30 August, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (52)

Can you believe it's been one whole year of Teaser Tuesdays? A year?

It feels like I was just starting out a month ago, with my first teaser from He Forgot To Say Goodbye by Benjamin Alire Saenz, on August 10, 2010. Ah yes, the good old days . . . and then there's my second teaser, and third, which I clearly remember posting. (I can't believe I formatted them like that.)

Yes. Right. You didn't stop by to listen to me reminisce, did you?

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

The familiar Rules:

  • 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 The Best of the Best Volume 2: 20 Years of the Best Short Science Fiction Novels, edited by Gardner Dozois.

"Oh no. Hemingway forgery. You figured out a way to make it legal. Go ahead. I'm all ears."
   "See, you tell the publisher first off what it is, that you wrote it and then had it typed up to look authentic."

-p. 101 "The Hemingway Hoax" by Joe Haldeman


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

-----The Golden Eagle


TBM said...

I think I would like this book.

Here's mine:


Alice Audrey said...

Gardner Dozois would go for something like that.

Great teaser. Please check outmy teaser.

Old Kitty said...

Ooh nice teaser!! Thank you!

I say, reminisce away! Yay! Take care

Heather said...

I can't believe it, it's gone so fast! You bring us the most interesting books, love this one too!

Claire Lachance said...

Sounds like an interesting book!

Christine Rains said...

Great teaser! I'm still reading the Vampire Academy series this week.

Belle said...

"Initially, some neighborhood Christians had signed a petition to keep the synagogue from forming. The idea of a Jewish "community" was alien and threatening to them."

From the book, "Have a Little Faith" written by Mitch Alborn.

Elliot Grace said...

...The new uniform clung to my limbs like soggy burlap. Gray and white pinstripes. The name Walnut Creek smeared across my chest...

an excerpt from "South of Charm," by yours truly ;)

No really, I'm reading it to my younger son. As they say, a chapter a day keeps the bad grades away!


laughingwolf said...

another gooder on hemingway, ge :)

Clarissa Draper said...

I'm currently listening to an audio book so I have nothing for you but that book looks awesome!

Ciara said...

Wow, a year? I've seen this on many blogs recently and love it. What a great teaser!

Charles Gramlich said...

The book is "Intelligent thought," a collection of essays edited by John Brockman. page 155. "But general relativity tells us that the geometry of space is contingent and dynamical. So an aspect of the world we used to think of as law turns out to be a contingent fact that is the result of evolution in time."

Madeleine said...

Intriguing! Let us know if you're enjoying it. :O)

....Petty Witter said...

My you read such a huge variety of books. A great teaser and less serious than I thought it would be.

Gail Shepherd said...

Okay, here's mine:

*Everywhere the adults seemed to be whispering--at the fish market; over dominoes that no one seemed to be playing in earnest. When the children entered the room, the adults were struck silent or else they began talking loudly about nonsense.*
--from Milagros, Girl from Away, by Meg Medina.

Can I just add? I LOVE this quote. It sums up so much about childhood, and also sets us exactly in the world the writer has created.

mshatch said...

From the book I just finished by Laura Lippman, I'd Know You Anywhere, p.145:

Elizabeth marveled at the way she left her little jars there, trusting that they would be there when she got back. Trusting that she would be back at all.

Talli Roland said...

Love the teaser! Thanks! :)

The Golden Eagle said...

TBM: It's good so far! :)

Alice: This is the first book that I've read which he's edited.


Old Kitty: You're welcome! :)

LOL. Thanks!

Heather: I'm glad you find the books I post for TT interesting. :)

Claire: It is.

Christine: Thanks!

Belle: Mitch Albom--I read his book Tuesdays With Morrie. Thanks for sharing a teaser!

Elliot: Hooray, a teaser from South of Charm! :) I love the description in the excerpt, too.

I hope it's true; I read a lot. LOL.

Laughingwolf: Glad you liked it. I wasn't even aware there was a story on Hemingway until I randomly opened a page. :P

Clarissa: I love the cover for it; it's very eye-catching, and all the images are SF-ish.

Ciara: Yup! It's a great meme. :)

Thank you!

Charles: Great teaser!

I have to wonder what other contingencies would consider as "law", then. How different would they be?

Madeleine: I am. :)

Tracy: Glad you enjoyed the teaser!

I love SF that manages to come off as relatively light--a lot of the work in the genre (while I still love it) can be pretty thick.

Gail: I love your teaser! It does set the reader into the world and the mindset of an observer of the moment. :)

Mshatch: I hope she made it back!

Great teaser.

Talli: You're welcome! :)

M Pax said...

Great lines.

I finally finished Game of Thrones last night. So, I can start a new book. Yea. Perdido Street Station is next on my list.

Anonymous said...

Awesome teaser. I enjoy sci-fi short fiction, so this is the book for me.

I'm enjoying Karsten Knight's Wildefire right now.

Shelley said...

Nice teaser Golden Eagle, one of many! :)

Bethany Elizabeth said...

A year? Seriously? I love it! :) And that looks like a fantastic book.

Marlena Cassidy said...

Oh, that made me giggle. Thanks. (:

Lydia K said...

That's a good one! Right in the middle of something fun.

Lynda R Young said...

lol, fun teaser.

The Golden Eagle said...

M: Thanks!

What did you think of A Game of Thrones? I've never read anything by George R. R. Martin.

Medeia: Glad you liked it!

Me, too. I didn't used to, but short stories/novels have grown on me.

Shelley: Thank you! :)

Bethany: Yup! :D

It's good so far.

Marlena: You're welcome!

Lydia: Glad you enjoyed it. :)

Lynda: I'm glad you liked it!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Hmmm, so the publisher is in on the hoax?

Wendy said...

I love this idea of Teaser Tuesday, so cool!

I wandered over from Karen's BBQ. Nice to mee you!

The Golden Eagle said...

Shannon: That is the plan, at that point . . . though it goes a bit wrong later on. :P

Wendy: Nice to meet you, too! Welcome to The Eagle's Aerial Perspective. :)