Tuesday Teasers

Good morning and welcome to another Tuesday Teaser!  I am back from my short vacation (mostly work travel and a bad head cold), so I’ve got 2 teasers for your reading pleasure.  You know the rules: open your current book, pick two teaser sentences that will entice us to run off and read it, but don’t spoil the plot twists for us!

First, from my current book, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell, a snippet form Dr. Marinus’ lectures on botany and scientists:

“It’s true that Linnaean taxonomy underlies botany, but he taught also that swallows hibernate under lakes; that twelve-foot giants thump about Patagonia; and that Hottentots are monorchids, possessing but a single testicle.  They have two.  I looked.”

That would be a fun guy to have dinner with!  The book is fabulous and I can’t wait to review it for you.

Now, a BONUS TEASER!  This is from a book that has languished on my shelves a bit, mostly because I have been traveling a lot.  It’s a pretty amazing set by Richard Galbraith called Concrete Operational.  I should be posting the review this week and giving away a set – which includes the novel, an art book and a dvd – this week or next.  BE SURE to chck back and get yourself entered!  This is a really unusual work and I think you’re going to enjoy it.  So, to whet your appetite, a teaser from the novel…and just for reference, Germany is a person’s name in this passage:

“Germany, I will give you justice, I will give you your dreams.  I will provide you with the knowledge of all time and all I ask in return, is the destruction of the universe.”

Now, try and tell me you aren’t curious!  I won’t believe you.  Check back on Thursday for my review and information on the giveaway.

What’s teasing YOU this week?

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