Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Teaser Tuesday and a little Star Trek fun

It's not very often that I put a photo of myself up on the blog, but this widget looked like so much fun when I saw it over at Scifichick.com that I just couldn't resist!

Create Your Own

Yes, I really am hiding underneath there!

Onto more serious business - Teaser Tuesday!

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Should be Reading:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
  • Please avoid spoilers!

Two teasers this week, both from books I am enjoying immensely!

The Swan Maiden is the latest book by Aussie author Jules Watson. It is a retelling of the Irish Celtic myth about Diedre and so far is very enjoyable. I had to be very careful this morning to make sure I didn't get so engrossed in my reading that I went past my train station! This teaser comes from page 369:

As he spoke to them, he had been filled with the memory of what it felt like in a great mass of warriors, and his long-dammed passion had fired his words.

And so the Epidii felt a glimpse of it, at last.

The second teaser comes from an old favourite. I don't really do rereads, but I decided that it was time for me to reintroduce myself to Jamie and Claire and so I am rereading the first book in the Outlander series, which was published here under the title Cross Stitch. This teaser comes from page 400:

Now, listen. Ye understand me, ye say, and I believe it. But there's a difference between understandin' something with your mind and really knowing, deep down.


  1. Oh, I love the "picture" you put up; that's great!

    I may have to hunt down a copy of the "The Swan Maiden." It sounds greats.

  2. both books sound like winners, but...THE PHOTO!!!!! You are my hero (so sayith the dork) :-)

  3. Entertainment plus! Good choices all around.

    My teaser is here

  4. Hee, very cool!

    Good teasers. I keep saying that one day I'll read Diana Gabaldon.

  5. You know a book is good when it makes you miss your train stop. Thanks for the teasers. And for the Star Trek thingie, too.

  6. Haha, I liked the Star Trek clip. Cute!

  7. LOL The star trek thing is so funny!

  8. I adored Outlander. I really need to read it again!

  9. Cool pic, gave me a laugh!