27 December, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (66)

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 The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I finished it yesterday, but it's quite good and I'm not reading anything else I haven't already given you a teaser from.

(I love the way it looks like a paper cut-out; though it would have fit the story better if there had been no red at all and just black and white. Not that I'm really complaining.)

Isobel sits in a rarely occupied chair in the corner of Marco's flat, a rainbow of silk ribbon twisted around her fingers as she attempts in vain to form it into a single elaborate braid.
   "This seems so silly," she remarks, frowning at the tangle of ribbon.
   "It's a simple charm," Marco says from his desk where he sits surrounded by open books. "A ribbon for each element, bound with knots and intent. It's like your cards, only influencing the subject instead of simply divining its meaning. But it won't work if you don't believe it will, you know that."
-p. 40


Have a teaser, or thoughts on the book you're reading?

-----The Golden Eagle


Christine Rains said...

Oh, great teaser! I need to pick up this book. There's a long wait for it at the library, though.

Andrea Franco-Cook said...

Hmmm, interesting. I'll have to put this book on my list of reads for the New Year.

Brian said...

Sounds good, my reading list is getting longer!

Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

I've been trying to read this book for some time now. It's good, but I'm having trouble getting into it. I'll keep trying, though!

Cherie Reich said...

I've been wanting to read this book for a while. Now I'm debating to get it from the library or buy it. Hmm...

J. A. Bennett said...

You always pick the best dang books :)

Vicki Newell said...

I've been wanting to read this. Your teaser makes me want to read it more.

Here's Mine

Michael Offutt, Supra-Genius said...

That is indeed a beautiful cover.

C D Meetens said...

Definitely a book I want to read. I may treat myself to a late Christmas present or two by way of some books (including this one) :).

Emily Rose said...

wow the cover is stunning!

cherie said...

The title, cover, and teaser excerpt are all fab so I must find this soon! :) Thanks for sharing!

Old Kitty said...

Oh nice!! I can see this ribbon being twirled and knotted and such like! Thanks for sharing!!

Take care

Rebecca said...

Great teaser! I can't wait to start this one, it sounds SUPER good. I'm so intrigued. Hope it's as good as it seems!

My Teaser is from Under the Never Sky!

farawayeyes said...

Already read this book and LOVE it to pieces. Interesting teaser.Cover is beautiful, but the story and writing do not disappoint. It is as pleasing as a Christmas confection.

Krispy said...

I'm probably going to read this one soon. Bought it a while ago and I love the premise (and the cover art)!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I've heard great things about that book.

I'm reading Terry Lynn Johnson's book Dog Sled Dreams...It's a sweet adventure chapter book.

Have a Happy New Year!

Charles Gramlich said...

"Warfare, defined as aggression by a cooperative coalition against another cooperative coalition, is extraordinarily rare in the animal world. Only two mammalian species have been observed to engage in coalitional aggression: chimpanzees and humans."

Textbook reading time. school is beginning soon.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Oooo, I love that teaser! I've been meaning to read that book. Now I must.
I just wrote a blog post on Susan Kaye Quinn's OPEN MINDS, so I'll open the book to some random lines:
Simon should be coming with me. To convince me to live a life of lies with him. To start over somewhere new. To pretend that we were normal.

Shannon Lawrence said...

That's a cool cover, and the book sounds interesting. Thanks for stopping by!

Belle said...

I also love the cover of your book. I haven't had much time to read so I'm still on:

The Secret Lives of Wives, by Iris Krasnow.

"Who are you beyond Mommy? It's crucial to start birthing a new self while you still have kids in tow so that when the empty nest does hit, you aren't flailing in despair."

I'm afraid I flailed in despair when it happened.

Jules said...

Oh, Eagle I have a teaser! My first one. "So with God's help, I hope my brain can say to my hands what my heart wants to tell." Verna Mae Slone

Hope you had a great Christmas and here is to the New Year. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Sarah Allen said...

Ooh, looks awesome! *adding to to-read list...

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Sun Singer said...

You picked a nice teaser from my favorite book of the year!

Have a happy new year!


Shelley said...

Great teaser for this week! I like the cover of the book! :)

Anonymous said...

I have this in my TBR pile. There are so many good ones, including this, that I don't know where to start sometimes.

The Golden Eagle said...

Christine: Thank you!

I know what you mean; there are some books that have taken weeks to come in from the library.

Andrea: It's a great book! :)

Brian: Mine always does whenever I look at all the Teaser Tuesdays posts. :P

Lisa-Marie: I hope you enjoy it, in the end! I really do think it's worth it; though it is written differently than a lot of books.

Cherie: From someone who enjoyed the book, I'd say buy it; but library is always good. :)

J.A.: LOL. Thanks! I try to read good books. :P

Vicki: Hope you get the chance to read it soon!

Michael: It's one of my favorites of the year, certainly.

C D: Happy Reading. :D

Emily: Isn't it?

Cherie: You're welcome! :)

Old Kitty: I'm glad you liked the teaser!

Rebecca: Thanks!

There is a lot of hype around this book; I thought it lived up to it. Hope you enjoy the book. :)

Farawayeyes: Indeed!

Krispy: I hope you like it!

Sharon: Oh, I want to read that one. :) I've been following Terry for a while!

You too!

Charles: Good ol' humanity . . .

Tricia: Interesting teaser--I really want to know why she sees Simon that way.

Shannon: It's a really good story. :)

Enjoyed visiting!

Belle: Good piece of advice; though I can't say I'm anywhere near that bridge yet.

Jules: Thanks for sharing a teaser! That is an interesting one. :)

Happy New Year!

Sarah: It's a great book.

Malcolm: Awesome. :)

Happy New Year to you, too!

Shelley: Thank you!

I like it, too.

Medeia: LOL. Same here. It's nice to have options, but the number of good books can be overwhelming. :P

Paul Tobin said...

An interesting teaser. I love the idea of teasers.

....Petty Witter said...

Great teaser, I can totally understand Isobel's frustration at the ribbon.

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds intriguing! I'm in the middle of a few ooks right now, but none are within reach!

Heather said...

This sounds like a delightful, almost lyrical book. Those can be so much fun to read! I'm currently between books and am beta reading for a friend so sorry I don't have a teaser.

The Golden Eagle said...

Paul: Thanks!

It's one of my favorite blog events. :)

Tracy: Thank you.

Same here--it sounds tedious and frustrating!

Jemi: Hope they're good reads. :)

Heather: Great description of it; that's exactly what I thought of it. The writing is very graceful.

Rachel Morgan said...

Sounds fascinating! And the cover does look cool.