Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Teaser Tuesday, 33rd 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.

I forgot to do a TT post last week, so this is two weeks of Teasers!

"Ani took a few more painful steps forward and performed her deepest curtsy, the one her tutor years ago had told her was for royalty only. No tutor could have prepared her for meeting a king no longer as Anidori-Kiladra of Kilendree, but as a forest girl in hand-me-down boy's boots, charcoal-darkened eyebrows, and an imitated accent." - The Goose Girl, by Shannon Hale

"The first one, looking round, saw a hollow in his bed and cried, 'Who has been lying on my bed?'
     And the others came running and cried, 'Someone has been in our beds too!'" – Tales from Grimm and Andersen, by The Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen; excerpt from "Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs" by The Brothers Grimm (highlight to view title, but guess first!)

"Poppa never had been one to give up easy, even up against the power of Aunt Dinah. In fact, Poppa never gave up on anything once he'd set his mind to it, and he told Momma so then and there." - Savvy, by Ingrid Law

"I slipped out of his room, hoping he'd sleep another couple of hours, and crawled into my own bed. But I tossed and turned, and no matter how much I tried, I couldn't block out the dream that had woken me in the first place." - The Lost Saint, by Bree Despain

"'If it isn't Wayland North, finally back to make an honest living!' came a voice behind us, a deep baritone. 'That is, if you're really here for business.'" - Brightly Woven, by Alexandra Bracken

"she used to dream one day of attending a performance, of dressing in a dazzling gown, hair bejeweled, of seeing the actors rather than imagining them. Her father's illness had stamped out those dreams." - The Clockwork Three, by Matthew J. Kirby

"Niko came for Tris when the storm was just beginning to make itself heard. She was pacing the main room nervously, wanting badly to go outside before the winds swept over the walls." - Sandry's Book, by Tamora Pierce

"Students playing with their magic, he decided. Who else would try invisibility spells in the Hub in the middle of the day?" - Tris's Book, by Tamora Pierce

"Had the new arrivals been Tris or Rosethorn, Daja would have gotten angry all over again, because that is what one did when they were around. Instead, she tried to smile when Lark slipped into the pool." - Daja's Book, by Tamora Pierce

"When Briar sat up, she said quietly, 'Get all the sleep you can. You'll need it.'" - Briar's Book, by Tamora Pierce

"He hesitated for a moment. 'Good luck – Alan.'" - Alanna: The First Adventure, by Tamora Pierce

"Jon glance at Alanna, smiling ironically, and she immediately guessed what he had in mind. It would be a brilliant tactical stroke if I could pull it off, she thought." - In the Hand of the Goddess, by Tamora Pierce

"Myles hugged her around the shoulders. 'You're brave, to admit you don't know everything and then do something about it.'" - The Woman Who Rides Like a Man, by Tamora Pierce

"While the Wandering Bard seemed respectable, she'd been traveling long enough to know she could never be too prepared. Adjusting her sword–so she'd have room to draw it if necessary–she settled back to enjoy her meal." - Lioness Rampant, by Tamora Pierce

What are you reading this week?

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