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I usually wait until mid to late January before posting my reading plans or goals. Mainly because I'm very optimistic about my superhuman capabilities during the start of a new year but much of that enthusiasm fades over the next couple of weeks. I tend to believe I can read more than ever but reality is usually closer to how much I averaged in previous years. So, to allow myself the opportunity to dream big and then plan well, I take the ambitious goals for a road test during the first couple of weeks of the year. If they still look achievable, great! If not, I will part ways with those that are a stretch.  The numbers I have an arbitrary number set in Goodreads for this year but it's not a number I will quote as I tend to change it often and it is intended to factor in the many picture books I read with my kids. But that said, there are three numbers I would like to improve this year (last year's stats in parentheses) - total number of pages read (approx. 11k), average n

Teaser Tuesdays -- Jan 26, 2010


Teaser Tuesdays

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
Open to a random page
Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.


I started City of Bones yesterday and found it pleasantly good. I'm not too far in, but the first few pages made a good enough impression on me that I'm looking forward to reading it. I found plenty of excellent teasers already, but most of them have to be read in context. So I settled for one towards the beginning of the first chapter.

The boy in the red jacket stroked the long razor-sharp blade in his hands, an idle smile playing over his lips. It had been so easy - a little bit of a glamour on the blade, to make it look harmless. Another glamour on his eyes, and the moment the bouncer had looked straight at him, he was in. Of course, he could probably have gotten by without all that trouble, but it was part of the fun - fooling the mundies, doing it all out in the open right in front of them, getting off on the blank looks on their sheeplike faces.

~ Pg. 2-3, City of Bones (Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare.

Check out other teasers here!

Comments

bermudaonion said…
Oh my, that's quite a passage. I'm not sure that book's for me!
RaĆ­la said…
Yay! I read this book this past week and LOVED it. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Great teaser!
Stephanie said…
Wow! That sounds terrific.
Jennifer said…
A lot is packaged into a few sentences. Sounds intriguing to say the least. Great teaser. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesdays-highlanders-destiny.html
Sarah said…
Great teaser :o) I actually brought this book a few days ago & am really looking forward to reading it!
Tales of Whimsy said…
So goood! I need to read this.

Here is mine :)
Chrissie said…
Great teaser!

Here is mine: http://www.chrissiescorner.co.uk/?p=312
Susan said…
I've been seeing this book around lately, and I really need to get it! Excellent teaser this week :)
Jen said…
I loved this trilogy! Nice teaser :)
Emma Michaels said…
Great teaser! I subscribed! Here is my teaser if you are interested: http://emmamichaels.blogspot.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesday_26.html

I really hope that I get to read that novel soon. I saw it when I went out the other day and it was reviewed by one of my favorite bloggers so I ordered it from the library!
I'm guessing a mundie is like a muggle? This sounds good! I can't wait for your review!
Athira said…
Jennifer, mundie is a muggle! Guess what, that's the first thought that went through my mind too! How fitting that we muggles now think along HP terms! ;-)

Those of you interested in reading this book: you should! It's en-gro-ssing!!

Those of you not interested, please please please read it.. it's even more en-gro-ssing!!

Those who read it, I'm with ya! I'm loving it really so far!