Teaser Tuesday – May 7

Another new weekly feature I decided to try out. Let me know what you think!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• 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!

Wool

My Current Read: Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey

The Teaser:
(Page 30 of 473, ePub edition)

“But now you know something new,” Allison told him. She let go of his hand and brushed the hair from her face. “You and I know something new, and now it all makes sense. It makes perfect sense. And tomorrow, I’ll know for sure.”

OK. This is one of the best books (technically speaking, five books) I have read in a long time. Based on that teaser, would you read this book?

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Literary Moments #6234

That moment when you are reading a book and thoroughly enjoying it. You may even be laughing.

Then the realization strikes.

This is the last book in the series.

And you die a little inside.

(Currently reading Timeless by Gail Carriger and I am so sad that it is the last book in the series. I love these characters.)

Quick Thoughts, Aug 10

So, I didn’t want to do a full “Currently Reading” on these two books because I don’t feel like I am far enough into them yet. So I thought I would try something new… “Quick Thoughts”.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

  • The foreshadowing is fairly heavy-handed here. Is it a diversion tactic, or is the book really transparent? Only time will tell.
  • Very light on descriptive prose.
  • All in all, enjoying this one and want to read more, but am stuck at the Book Club stopping point.

Insurrection by Robyn Young

  • I thought this might have some Outlander type properties to it. So far, nothing. Not a single mention of a kilt. Which, if I had done my research or known my history, I would know that kilts weren’t the traditional dress of Scotland until the 16th century.
  • Very heavy prose. Political, historical… not much action yet.
  • Kind of forcing my way through this one for now. After all the light (prose wise) reading I have been doing lately, this one is bogging me down. It is exceptionally well written, but not what my brain wants right now.

Currently Reading: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

So, book club selections this month were three sci-fi books. This is the first of them. It was nominated before, but I didn’t vote for it because it had a huge waiting list at the library, and I hate buying brand new books. Actually, my wallet hates it. But that is the price you pay for being on almost-disability, I guess.

This book took a while for me to get into. When I saw footnotes in the prologue, I almost ran screaming in the other direction. It was Jonathan Strange all over again. But I kept at it, because unlike Jonathan Strange, this is a short book. I can do this. Right? Right!

Somewhere, I got hooked. I will guess it was around the 30-50 page mark. Because by the time I had to put it down at page 160 for the stopping point to discuss, I was not a happy camper. This week, I might need to get my darling husband to hide the book from me. Just so I don’t read ahead. And, you know, finish the book.

One thing that I am finding to be a bit of a double edged sword is all of the 80’s references. I am firmly a child of the 90’s. So I don’t get many of the references. And there are TONS of them. At first it was cool to hear about it, but every so often it gets to be a bit much for me. It would probably be a total nerd-gasm for anyone who knows the era, though.

I have no predictions, really. But I am LOVING the book!

Currently Reading: Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

I am a little more than halfway through Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. It is the current book club selection, and I am totally loving it. It is dense in the way that only high fantasy can be. But Sanderson is truly gifted. He has created an amazing magic system, and he is skilled in descriptions that are just right.

I only have one predicition, though it isn’t for lack of trying. The book keeps the end in shadow in a way that makes you want to keep reading. Hit the jump for the prediction!

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Currently Reading: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

So, one of the books I am currently reading (in a mad dash to get it back to the library on time) is Boneshaker by Cherie Priest.

I am enjoying it. I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it. Something about the writing isn’t pulling me right into the story. But the story is so damned interesting, and the characters are so likeable that I am keeping at it. I am just shy of halfway through, and if you click the jump, I will share some of my predictions with you.

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