26 October, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (12)

Tuesday once again, and that means Teaser Tuesday! This meme is hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading.

  • 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 TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week's teaser is from Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke. I really don't know why it's taking me so long to read, but it is . . . I keep getting distracted.


The Supervisor did not use those actual words, of course, and the thoughts he really expressed were far more subtle. A human listener would have heard a short burst of rapidly modulated sound, not unlike a high-speed Morse code sender in action.

-p. 98


If you have a teaser, please feel free to share it! :)


-----The Golden Eagle
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28 comments:

jlshall said...

Terrific teaser! I loved Childhood's End when I read it many years ago. Hope you enjoy it, too.

N. R. Williams said...

No quotes today or teasers either. Sometimes I get distracted too and boy does that irk me. I like to give my full attention to the book where my nose resides.

Thank you for coming by and noticing the award.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Jen Chandler said...

Ooooh, I haven't read that one but the teaser definitely has me interested. Good one!

As for my teaser, well, I'm between books at the moment. I'll just enjoy the reads of others :)

Cheers,
Jen

Misha1989 said...

The teaser made me curious about the book.I think I should start reading more science fiction

Jules said...

I sure am enjoying all these teasers today :) I'm getting ready to start the new Kathy Reich book.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

TheBookishSnob said...

What a great teaser. I'm interested in knowing more about the book :)

The Bookish Snob - Shades of Desire by LM Pruitt

Aisle B said...

Sci FI... sounds like someone is good at detecting codes in space.

Enjoy :)

Mine is about wolves and men...lycanthrope.

http://aisleb.tumblr.com/post/1405633756/teaser-tuesday

jewelknits said...

That sounds like a cool teaser! I understand getting distracted, even if the book is pretty good!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

Marieke said...

Wonderful tease! :D

Alayne said...

Ooh this is really interesting! Great teaser. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Len said...

Hello Golden Eagle! I'm currently reading Percy Jackson - The Titan's Curse, here's a teaser:

"There was a wild light in Thalia's eyes. She yanked back on the wheel, and held on this time. As we zoomed up, I could see thrugh the black window that the fires in the town were being snuffed out by the suddden blast of cold." Page 51.

Have a nice, beautiful Tuesday! :)

Kelsey said...

How interesting...:)

Summer Ross said...

My book is dracula- by brom stoker for horror literature class. I'm not sure whats worth sharing yet as I'm only about three pages into it.

Sangu said...

Oooh this is a great idea for a blog feature/event/thingy! And yours certainly made me curious.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Great teaser! I love the writing. :-)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

this sounds really interesting! like a different world :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Jshall: I'm glad that you enjoyed it!

Nancy: Me, too, although I'm often reading more than one book at a time. :P

I'll post about the award tomorrow! I just had this post and a lot of blogs to catch up to today.

Jen: Thanks!

I was almost between books, too, except I remember this one was on a shelf. :)

Cheers!

Misha1989: SF is my haven. :)

Jules: Have fun reading!

TheBookishSnob: Maybe you'll check it out some more?

AisleB: Lycanthropes can be fascinating. :)

Jewelknits: There are just so many good books out there! LOL.

Marieke: Thank you!

Alayne: Thanks. :)

Len: *grins* I recognize that scene all right! Good ol' Thalia, eh?

You too!

Kelsey: :D

Summer: I'd be interested! I've heard of Dracula before, but never picked it up . . . hope you like it!

Sangu: It is! MizB certainly had a stroke of genius when she came up with Teaser Tuesday.

Shannon: Me too! Clarke writes really well.

The Golden Eagle said...

Carrie: Ah! Missed your comment. Wow, it was just one minute before mine.

It's Earth that he's talking about . . . it's just a whole lot of things have happened to the planet. :)

Hannah Kincade said...

oooh, I have this on my ereader! I can't wait to pick it up!

Lynda Young said...

great tease..the old scifi's always had a certain quality about them

Holly Ruggiero said...

Great teaser. What a neat idea.

Clarissa Draper said...

Here's my teaser:

He reached for his computer and hesitated before clearing the screen. Byron's dilemma promised to occupy his thoughts for the remainder of the evening.

From: CassaStar by Alex Cavanaugh

CD

Charles Gramlich said...

childhood's end is one of my favorite books of all time. I'm envious of you reading it for the first time.

Joann Swanson said...

Very cool! Great teaser. Makes me want to read the book. My TBR stack is getting awfully tippy!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing... I just started The DUFF. :)

Jules said...

I have something for you on my blog :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Ketutar said...

Yes, I do :-)

http://homes4her.blogspot.com/2010/10/only-five-days-left.html

C.C.Bergius: The Medallion

As far as I understand, this book called "the best historical novel I've ever read" (not by me, though) has not been translated into English...

The Golden Eagle said...

Hannah: Do read it! :)

Lynda: I find that, too. Modern's all well and good, but books written even before we were as technologically advanced as we are now are different.

Holly: It is!

Clarissa: *jealousy* I really want to read CASSASTAR! You are lucky. :D

Charles: Books change if they've been read already, but at least the really good ones keep their charm anyways. :)

Joann: Mine's literally tippy, since they're all library books! LOL.

Sharon: I've been seeing a lot about THE DUFF lately! I hope you enjoy it!

Jules: Yes, I saw it!! THANK YOU! :D

Ketutar: Too bad! Good historical fiction can be hard to come by--the more the better!