04 October, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (55)

Teaser Tuesday again, everyone! 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!

My teaser comes from Ender's Game, which is a book I've been meaning to get to for ages and is next on my (huge) library TBR pile.

(Not a bad cover, though the copy I have is very dark and I think the text is too busy. I like the newer one better.)

Suddenly, though no one said to be silent, the laughter stopped and the group fell silent. Ender turned to the door. A boy stood there, tall and slender, with beautiful black eyes and slender lips that hinted at refinement. I would follow such beauty, said something inside Ender. I would see as those eyes see.
-p. 76


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

-----The Golden Eagle


Cortney said...

Love the book! It's one of my faves.

Budd said...

It is a great book. hope you enjoy.

Alan said...

That is a classic! Enjoy!

Mine is from a Jim Butcher epic fantasy:


KarenG said...

I've never read Ender's Game, but my kids have all enjoyed it numerous times over. I'm not reading anything at the moment. I read a couple ebooks and am now wanting to just hold a hefy book in my hands and feel those pages.

Rebecca said...

I really love this teaser. It's kind of beautiful and definitely has me intrigued. Great choice!

My teaser is from the wonderful and mysterious novel The Night Circus.

VR Barkowski said...

Great quote and great book. This is my favorite OSC.

Emily Rose said...

Have this book on my bedside table. I've heard wonderful things about it, and can't wait to start!

Old Kitty said...

Oooh intriguing stuff!!! Thanks for the teaser! Take care

Jemi Fraser said...

Love Ender's Game! Haven't read it in a long time though - time for a reread!

Anonymous said...

Ender's Game is a great book. I read it for school in 8th grade - my English teacher had us read books that were actually really awesome. The next book, Speaker for the Dead, is also very good. I highly recommend both!

Southpaw said...

Good line to pick.

Susan Kane said...

Okay, here's my 'teaser' from The House at Riverton by Kate Morton:
"I see it as it was the morning we waved Alfred off to war. Strings of paper triangles, red and blue, flirting with the breeze, children racing up and down, weaving in and out, blowing whistles and waving Union Jacks. Young men--such young men--" WW 1 book.
It is awesome.

Carolyn Abiad said...

I still need to read this. I bought the boxed set for my boys this summer. We all loved Pathfinder.

Brian said...

I don't have a teaser, but I find yours quite interesting! The eyes have it!?!

Sunny said...

Great Teaser! I really need to read this one of these days.

Jenna Cooper said...

I need to read this book so bad. I'm probably the only English major at BYU who hasn't read it!

That 20 Something Virgin. said...

you read so much i wish i could too! but as an english major i have to read a ton for school. currently reading portrait of the artist as a young man...not a fave.

E.R. King said...

As you read on my blog, I'm in revisions, so not much reading going on for me. This sounds like a good read though. I think I'll add it to my queue for Good Reads. Thanks!

Rusty Webb said...

I love Ender's Game, glad you're reading it.

Lynda R Young said...

Yep, I loved Ender's Game. It's well worth the read.

Su said...

Oooh, sounds intriguing!

Mardel said...

I have seen this man's name on all kinds of scifi books, and yet I've never read him. Mostly I concentrate on women as the main characters (probably deep down, I'm wishing I was on a starship, cruising through space...).

Medeia Sharif said...

Great teaser. I've heard of the book before and I'd like to read it.

Jake Henegan said...

This is one of my very favourite books. And I have that exact same copy (well, one with the same cover anyway).

Ciara said...

I'm a fan of Ender's Game. I always have been. I hope you enjoy.

BornStoryteller said...

GE...why I envy you: you are going to GET to discover Enders Game for the first time. I've read all the Ender books (through all the shadows of series as well), and you are in for a great read, imo.

Tale Spinning

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

very distinctive writing style, i've never read anything by this author.

The Golden Eagle said...

Cortney: I'm looking forward to reading it. :) I have still to get beyond the introduction . . .

Budd: Thanks!

Alan: I've heard a lot about it--it's often treated like a classic! :)


Karen: I hope you find a good paper book soon. :) Nothing beats a physical copy!

Rebecca: Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the teaser.

VR: I've only read Pathfinder by him before--and a short story he wrote (perhaps a mistake, since it seemed to connect to Ender's Game).

Emily: Me, neither! :)

Old Kitty: You're welcome!

Jemi: I love going back to books I've enjoyed but haven't read in a while. :)

Anonymous: I'm looking forward to tackling the sequels once I'm done with the first book!

Also, could you comment with a name next time? I love comments, but I do like to have some way of identifying readers--even if it's just a pseudonym. :)

Southpaw: Thanks!

Susan: I've heard of that book, but never read it.

Intriguing teaser! It sounds like a great book. There really aren't that many on WWI, particularly compared to the amount of fiction on WWII.

Carolyn: Pathfinder is a great book. :)

Brian: Apparently! I'm glad my teaser piqued your interest.

Sunny: Thank you!

Jenna: Well, I hope you enjoy it if you get the chance to read it. :)

That 20 Something Virgin: I've never heard of that book. It sounds interesting, just based on the title--but then again, a number of "required" literature isn't. :P

E.R.: You're very welcome!

Rusty: I'm looking forward to starting it. :)

Lynda: Good to hear--since I'm about to read it!

Su: I'm intrigued, too; since I haven't begun reading the actual book yet. :P

Mardel: I know I'm wishing that! LOL.

Medeia: Thanks!

Jake: Cool. :)

Ciara: Thank you!

Stuart: Thanks! I'm really looking forward to this book--and the sequels. I didn't actually know there was more than one book until I read an anthology with a work by Card in it.

Carrie: I've read Pathfinder--it's a great story!