, by The Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen; excerpt from "The Twelve Brothers" by The Brothers Grimm (bonus points if you can guess the story - highlight to view)

What are you reading this week?

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