10 May, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (36)

Teaser Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading, which anyone can participate in.


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

It was hard to decide whether I should share a teaser from Tiger's Curse (which has one of the most gorgeous covers ever, but I finished it yesterday) or Variable Star by Robert A. Heinlein and Spider Robinson (which I am in the process of reading). I decided on Variable Star, so here we go:

"In a restaurant that never closes, in a ship with three shifts, it's always brunchtime. Or dinnertime. Or midnight snacktime, or tea. You need serious food that doesn't challenge digestion; ergo, brunch."
-p. 99


Got any teasers from, or thoughts on, the novel you're reading? Feel free to leave them in the comments!

-----The Golden Eagle


The Book Gatherer said...

That's my kind of teaser - all about meal times and food. Love it!
Here's mine:

Sun Singer said...

Brunch. That sounds like what a work-a-home writer also has. Cool teaser.

Here's mine for this week: http://jockstewart.typepad.com/writers_notebook/2011/05/teaser-tuesday-hyphema-by-chelle-cordero.html


Loren Chase said...

I'm definitely going to check out that book! And I just started Divergent, so far so Amazing! And I need to get Tiger's Curse, I ordered it for my Kindle awhile back but it's just not the same as having the book.

mooderino said...

Since this is food based and the book I'm reading had a food reference by coincidence, I thought I'd share it.

George and I send out for pizza. When it arrives, we eat in front of the TV, watching the news. "So what did you talk about in class today, George?" Cheese stretches like delicate tusks from bitten wedge to mouth.

-Anagrams by Lorrie Moore

Theresa Milstein said...

A place that always serves food? That's my kind of ship!

I'd give you a teaser from Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink, but I'm in a room full of 8th-graders.

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

Heinlein is awesome! I'm currently reading a book that I think would be SO MUCH up your alley: Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey - it's so difficult sometimes to find good modern straight sci-fi (many seem to be such mixed genres), and as soon as I started reading it, I thought of you. I haven't finished it yet, but it seems to have good ratings from other readers as well.

Anyway, back on topic: Great teaser! Thanks for sharing!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Golden....

That was quite intriguing..... I'm adding this to my list.

Su said...

Nice! I think I'll add that one to my list just based on that brilliant teaser. Good choice!

Charity Bradford said...

I really enjoyed Variable Star, hope you do too.

Here's mine:
page 317 from The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Fantasy

"There were other locked doors in the University, places where dangerous things were kept, where old and forgotten secrets slept: silent and hidden. Doors whose opening was forbidden. Doors whose thresholds no one crossed, whose keys had been destroyed or lost, or locked away themselves for safety's sake."

I can't wait to see what the MC finds, cause well, you know he's gonna go looking.

Brian said...

That's a great teaser, food gets my attention! Yes, the cover is way cool!!!

Summer Ross said...

wonderful teaser!

Ellie said...

Wow. Who would have thought eating in space would be so rivetting! I'm off to Amazon to order my copy.

Ellie Garratt

Kelsey said...

Now I am hungry! You always read such interesting books!

Old Kitty said...

I knew there was a reason for Brunch!! Yay!! Great teaser - loved it, thank you! Take care

Amy said...

What an interesting teaser! I have to read a Heinleinbook one of these days!

Alleged Author said...

Heinlein RULES! The only book near me is a cookbook. Hmmm...somehow I don't think reading "1/4 c butter" sounds that exciting to others. :P

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds good!! :) Definitely one I want to check out!

Gail said...

Gordon didn't have names for the hens, so Katy thought of them collectively as "Martha". The first one was M, the second one A, and so on.

She nearly broke her wrist snatching her hand free. Something cool and scaly had writhed away from her touch.

The Farm by Scott Nicholson...an horror book.

Marce said...

Sounds like my kind of place, great teaser.

ali said...

I always seem to visit your blog on Tuesdays! What's up with that? Fun excerpt as always. You read at the speed of light!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Thank you for your birthday wishes, very kind of you.


Mardel said...

Oh,I like scifi - especially sci fi with spaceships and all the accompanying details of ship life...within reason. I've never read anything by these two, but maybe I should try them out. :)

Misha said...

Interesting teaser. :-) I really need to get back to reading. Sigh.

Jules said...

That teaser made me hungry :) Sorry I'm late.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Talli Roland said...

I haven't heard of this one! Must check it out. Happy reading!

Bookblogger said...

"She had waited long enough to have her revenge on Vector for what they had done to her. Turning her into a monster, into some freak show side act."

Black Earth: Broken Daisy by David Alderman

I may start this on my blog, but for today I'll just share here.

Lisa Potts said...

Nice teaser. I will have to add this one to my list. Thanks!

laughingwolf said...

love bob... and spider!

N. R. Williams said...

That's a great teaser. I often feel that my kitchen is just such a restaurant.
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

Josh Hoyt said...

Sounds fun. I like the cover as well it is very interesting.

....Petty Witter said...

A great teaser but then loving my food I would say that.

In the center of a low-vaulted room, damp with moisture beaded up on its stone walls,stood a low well with a wooden lid. - page 343, Wicked by Gregory Maguire

Nisa said...

I'm reading Lawhead's "Scarlet" right now and it is a seriously fun book. Not only is it packed with action, it also is told in a very unique way. Lawhead uses past and present tense, multiple POV and 1st and 3rd person and it works really well. I'm enthralled! It could just be me though. lol!

Jennifer Hillier said...

My teaser:

My name is Wilfred Leland James, and this is my confession. In June of 1922 I murdered my wife, Arlette Christina Winters James, and hid her body by tupping it down an old well.

(Opening lines of Stephen King's FULL DARK NO STARS, which I'm about to read all over again!)

RaShelle said...

"Laurel, I'd like you to meet Yuki." It was the girl Laurel had seen with Tamani on their first day of school - the Japanese exchange student. Illusions by Aprilynne Pike

I've seen Tiger's Curse around. I thought it looked good. Love the cover, too.

ps: I tagged you on my blog.

Julie Musil said...

What a great line! I love that one. I'm reading WATER FOR ELEPHANTS right now, and I love the line "I'm ninety. Or ninety-three."

The Golden Eagle said...

The Book Gatherer: LOL. I couldn't resist sharing one about food!

Malcolm: I usually eat well-define meals even when I'm writing, but I can see why writers would do it.

Loren: It's a great story! :)

I liked Tiger's Curse, mostly because of the setting--not many YA books incorporate Indian culture. Watch out for the ending, though, because it's a total cliffhanger!

Mooderino: Interesting description! :P

I've never heard of the book--I'll have to check it out.

Theresa: LOL. It sounds handy, doesn't it? :D

That's a good book! I really enjoyed the first one; haven't read the second in the series.

Julie: I agree! :)

Thank you so much for the recommendation! I'm always on the lookout for a good SF book.

Michael: I hope you enjoy Variable Star, if you get the chance to read it!

Su: Thanks! :)

Charity: I haven't finished it yet, but it's really good so far. (I'll have to read more by Robinson--and I've only read three books by Heinlein.)

Well, who wouldn't? It is a novel, after all. ;)

Love your teaser! I'll have to find out more about that book.

Brian: Me, too. LOL.

I actually took this out partly because of the cover--spaceships! Technology! An edgy look! What wasn't to like? :D

The Golden Eagle said...

Summer: Glad you liked it! :)

Ellie: To me, doing anything in space would be riveting. :D

Kelsey: Made me a little hungry, too.

Thanks. :)

Old Kitty: Brunch sounds good for many things, isn't it? Never eaten it myself, though.

You're welcome!

Amy: Have Space Suit--Will Travel is a good YA book. You might want to try it. :)

Alleged: Well, what's the recipe? That would be interesting!

Jemi: You should! It's a good story. :)

Gail: Interesting way of naming hens--using their names collectively as an acronym.

It sounds creepy!

Thanks for sharing a teaser.

Marce: Glad you enjoyed it!

Ali: I don't know--I find that I usually read certain blogs on certain days, too. :P

I've been known to read several books in one weekend . . . LOL.

Yvonne: You're very welcome. I hope you had a great birthday! :)

Mardel: I think this is the only book written by both Heinlein and Robinson--this was actually published posthumously with regard to Heinlein, based on notes and and outline he left.

Misha: I hope you get the chance to read! I get cranky if I can't have time with a book. :P

Jules: Me, too. ;)

No worries! I'm often late to blogs as well--it's understandable. Especially after I read your post about having 120 hours in the week . .

The Golden Eagle said...

Talli: It's worth the read. :)

Thank you!

Bookblogger: I wonder what her revenge will be--it doesn't sound like Vector treated her very well!

Thanks for sharing. :)

Lisa: You're welcome! I hope you enjoy the book--if you get the chance to read it.

Laughingwolf: I haven't read anything by Spider Robinson before; I just picked it up because I liked the cover and blurb. :P

Nancy: Glad you liked it!

Oh, dear. Sounds like your kitchen must be busy!

Josh: It's a funny book, actually; parts of it. Others are pretty serious.

Tracy: I like food, too. :) (Don't we all, really?)

Great description in that teaser!

I enjoyed reading Wicked; it's not my favorite book, but it's an interesting retelling.

Nisa: It sounds fascinating! I'll have to check out that book--I love authors who play around with perspective/tense. :)

Jennifer: I've never read anything by Stephen King; I know, I know, I have to get around to it!

Chilling teaser. Thanks for sharing it!

RaShelle: I've yet to read something by Aprilynne Pike, but I like the sound of that teaser!

It's an interesting Fantasy/Romance story; the writing could be better (although many reviews I've seen say the author gets better in the sequel) and I just love the Indian theme throughout it. Plus, the fact the tiger shape-shifts is cool. :D

Thank you so much for tagging me! I love tags. :)

Julie: Glad you enjoyed it!

It is an intriguing line! I wonder what made the character say that.

The Golden Eagle said...

Ach, I replied to all your comments and Blogger deleted it! :(

I'm afraid I don't have the time to reply all over again--so I'm just going to say Thank you all for commenting!

Really. :)