17 May, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (37)

Hello, everyone! Teaser Tuesday has rolled around again, so here we go:

This weekly meme is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

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 and 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 Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Two of my favorite authors+one book=awesome.

He didn't say "That's weird." He wouldn't have said "That's weird" if a flock of sheep had cycled passed playing violins. It wasn't the sort of the thing a responsible engineer said.
-p. 137


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

Also, would you say "That's weird" if a flock of sheep cycled by playing violins?

Just couldn't resist. ;)

-----The Golden Eagle


Kayeleen Hamblin said...

I love Good Omens. Pratchett and Gaiman are both genius.

The Book Gatherer said...

That's brilliant! My husband is an engineer - I might have to get this book for him... if only for this line!
Here's my TT:

ali said...

Here I am, finally visiting your blog and it's Tuesday AGAIN!! What is up with that? I seriously need to visit more often, that's what.

I'm reading ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card. I'm getting super distracted by the writing and it's sometimes taking me out of the story. Sometimes I hate being a writer. I'd probably have just enjoyed the story if it weren't for me constantly going, "wait, how does this book win tons of awards when the writing's so, um, suspect?" Grr.

Oh well. I AM enjoying it though.

Theresa Milstein said...

What a teaser! This has been on my list to leave. I love Neil Gaiman.

I'm reading 100 Stories for Queensland, a collection of short stories. Page 117:

I clutch my coin more tightly as I approach the cave mouth. The penny's round edge imprints into my palm. I take a deep breath.

Lauracea (Sue R) said...

I love Terry Pratchett and this looks like a combination that works well. If I saw a sheep... I'd say, "I'm not eating porridge for breakfast again. And that's flat".

Summer Ross said...

I would say "that's weird" LOL great teaser!

Sonia said...

Luckily I am not engineer - I saw it all the time. LOL

mine is here: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/teaser-tuesday-tom-sawyer/

Liz said...

Love Terry Pratchett.

Belle said...

Love your teaser. My son-in-law is an engineer!
I'm reading Paradise Lost:

Approach not, but with both wings veil thir eyes.
Thee next they sang of all Creation first.

I think I should have bought a modern version for my e-reader. But this one was free.

Susan Kane said...

I am reading "An Irish Country Childhood" by Marrie Walsh:
"Trees laden with fruit. Gooseberry bushes so heavy with offspring that they bowed to the ground as if curtseying to the flowers."
Good idea, this 'Teaser Tuesday' thing!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Golden,

Thanks for the teaser. These writers are amazing.

Old Kitty said...

Yayayyayaayyayaay!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!!! :-)

Great choice, fab teaser, awww lovely! Take care

Emily Rose said...

That sounds like a very interesting story!

Claire Goverts said...

I love Good Omens, I read it last year and am thinking about reading it again sometime. I recently read Coraline, which was also a good book.

I'm not currently reading anything. I just finished a Cat Who book after work today. I'll probably head to the library this week to pick up the next book in the Foreigner series.

Reece said...

Good Omens is such a fun book! It's both entertaining and insightful (if you just think about it for a second). Good choice!

Jemi Fraser said...

Gaiman & Pratchett - gotta be a winner! :)

Here's mine (Earthling Hero by Anita Laydon Miller)

"Stinky beans, funky farts, to-jam-itis!" Mikey sputter. He sat in the fountain, water up to his armpits.

It's an awesome book!

Sunny said...

Great Teaser! I don't think I would be able to say "That's weird"...I think I would be speechless!

Here's my Teaser:

Alleged Author said...

This sounds great! I don't have a book but...

"Crunchy over baked crackers with creamy cheese flavored fillings that create the perfect hunger management snack."

From the Combos bag...don't worry...I only ate 12. :P

N. R. Williams said...

I loved that teaser.

Right now, I'm in the middle of critiquing two complete ms. by other authors and have no time to read anything else. I'm enjoying these books though.
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

Holly Ruggiero said...

Great book with lots of great lines. It's interesting how they wrote the book too.

Krispy said...

I ADORE Good Omens! It's one of my favorites! It's totally hilarious, and I love a good end-of-days yarn. :)

I'm reading a number of books right now, but mostly THE IRON THORN by Caitlin Kittredge. Love the world building and the atmosphere, the intriguing bits of story, but the writing has this weird feature of being really detailed but very vague. Like things are described, but I have a hard time getting a very clear picture in my head of what the things are supposed to look like, if that makes any sense.

I'm still liking it though, and maybe I just need to get used to the writing?

And yes, sheep cycling AND playing violin? That's weird. :)

alexia said...
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Trisha said...

Here are my teaser sentences:

"Helena took to dropping in unexpectedly."


"For the first time the lies were in black and white, on paper."

It's from a book called "Mother Love", VERY creepy - was made into a miniseries and I watched it as a kid - freaked me out then. Finally reading the book now at age 30. hehe

laughingwolf said...

love reading terry and neil!

Susan Fields said...

Yes, I would definitely say "That's weird"! Great Tuesday Teaser - I bought a Terry Pratchett book because I've heard great things about him - it's still trying to work it's way to the top of the TBR pile, though.

The Golden Eagle said...

Kayeleen: I agree--they're awesome writers!

The Book Gatherer: Glad you like the teaser!

Well, if you do, I hope he enjoys it. :)

Ali: I need to visit yours more often--I'm not getting enough ninja awesomeness!

I've only read one book by Orson Scott Card (Pathfinder) but I did find that he seemed to use a LOT of description and put in a lot of details. I hope to get around to Ender's Game soon, since I've heard a lot about it.

Good to hear! :)

Theresa: Me, too. He's great.

I wonder what's inside that cave!

Sue: It does work well; they're similar in some ways, and Good Omens seems to bring it out!


Summer: I would probably say "Gosh."


Sonia: Really? ;)

Liz: I do, too. I've only read a few of his Discworld books, but I thought they were hilarious.

Belle: Glad you enjoyed it!

That sounds . . . archaic. :P

Free is good!

Susan: I love the description in that teaser! It sounds like a beautiful scene.

I agree. MizB is awesome!

Michael: You're very welcome! :)

Old Kitty: I'm still reading it--but I love the relationship between Crawley and Aziraphale. :D

Emily: It is!

The Golden Eagle said...

Claire: I love Coraline. Have you seen the movie? They did a pretty good job with it . . .

I've never read any books in the Cat Who series--the closest I've gotten is The Cat Who Walks Through Walls. :P

Reece: I'm still reading it--and eager to find out what happens!


Jemi: It is!

LOL. It sounds quite funny. :D

Sunny: Thank you!

I would probably mutter or stammer something, and try to remember if I brought a camera . . .

Alleged: Eh, if no one was watching me and I was absent-minded, I would probably eat a lot of them, too--they sound tasty! :)

Nancy: I'm glad you liked it!

Glad to hear you're enjoying them!

Holly: I haven't read that part, for fear of spoilers from the book . . . I'll definitely get to it, though!

Krispy: Me, too--especially if it's funny! :D

I've never heard of that book, but the description sounds intriguing. It's interesting how some people see one thing and others another; although that can be frustrating when you're trying to get through a book!

I hope you end up liking the book, in the end. :)

Agreed. Very weird.


Alexia: I didn't want to remove your comment--I don't like censorship--but I prefer to keep the comment thread clean, and Blogger doesn't seem to allow people to disemvowel content.

I do appreciate you'r coming by, though. :)

Laughingwolf: Me, too!

Susan: LOL.


I hope you get the chance to read it--Terry Pratchett can be hilarious. :)