Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- Grab your current read and 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
*****This week I am reading Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. So far, I am really liking it! I always love finding a male author with a male protagonist-- it gives a refreshing new point of view. Here is my teaser:
"Deryn had always reckoned herself a tomboy, between Jaspert's bullying and Da's balloon training. But running with the other middies was more than just punch-ups and tying knots-- it was like joining a pack of dogs. They jostled and banged for the best seats at the middies' mess table. They taunted each other over signal reading and navigation scores, and whom the officers had complimented that day. They endlessly competed to see who could spit farther, drink rum faster, or belch the loudest.
It was bloody exhausting, being a boy."
*****Deryn is one of the main characters in Leviathan-- a girl who disguises herself as a boy to join the British Air Service during WWI. Trust me, this normally would not seem even slightly interesting to me as a book genre, but Westerfeld is such a great storyteller that I'm totally getting into it. PLUS-- since this is a Steampunk novel-- there is a lot of awesome add-ins like flying Darwin mutations used as weapons and transportation, and machine technology mixed with Victorian settings-- it's pretty awesome so far!
What is everyone else reading this week?