16 November, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (15)

Wow, I've done 15 of these things? It doesn't feel like that many . . . but anyway!

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading, and here are the rules which I've practically memorized by now:

  • 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 comes from the cyberpunk/technogeek book For The Win by Cory Doctorow. I'm enjoying this book so far--I love the speculative fiction aspect, and the union/human rights idea isn't something that's commonly in YA Fiction.

"Yes, yes! That's what I thought. And all I needed to do was pay her one small fee for the rights to sell downline, and she would supply me with herbs and sales kits and everything else I needed. She said that she was signing me up because I was Fujianese, like her, and she wanted to take care of me."

Do you have a teaser? If so, feel free to share it in the comments!

-----The Golden Eagle


TheBookishSnob said...

Hmm interesting. Thanks for your teaser this week :) You can find my teaser at The Bookish Snob

Sun Singer said...

I love the idea of getting signed up for more Internet sales stuff that promises riches and fame and satisfying life. Wow, now it's showing up in fiction where it belongs. :-)

Here's my teaser: http://jockstewart.typepad.com/writers_notebook/2010/11/teaser-tuesday-forest-song-finding-home.html


gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful teaser! Sounds like a good read.

Teaser Tuesday: Trapped on Mystery Island by John Howard Reid

Rachel Morgan said...

Ooh, you're one person away from 200 followers! Cool!

Old Kitty said...

oooh!!!! I like this - especially the idea of selling something called downline for herbs! Thank you! Take care

N. R. Williams said...

No teaser today...maybe I should start to leave tidbits from my high fantasy...it is taking up all my time in edits. But I'm gaining.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Pk Hrezo said...

What a great idea this is!

I just finished this book, but it was really good and I'll leave a teaser for it:

"I had to laugh, remembering that. And still I had the smallest itch to walk up to that water and let it sear my hand, shock me all the way through."

"Paul laughed. 'You shouldn't have let her go, Colt, because he snagged her like that.' He snapped his fingers."

That's from Jennifer R. Hubbard's YA novel, The Secret Year.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Here is my teaser from "The Lodestone Book One: The Sea of Storms" by Mark Whiteway (Prologue):

It was early in the afternoon, when Kal first saw the flying rock.

Well, perhaps "flying" was a slight exaggeration; a subtle embellishment that he might have used later when trying to impress his younger brother, or his friends after third-day prayers. It was a least enough to break Kal out of his reverie. Hymarr's reaction was the last thing he had expected.

He has been rehearsing in his mind for days beforehand how he would ask her to accompany him to the Spring Gratitude Service. That morning, as he lay in his bedchamber, before even Ali-Gan, the yellow sun, has risen over the western horizon, he determined that today was going to be the day.

Madeleine said...

Great idea. I like the herb thing too.
I'm thoroughly shattered after an uber-long day otherwise I'd join in. Will check them out later. :O)

Kris Kaumeyer said...

I was curious about this book, since I want to read another of Cory's books. I think I might check them out.

I love Boing Boing.

Hart Johnson said...

HA! I'm your 200th follower! I win! *cough* So, okay, I'll play:

Book: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Steig Larsson)

"Apart from the two nurses."
"Did you get the sense that he knew you, or perhaps recognized you?"
"No. Not really."
"Could he have recognized you from the papers? You've had a lot of publicity over several widely reported cases."

Note: I just started the book and am already sucked in deeply, though possibly because it is largely a continuation from The Girl Who Played with Fire.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Awesome teaser! :-)

Lynda Young said...

Cool teaser. I'm not familiar with this book, but it sounds interesting.

Ann said...

That was a great teaser. Would like to know more about the herbs. Congrats on 200 followers!!!

Jennifer Hillier said...

My teaser:

The coat was cheap, green, wrinkled past the point of salvation. It gave off a not unpleasant vegetative odor.

(from Jonathan Kellerman's DECEPTION)

Caroline said...

201 followers! Sa-weet!

Oh and I'm back!! (obviously=D) Just thought I should point that out...omw, there's gonna be sooo much I've missed...and your Nano count is AMAZING!!!! I still can't believe you've gotten so far! *highfive* :D

Carol Kilgore said...

Nice blog!
Thanks for following me at Under the Tiki Hut.

brave chickens said...

When I saw that 'For The Win' is written by Cory Doctorow, I went kind of beserk. I loved 'Little Brother'!

Arlee Bird said...

Someday I'll have to do another teaser post. Now that I've cut back to my mostly 3 day a week posting schedule it's harder to fit it into the schedule.

Tossing It Out

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

interesting teaser! thanks for sharing!

Misha1989 said...

This book sounds quite different from the usual YA.
Great teaser!

Alison said...

How interesting. The teaser is completely different from what I'd expect the book to be given the cover.

Deepali said...

I really ly's love Cory's philosophy with books and openly available downloads :) He rocks.

Thanks for visiting!

Sangu said...

I have wanted to read this book for ages, so you've definitely reawoken my interest!

Jai Joshi said...

I Love this teaser idea. I'll have to try it with my manuscript.


The Golden Eagle said...

TheBookishSnob: You're welcome!

Sun Singer: Yup! Fiction is beginning to catch up to truth, now.

Rachel: And now I'm at 201! :D

Old Kitty: Glad you like it, Old Kitty!

Nancy: I'd love to read a teaser from your High Fantasy!

Pk Hrezo: I've heard a lot of good things about The Secret Year--glad you enjoyed reading it!

Tribute Books Mama: Interesting teaser!

Thanks for coming by my blog. :)

Madeleine: Hope you get some needed rest!

Kris: I just took Little Brother out of the library; I'm looking forward to reading that myself.

I've never checked out that site . . .

Hart: YAYAYAY! Thanks so much, Hart! :D

Steig Larsson--I've been hearing a lot about his books recently. Books that suck you in are the best, aren't they?

Shannon: Thank you!

Lynda: It is an interesting book--it's got economics, SF, teens, computers, everything.

Ann: Thanks, Ann! :D

Jennifer: I like the smell of vegetables. :)

Caroline: You're back! Hooray! *happy dances*

Thank you!

Carol: You're welcome! :)

Brave Chickens: I took that book out--I guess I should read it?!

Lee: Posting does take up time. I hope you do another TT post though--I'd love getting a peek at what you're reading.

Carrie: You're welcome, Carrie. :) Thanks for coming by.

Misha1989: It is!

Thank you!

Alison: There are some kids fighting in the game world--this part just isn't from a section on that.

Sangu: Cool! I hope you read it!

Jai: I'd love to see a teaser from your manuscript!

Vicki Rocho said...

Love this idea!

The Golden Eagle said...

It certainly is fun--you should join in sometime! :)