Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Teaser Tuesday - Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just:
* 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 and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their To Be Read (TBR) Lists if they like your teasers!

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I am currently reading Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson.  This is a huge novel, and it will probably take me awhile to get through, which means we'll get lots of Teasers out of it!  In this Tease, Shallan watches a Highstorm approaching across the Shattered Plains...

The Tease:

"The stormwall.

A huge sheet of water and debris blown before the storm.  In places, it flashed with light from behind, revealing movement and shadows within.  Like the skeleton of a hand when light illuminated the flesh, there was something inside this wall of destruction."
 -Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson
What's your Tease?


Monday, April 7, 2014

Teaser Tuesday - Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just:
* 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 and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their To Be Read (TBR) Lists if they like your teasers!

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I am currently reading Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson.  This is a huge novel, and it will probably take me awhile to get through, which means we'll get lots of Teasers out of it!  In this Tease, Shallan has finally reached the Shattered Plains, and finds herself in a place of relative safety...

The Tease:

"In her sitting room - her sitting room - thumps announced the footmen arriving with her trunks.  They left a moment later, closing the door.  for the first time in quite a long while, Shallan found herself not fighting for her survival or worrying about being murdered by one of her traveling companions.

So she fell asleep."
 -Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson
What's your Tease?


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Teaser Tuesday - Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just:
* 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 and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their To Be Read (TBR) Lists if they like your teasers!

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I am currently reading Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson.  This is a huge novel, and it will probably take me awhile to get through, which means we'll get lots of Teasers out of it!  In this Tease, something unexpected disrupts Shallan's progress through a dreary landscape...

The Tease:

"Shallan gasped at the sudden flare of color.  It disrupted the landscape like breaking lightning in an otherwise clear sky.  Shallan set down her spheres - Tyn was having her practice palming them - and stood up in the wagon, steadying herself with her freehand on the back of her seat.  Yes, it was unmistakable.  Brilliant red and yellow on an otherwise dull canvas of brown and green."
 -Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson
What's your Tease?


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Movie News - Poster Reveal: Jupiter Ascending

I've been looking forward to this movie for awhile now, so I'm super excited about the new movie posters that were released today.  Here's the one featuring Channing Tatum...



July can't get here soon enough!  I love the futuristic look and style of the poster itself, and from the trailers I've seen it seems to fit the movie well.  And those ears...

What do you think of the poster?

Other movies I'm looking forward to:
Noah
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Transcendence
Maleficent
Edge of Tomorrow
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

What movies are you looking forward to?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Teaser Tuesday - Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just:
* 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 and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their To Be Read (TBR) Lists if they like your teasers!

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I am currently reading Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson.  This is a huge novel, and it will probably take me awhile to get through, which means we'll get lots of Teasers out of it!  In this Tease, Kaladin muses about his new job of protecting highprince Dalinar...

The Tease:

"Sometimes, though, it seemed like his job was impossible to do well.  During the highstorm last week, someone had again sneaked into Dalinar's rooms, scrawling a second number on the wall.  Counting it down, it pointed to the same date a little over a month away."
 -Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson
What's your Tease?


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Teaser Tuesday - Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just:
* 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 and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their To Be Read (TBR) Lists if they like your teasers!

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This week I began reading Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson.  This is a huge novel, and it will probably take me awhile to get through, which means we'll get lots of Teasers out of it!

The Tease:

"Dalinar turned from the window finally, walking to the others, and rested his hand on Navani's shoulder.  "We're going to find a way to do this, or we're going to destroy the kingdom in the process.  I won't suffer this charade any longer."
 -Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson
What's your Tease?


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Teaser Tuesday - Dragon Prince by Melanie Rawn

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just:
* 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 and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their To Be Read (TBR) Lists if they like your teasers!

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One of my reading goals for 2014 is to reread some of my favorite books, and I'm beginning with one of my all-time favorite fantasy novels. For a good number of years, Prince Rohan - in spite of, or maybe because of, his flaws - was the perfect man in my eyes and definitely my first Book Crush.

This week, Rohan finds himself in a difficult situation...

The Tease:

"Night again, hot and close.  The sixth night since Ianthe.  Rohan turned away from the dinner laid out for him.  Food, wine, even water were suspect.  He trusted neither his tongue nor his nose, for everything tasted and smelled of dranath to him. He was over the worst of it, having eaten in the last few days only those things he considered least dangerous - unsliced fruit from which he peeled the skin, dragon tail cactus root washed clean of its sauces, a few other things.  His stomach growled at times with emptiness, but he had no other way of ensuring that he ingested no more of the drug.  He found it ironic that the dranath that had saved his dragons was so great a danger to him.."
 -Dragon Prince, by Melanie Rawn
What's your Tease?


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Teaser Tuesday - Dragon Prince by Melanie Rawn

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just:
* 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 and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their To Be Read (TBR) Lists if they like your teasers!

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One of my reading goals for 2014 is to reread some of my favorite books, and I'm beginning with one of my all-time favorite fantasy novels. Many people don't care for it, but I don't even understand those people.  I love this story, and while it might not be perfect, it's pretty darn close in my mind.  For a good number of years, Prince Rohan - in spite of, or maybe because of, his flaws - was the perfect man in my eyes and definitely my first Book Crush.

This week we see Rohan through his sister's eyes for a brief moment at the funeral of their father...

The Tease:

"Rohan stood apart and alone, holding a torch in his hand.  The flame turned his hair to molten gold and sank his eyes into darkness.  He was a stranger tonight.  For almost the first time, Tobin could see their father in him; the Desert had claimed him for its prince."
 -Dragon Prince, by Melanie Rawn
What's your Tease? 

Alternate question - Who was YOUR first Book Crush?  Leave the character name and book title in the comments below, and maybe a little about why you crushed on that character!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Teaser Tuesday - Dragon Prince, by Melanie Rawn

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just:
* 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 and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their To Be Read (TBR) Lists if they like your teasers!

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I've decided that in 2013, I'm going to spend some of my time rereading a few of my old favorites, and so last week I started one of my favorite fantasy novels.  Many people don't care for it, feeling that it is poorly written, plotted, and that the characters and themes are unoriginal.  I don't understand those people.  I love this story, and I love the characters, and while it might not be perfect, it's pretty darn close in my mind.  For a good number of years, Prince Rohan - in spite of, or maybe because of, his flaws - was the perfect man in my eyes and definitely my first Book Crush.

Last week I took our Tease from Chapter 1, where we were introduced to Prince Zehava, the grand Patriarch of the desert.  This week, let's meet Sioned, a young Sunrunner destined to marry Zehava's son Rohan.

The Tease:

"When Sioned was three years old, the death of her parents left her brother Davvi, her elder by twelve winters, Lord of River Run.  Within a few years he married...but the new Lady of River Run was the possessive sort...Thus she purchased Sioned's entry into Goddess Keep. 

There she found companionship among the other students and knowledge enough to feed her ravenous appetite for learning.  The small oddities that her sister-by-marriage derided as "fey" turned out to be indications that she had the faradhi gift and could become a Sunrunner. 

Not everyone who west to Goddess Keep became faradhi, and Lady Andrade did not tolerate arrogance among those who could, or envy among those who could not.  But there were certain distinctions involved in becoming a Sunrunner: the rings of earned rank and periodic visits to the grove of pines near the keep. 
In the year 693, when Sioned was sixteen and had earned the first silver circle on her right middle finger, she went to this place where, if her talents were strong and the Goddess was disposed to revelations, she might glimpse her future."
 -Dragon Prince, by Melanie Rawn
What's your Tease?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Teaser Tuesday - Dragon Prince by Melanie Rawn

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just:
* 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 and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their To Be Read (TBR) Lists if they like your teasers!

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I've decided that in 2013, I'm going to spend some of my time rereading a few of my old favorites; books that I love so much that I just have to pull them out and reread them every few years.  They're comfy and familiar, like a pair of soft, warm slippers, and each time I read them they evoke that feeling, that sense of nostalgia, that makes me feel I'm reading them for the first time.

This week I've started one of my favorite fantasy novels.  Many people don't care for it, feeling that it is poorly written, plotted, and that the characters and themes are unoriginal.  I don't understand those people.  At all.  I love this story, I love the characters, and while it might not be perfect, it's pretty darn close in my mind.  For a good number of years, Prince Rohan - in spite of, or maybe because of, his flaws - was the perfect man in my eyes and definitely my first Book Crush.

So let's kick this off with a tease from the very first page of the book, shall we?  I'm not even going to apologize for breaking the two sentence rule.

The Tease:

"Prince Zehava squinted into the sunlight and smiled his satisfaction.  All the signs were good for the hunt today: claw marks on the cliffs, wing marks on the sand, and the close cropping of bittersweet plants along the canyon ridges.  But the prince's perceptions were more subtle and had no need of these obvious signs.  He could feel the presence of his prey all along his skin, scent it in the air, sense it in every nerve.  His admirers said he could tell when the time was ripe for the hunt simply by glancing at the sky.  His enemies said it was not surprising that he could sense such things, for he himself had been dragon-spawned."
 -Dragon Prince, by Melanie Rawn
What's your Tease?