01 November, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (59)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly, bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

Rules for participation:
  • 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 This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel, because it's next on my TBR pile. I love his books--he's written some of my favorite novels/series. I'm really looking forward to digging into this one . . .

An eternal night spent tossing and turning, shivering and sweating. When awake, I lay in the grips of terror; and when I slept, it was only in cruel snatches, and my dreams were foul.
-p. 42


Got a teaser, or thoughts on the book you're reading? Are there any authors who've written several books you love?

-----The Golden Eagle


Old Kitty said...

I love that you are still doing your usual blog stuff despite the nano-ing!! Yay for you!!!

And what a teaser!!! That's what I call a nightmarish sleep! take care

Susan Kane said...

"It was crisp, the March morning we saw Alfred off to war. The sky was clear and air heady with the promise of excitement." from "The House at Riverton" by Kate Morton

Josh Hoyt said...

Ooh that sounds really good and suspenseful. It has definitely caught my interest!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Great teaser! This sounds like a thrill!

Clarissa Draper said...

I haven't read this one but it does look like a great series.

Theresa Milstein said...

What a dark excerpt you have.

Here's mine: Hound Dog True by Linda Urban. Page 29:

She just stands there awhile, like Mattie's words are taking their time getting over to her. She imagines that, Mattie does, a picture so strong she looks up to check, half expecting to see her words floating cloudlike in the air.

Robert Guthrie said...

Favorite authors, you ask... Haruki Murakami! His new book is out (big & expensive... I'm saving latte $...)

Emily Rose said...

I like the writing style...and the cover is super cool.:)

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

Ooh .. sounds like menopause! LOL! Thanks for the teaser!

Trisha said...

Never read any of Oppel's work...sounds pretty intriguing though!

Yvonne Osborne said...

You've enticed me to play because I'm reading a wonderful novel at present, one I could open to any page and find two wicked good sentences. So play I shall....

Thank you.

Deniz Bevan said...

Ooh, sounds deliciously morbid.

That 20 Something Virgin. said...

ooh that sounds interesting! i especially like the 'cruel snatches'. plus the cover is cool and i really like the title.

Laila Knight said...

That one sounds spooky. And I love the cover. I try not to get hooked on one writer, then I'll be fickle and not read anything else. :)

Heather said...

I've been wanting to read this one. It sounds great and I love all things Frankenstein. I'm currently reading a friend's manuscript so I can't share a teaser. I wish I could though, it's amazing!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Wow, that's quite the quote there.

From "Cirle of Secrets" by Kimberley Griffiths Little:

"The summer I turned eleven,
I found out that ghosts were real..."

Michelle Merrill said...

Ooh, sounds and looks intriguing! I am reading a book, but I just started, so I don't want to flip open to a random page only to read a major spoiler. And mine is definitely different from yours. My Fair Godmother. Should be fun :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Old Kitty: Thanks!

Teaser Tuesday is easy enough . . . I have another writer's words to use. :)

Susan: Beautiful description--but a sad teaser, too. I hope Alfred survives the war.

Josh: Hope you check it out. :) Kenneth Oppel is a great writer.

Carolina: Thanks!

Clarissa: I think it's a standalone, actually; though he's written a few series.

Theresa: I love your teaser! I wonder what the words say . . .

Robert: Well, if it's big, that means more awesome story, right? :)

Emily: I like the cover, too!

Julie: I can't really say whether that's an accurate description of menopause or not. :P

You're welcome!

Trisha: I can't wait to dig in to this book. :)

Yvonne: You're very welcome! Can't wait to check out your teaser.

Deniz: Glad you liked it. :)

That 20 Something Virgin: I thought the title was good, too, when I first heard of it.

Laila: I find myself doing that, sometimes; if I find a really good author I'll read a lot of their work and less of others. :P

Heather: This is the first Frankenstein book that I've decided to read--other than Frankenstein itself.

Donna: Oh, that's a great teaser!

Michelle: Sounds like a good book. :) And I know what you mean by spoilers--sometimes I try to avoid them by only flipping to page I've already read.