22 February, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (29)

Somehow I managed to get mixed up with this. It was supposed to be 28 last week, but I put it down as 27 . . . ah well. Today is Teaser Tuesday, regardless! Check out MizB at Should Be Reading for more on this meme.

Rules for participating:

  • 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 Foundation and Earth by Isaac Asimov. I am not crazy about the book so far--it's not bad, exactly, but I certainly don't think it's the best book in the Foundation Series.


Bander, despite its paean to freedom, found this unique opportunity irresistible. There was no way it could speak to robots on a basis of intellectual equality, and certainly not to animals.
-p. 184

*****

Got a teaser to share, or some thoughts on a book you're reading? Feel free to leave them in the comments!


-----The Golden Eagle

34 comments:

Kindros said...

If only my current read was better.....

Thanks for sharing this. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

You're welcome! :)

Jennifer said...

This is a rather intriguing teaser. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesdays-the-devils-star.html

The Golden Eagle said...

Thank you!

Off to read yours!

Rogue Mutt said...

The book I'm reading is too boring to have any interesting teasers.

Tiina said...

One of these days I'm going to read the Foundation-series... I'm reading a historical classic: http://abookblogofonesown.blogspot.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesday-2222011.html

Sun Singer said...

I read the series multiple years ago. In general, I liked it, but now I no longer remember each volume's pros and cons.

N. R. Williams said...

I read this series back in college and loved it. I had friends that kept asking me if I had figured out who the villain was. Much to their surprise, I did indeed figure it out.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Teaser Tuesdays are always fun! :-)

Brian said...

That was good! Now I have to figure out why it can't talk to animals!

Arlee Bird said...

I've had The Foundation Trilogy in my book collection since I was in high school and I still haven't read it. Asimov is such a scifi great that I should read more of his work.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Lynda Young said...

Azimov's foundation series was cool

Medeia Sharif said...

I've never read Asimov. I saw so many of his books in libraries and bookstores over the years, yet never picked them up. Maybe I should.

Lisa said...

That's a classic! What a wonderful choice.

My teaser is here.

Catherine Denton said...

What a fun meme! I like your teaser. May have to try this...

Old Kitty said...

Oh a classic!! Brilliant!! Thanks Golden Eagle! Take care
x

Clarissa Draper said...

Cool stuff.

Here's an excerpt from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie:

Tuppence was undecided for the moment whether to put him down as an actor or a lawyer, but her doubts were soon solved as he gave her his name: Sir James Peel Edgerton.
She looked at him with renewed interest.

Devin Bond said...

Oh, I love Asimov! One of my favorite classic sci-fi authors. Great teaser.

Alleged Author said...

Great teaser! I'm reading a romance book right now for fun, but don't have my Kindle near me. Booo!

Gail said...

"Nothing stays in the past, Grace. You know that."

The car veered off the Garden State Parkway.

"Just One Look" by Harlan Coben

Sunny said...

This is one of my all-time favorite series - although as you pointed out, not necessarily the best book in the series! I've re-read them so many times! Great Tease!!

Here's mine:
http://sunnyreads.blogspot.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesday-red-seas-under-red-skies_22.html

Jules said...

Thanks for the teaser. Gave me ideas of what I would say to a robot... I already talk to my dogs :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Jemi Fraser said...

I enjoyed some of Asimov's books far more than others - but it's been years since I read them so I can't remember which ones!

I've got Sherlock Holmes on my iPod right now...

He was pacing the room swiftly, eagerly, with his head sunk upon his chest and his hands clapsed behind him. To me, who knew his every mood and habit, his attitude and manner told their own story.

The Words Crafter said...

Okay. You need to hold me to this. On my list of things to do this year...read one of his novels!!!!!

Mardel said...

I usually have a hard time reading the "classics" - whether it's classic fiction or sci-fi

Nicole Mc said...

Love this idea, and your teaser. What if our current read is "grown up!" :)

Rachel Morgan said...

Am I a bad writer if I don't know what this word means?!

paean

(it looks like something blogger would put in the word verification box!)

Charles Gramlich said...

I don't know if these are teasers but here goes:

"Male rats were introduced in established colonies with either aggressive or nonaggressive males. Intruders that were repeatedly defeated by aggressive residents (in about 25 such aggressive encounters) ehibited more defensive behaviors and gained less body weight than... (the sentence goes on and on)

Ok, I'm reading a textbook on comparative psychology at the moment.

mist of the blossom rain said...

Interesting cover. Sounds like a unique story!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I thought this rather good,
As you're a follower of mine I decided to look you up. Have just returned from Nashville.

Yvonne.

....Petty Witter said...

Hmm, not too sure I'm inspired by this quote. Then again it couls be because I didn't enjoy the one Azimov book I was persuaded to read.

The Golden Eagle said...

Rogue Mutt: Are you sure? There's got to be at least one interesting line in there. :P

Tina: It's a good series! And definitely well-written, if nothing else. :)

Malcolm: This one's about Golan Trevize/Janov Pelorat/Bliss and Trevize's search for the reason he made the decision over Gaia . . . I don't like it as much as the others because the Gaia idea seems so overused these days and the characters aren't my favorites. :P

Nancy: Wow. The Mule eluded me completely . . . LOL.

Shannon: Yes, they are!

Brian: Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the teaser. :)

Lee: The first three books are (IMO) the best in the series--I haven't read many books outside of the Foundation ones.

Lynda: I agree--it is a cool series!

Medeia: He's a great writer! You should try out one of this books--I started with I, Robot and out of the one's I've read it's still my favorite.

Lisa: Unlike some other classics I've read, this series is one I've enjoyed. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Catherine: I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Old Kitty: Thanks!

You're very welcome for it. :)

Clarissa: I wonder why the name made her react like that! Great teaser--I hope you enjoy your book!

Devin: He's one of my favorites as well--along with Arthur C. Clarke. (I don't enjoy the books Clarke wrote with other authors as much, though.)

Thank you!

Alleged Author: Thanks! :)

Well, I do hope you're enjoying your book!

Gail: Oh, that's a great teaser! It raises a lot of questions--what is the character talking about?

Sunny: I haven't gotten the chance to re-read any of them, yet . . . I just started the series last year and I'm working my way through. :P

Jules: You're welcome! :)

Your dogs are like robots?

The Golden Eagle said...

Jemi: I love Sherlock Holmes! :)

The Words Crafter: Okay! But only because you really should. :)

Mardel: These books are pretty modern--they're like a lot of recent SF, and the language is the same. (Few signs it wasn't written like yesterday, or something like that.)

Nicole: I'm glad you like it!

As long as the sentences you post are appropriate and you mention in the comment it's not for all readers, I'm okay with you posting something from a really "adult" book.

Rachel: I didn't know what it meant at first, either! I had to look it up. :P

(That's what I though as well! I was like, CAPTCHA, are you creeping into Asimov's work or something? LOL.)

Here is the definition, BTW.

Charles: If it comes from a book, it's a teaser. :)

I'm guessing the rats who went into the colonies with nonaggressive males did better and gained more weight, etc. than the ones in aggressive colonies?

Emily: It's a very unique story; I've never come across anything like the Foundation Series.

Yvonne: I'm glad you like the teaser. :)

I saw you commenting on several blogs I follow, so I decided to visit you!

Tracy: That's too bad--but I can see how his books aren't for everyone. They're well-written but the characters can be unappealing (to me, anyway) and they make some strange choices.