Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuesday's Teaser

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

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!! You wouldn't want to give too much away!
Include the book title and author so that other Tuesday's Teaser participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like the teaser.

Pirate Latitudes
by Michael Crichton

Pirate Latitudes.jpg

Chapter 16

"The privateers had been formed up in two ragged lines, their hands bound."

"You are all heretics and brigands and you will swing at end of a rope in good time. Until that day a man can either live comfortably or not."

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesday's Teaser

Wow, has it been a week already? How did that happen? :)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

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!! You wouldn't want to give too much away!
Include the book title and author so that other Tuesday's Teaser participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like the teaser.

The Queen's Gambit
by Diana A. S. Stuckart


page 1
"Crimson flowered against the alabaster brocade, the vivid hue spreading and dulling to claret along its petal-like edges."

page 75
"Even with my chemise serving as shirt beneath it, and the plain brown jerkin tied over it, the borrowed tunic clung to my female curves in a manner that made my sex evident."

Ok, so I don't quite follow the rules. Instead of 2 teaser sentences from my current page, I try to find 2 sentences that are great teasers for the book. :)


Tuesday's Teaser

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

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!! You wouldn't want to give too much away!
Include the book title and author so that other Tuesday's Teaser participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like the teaser.

The Girl With Braided Hair
by Margaret Coel


page 63

"I don't want her forgotten. She could be any of us, any Indian woman beaten up, shot, left in the wilderness."

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Where in the World Wednesday


Today's where in the world is National Geographic's Photo of the Day by Paul Hoagie. Wow, what a picture. Manarola is one of the villages in the famous Cinque Terra. Now I'm off to see if Manarola can be added to my (already planned) Italian vacation without too much re-planning!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tuesday's Teaser

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

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!! You wouldn't want to give too much away!
Include the book title and author so that other Tuesday's Teaser participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like the teaser.


Jerusalem
by Cecelia Holland

book cover of  Jerusalem  by Cecelia Holland



Page 14-15

If what the Templars said were true, and the Saracens were coming out of Egypt, the Kingdom of Jerusalem lay naked before them: she knew all the Christian armies were far away to the north, near Homs and Aleppo. She had to get to Ascalon, to do whatever she could.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Weekend Whimsy - Le Mans (Spoilers)

This weekend is the weekend of the Le Mans 24 Hour race. I'm a huge race fan...F1, IndyCar, WRC, ALMS, FIA GT, MotoGP. Le Mans is one of the highlights of the year. 24 Hours of racing. Ahhhhhh! I don't watch it live; because of the time difference, it starts too early for me. A number of years ago, when VCRs were used and Speed TV broadcasted all 24 hours, it was difficult due to the 6 hour length of videotapes. I'd have to get up in the middle of the night to change tapes. Now, DVRs make it easy! :) I became an Audi fan back in 2000 when they changed the entire rear end of the car in just over 5 minutes. That was incredible. This year's race was close, with the Peugeots faster, but with 2 hours or so remaining, it was Audi's reliability that won.




Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Where in the World Wednesday

Since we just returned from a week in Yellowstone National Park, today's "Where" is Lower Falls in the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone! This is the view from Artist's Point. The falls are 308 feet high, which is almost twice as high as Niagara Falls. As a desert person, this is an incredible amount of water. WOW! This area of the park is what gives it its name of Yellowstone. Most of the park isn't yellow, but here it is spectacularly yellow.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tuesday's Teaser

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

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!! You wouldn't want to give too much away!
Include the book title and author so that other Tuesday's Teaser participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like the teaser.

We were on vacation - Yellowstone National Park - so I bought a book set in Wyoming. This is a new author, but I liked the first book, so I bought the next three in the series. This is from book 4.

Trophy Hunt
by CJ Box
4th in the Joe Pickett mysteries




The animal [a moose] had been mutilated. Its genitals and musk glands had been cut out, and its rectum was cored. Half of its face had been removed leaving a grinning skull and long, yellowed teeth.

Although water had always been considered the single most precious commodity in the state, the effect of huge releases of underground water on the surface due to CBM [coal bed methane] wells was still unknown.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tuesday's Teaser

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

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!! You wouldn't want to give too much away!
Include the book title and author so that other Tuesday's Teaser participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like the teaser.

Once again, I am actually reading a book!

Shroud for the Archbishop
by Peter Tremayne
2nd in the Sister Fidelma mysteries

book cover of  Shroud for the Archbishop   (Sister Fidelma, book 2) by Peter Tremayne

Brother Eadulf had been her companion on the long and tedious journey from the Kingdom of Northumbria. ... They had become friends during the council at Hilda's monastery at Streoneshalh, by the coastal town of Witebia where, together, they had solved the dark mystery of the murder of the Abbess √Čtian of Kildare.