13 September, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (53)

Time for another Teaser Tuesday! This weekly meme is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.


  • 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 Unexpected Magic: Collected Stories, by Diana Wynne Jones.

This particular craze started as a Hand-Made craze. About the beginning of the summer holidays, Mother suddenly decided that they were going to do without things which were made in factories. "We are going to use," she declared, "things which are made by people who loved every stitch and nail as they made them."
   This meant that there was suddenly almost no furniture in the house, except the Persian rug in the living room and the stool Paul had made in Woodwork.

-from "The Fluffy Pink Toadstool", p. 109


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

-----The Golden Eagle


Christine Rains said...

I like that teaser! The cover is neat too. Thanks for sharing!

Cherie Reich said...

Great teaser and the cover is so intriguing.

My teaser was from Talli Roland's WATCHING WILLOW WATTS. http://cheriereich.blogspot.com/2011/09/teaser-tuesday-91311.html

Jennifer Groepl said...

I'm on page 268 of Delirium by Lauren Oliver.

"Maybe it's not such a good idea. If we get caught--I mean, if you got caught--" He sucks in a deep breath. "I mean, if anything ever happened to you, I could never forgive myself."

Sun Singer said...

Very promising book.


Old Kitty said...

Great teaser - I actually laughed cos I could see the house devoid of all factory made furnishings! Yay!!!

I'm currently reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night! Finally!! Take care

Summer Ross said...

I really like that cover- very intriguing. The teaser only wets my curiosity! thanks.

Susan Fields said...

I'm reading How to Write Killer Fiction. From page 95: "Whatever category of the suspense novel you prefer, the key is to give the reader the roller-coaster experience of intense highs, deep lows, terrifying twists, and a satisfying conclusion to the ride."

Susan Kane said...

It is a teaser! I just finished "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak. The writing is edgy, grabs the reader by the throat and heart. I tried to select one teaser, but couldn't choose just one. One led to the next page, and on...

Jemi Fraser said...

I'm reading Talli Roland's Watching Willow Watts too...

Jay strolled down the high street, eyes honing in on the curvy denim-covered rear of a woman hurrying along in front of him. Now THAT would be a nice diversion to pass the time in this dump.

It's a great story!

Angelina C. Hansen said...

I'm reading Julia Hoban's WILLOW right now. I love this sort of edgy, contemporary YA novel. So much of it has to do with misperceptiona which is fascinating to me.

Marlena Cassidy said...

Oh wow, I love it. The writing is just phenomenal, and that cover! Never has a toad been so cute.

inluvwithwords said...

Hi Eagle, fellow campaigner here. Love this teaser! Thanks for sharing it.

From one book lover to another: I'm holding a giveaway on my blog. Just sayin' ;)

Alyssa@Teens Read and Write said...

Sounds fun! There wouldn't be much at my house either. Love the cover!

Shelley said...

Wow, I wonder what my house would look like if we did that! :) For starters, I wouldn't have a bed, or my laptop! Great teaser! Thanks for sharing!

That 20 Something Virgin. said...

right now i'm reading sir gawain and the green knight for british literature. it's alright, kind of scandalous (at least i think seductive women might've been scandalous back in the day when it was told).

and that cover is super cool.

Elaine AM Smith said...

I love Diana Wynne Jones' books. The section you picked was great - I actually laughed. I could imagine a fevered and fervent mother going through the house throwing everything out. :)

GraceKrispy said...

This is a new-to-me author! Sounds interesting :)

Here’s my teaser!

Shirley Wells said...

What a great teaser. It made me laugh and it showed us a wonderful character. Thanks for sharing!

BornStoryteller said...

"The city had become as taut as a drawn bow string, quivering, more than ready for release. People hurried on the streets, waiting for bombs to explode or runaway buses to turn the next corner."

After the Golden Age, by Carrie Vaughn.

The Golden Eagle said...

Christine: Glad you enjoyed it!

You're welcome. :)

Cherie: Thanks!

I agree--it's a great cover.

Jennifer: That line rings a bell! I recently read Delirium. :) What do you think of it so far?

Malcolm: It's full of great stories--they're well-told.

Old Kitty: Thank you!

LOL. Me, too; there would be so many things thrown out of this house if nothing could be factory-made. Including books . . .

I've never heard of that book before.

Summer: You're very welcome! :)

Susan: Great point. The more emotions, the more realistic the story is. :) (So long as they're not melodramatic, of course.)

Susan: I love that book. It's one of my favorites!

Have you read the other book by him, I Am the Messenger?

Jemi: Awesome!

And he's going to what . . . follow her? :P

I'm sure anything by Talli Roland would be! :)

Angelina: I've never heard of the book before; I'll have to check it out. I love a good Contemporary YA. :)

Marlena: Glad you liked the teaser!

LOL. Not that I can think of. :P

Inluvwithwords: Hello, Campaigner! :) Welcome to The Eagle's Aerial Perspective.

Will check it out.

Alyssa: Certainly not here! The only thing we'd be able to keep are some crafts I've done. :P

I'm glad you liked it!

Shelley: Nope . . . it's a fairly extreme idea, since so much of people's lives are based on factory-made things.

You're welcome! :)

That 20 Something Virgin: I read "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" for school earlier this year; that's what I thought of the story. :P

I really like it, too.

Elaine: Same here! I was so sad to hear she died.

LOL. I'm glad my mom would never do that . . .

GraceKrispy: New author? Aaah! You must read some Diana Wynne Jones sometime. She's a great Fantasy author. :)

Shirley: I'd hoped it would make readers laugh. ;)

You're welcome!

Stuart: Interesting description. I hope the city makes it through safely! Sounds like there's going to be a war.

Great teaser. :)