21 June, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (42)

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading--rules are as follows:

  • 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 Nightfall by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg. This book is taking me forever to get through, for some reason.

"We just found--he came walking right into the dome--you won't believe this, Dr. Athor--"
   "Slow down, child. What happened? Who came walking in?"
   There were sounds of a scuffle in the hall, and a sharp clang.
-p. 169


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

Happy Summer everyone!

-----The Golden Eagle


Bethany Elizabeth said...

Cool! Sounds interesting. :)

Sunny said...

This is one of my favorite Asimov novels, and the second of his books that I ever read. Sorry to hear that you're having a difficult time getting into it, but I hope that when you finish it that you find that you enjoyed it. Great Teaser, too!!

Lauracea (Sue R) said...

Cool! It's ages since I read a book by Asinov.
Here's a short excerpt from the book I'm reading (and I'm not telling you which one! I always break rules): "If he was in here any longer, the chocolate would have melted off the eclairs." LOL

Old Kitty said...

Absolutely stunning teaser!!! I was like - don't stop the quote there!! LOL! Excellent choice!!

Happy Summer to you too, Golden Eagle! Take care

Summer Ross said...

Great Teaser Eagle!

Jennifer said...

Excellent book and teaser selection. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/06/teaser-tuesdays-my-teaser-is-from-212-by-alafair-burke.html

Jennifer Hillier said...

Cool teaser! I love that your reading tastes are so diverse!

Heather said...

You can't go wrong with Asimov! I'm reading POSSESSION by Elana Johnson. Here's the excerpt:

The first time I got thrown in Lock Up, my mother came as soon as she got the e-comm.

Sonia Lal said...

cool. I like asimov's robot books best.

mine: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/teaser-tuesday-midnights-daughter/

Jemi Fraser said...

I read a ton of Asimov about a decade ago - I'll have to check him out again!

I'm just about to start "Split Image" by Robert B Parker. From the first page...

"Wow is good," Sunny said, & sat down.
"And accurate," Jesse said. "It couldn't have been easy getting into those pants."

Laila Knight said...

I've never read Asimov. Sounds like Sci-fi, which I like. Some books are hard to get into. I bought a couple of paranormals for Christmas and still haven't been able to start them. Happy Summer to you too! Now if only we can cool it on the rain.

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Run!!!! Nice one.

Here is mine

That 20 Something Virgin. said...

first, i love the background picture on your blog!

ok, i'm currently reading the other boleyn girl (a friend lent it to me, i know it's "uncool" to read the book after the movie, but whatever!)

"They're weighted dice when I play with you."
"Never dare to say that again or I'll have you sent to a nunnery and you'll never see either of your children again."


Misha said...

Interesting teaser! I am ashamed to say I have nit read anything by Asimov yet.

Robyn Campbell said...

Asimov's books can be hard to get through at times, but usually leave you feeling satisfied. Teaser from the book I'm reading: It's not easy to be a hero when your bum is the size of an airship and you're bobbing around the ceiling, mocked by a host of angry dwarves. Book three by Ian Irvine in the Grimand Grimmer series. :-)

Tanya Reimer said...

HA! Love the teasers. I am reading Don Brett's newbie- Cambrian.
Here are two lines to tease;

The reporter yelled, "IT'S NOT SAFE!"

I just love it, what reporter gets involved like this when a great story is happening before her eyes? It's so me.

And the other;
The girl was holding the knife close to her chest now, like it was some teddy bear.

Alleged Author said...

The cover looks really good though!

Madeleine said...

I've not read Asimov, though hubby has probably read them all.

I wish it would be more summery here. The weather is more like autumn, cold and wet. :O)

Misha said...

Ooh that sounds ominous...

I'm not reading anything right now. Thinking of starting in on Count of Monte Christo tonight...


Charles Gramlich said...

I read that version of NIghtfall. I think I preferred the original shorter story, though. One of Asimov's best for sure.

N. R. Williams said...

I haven't read that book yet. Right now I just finished the critique of one friends ms. and am working on another plus a chapter critique for still another friend so no reading the published world at this time.
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

Emily Rose said...

Sounds like a good book!

Lynda R Young said...

Well that's weird. I always thought Nightfall was written by Silverberg alone. HAhahaha.

Paul Tobin said...

I thought your teaser was funny and clever. I never liked Asimov, this may sound like heresy but I don't think he can write very well. I know that much science fiction does not age well and I tend to be able to suspend critical analysis when reading but Asimov could not write well. I know he sold by the shed load but it is not good literature, in my opinion. So I am not surprised you are struggling.

....Petty Witter said...

So many questions to be answered, thanks for this weeks teaser.

The Golden Eagle said...

Bethany: It is an interesting book!

Sunny: I did end up enjoying it; for some reason, I struggled to find the energy to get through the beginning but liked it when I finally finished. :)


Sue: Really? I guess they've been hanging around for a while. :P

You won't say what the title is?! Please? I'm curious. :)

Old Kitty: Glad you liked it!

Thank you! :)

Summer: Thanks!

Jennifer: Thank you. :)

Jennifer: I'll read anything, as long as there's something intriguing about it. ;D

Heather: You're reading Possession? I'm jealous. I really hope my library gets that book soon!

Great teaser!

Sonia: I only read the first in the Robot Series; I keep meaning to get to the others.

Jemi: LOL. I have to wonder why! Love the teaser.

Laila: I really like his Science Fiction books. :)

Thank you!

I'd like that, too; it rained yesterday, but it's sunny now and hot and muggy.

Brooke: Good idea!

20 Something Virgin: I'm glad you like my background! :) It's the favorite one I've ever had on my blog.

Hey, I've done that! LOL.

Great teaser! I want to know what's happening.

Misha: You should read something by him--I read I, Robot first and I loved it.

The Golden Eagle said...

Robyn: I find that's true, too. :)

Being mocked by a host of angry dwarves with a bum the size of an airship does not sound good. LOL.

Sounds like the author has talent for humorous description!

Tanya: Glad you enjoyed them!

It's fun to read about characters who do the same thing you do, isn't it? :)

Chilling teaser.

Alleged Author: I love the cover for this one!

Madeleine: Fiction or nonfiction? I think Asimov wrote over 450 books. :)

I hope the weather clears up where you are! It doesn't sound like summer at all.

Misha: I've never read anything by Alexandre Dumas. I should, though; his books are certainly popular!

Charles: I'll have to find the short story.

Nancy: Good luck with those critiques! It sounds like you've got a lot of reading on your plate.

Emily: It is a good story.

Lynda: Sometimes two-author books get me confused, too; sometimes I even get the surnames and first names mixed up. :P

Paul: Glad you liked the teaser! :)

I really like Isaac Asimov's writing, actually, and I often read things by him pretty fast--but he's not the best author I've come across.

Tracy: You're welcome! :)

Now Serving said...

Hi, you have a truly interesting blog - my hubby is the big asimov fan - I am right now reading adiga's second novel - hope to get some reading done while at the beach later this month - cheers, priya