Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: February 16, 2010

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

1. Grab your current read.
2. Open to a random page.
3. Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
4. 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!).
5. Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers:

Pretties (Uglies Trilogy, Book 2)
"The little room smelled very old, the air inside warm and still. As Tally's eyes adjusted, she could see the flaking graffiti that filled every centimeter of wall space, layer upon layer of slogans, scrawled tags, and the names of couples proclaiming their love. Some of the dates included years that made no sense, until Tally realized that they were written in Rusty style, counting all the old centuries before the collapse. The crumbling elevator machinery was decorated with still more graffiti, and the floor littered with ancient contraband: old cans of spray-paint, crushed and empty tubes of notoriously sticky nano-glue, burned-out fireworks smelling like old campfires. " - pg. 85-86, Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
"There's an old New Yorker cartoon of two men sitting on a couch at a busy cocktail party, having a quiet talk. One man has a beard and looks like a writer. The other seems like a normal person. The writer type is saying to the other, " We;re still pretty far apart. I'm looking for a six-figure advance, and they're refusing to read the manuscript."
Now, I've been wrong before, but I'd bet you anything that this guy never shows his work to other writers before trying to get someone to buy it. I bet he thinks he's above that." - pg. 162, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

What are you reading this week?


purplg8r said...

I have the whole Uglies series in my TBR pile and I can't wait to get around to them!

Anonymous said...

I loved Bird by Bird. Lamott is one of my favorite authors.

Did you read Operating Instructions by her?

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