Teaser Tuesday #5

Patrick Rothfuss//Slow Regard of Silent ThingsTHE RULES:

  • 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 & author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Last night I finally picked up The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss, a book I’ve been meaning to read for quite some time, but never seemed to get ’round to… All I know about it so far is the basics: It’s a novella, and it’s about Auri, a fascinating minor character from the Kingkiller Chronicle series. And it’s had some pretty mixed reviews, as well. Some people love it; some people hate it (probably mostly because it’s not Doors of Stone… I want to read that book so badly!). I’m obviously hoping to be in the former camp, but we’ll have to see! ^^’

Teaser #1:

It made no difference if her eyes were open, so she left them closed while her hands sought out her cedar box.

Teaser #2:

There was a door, but it was terribly bashful, so Auri politely pretended not to see it.

[Teaser Tuesday was created by MizB over at A Daily Rhythm.]

Teaser Tuesday #4

David Gaider//The Stolen ThroneTHE RULES:

  • 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 & author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My current read is The Stolen Throne by David Gaider, which I picked up a couple of days ago, and I’m really enjoying so far. It’s a prequel to a video game series that I’m absolutely in love with – Dragon Age! Which I’m sure surprises exactly nobody 😉 – and it focuses on Maric before he reclaimed his throne, and his friendship with Loghain… I’m not too far in at the moment, but I’m looking forward to seeing what happens, and I’m also really hoping to see a bit more of a sympathetic side to Loghain.

Teaser #1:

Maric was glad to see Rowan. Overjoyed, in fact. Or had been, until she punched him in the face.

Teaser #2:

A bard must know history so she does not repeat it. She tells the tales but is never part of them. She watches but remains above what she sees. She inspires passions in others and rules her own.

[Teaser Tuesday was created by MizB over at A Daily Rhythm.]

Teaser Tuesday #3

Gene Wolfe//The Shadow of the TorturerTHE RULES:

  • 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 & author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My current read is The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe, the first volume of The Book of the New Sun, which I picked up just last week after several weeks of staring at it longingly on the shelves at work (which is a second-hand bookshop). The edition I have is actually a bind-up of the first two volumes in the series, but for my teasers, I’ll be sticking to book 1. 🙂

Teaser #1:

“From time to time, however, a librarian remarks a solitary child, still of tender years, who wanders from the children’s room… and at last deserts it entirely. Such a child eventually discovers, on some obscure but low shelf, The Book of Gold. You have never seen this book, and you will never see it, being past the age at which it is met.”

Teaser #2:

Fresh as a flower, Madame. Hardly a breath of stink on her, and nothing to worry about.” More agilely than I would have thought possible, he sprang out. “Now give me one end and you take the other, Liege, and we’ll have her out like a carrot.”

[Teaser Tuesday was created by MizB over at A Daily Rhythm.]

Teaser Tuesday #2

THE RULES:Rick Riordan//The Red Pyramid

  • 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 & author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

It’s October now, and everyone seems to have picked up something creepy to read. Except me. I’m reading a few different books at the moment – an annoying habit that I’m doing my best to break – but my main focus is The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan, the first Kane Chronicles book, which is centred around Egyptian mythology. I’ve almost finished, and it’s been pretty fun so far (though it’s not on the same level as the Percy Jackson books)… I’m looking forward to seeing how it ends! 🙂

Teaser #1:

He’s not bad-looking, I suppose. He’s reasonably tall and fit and his hair isn’t hopeless. He’s got Dad’s eyes, and my mates Liz and Emma have even told me from his picture that he’s hot, which I must take with a grain of salt because (a) he’s my brother, and (b) my mates are a bit crazed.

Teaser #2:

‘Humans never really forget Egypt, you know. Every time they build a city on the banks of a river, they remember their heritage, buried deep in their subconscious. This is Pyramid Arena – sixth largest pyramid in the world. It used to be an arena for … what is that game you like, Khufu?’

Agh!‘ Khufu said indignantly. And I swear he gave me a dirty look.

‘Yes, basketball,’ Thoth said.

[Teaser Tuesday was created by MizB over at A Daily Rhythm.]

Teaser Tuesday!

I’ve been seeing this meme around for quite a while, and it seems like a really fun way to discover new books! So I’ve finally decided to join in~ 🙂 This meme was created by MizB over at A Daily Rhythm (though the original post is on her old blog), and the rules are as follows:Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel//By Night the Mountain Burns

  • 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 & author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Well, that’s easy enough. 😉 I’m currently reading a couple of different books, but the one I’m mainly focusing on at the moment is By Night the Mountain Burns by Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel (translated from the original Spanish by Jethro Soutar), which I just started reading yesterday! So far it seems to be a first person account of the narrator’s childhood on a small island off the coast of West Africa, and his memories of his grandfather.

Teaser #1:

Didn’t I begin by saying I never knew whether my grandfather was mad? Didn’t I say I never quite knew what he was? Well, we discovered part of what he was that day, on the balcony, and when we went into his room.

Teaser #2:

First came the song about Nuestro Señor, the one they put a crown of thorns on, drove nails into and killed to save sinners. Back then I didn’t really understand who the sinners were. What’s more, in our island’s language, the language that very sad song was sung in, the word “sinners” sounded very like “people” or “folk”, and so in my innocence, I heard the words wrong. So what I understood was that the man who’d had nails driven into him on the cross had died to save us, us being the people of our island.