04 January, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (22)

MizB at Should Be Reading hosts this awesome weekly meme.

The rules to participate:

  • 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, my teaser is from Grendel by John Gardner. Technically I'm reading it for school (homeschool, actually) but I'm enjoying the book and I finished other novels.

(I like this cover.)

When her strange eyes burned into me, it did not seem quite sure. I was intensely aware of where I sat, the volume of darkness I displaced, the shiny-smooth span of packed dirt between us, and the shocking separateness from me in my mama's eyes.

If you have a teaser to share, feel free to comment with it below!

-----The Golden Eagle


mist of the blossom rain said...

I REALLY love this cover! This was a very good teaser, I want to learn much more about the book now.

Marieke said...

This is very intriguing! :D

Heather said...

I love this story! It was one of the required reading that I really enjoyed. But then I love Norse tales!

Elana Johnson said...

Ooh, that cover is neat. It took me a second to figure it out, and I like that.

And I'm teased.

Clarissa Draper said...

I love the cover as well.

From the book I'm reading:

"Right. Them."

From: Dead Politician Society
By: Robin Spano

Madeleine said...

Interesting cover pic and excerpt. :O)

Alice Audrey said...

It's an interesting cover.

My teaser is here.

jlshall said...

This was the first John Gardner book I read, many years ago, and I really loved it. Might be time for a reread. Wonderful teaser!

Brian said...

I liked yours! I'm reading the owner's manual to a samsung galaxy tablet...not a teaser in the whole book!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

Creepy cover! (yet somehow strangely intriguing!) Thanks for the teaser!

Old Kitty said...

It's a spooky and eerie and disturbing cover and the teaser doesn't disappoint! Thank you! Take care

Jennifer said...

A very intense teaser. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesdays-the-lotus-eaters.html

N. R. Williams said...

I like that cover too. My teaser comes from a memoir.

"Why I Left the Amish." by Saloma Miller Forlong. I don't generally read memoirs, however, this one I won on a blog book tour. It is well written and so far I'd rate it a 5 out of 5.

Even though the Amish people didn't help my family financially or in an ongoing way, they did help in customary ways, such as a "frolic" that helped lay the foundation for an addition to our house.

Now, I don't know about you, but a "frolic" to me is a bunch of children running and laughing while waving ribbons in the air. The above sentence lets you know right away, that a "frolic" to the Amish is a gathering of workers to help build something.

Hope you enjoyed that.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Theresa Milstein said...

What a cover and a teaser!

I'm reading Matched by Ally Condie. Here's my teaser:

"Even if he sees it, it's a napkin, I tell myself, looking at the brown square on my tray. We incinerate them after every meal, and it's even the right kind of paper, not like the one Grandfather gave me."

Tracey Neithercott said...

I love that cover. And that quote makes me want to read it.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i remember reading that one for school too! great teaser!

Amy said...

I love this teaser - the prose is wonderful!

Thank you!

The Golden Eagle said...

Emily: Glad you liked the teaser!

Marieke: Maybe you'll check out the book? :)

Heather: I haven't read many Norse tales, but they are interesting!

Elana: I like the colors they used; the monster fits Grendel perfectly.

Great! :D

Clarissa: Awesome teaser--short and sweet!

Madeleine: Have you ever read anything by Gardner before? I know I haven't . . .

Alice: Agreed! :)

Jlshall: I'm glad you enjoyed the teaser!

Thanks for coming by!

Brian: Glad you liked it!

LOL. Well, it is a kind of book!

Julie: There is something disturbing about it.

You're welcome! :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Old Kitty: You're very welcome. :)

Jennifer: The whole book is rather intense, actually.

Nancy: Very interesting excerpt! I've never heard of the book, but the fact it involves Amish culture intrigues me.

Thanks for sharing!

Theresa: I've heard a lot about Matched, some good some bad. Do tell me what you think of it. :)

Great teaser!

Tracey: That's the goal with teasers! :D

Carrie: Thank you!

Amy: The prose is excellent throughout the book--it's poetic.

You're welcome!