Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays are a weekly book-themed meme, hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. The rules are as follows:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful of spoilers! Don't ruin the book to others by revealing important plot developments. (So the last words of a dying central character are probably not okay...)
  • Share the title and the author of the book as well, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can look up the book and add it to their TBR list.
Here's our teaser for this week:
"It's always best to do the humane thing, sir; that's been my experience."

And the trader leaned back in his chair, and folded his arm, with an air of virtuous decision, apparently considering himself a second Wilberforce.

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, p. 14

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Moviethon!

In case you've been paying attention, we've read a lot of books lately that have been made into movies. And while we usually don't want to see a book we've enjoyed to be twisted into a Hollywoodish image of fluff with liposuctions and designer outfits, we've decided that to hell with it, we want to see how they managed this time.

So, we're hosting a moviethon!

Second weekend in September, we're planning to, and inviting y'all to do so also, watch as much of the movies based on books we've read so far as humanly possible.
The list of books (the final list of movies depends on good luck and the stock of our local movie rental place) includes titles such as...
Revolutionary Road (Kate!! *swoon*)
Atonement (The Dress!)
Midsummer Night's Dream (There's a version with Calista Flockhart, I know.)

Maybe we'll throw in The Time Travelers Wife, although that's not on our book list. But we've both read it. Mads, you've read it, right?

Anyhoo, mes petites, the point is to join us on the second weekend in September, and watch as many movies based on books you've read as possible.
And Harry Potter movies don't count. (There's no reason for that, I just like making up random rules. It's my moviethon. Well, fine, ours.)

And who knows, maybe we'll branch out into movies.

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays are a weekly book-themed meme, hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. The rules are as follows:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful of spoilers! Don't ruin the book to others by revealing important plot developments. (So the last words of a dying central character are probably not okay...)
  • Share the title and the author of the book as well, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can look up the book and add it to their TBR list.
Here's our teaser for this week:
"Marx has completely changed the way I view the world," declared the Pallières boy this morning, although ordinarily he says nary a word to me.
Antoine Pallières, prosperous heir to an old industrial dynasty, is the son of one of my eight employers. There he stood, the most recent eructation of the ruling corporate elite - a class that reproduces itself solely by means of virtuous and proper hiccups - beaming at his discovery, sharing it with me without thinking or ever dreaming for a moment that I might actually understand what he was was referring to.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, p. 13

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Further testing needed?

Because I did something I shouldn't have (check this blog somewhere were I wasn't exactly allowed to) I noticed that the blog came off really blue. As in, bright blue background. Headache blue.

Was it just the age-old programs at that particular computer, or are y'all getting it really too bright as well?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays are a weekly book-themed meme, hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. The rules are as follows:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful of spoilers! Don't ruin the book to others by revealing important plot developments. (So the last words of a dying central character are probably not okay...)
  • Share the title and the author of the book as well, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can look up the book and add it to their TBR list.
Here's our teaser for this week:
"Nothing's wrong," said Boq.
"Tell me to mind my own business, tell me to go fuck myself, to piss off, go on, say it, but don't tell me nothing's wrong. For you're not that food a liar, and I'm not that stupid."

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire, p. 94

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

Sorry!!

I know, I know, the moment Madeline turns her back I let this place go all haywire.

But better late than never, eh?
So...

Teaser Tuesdays are a weekly book-themed meme, hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. The rules are as follows:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful of spoilers! Don't ruin the book to others by revealing important plot developments. (So the last words of a dying central character are probably not okay...)
  • Share the title and the author of the book as well, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can look up the book and add it to their TBR list.
Here's our teaser for this week:
"But how does He manage to do what you pray for if He doesn't get time to talk to the secretary before it's too late?"
Grandmother pretended to be asleep, but she knew she wasn't fooling anyone, and so finally she said that He'd made it so nothing bad could happen between the moment you prayed and the moment He found out what you prayed for. And then Sophia wanted to know what happened if you prayed while you were falling out of a tree and you were halfway down.
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson, p. 49

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays are a weekly book-themed meme, hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. The rules are as follows:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful of spoilers! Don't ruin the book to others by revealing important plot developments. (So the last words of a dying central character are probably not okay...)
  • Share the title and the author of the book as well, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can look up the book and add it to their TBR list.
Here's our teaser for this week:
However, being able to attract a mate is not just about providing the magic 'I am choosy, and I have chosen you' impression. Instead, research into the psychology of dating has uncovered a number of equally quick but effective ways of making your attraction to someone a mutual affair. All you need is a simple touch, an afternoon at a theme park and the confidence to ask people about their favourite pizza topping.

59 seconds by Professor Richard Wiseman , page 149-150