31 January, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (70)

Hello, everyone! Teaser Tuesday again, which is a weekly, bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

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 Imager by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. I'm not actually reading it since I'm between fiction at the moment, but it's the next book in my library stack.

(I'm not a huge fan of this cover--the text doesn't contrast well with the painting and boy does he look crabby--but it's interesting.)

I looked at the left side of her head, just forward and above the ear. Her hair had been a problem, because it was too bright to be captured fairly by any of the earthen reds, and the madder red would fade, while vermilion would darken at the edges where it touched the skin tones.
-p. 25

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What are you reading right now? Got a teaser or thoughts on it?


-----The Golden Eagle

19 comments:

Christine Rains said...

Lovely description. My teaser is from The Magicians today.

Jamie Gibbs said...

Dang, my current read is on the Kindle, so flipping to a random page is kinda tricky. Stupid technology :(

Misha Gericke said...

Hahaha apparently I never read on Tuesdays. :-D

I'm between books again, but the next one will be Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.

Nancy Thompson said...

I'm reading Tahereh Mafi's Shatter Me. It's okay. A bit overly dramatic for my taste, and the voice can be grating, but the story is interesting. If I were to post a few lines, half of them would have to be struck through and I can't do that here. What's with all the strike-throughs in this book anyway?

Belle said...

I just finished re-reading, "I was Raised to be A Lert" by Pearl Vork-Zambory, a fellow blogger.

"My father worked as soon as he was old enough to consider working, and he sought to instill in us the same burning desire to toil as soon as we were old enough to hear about it. Like my mother's belief in the medicinal properties of the Hot Wet Washrag, my father believed in the healing power of work, in the self-affirmation of a steady paycheck."

Jay Noel said...

I agree with your take on that cover. The boy looks constipated!

Cherie Reich said...

Very interesting teaser. I do like the background of that room on the cover, though. :)

Here's my teaser: http://surroundedbybooksreviews.blogspot.com/2012/01/teaser-tuesdays-x2-spur-of-moment-by.html

Elana Johnson said...

I agree that he looks a little crabby. But maybe it's because he can't quite get the color right! Ha.

Sun Singer said...

It's always fun seeing what books and what kinds of teasers show up on Tuesdays.

I like your teaser a lot better than the book's coverl. :-)

Malcolm

Old Kitty said...

Oooh I like the focus on the various shades of the girl's red hair! Nice!

Take care
x

M Pax said...

I just finished Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child. Started Opening by Stephen Tremp. Also am reading part 3 of Misha Gericke's novel. :)

Julie Musil said...

I'm reading SHINE, which I'm loving!

Trisha said...

I'm reading THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, but I'm too lazy to take it out of my bag & skip to a random page. ;)

DWei said...

I just finished a book. I'll be doing a review of it sometime in the future.

Janet Johnson said...

I'm currently reading Molly Moon, the 3rd book. It's a fun middle grade. :)

Jeremy Bates said...

a great teaser. nice post

tfwalsh said...

Very nice... can tell he knows his colors

Rachel Morgan said...

Ooh, he does look really crabby (or, as Jay Noel commented, constipated!).

The Golden Eagle said...

Christine: Glad you liked it!

Jamie: Aw, you can't flip to a random page on a Kindle?

Though I guess that would make sense from the designer's point of view; the devices were built for reading chronologically. :P

Misha: LOL. There are days like that for me, too; mostly Mondays and Thursdays.

Nancy: I don't like strikethroughs, either. I noticed a lot of them in a book I read recently; I hope it isn't a trend!

Belle: Interesting teaser!

But . . . what is lert? :)

Jay: LOL. Yeah, he does rather.

Cherie: Thanks!

I do, too.

Elana: Possibly! I know I'd be snappish by then. :P

Malcolm: It is!

I'm glad you liked the teaser, if not the cover. :)

Old Kitty: I thought it was interesting, too.

M: Terminal Freeze doesn't sound too promising for whoever or whatever is getting frozen . . .

Based on her blog and comments, I'm sure it's awesome. :D

Julie: Good to hear you're enjoying it!

Trisha: I want to read The Picture of Dorian Gray sometime. It sounds like an interesting book. Did you ever see the movie they made of it?

DWei: Looking forward to your review!

Janet: I tried reading one of those books once but I couldn't get into it. I'm glad to hear you like it, though!

Jeremy: Thanks! :)

Tfwalsh: He does.

Rachel: I hope there some kind of resolution for him in the story. LOL.